Pierre Walters said he is lucky this week.
The former Eastern defensive end said a player above him got injured, and now he’ll be in the spotlight.
Walters was selected to participate in Saturday’s Texas vs. The Nation Collegiate All-Star Game at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
“I was pretty high up on the waiting list,” Walters said.
TAMPA - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is home. The reunion with family and friends in nearby Bradenton, Fla., however, lasted only about half a day Tuesday.
“We had the day off, so I went home to visit,” the Cardinals rookie cornerback said. “I just stayed at the house, talked, watched some TV and reminisced a little bit.”
Rodgers-Cromartie made sure the trip was short so he could keep his focus for Sunday’s game against the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt had to be happy with the decision, because he worried the first-round pick might get distracted by the homecoming.
Former Rattler great who was an Olympic champion and a Super Bowl winner, is set to be enshrined in July
It was a long time coming, but Florida A&M University’s sports legend, Robert Lee “Bullet Bob” Hayes is headed for Canton, Ohio and the National Football League’s Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Former University of Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco, who recently finished an outstanding first season with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, didn’t get much attention from the media when the official NFL Rookie of the Year voting took place earlier this month.
But the unflappable rookie with the cool head and rifle arm was No. 1 in the hearts of millions of fans from around the country who selected Flacco as the winner of the 2008 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award.
Brian Scullin ‘09, punter for the Dartmouth football team, never thought that his football career would extend beyond his years at Dartmouth.
“If you look at my statistics from my freshman through junior seasons, [they] weren’t there,” said Scullin, who was recently named an honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network. “I just didn’t have the confidence and the belief that I could do it.”
Recently, however, scouts from various National Football League teams, such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, have been requesting Scullin’s tapes and statistics.
Spitzer joins Mike Malone of the Amarillo Dusters as former Catamounts in the af2
Saint Francis University head football coach Dave Opfar announced Friday that NFL veteran Chris Villarrial has been named the Red Flash’s offensive coordinator.
Jackson linebacker Blake Peiffer, who led all of Southeast Missouri with 162 tackles this past fall, has committed verbally to play football for Southeast Missouri State.
The high school senior said he likely would make it official with the Redhawks on signing day Wednesday.
“I really do believe deep down that they are up and coming and about to break through, and I just wanted to be a part of it,” said Peiffer, who was a three-year starter at Jackson High School. “And I believe I’ll get my chance to play there.”
The national championship wasn’t the only first for the 2008 University of Richmond football team.
In addition to the football team winning its first NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National Championship in 2008, two members of the team achieved firsts for the school.
Head Coach Mike London was voted the American Football Coaches Association’s FCS Coach of the Year, and senior defensive end Lawrence Sidbury Jr. was invited to the National Football League Combine and two senior bowl games.
Monmouth University’s football program has announced its 2009 schedule, one that features five home games and non-conference tilts against teams from the Patriot League, Big South and a future Colonial Athletic Association member.
TAMPA - Tattoos are common in the NFL. Players like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are not. The Cardinals cornerback is a rare specimen with a rare story.
A tale that is illustrated in part by the indelible ink images on his forearms. On his left forearm is the dramatic symbol for tragedy, a crying mask, and the word “struggle.” On his right forearm is a smiling mask and the word “success.”
A list of frequently asked questions about the Charlotte 49ers’ just released football ticket pricing arrangement, along with other football concerns for the school.
A league record 398 student-athletes from nine member institutions were named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2008 semester.
A record 131 student-athletes, including 2008 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ryan McGuire of Holy Cross, were named to the Patriot League Football Academic Honor Roll on Thursday.
The Southern Conference announced today (Jan. 28) the inaugural class for the league’s newly created Hall of Fame. Former All-Americans Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern, Sam Huff of West Virginia, and Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice of North Carolina were three of the 10 voted into the Class of 2009.