March 27, 2011 |
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.
December 17, 1996 |
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.
January 16, 2013 |
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.
May 11, 2007 |
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.
October 28, 1996 |
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.
September 28, 2012
La Salle High's Patrick Hoffman, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound, two-way lineman, has made an oral commitment to play football for Navy. The senior, a second-year starter who plays guard or tackle on offense and end on defense, chose the Midshipmen over Princeton and Harvard. "It's a big relief to have the whole recruiting process finished up," he said. Hoffman's father, also Patrick, played offensive guard for Navy in the 1980s. - Rick O'Brien
May 10, 2011 |
Brian Gaia, a two-way lineman from Maryland, has verbally committed to play football at Penn State. Gaia, 6-3, 287 pounds, is a junior at the Gilman School in Baltimore. He is the seventh recruit to commit to the Nittany Lions. Gaia was an All-Metro pick on the offensive line by the Baltimore Sun , but he was recruited by defensive line coach Larry Johnson to play defensive tackle. Gaia also had offers from Iowa, Michigan, Rutgers, Tennessee and West Virginia, among others.
June 27, 2011 |
Austin Johnson didn't take long to make his college decision. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound two-way lineman from St. Augustine Prep was offered a football scholarship over the weekend to Penn State and accepted it on the spot. Johnson was attending a Penn State football camp, and he didn't need a sales pitch from the Nittany Lions to make an oral commitment. "I have liked Penn State since I was young, and once I got the Penn State offer I was going to take it," Johnson said Sunday in a telephone interview.
April 11, 2011 |
Jamil Pollard had his own scouting report on Penn State coach Joe Paterno. "The rumors are wrong," Pollard said. "He's really active in practice. " Pollard, a junior two-way lineman from West Deptford, has committed to attend Penn State on a football scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Pollard, an all-South Jersey selection as an offensive lineman as a junior, visited Penn State during spring workouts this past weekend. Pollard said he met briefly with the 84-year-old Paterno, but spent most of his time with defensive line coach Larry Johnson.