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Gabe Ikard Enjoying Life’s Journey from Football Field to Broadcasting

By: Eric Bailey, TulsaWorld.com Teddy Lehman never believed he would join the media. Oklahoma’s former star linebacker would give one-word answers when questioned during his college career, which ended in 2003. He now works with current players as an OU radio analyst and enjoys every aspect of the job. Gabe Ikard, an All-American center, enjoyed …

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Kalamazoo Homeless Shelter Plans $10M Upgrade to Expand Space for Women and Children

2009 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient Tim Hiller and wife Michelle, chaired a capital campaign to lead the expansion By:  Sophie Hillmeyer | shillmey@mlive.com KALAMAZOO, MI — The emergency homeless shelter in Kalamazoo plans to build a new facility for women and children in spring 2020 to accommodate the growing demographic. The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, recently rebranded …

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Barrett Jones Set SEC Standard With Versatility Up Front

By: David Paschall – Chattanooga Times Free Press Barrett Jones always looked like the fresh-faced guy tapping the keg at a fraternity party, but during his time as an Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman he was a menace in the trenches, making Southeastern Conference history by earning all-league honors at three positions. Jones is the …

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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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