July 3, 2015
Penn State continues to receive oral commitments from defensive linemen for the Class of 2016, having gotten a pledge from defensive end Daniel Joseph of Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Joseph, who announced his commitment Tuesday, is rated at four stars by 247Sports.com and three stars by Scout.com. Although he received nearly 20 scholarship offers, he went with Penn State rather quickly after making an unofficial visit June 20. "He loved the atmosphere, the guys on the team, the education part of it and what Penn State could do for him after football," Lake Forest coach Robin Bowkett told the Chicago Tribune.
June 6, 2013 |
Clifton Geathers stands out for obvious reasons, but he may have a leg up on his competition because of Chip Kelly's professed preference for rangy players. The 6-foot-8, 340-pound defensive lineman, acquired from the Indianapolis Colts this offseason in exchange for fullback Stanley Havili, has gotten a lot of action with the first-team defense during spring practices. "Clifton's done some pretty good things since we've had him here," Kelly said Wednesday. "I think he's got extremely long arms.
August 26, 2016 |
WEST CHESTER'S football team opens its season Sept. 3 at Bentley (Waltham, Mass.). The Golden Rams, who went 7-4 last season, have been picked to repeat as East Division champs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Which means this should be an exciting time, as they get ready to embark on a journey that could bring them more good things. Instead, it has turned into a painfully conflicted time for a group of college student-athletes who suddenly have to deal with a tragedy that seems totally incomprehensible.
August 13, 2015 |
THERE ARE 53 players on an NFL regular-season roster, but only 46 can be activated on game day. Last season, 23 Eagles players were inactive for at least one game, many because of injury. Only one player spent the entire season as a game-day inactive. That was rookie defensive end Taylor Hart. He didn't play a snap. Didn't make a tackle. Didn't even get a chance to run out of the tunnel at the Linc to the roar of the crowd. "It was tough," acknowledged Hart, a 2014 fifth-round pick from Oregon.
September 15, 1999 |
Gary Sheffield had an outstanding game in Interboro's 48-23 victory over Monsignor Bonner on Saturday, rushing for 174 yards on 27 carries and scoring four touchdowns. For that effort, the senior tailback was lauded on Monday at the Delaware County Coaches Association meeting, receiving the MVP award for the week in the Del-Val League National Conference. Unionville running back Steve Cook captured MVP honors in the Del-Val American Conference. The diminutive (5-foot-5) senior scored on a 61-yard run and kicked a field goal in the Indians' 39-8 thumping of Oxford on Saturday afternoon.
July 1, 2015
Dan Archibong, a two-way lineman from Springfield (Delco), has made an oral commitment to attend Temple, becoming the sixth player from the class of 2016 to commit to the Owls. Among the schools recruiting him were Connecticut, Army, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, and Western Michigan. The 6-foot-51/2, 252-pound Archibong said he was recruited as a defensive lineman and could play end or tackle. "Temple's program is on the rise and it's great to be part of it," Archibong said. "It's a great feeling to have made my choice.
January 30, 2008 |
The Soul yesterday signed defensive back/wide receiver Larry Kendrick, defensive lineman Tom Johnson, and offensive lineman/defensive lineman Harrison Nikolao. Kendrick, 28, joins the Soul after a successful season in the af2 with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. He was a multiple recipient of the Ironman award, finishing with 15 touchdown catches as a wide receiver and five interceptions (two returned for TDs) as a linebacker. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown and returned 24 kicks for a 19.4 yard average with a score.
January 20, 2013 |
Ten players with local connections will play in Saturday's annual East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. While many of the players projected to go in the early rounds of April's NFL draft are participating in the Senior Bowl later this month, the Shrine Game has developed a reputation in recent years as a place where scouts can discover an overlooked prospect. The local players on the East team are: R.J. Dill, offensive lineman, Rutgers; Montel Harris, running back, Temple; Gerald Hodges, linebacker, Penn State; D.C. Jefferson, tight end, Rutgers; Robert McCabe, linebacker, Georgetown (Malvern Prep)
June 8, 2012
Who: Soul (9-3) at Milwaukee (4-7) When: Friday, 8 p.m. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center. TV: NFL Network. Internet: www.UStream.com and www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com . TV move: The game has been moved to the NFL Network. It originally was scheduled to be on TCN. About the Soul: They have won two in a row after a mini midseason slump. . . . They lead the American Conference by 21/2 games with six games remaining.
January 4, 2013 |
FORMER Daily News Public League Player of the Year Sharrif Floyd said he will leave the University of Florida for the NFL draft. "It's a blessing that I'm going to get a chance to do what a lot of players want to do," Floyd told Florida Today . "My dream is going to come true. " Floyd, who graduated from George Washington High, said his successful junior season with the Gators influenced his decision. "The fact that my coaches gave me their blessing and said, 'Go, you're ready, good luck to you,' " Floyd told the newspaper.