June 6, 2012 |
Two years removed from college, Clay Harbor is back in class. The tight end is participating in his first full professional offseason this spring - he was drafted in 2010 and waited through the NFL lockout last year. The extra time with the coaches, he said, means a higher football education, and better results in the fall. In particular, Harbor wants to be a smarter blocker and a more fluid route runner. A couple of tweaks, along with extra two-tight-end packages, might pull him off the sidelines more often this season.
July 8, 2011 |
BALTIMORE - John Mackey, the rugged Hall of Fame tight end and union president who later fought for stronger health benefits for retired players and struggled with dementia, has died at age 69. Mr. Mackey's wife notified the team about her husband's death, Baltimore Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said Thursday. No official cause was given. Mr. Mackey played for the Baltimore Colts from 1963 to '71. He helped the team beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1971 Super Bowl by catching a pass from Johnny Unitas after it deflected off two other players for a 75-yard touchdown.
April 20, 2013 |
In February, Cody Booth was still a tight end trying to piece together his thoughts about Temple's disheartening 2012 season. When the Owls (4-7 last season) take the field at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Cherry and White game at Edberg-Olson Hall, fans will see him as something else entirely. A left tackle. With a new system, one that will utilize the passing game, one might have assumed that Booth would be gearing up for a standout season at tight end. The Millersville native caught 17 passes for 137 yards and four touchdowns last season.
May 28, 1999 |
University of Wisconsin tight end John Sigmund is no different than most college athletes. He craves the spotlight, dreams of the day he will be in it and works extremely hard to ensure it will come. It's the patience the 20-year-old Washington Township resident exudes in his progress that stands out, even more so than his 6-foot-6, 270-pound frame. Sigmund was a highly touted, pass-rushing defensive lineman/split end when he played football for Camden Catholic. A host of Division I schools showed interest in the then-215 pounder.
April 17, 2012 |
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone has signed a grant-in-aid form to complete his transfer to Kansas, where he will be reunited with former coach Charlie Weis. Ragone, who was a star at Camden Catholic and a top recruit, has completed his undergraduate degree and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks immediately. He joins quarterback Dayne Crist and linebacker Anthony McDonald as former Irish players who will finish their college careers in Lawrence. Weis recruited all three players to Notre Dame while he was the head coach in South Bend.
August 29, 1991 |
Keith Jackson is watching Keith Jackson watch Keith Jackson. There's a touch of this in everyone, but with the Eagles' tight end it is more pronounced. He sits with a cluster of microphones clasped to his loose shirt, wires trailing off in a tangle, grinning his broad, playful, toothy grin, throwing his head back in loud laughter, and all the while he is monitoring, adjusting - soaking up the spectacle of himself. Success and celebrity can make a 26-year-old man self-absorbed, but with Jackson it runs deeper.
November 3, 1995 |
It's hard not to notice Interboro quarterback Gary Matthias, who stands 6- foot-5, is a gifted athlete, and has a very strong right arm. The problem is, Matthias doesn't like all the attention that comes with being a star quarterback. The Bucs senior would just as soon play tight end and let someone else stand in the spotlight. "Gary doesn't relish all the attention," coach Steve Lennox said. "He doesn't have an ego. " "I'd still rather play tight end," Matthias said.
September 6, 2001 |
Chad Lewis is full of surprises, but the biggest was not necessarily his appearance - in uniform - at the NFL Pro Bowl in February. Not very many undrafted football players get that far in the professional game, but Lewis beat the odds the same way he beat those linebackers who tried to keep up with his scrambling routes last season. You want a surprise, though? Follow Lewis into a Chinese restaurant, where the former Eagle Scout from Utah - a square-jawed guy who looks precisely like an Eagle Scout from Utah - suddenly breaks into a stream of fluent Mandarin Chinese.
June 21, 2012 |
It looks as if Nick Arcidiacono, a tight end for defending PIAA Class AAA state champion Archbishop Wood, will be teaming up with one of his brothers in college. On Thursday, during a 3 p.m. news conference in the gymnasium of the Warminster school, the 6-foot-4, 238-pounder, a rising senior, is expected to commit to play at Rutgers or Penn State. His brother Brandon was a standout center for Wood's 14-1 squad and will leave Sunday for Rutgers. His eldest brother, Mark, a product of St. Joseph's Prep, is a junior redshirt guard at Penn State.
August 25, 1993 |
Johnny Jones is a quick learner. Last season, in his first game for the Glen Mills varsity football team, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end was assigned to block for running back Keno Shawell against Berwick High's Jason Sobelski, a 270-pound defensive lineman now at Pitt, and against 220-pounder Brad Kishbaugh, who's now at Temple. Berwick was considered the No. 1 team in the country last season. Jones ended up doing a good job despite the Bulls' 33-6 road loss. The assignment was even more difficult the following week - on the road against Valdosta (Ga.)