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.
June 5, 2014 |
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.
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.
November 6, 2014 |
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.
May 14, 2015 |
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