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March 27, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pro Bowl Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters, 29, was arrested early Saturday for allegedly blaring music and resisting arrest in Shreveport, La., Sgt. Bill Goodin of the Shreveport police department said. Police said they heard the music coming from Peters' vehicle in the downtown area, and when they approached the Eagles lineman, he refused to provide identification, leading to the resisting arrest charge, Goodin said. Peters was released on bond Saturday, police said. The amount was not disclosed.
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December 17, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike Moosbrugger, one of the offensive-line giants who powered Central Bucks East to nearly 300 yards rushing per game this past season, has made an oral commitment to attend Wake Forest University. A first-team all-area selection by The Inquirer, Moosbrugger informed the Wake Forest coaching staff of his decision while visiting the North Carolina school this weekend. "Wake Forest is a school that's up-and-coming, and I'll have a chance to play early," said Moosbrugger, who's thinking about majoring in business law. "Academically, I can be proud to have a diploma with Wake Forest on it. " Moosbrugger played nearly every down at offensive tackle this season, as the 6-foot-7, 270-pounder had to convince college coaches that he was fully recovered from the broken leg he suffered in the first game of the 1995 season.
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January 16, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
SOME PROSPECTS milk the recruiting process for all it's worth. And then there's Jaryd "Burger" Jones-Smith, star football lineman at West Catholic High. He's rather reserved and the last thing he craves is nonstop attention. So, while 11 schools made offers, only two received visits. Final verdict: Pitt beat Virginia. "My family and I thought Pitt was the best place for me," said Jones-Smith, who announced his decision Tuesday afternoon in West's auditorium. "I'll get the best of both worlds there - sports and academics.
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June 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allen Barbre agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep the reserve offensive lineman signed through 2017. Barbre, who will turn 30 this month, was entering the final year of his two-year, $1.5 million contract. Terms of the extension were not available Although he is not a starter, Barbre emerged last season as the team's top reserve offensive lineman. He took 86 snaps, including 51 in place of Jason Peters in the Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
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May 11, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Penn State lineman Elijah Robinson, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden and a potential starter on the offense this fall, has decided to end his career as a result of a neck injury suffered in spring practice. Team physicians said Robinson was born with a tight spinal canal. As a result, impact to his head could pinch the spinal cord, resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis, according to Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State's director of athletic medicine. "This is a big loss for the team," coach Joe Paterno said yesterday.
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November 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
HIS HANDS are enormous, palms thick and wide, like Belgian waffles. His cleats are a size 15, perfect for chasing down ballcarriers or pancaking would-be pass rushers. At 6-4 and 304 pounds, Simon Gratz junior Raquan Thomas possesses all of the measurable numbers a two-way lineman needs for success on the football field. However, after surviving five gunshot wounds following a game in October 2013, Thomas is relieved to have narrowly avoided becoming a number on a tragic list.
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October 28, 1996 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Eric Rittenhouse made a vow to himself that he would participate in every play as if it were his last. That's because midway through last season, he suffered a broken left ankle that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Suddenly, the 6-foot, 215-pound two-way lineman had doubts about his football future. "I was really scared when it happened," Rittenhouse said. "I finally got cleared to work out in March and I decided that I wouldn't hold anything back, because you never know when something might end. " Rittenhouse has made good on his vow. He has been a team captain and one of Eastern's leading blockers at guard and also a top defensive tackle.
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May 14, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
The Soul have acquired offensive lineman Daverin Geralds from New Orleans for defensive lineman Caleb Bostic. Geralds, 27, can play center, guard and fullback. He played collegiately at Mississippi. The Soul also are expected to sign free-agent defensive lineman Uriah Grant, 26, who played in the CFL last season and was a teammate of Geralds at Ole Miss. -Ed Barkowitz
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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.
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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.
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June 15, 2015 | Zach Berman, Inquirer
The Eagles will work out offensive lineman Jared Wheeler on Monday, according to a league source. He will sign if he passes his physical, according to agent Brett Tessler. Wheeler, 24, is 6-foot-5 and 319 pounds and played at the University of Miami. He was waived by the Seattle Seahawks after the draft in May. Wheeler spent last summer with the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills. He was with the Bills during the preseason, but did not make the final roster cut. Wheeler started six games at Miami in 2013 - one at left guard, two at center, and three at right guard.
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May 14, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
The Soul have acquired offensive lineman Daverin Geralds from New Orleans for defensive lineman Caleb Bostic. Geralds, 27, can play center, guard and fullback. He played collegiately at Mississippi. The Soul also are expected to sign free-agent defensive lineman Uriah Grant, 26, who played in the CFL last season and was a teammate of Geralds at Ole Miss. -Ed Barkowitz
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March 29, 2015
FOOTBALL    Two days after taking an unofficial visit to Maryland, Downingtown East junior offensive lineman Mike Clark committed Friday afternoon to play at the school.    "All of the players, including the fifth-year seniors, went out of their way to make me feel welcome," the 6-foot-8, 280-pound tackle said. "And the coaching staff seems real genuine. "    Clark, an Exton resident and former wrestler, was a first-year starter for the Cougars last season. He also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.
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February 27, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LANE JOHNSON was the fourth overall selection in the 2013 draft, from Oklahoma. Todd Herremans' draft status was not quite that lofty - he was taken in the fourth round, in 2005, out of much less prominent Saginaw Valley State. But Johnson quickly attached himself to Herremans, his mentor in the ways of the NFL. Herremans, 32, is "someone I love like a brother - really helped me mature as a player on the field and as a man off the field," Johnson said in a text, after Herremans yesterday confirmed an ESPN report that he will soon be released, after 10 seasons with the Birds.
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February 18, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BERNIE LEMONICK was a hard-hitting lineman for the University of Pennsylvania football teams of the late 1940s and early '50s, an era many old-time alumni and fans think of with teary-eyed nostalgia. Penn was a powerhouse of collegiate football in those years, playing some of the biggest schools in the country, and easily filling the 75,000 seats at Franklin Field for every Saturday home game. Legendary coaches and players strode the corridors and sidelines, their cleats grinding on the concrete, the fans delirious with their flags and pom-poms and full-throated cheers.
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December 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
CURTIS WITHERSPOON was a lineman for cable companies. He would drive under a network of wires that mean nothing to the average person and spot flaws that no one else would see. "Look at that," he would say, pointing upward. "That's all wrong. They did that wrong. " But Curtis' job turned tragic Dec. 15 when the metal bucket he was riding as he worked on cables in Towanda, Pa., touched a live wire and he was electrocuted. He died instantly, authorities said. "He was proud of his work," said his wife, the former Antoinette Childs.
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December 12, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IT'S A SCENE that still sticks with Archbishop Wood High senior Justin Rubin. Then a sophomore, Rubin watched as senior lineman Fran Walsh spoke to a somber Vikings locker room minutes after Wood fell to Erie Cathedral Prep in the Class AAA title game. "It was really sad," Rubin said. "All the guys were upset, all the seniors especially. [Walsh] wanted us to get back and win it for them last year. It was a sad moment but it definitely left an impact on how I play the game now. It's for everyone now. " Walsh, now a sophomore lineman at Villanova, witnessed his wish after Wood claimed last season's PIAA title - the Vikings' second in three seasons.
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November 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
HIS HANDS are enormous, palms thick and wide, like Belgian waffles. His cleats are a size 15, perfect for chasing down ballcarriers or pancaking would-be pass rushers. At 6-4 and 304 pounds, Simon Gratz junior Raquan Thomas possesses all of the measurable numbers a two-way lineman needs for success on the football field. However, after surviving five gunshot wounds following a game in October 2013, Thomas is relieved to have narrowly avoided becoming a number on a tragic list.
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