Fayetteville State Football Alum Joshua Williams will play in Super Bowl LVII

Courtesy of Fayetteville State Athletic Department: Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University will have a presence on the field at the 2023 National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII Championship game with the Broncos’ former cornerback Joshua Williams.  Williams saw significant playing time in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Kansas City, Mo. Joshua Williams, who was drafted by the Chiefs with their 135th pick, finished the game with five tackles (four solo and one assisted tackle),…

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Frank Gore Jr wasn’t wrong

In the LendingTree bowl, Frank Gore Jr had himself quite a game. The son of long time NFL great Frank Gore Sr, ran for. ridiculous 329 yards and touchdowns on 21 carries, good for a robust 15.7 yards per carry as his Southern Mississippi squad defeated Rice 38-24. As the younger Gore and his teammates were basking the the glory of his accomplishment via a post game interview, his aunt tried to get in on the celebration but was gently, albeit assertively rebuffed by her nephew. Some knuckle-draggers attempted to…

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Referee says Chris Jones landed on Derek Carr with full body weight, drawing the flag

The referee at the center of a controversial call says he followed the rule. Referee Carl Cheffers stated he went by the rule when he made the eye-popping roughing the passer call in Monday night’s Chiefs v Raiders contests. Kansas City has just scored to draw them within ten at 17-7, when on the ensuing Las Vegas offensive posssesion, Chiefs defensive tackle strip-sacked quarterback Derek Carr, landing on top of him as he secured the football. This great play would have set the Chiefs up with an opportunity to further…

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National Football League hosting 3rd annual HBCU Open House

Courtesy of NFL PR/Communications Today, the National Football League (NFL) is hosting the third annual NFL x HBCU Open House, bringing together stakeholders across Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and football landscapes to discuss NFL initiatives, areas of opportunity, and an aim to further strengthen relationships. ?The virtual event will highlight sports focused career opportunities for HBCU students and alumni. Participants from the the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), and Mid-eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will hear from NFL leadership and personnel including representatives…

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Saints rook Trevor Penning booted from practice for a third straight day

New Orleans Saints rookie offensive lineman had an early ending to practice for the third consecutive day. The first round pick, who was taken 19th overall out of Northern Iowa, has been shown the door in the team’s last three practices for starting fights. Per reporting from NFL writer Dov Kleiman and Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith, the latest offense took place during Wednesday’s OTAs. Smith notes that Monday was a doubleheader, with Penning getting into bouts with defensive end Payton Turner and defensive end Taco Charlton. Tuesday’s opponents…

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Dolphins lose 2023 first-round draft pick, fines owner Stephen Ross $1.5 m over tampering with Sean Payton and Tom Brady

From ESPN: The NFL has stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks, including their 2023 first-round selection, and suspended owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million after an investigation into alleged violations of league policies related to the integrity of the game. In addition to the first-round pick, the Dolphins also will forfeit their 2024 third-round selection. Ross, meanwhile, is suspended through Oct. 17, during which time he isn’t permitted to be at the Dolphins’ facility or represent the team at any team event. He also can’t attend any league…

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Baker Mayfield to be traded to Carolina Panthers

From Charles Robinson of Yahoo!Sports Baker Mayfield will soon no longer be a Cleveland Brown. Mayfield is being traded to the Carolina Panthers for a fifth-round draft pick that can improve with play markers, league sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. The Panthers later confirmed the trade on Twitter. This ends a contentious rift between Mayfield and the Browns following their pursuit of Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason. Mayfield now becomes Carolina’s presumed replacement for Sam Darnold. The move officially solidifies Cleveland’s quarterback depth chart with Watson and backup…

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USFL: Birmingham beats New Orleans 31-17 to advance to title game

For the first time this season the Birmingham Stallions left the friendly confines of the Magic City as they headed to Canton, Ohio to take on the New Orleans Breakers in the second of two USFL postseason playoff matchup. It turned out to be a productive business trip for the Stallions as they defeated the Breakers 31-17. Your browser does not support iframes. After a missed 52-yard field goal attempt by the Stallions, the Breakers would capitalize by going on a 9-play, 58 yard drive that ended with a one-yard…

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Albany State’s Grover Stewart tabbed as NFLPA Black College Football Pro POTY

Courtesy of the NFLPA: Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Black College Football Pro Player of the Year presented by the NFL Players Association. Stewart is the sixth winner of the prestigious award, which is presented annually to a top professional football player who attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 2017 fourth-round pick from Albany State has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles while serving as a key contributor for the Colts’ defensive unit. After…

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Former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber passes away at age 38

Sad news out of Frisco, Texas. From Fox Sports: Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment by police in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported and the team later confirmed in a statement. He was 38. “Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time,” a Frisco police spokesperson told the Star-Telegram, noting the cause of Barber’s death is unknown. Barber played seven seasons in the NFL (2005-11), including his first six with the Cowboys. He earned…

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