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Former Bears linebacker Sam Acho helping turn West Side liquor store into food mart

Sam Acho is on mission to make a difference. The former Bears linebacker raised $500,000 to buy Belmonte Cut Rate Liquors on the West Side with the help of Chicago athletes like Mitch Trubisky, Jonathan Toews, Lucas Giolito, Jason Heyward, Diamond DeShields and others. Acho and his group of supporters started to demolish the building …

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Drue Tranquill in Chargers uniform

Drue Tranquill Seized Opportunities in Rookie Campaign

With preseason dialogue primarily circulating around a team’s top draft pick or established stars, it can be easy to fly under the radar as a mid-round selection. Consequently, rookie linebacker Drue Tranquill, a fourth round selection out of the University of Notre Dame, entered training camp with the mentality of embracing whichever role the Chargers’ …

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Jon Wassink of Western Michigan Selected as 2019 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

NEW YORK (Dec. 10, 2019) — Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Festivities at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel that Jon Wassink, quarterback from Western Michigan University, is the recipient of the 2019 Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the Football Bowl Subdivision football player who best exhibits exemplary …

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Deterrian “D.T.” Shackelford – From Decatur to Doctorate – PODCAST EXCLUSIVE

It all started growing up as a young boy in Decatur, Alabama. He set his eyes on the prize as a 10th grader in high school and never lost focus.  Even after two ACL tears while playing at Ole Miss. He was awarded the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy and by that time, he’d already earned two …

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Courtney Love Named UK Football Director of Player Development

The two-time letter winner won the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy and was named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team BY: UKAthletics.com University of Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has announced the hiring of former linebacker Courtney Love as the new director of player development. He will be responsible for preparing student-athletes for personal, academic …

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Selfless Hotshots QB Knight Excelling on Special Teams

By Jose Romero / The Alliance   GLENDALE, AZ — Quarterbacks playing special teams are a rare occurrence in football. But Saturday night in Memphis, in the first quarter of the Arizona Hotshots’ game against the Express, there was Hotshots quarterback Trevor Knight — the team’s first pick in The Alliance of American Football’s “Pick …

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Drue Tranquill of Notre Dame Selected as 14th Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

Annual Community Service Award is presented by the Chick-fil-A Foundation®   NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2018) — Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Festivities at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel that Drue Tranquill, linebacker from the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy, …

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