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Business-like: Roberts’ return to Houston no field trip

Jan 25, 2017 | by I.C. Murrell, panews.com

Not even a year ago, Elandon Roberts told a Houston newspaper he was a steal for any NFL team.

The people behind the NFL Combine apparently didn’t think so, initially. He wasn’t invited.

But ever confident in his ability, the 2012 graduate of Port Arthur Memorial delivered his own sales pitch during Pro Day at the University of Houston.

“The team that pulls ...

POPPING TAGS AND STOPPING THE NBA'S BEST WITH DEMARRE CARROLL

Jan 25, 2017 | by Vice Sports

DeMarre Carroll was brought in by the Toronto Raptors to lock down the NBA's most potent scorers, like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony. DeMarre has also made waves for having some of the more colourful and elaborate outfits in the league.

We send Femi Lawson to the Raptors' practice facility to learn some tricks of the trade of being ...

Falcons' Sanu still giving back to South Brunswick

Jan 25, 2017 | by J.P. Pelzman, app.com

Wilfredo Rivera remembers it well--the last day Mohamed Sanu competed as an athlete for South Brunswick High School.

It happened in an indoor track meet in January 2009, right before Sanu went to Rutgers as an early enrollee.

“He ran until the last day he could,” said Rivera, who has been the South Brunswick boys track coach since 2005.

Sanu competed in the ...

Weber State football's Tre'von Johnson shines at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Jan 24, 2017 | by Standard Examiner
Weber State football's Tre'von Johnson shines at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Weber State senior linebacker Tre’von Johnson had a strong performance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday in Los Angeles.

Johnson tied for a game-high six tackles, including a tackle for loss, and had a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry, helping lead Team American to a 27-7 victory over Team National.

Thuney becomes first Alter grad to reach Super Bowl

Jan 24, 2017 | by Marcus Hartman, mydaytondailynews.com
Thuney becomes first Alter grad to reach Super Bowl

Alter High School athletics are not lacking for accomplishments over the years, but here’s a new one: Joe Thuney is set to become the first Knight to play in the Super Bowl.

A rookie offensive lineman for the New England Patriots, Thuney has been on quite a roll.

Former Sabino and U of A star Brooks Reed to play in Super Bowl LI

Jan 24, 2017 | by Jason Barr, kgun9.com

TUCSON - "I taught him everything he knows."

Brooks Reed's father, Bob, was joking as he stood at the Saberdome, where Brooks played high school football. But, he's serious about how proud he is of his son, who's set to play defensive end for the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

"Who makes it?" asked the elder Reed. "Who can get there? I ...

Micah Hyde, T.J. Lang earn Stand-Up Guy Awards

Jan 24, 2017 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, packers.com

GREEN BAY — Packers DB Micah Hyde and G T.J. Lang have been given the 2016 Tom Mulhern Stand-Up Guy Award by the Green Bay chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America.

The award is presented to the Packers player(s) voted to have best helped reporters covering the team to do their jobs effectively.

Lang was voted to his first Pro ...

Siemian has to pass on Pro Bowl invite

Jan 23, 2017 | by Mike Klis, 9news.com

KUSA - Have a year, Trevor Siemian.

His remarkable journey from relative unknown, seventh-round draft pick to surprise starter almost had an incredible ending Monday.

Siemian, the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in 2016, was invited Monday to play for the AFC Pro Bowl team as an alternate. Unfortunately for Siemian, he had to pass as he’s two weeks removed from surgery on ...

Mother of former Port Arthur Memorial standout reflects on her son's NFL journey

Jan 21, 2017 | by Royden Ogletree, 12newsnow.com

PORT ARTHUR - "It's been exciting,” said Stephanie Roberts, reflecting on her son’s career. “It's been a journey actually"

A journey that took standout linebacker, Elandon Roberts from the field at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, to the University of Houston, and straight to the NFL.

"He had to grow up so fast I just can't believe he is where he ...

Sam Dekker gets first career start, helps Rockets win

Jan 21, 2017 | by Calvin Watkins, ESPN

MEMPHIS -- As he tried to walk off the court, Sam Dekker was greeted with taps to the head by his teammates on Saturday night.

Dekker, the 22-year-old small forward, had just completed his first NBA start and was a rousing success. He scored a career-high 30 points in leading the Houston Rockets past the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95.

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