Texas announces dates for series of summer football recruiting camps
With the NCAA dead period being lifted at the end of May, schools will not only be able to finally host recruits for official and unofficial visits, but for camps as well. On Thursday, Texas announced that they would be holding 10 camps during the month of June as the new Texas staff will be able to evaluate prospects in person for the first time since arriving in Austin.
Along with announcing the dates, the Texas football program released this statement on the camp registration website:
“The University of Texas Football Program is excited to announce the return of our football camps this June under our new Head Football Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff. We will be hosting 10 different camps that will provide an opportunity for players of all positions to improve their football skill development. We look forward to hosting you at one of your football camps at the University of Texas. “
The camp dates are as follows:
Thursday, June 3 – Elite Camp: Thursday Night Under the Lights
Friday, June 4 – Big Man Camp
Saturday, June 5 – Elite Camp
Sunday, June 6 – Elite Camp
Thursday, June 10 – Elite Camp: Thursday Night Under the Lights
Friday, June 11 – Specialists Camp
Saturday, June 12 – Elite Camp
Thursday, June 24 – Elite Camp: Thursday Night Under the Lights
Friday, June 25 – Big Man Camp
Sunday, June 27 – Elite Camp
Prospects from across the country are expected to attend the series of camps in Austin as Texas will be able to put their first foot down in evaluating future recruiting classes. All camps, which will be limited to 200 participants each, will take place at the Denius Practice Fields. Camp registration will cost $50 with the exception of the specialists camp which will be $75.
The camps will be abiding by COVID-19 guidelines as only players will be allowed in the camp with limited capacity. No walk-ups will be accepted at the camp with the registration deadline being seven days prior to each camp start date.
Texas will also be hosting official and unofficial visits during the month of June for over 50 prospects in the classes of 2022 and 2023. Texas will not be hosting any camps during the big 2022 visit weekend on June 18-20 as they will welcome in over 20 prospects from across the country for official and unofficial visits. During the other weekends, the Texas staff will have to do some juggling to manage everything on campus. It’s safe to say that June will be one of the busiest months in recruiting history for not only recruits, but for coaching staffs across the country as well.
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As days begin to dwindle on training camp for the Texas State Bobcats, head coach Jake Spavital used Tuesday’s practice as a “situational scrimmage” to maximize opportunities revolved around in-game scenarios such a two- and four-minute drills, special teams situations and more.
“We got a lot of that quality work in today, then we put the ball down and allow those more players to get quality reps,” Spavital said. “I like where this (training camp) is going. We are calculated with the reps, taking care of our guys and continuing to get quality practices in. There’s still a lot of work to be done, though. We still have four more practices in training camp, then we’ll get into our mock week and get into the routine that is the regular season.”
The Bobcats will continue its training camp with its third straight practice in as many days on Wednesday morning. The next media availability will follow Thursday’s practice.
TUESDAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Tuesday’s practice, head coach Jake Spavital, defensive backs coach Brett Dewhurst, linebacker London Harris, defensive back Troy Lefeged, Jr., and safety Zion Childress met with the media. See what they had to say.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Defensive Backs Coach Brett Dewhurst
Troy Lefeged, Jr.
Eight calendar days after opening training camp in preparation for its 2021 season-opening game against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 4, the Texas State football team conducted an intrasquad scrimmage in front of the Bobcat faithful. The full-padded scrimmage session was followed by an autograph session for those fans in attendance.
“I thought (the scrimmage) was competitive at all fronts,” said Texas State football head coach Jake Spavital following the two-hour scrimmage Saturday morning. “There was some sloppiness on both sides of the ball, but it was some things we can correct. We ran well over 100 snaps today and every single kid in our program got plenty of reps.
“It’s been a really productive week. I thought everyone handled their business well and got a lot of work done.”
The team will have Sunday, Aug. 15, off, before returning to practice on Monday, Aug. 16, to start its second consecutive six-day practice week, which will bring the 14-day training period to a conclusion on Saturday, Aug. 21.
SATURDAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Saturday’s scrimmage, head coach Jake Spavital, offensive line coach Jim Turner and quarterbacks Brady McBride, Tyler Vitt and Ty Evans met with the media. See what they had to say.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Offensive Line Coach Jim Turner
Thursday morning’s practice marked the first time the Texas State football team endured a training camp session in full pads while preparing or the Bobcats’ season-opening game against the Baylor Bears on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.
“We got to do a lot of live situations,” said Texas State football head coach Jake Spavital. “There were a lot of moments to throw some guys in the mix and see what they’re capable of doing and see if they can tackle. We really went with base calls on offense and defense just to see if these guys can make some plays for us. I thought there was really good energy from the offense today.”
The Bobcats continue their training camp Friday morning with a helmets and shorts practice before giving fans a sneak-peak of this year’s team at its Fan Day on Saturday. Texas State will have an open intrasquad scrimmage beginning at 8:30 a.m. and an autograph session afterward.
THURSDAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Thursday’s practice, head coach Jake Spavital, running back and special teams coordinator Nick Whitworth, running back Jahmyl Jeter, wide receiver Javen Banks, and offensive lineman Dalton Cooper met with the media.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Running Back and Special Teams Coordinator Nick Whitworth
Competitive was how Texas State football head coach Jake Spavital described his team’s fourth practice of fall camp on August 10. The Bobcats are preparing for the 2021 season, which kicks off on Saturday, September 4, against Baylor at Bobcat Stadium.
“It’s getting to that point out there where both sides of the ball are wanting to compete and wanting to earn their spots,” Spavital said. “And that’s what I told them after practice. It is going to get chippy at times, but I’d rather have it that way than go out there and have people who don’t really care. It’s good to see how many guys are competing and wanting to win.”
The Bobcats continue their stretch of six straight practices this week when the whistles are blown, again, Wednesday morning. This will proceed the team’s first full-padded practice on Thursday followed by a subsequent media availability after practice that same day.
TUESDAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Tuesday’s practice, head coach Jake Spavital, defensive line coach Jacori Greer, defensive linemen Nico Ezidore and Jordan Revels, and safety DeJordan Mask met with the media.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Defensive Line Coach Jacori Greer
The Texas State football team’s second practice in fall camp on August 7 was “a lot better” in the eyes of head coach Jake Spavital. The Bobcats are preparing for the 2021 season, which kicks off on Saturday, September 4, against Baylor at Bobcat Stadium.
“There was a lot more energy, and it was more competitive,” Spavital said. “It was a faster practice, and the reps looked very competitive compared to yesterday. A lot of that had to do with there being more familiarity, knowing how practice flows, and guys were not analyzing the new guys at their positions. Competition brings out the best in everybody, and I thought today they just settled in, worried about the things they can control, and played very fast. “
The Bobcats have a recovery day on Sunday before returning to the practice field Monday morning and beginning six straight practices in pads. The subsequent media availability will be after Tuesday’s practice.
SATURDAY’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Saturday’s practice, head coach Jake Spavital, offensive coordinator Jacob Peeler, running backs Brock Sturges and Calvin Hill, and offensive lineman Liam Dobson met with the media. See what they had to say.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Offensive Coordinator Jacob Peeler
Texas State began preseason training camp on August 6 at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats are preparing for the 2021 season, which kicks off on Saturday, September 4, at home against Baylor. Head coach Jake Spavital welcomed 110 players to the first practice on Friday morning .
FRIDAY MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Following Friday’s practice, head coach Jake Spavital, defensive coordinator Zac Spavital, senior linebacker Markeveon Coleman and senior defensive lineman Caeveon Patton met with the media. See what they had to say.
Head Coach Jake Spavital
Defensive Coordinator Zac Spavital
Football Camps in Texas: FBU Camps in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio
We have been working with FBU to help promote their upcoming football camps in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Many of you have asked questions on when the camps are, the cost, and if there are any discount codes. Therefore, we have created this post to share the information:
San Antonio: March 6th (1 day camp)
San Antonio Christian School
19202 Redland Rd
San Antonio, TX
Discount: Use Code “TXHS25” for a $25 discount
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Austin: March 7th (1 day camp)
Westwood High School
12400 Mellow Meadow Drive
Austin, TX 78750
Discount: Use Code “TXHS25” for a $25 discount
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Houston: March 13-14th (2-day camp)
Northland Christian School
4363 Sylvanfield Drive
Houston, TX 77014
Discount: Use Code “TXHS50” for a $50 discount
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Dallas: March 20-21 (2-day camp)
Nolan Catholic High School
4501 Bridge St.
Fort Worth, TX 76103
Discount: Use Code “TXHS50” for a $50 discount
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FBU COVID-19 Protocol:
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Texas Southern announces summer football camp schedule, youth promotion
HOUSTON – Texas Southern University head football coach Clarence McKinney and staff will hit the gridiron in early June with a series of summer camps for various age groups inside the Durley Field Complex on the TSU campus.
A pair of two-day passing skills camps will take place with the first round set for Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7 exclusively for high school athletes. On Saturday, June 8, all middle school athletes (5th-8th grades) are invited to participate in a two-day camp which will conclude Sunday, June 9. The cost for each camp is $40 per person as both camps will start promptly at 9 a.m. with check-in scheduled for 8 a.m.
On Monday, June 10, the Tiger coaching staff will host a one-day lineman camp from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for high school and current junior college athletes. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. as campers are encouraged to check-in beginning at 8 a.m. as the cost is $40 per person. Later that afternoon on June 10, a one-day skills camp will take place for high school and current junior college athletes at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 with check-in scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Attendees at both minicamps on June 10 will have an opportunity to be evaluated by TSU staff and several FBS and FCS programs such as Texas State, Utah State, Sam Houston State, North Texas and Colorado.
A two-day youth camp scheduled from Tuesday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 12 is open to youth who’ll be entering 3rd to 8th grades in the fall of 2019. The first 25 campers who walk up on June 11 will receive free admission while the cost for the camp is $75. The camp is set to begin at 8 a.m. with check-in scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
All camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. For more information on Texas Southern’s 2019 football camps, log on to www.texassouthernfootballcamps.com.
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College football QB battles: Where Texas, Ohio State, others stand with camp underway
Who is the starting quarterback?
That’s generally the first question for most college football teams, and with fall camps in full swing there are a handful of notable Power 5 programs that haven’t made a decision.
Ohio State has the most-notable quarterback battle in the FBS with three (and maybe four) blue-chip recruits looking to replace Justin Fields. It’s one of the leading storylines of the upcoming season.
The Buckeyes aren’t alone, however. Michigan and Notre Dame have quarterback intrigue, even if the Week 1 starter looks like a solid bet. Soon-to-be SEC conference mates Texas and Texas A&M have close-to-call races at quarterback. Then, there is Tennessee, which has a four-way race under first-year coach Josh Heupel.
Sporting News takes a closer look at 10 quarterback battles heading into the 2021 season:
QB battle: Jordan Travis vs. McKenzie Milton
Travis played in eight games and finished with 1,056 yards, six TDs and six interceptions. Milton, a UCF transfer, has not played since suffering a gruesome leg injury in the regular-season finale in 2018. The quarterbacks split reps in the spring, and the reps have been even at fall camp so far. FSU coach Mike Norvell is not close to naming a starter.
We won’t be surprised if the QBs split time in the Labor Day opener against Notre Dame, with Travis taking the first snap.
QB battle: Joey Gatewood vs. Will Levis
It’s a battle of transfer quarterbacks at Kentucky. Gatewood, an Auburn transfer, played sparingly in 2020. Levis was a backup quarterback at Penn State the last two seasons. Both quarterbacks have solid mobility and there is a legit competition. When asked about a two-QB system, Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen said via Sea of Blue: “I haven’t really thought about that one, to be honest. I’d prefer not to.”
Gatewood was at spring practice, and he has that experience advantage on Levis. Gatewood likely will be the starter in the opener against Louisiana-Monroe.
QB battle: Cade McNamara vs. Alan Bowman vs. J.J. McCarthy
McNamara is the only returning quarterback of the three. He had 425 passing yards with five TDs and no interceptions in 2020. Bowman is a Texas Tech transfer, and McCarthy is a five-star freshman from IMG Academy.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh raved about McNamara at Big Ten Media Days, and he will be the starter in the season opener against Western Michigan. McNamara played better than Joe Milton last season, who was the Week 1 starter. The fascination around McCarthy will continue, especially if the Wolverines struggle against a tough schedule.
QB battle: Hunter Johnson vs. Ryan Hilinski vs. Andrew Marty
There is a three-way race to replace Peyton Ramsey at Northwestern. Former Clemson five-star recruit Hunter Johnson is in the mix along with South Carolina transfer Ryan Hilinski and senior Andrew Marty. Hilinski played in 13 games the last two seasons. This is Johnson’s third shot at winning the job.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has not divulged much, other than the quarterbacks are developing a rapport with offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian. Our guess is Hilinski wins the job. Fitzgerald has not been shy about using transfer quarterbacks in the past, and that experience should pay off early in the season.
QB battle: Jack Coan vs. Drew Pyne vs. Tyler Buchner
Coan is a Wisconsin transfer with the most experience on the field. He started for the Badgers in 2019 and finished with 2,727 yards and 18 TDs. He missed last season with a foot injury. Pyne, a sophomore, made three passing attempts this season. Buchner is a four-star freshman who played at Helix High School in La Jolla, Calif.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wants to make a decision soon. “This won’t be a long, drawn out camp,” Kelly said via ND Insider. “We’ll make a decision after the first scrimmage as to who the starter is.” Given Coan had the edge in the spring, it is reasonable to believe he will be the starter for the Labor Day opener against Florida State.
QB battle: CJ Stroud vs.
Jack Miller III vs. Kyle McCord vs. Quinn Ewers
We detailed this quarterback battle on Monday, and the Buckeyes have one of the most-star studded quarterback rooms in the country in the battle to replace Justin Fields. Stroud is the only quarterback who saw game action last season, but he has competition in Miller, a redshirt freshman, and McCord, a five-star recruit in the 2021 class. The late reclassification of Ewers, a five-star with a recruiting rating comparable to Trevor Lawrence, could add intrigue by midseason.
Ohio State is no stranger to high-stakes quarterback drama, and Stroud likely will take the first snap in the opener against Minnesota on Sept. 2. He is not a proven starter, however, so third-year coach Ryan Day has options down the line. Given the offensive talent in Columbus, Rivals and Yahoo! Sports recruiting director Adam Gorney told SN that Stroud should be successful early. “He’s going to be surrounded by more talent than he’s ever seen in his life, and making things difficult won’t be necessary,” Gorney said.
QB battle: Joe Milton vs. Harrison Bailey vs. Hendon Hooker vs. Brian Maurer
Is that all? Josh Heupel’s first year with the Vols comes with a wide-open quarterback battle from all angles. Milton, a Michigan transfer, is getting the most hype. He had a strong debut with the Wolverines last season but was inconsistent and lost the starting job. Bailey and Mauer saw time last year in a messy situation, and Hendon Hooker is a redshirt senior who has the most experience from his time at Virginia Tech.
Milton is the betting favorite, but the competition is unpredictable at this point. Milton has a rocket arm, but he struggled with accuracy last season. Still, he is 6-5 and 243 pounds, and that skill-set could translate well with Heupel. He remains the best bet heading into the Sept. 2 opener against Bowling Green.
QB battle: Hudson Card vs. Casey Thompson
First-year coach Steve Sarkisian has a tough decision in Austin. Thompson threw four TD passes in the Alamo Bowl victory against Colorado, but Card has stood out in fall camp. This is why Sarkisian has called this the “toughest decision” he has had to make as a head coach.
Thompson’s bowl-game performance is note-worthy, but that was with the previous staff. Card is a home-town favorite from Lake Travis High School in Austin, and his skill-set could pair well with SN Preseason All-American running back Bijan Robinson. The Longhorns have a tricky opener against Louisiana, so it’s possible both quarterbacks could see time in that game. We will stick with Card as the starter.
QB battle: Haynes King vs. Zach Calzada
The Aggies must replace Kellen Mond, and it’s a two-way competition between King and Calzada. King, a four-star recruit from Longview, Texas, threw four passes last season. Calzada is a redshirt freshman with a big arm. It’s one of the more-interesting competitions given the Aggies are expected to contend for the SEC championship.
According to 247Sports.com, Eli Stowers, a dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class, is working out at tight end in fall camp.
Calzada has an extra year in the system, but King is the favorite to win the starting job. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher did not tip the hand at SEC Media Days, but he complimented King’s style of play.
“The guy should have played in the 70s and 80s,” Fisher said. “What I mean by that is his competitiveness, his toughness. He’s relentless. He’s a throwback.
QB battle: Cam Rising vs. Charlie Brewer
A pair of Big 12 transfers are fighting for the job. Rising, a Texas transfer, won the job last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the opener. Brewer is a four-year starter at Baylor taking advantage of the Super Senior rule. Rising has had more time with Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, and that’s what makes this a tight battle.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is looking for more efficiency in the passing game. “We’re not going to drop back and throw it 60 times, but we need to be more productive and be more efficient in the throw game,” Whittingham said via the Deseret News.
This feels like a battle that could come right down to the Sept. 4 opener against Weber State. We think Brewer gets the nod.
Denver Bronco P.J. Locke to host free youth camp in Beaumont
P.J. Locke hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to chase an NFL dream while growing up in Beaumont. That’s why he’s made it a priority to come back to the city and work with its youth players.
Locke, currently a defensive back for the Denver Broncos, will welcome as many as 150 local kids to Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium this Sunday for three hours of professional instruction.
The free showcase, which is open to kids in third through 12th grade, will feature skill work with Locke and other quality coaches. Although the camp is being held in Beaumont, Locke urged players from all over Southeast Texas to sign up.
While Locke promoted the camp on Tuesday during the Jefferson County Commissioners Court’s regular meeting, he credited his father, James, for the idea. James is a Constable Chief Deputy for the county.
“He’s the one that told me, if I get to the top, never pull the ladder up,” Locke said of his father. “I wish I had people to come back and do the same for me in high school. I can only give back my time.”
The camp is being put on through Locke’s partnership with the BamFam Foundation, and will run from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday. Participants will receive a free camp t-shirt along with the instruction.
Those wishing to sign up can do so at BamFam.org.
This weekend won’t be the first camp Locke has helped run in Beaumont. He’s appeared at similar local camps during each of the last two summers.
“It’s just good to have a hometown guy that’s a professional ball player coming back to give to the community,” said Everette “Bo” Alfred, county commissioner for Precinct No. 4.
Locke, 24, attended Central High School, then played at the University of Texas from 2015-18 as an All-Big 12 safety. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2019, but was waived during final roster cuts.
He’s been with the Broncos ever since, bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster.
90,000 “We feel like real football players”: children about the camp at the Academy of blue-white-blue
This year the Zenit Academy camp gathered children from Canada, USA, Germany, Italy, Vladivostok and other Russian cities. Some of them shared their impressions of the blue-white-blue camp and school.
Yakov Sarov-Stepanov, Toronto (Canada):
– I come to the Zenit camp from Canada for the second year in a row.I really like the Club Academy and the people who work here. Last year I was so impressed by everything that I waited a whole year to be here again. I communicated with the guys from last year’s camp throughout the year in social networks, subscribed to their pages on Instagram. We correspond, ask each other how things are. So I have a lot of friends from the camp. One of them, Andrey, also came to the camp for the second year in a row. In Canada, I play football, but the level there is not as serious as in Russia.Of course, my dream is to become a footballer and play for Zenit.
Philip Lebedev, Houston (USA):
– I came from Texas, where our family moved from the Moscow region. I learned about the camp on the VKontakte social network. I really like Zenit, and upon learning that there is an opportunity to visit its camp, I realized that I really want to. I really like training, we do everything as a professional team. Everything at the Zenit Academy is well organized and encourages people to learn how to play football.Cool fields. I also really liked the excursion to Petrovsky, we visited the locker room, sat in the players’ seats and felt like Zenit players.
Kirill Verin, Vladivostok:
– We learned about the Zenit camp a year ago and immediately wanted to come here. In total, it took nine hours by plane: eight from Vladivostok to Moscow and another hour to Petersburg. Zenit Academy has very good pitches, it’s a pleasure to play on them. So I really like everything.The only thing is that after lunch we have to wait for the second training session for three hours, and we can’t wait to get back on the field. My favorite exercises for technique. We are practicing transmissions, practicing feints. We feel like professionals. I play football in Vladivostok, but my dream is to play for Zenit.
Andrey Zaitsev, Yekaterinburg:
– The trainers in the camp explain everything in great detail. In addition to training, we also have theoretical classes, although, of course, I like it more on the field, when after all the exercises we play football.But even in theory it is not boring, coaches tell interesting things. I play football in my city, and I came here to improve my skills. It’s only been a few days, but I can already feel the progress. I have become more technical.
Petr Vinograd, Moscow:
– My mother told me about the camp, and she herself found out about it in the Zenit group on the VKontakte social network. I’m from Moscow, but I’m a fan of Zenit. At my school, many are rooting for the St. Petersburg club. And one day I met Andre Villas-Boas when I was vacationing in Mauritius.I was fishing for crabs and there I saw the former Zenit coach. I really like the camp, I made friends with many guys. The trainings are also very interesting, they explain everything to us very well. I would like to come here next year.
Relative of Valerio Katopalov, Rome (Italy):
– The boy is very happy with the camp. He is a football fan and fell into his own environment. Here the children play with the ball almost all day. In Italy he plays football, now we are introducing him to Zenit. We asked about his impressions, he said that he really liked the excursions to the stadiums “Petrovsky” and “St. Petersburg”.Just like football, he also loves to eat – he said that the food is delicious. 90,011 90,000 Haitian refugee camp is empty, but the problem of migrants has not gone away – InoTV
Most of the Haitian migrants who were in the Texas camp were allowed to stay in the United States and prove their refugee status in court. At the same time, the fate of thousands of illegal immigrants who “voluntarily” returned to Mexico is still uncertain, reports NBC News.
The camp, which once housed about 15,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, is now empty. Most of them were allowed to stay in the United States to defend their case in court.
CHRIS WALLACE, MC Fox News : How many people have graduated in the US?
ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS, US Secretary of Homeland Security: They were released under certain conditions. And I think we’re talking about about ten thousand or so … about 12 thousand.
Immigration judges will now have to determine whether to deport these people or allow them to remain in the United States as refugees. Many of them now live with families, guarantors or in shelters around the country.
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Rep. For Texas: There is an opportunity to be human in dealing with migrants who are fleeing persecution, so to speak, driven by fear.
Another 8 thousand migrants return voluntarily to Mexico and more than 2 thousand are deported by plane to Haiti.
MIGRANT: I returned to Mexico after learning that many Haitians had been deported to Haiti, so I got scared. It won’t be easy for me to return to Haiti, you know, because there is no job there, and we also don’t have a president. It’s Complicated.
Most of the migrants left Haiti many years ago.They settled in South, Central America and Mexico before reaching the US border.
This morning the Governor of Texas blamed the Biden administration for the border crisis …
GREG ABBOT, Governor of Texas: They created a magnet that attracted these huge groups of Haitians.
… and defended the controversial actions of the border guards.
GREG ABBOT: If you risk losing your job with a president who is giving up his border guard duties, then there is a job for you in the state of Texas.I’ll hire you.
And at the same time, thousands of people in Mexico continue to look with hope into an uncertain future.
And Guad, how many migrants are now in border guard custody?
GUAD VENEGAS, Correspondent NBC : A recent official report says that there are still five thousand migrants in detention centers across the region who could potentially obtain refugee status in the United States.Kate?
Air date September 27, 2021.
90,000 hatblack – Page 34 – Athletes. Wrestlers. Their fates.
American football player Junior Sow died of suicide. On the morning of May 2, 2012, Sow’s girlfriend found him dead with a gunshot wound to the chest in the bedroom of his home in Oceanside, California. A pistol was found near the body. The footballer did not leave a suicide note.
The ex-wife of Junior reported that during his football career he received several concussions, but continued to play.For at least the past seven years, Sow has had trouble sleeping. He was taking the drug Ambien (Zolpidem) to treat insomnia.
In August 2012, the results of a forensic medical examination were presented, according to which traces of zolpidem were present in the football player’s blood, but no drugs or alcohol were found.
The football player’s family donated his brain tissue to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the US National Institutes of Health.According to research results, Sow had chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
At school, Junior played football, basketball and athletics.
During his student years, Sow played for the University of Southern California.
In 1990, the young footballer was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Sow played in the NFL for 20 seasons: San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-2005) and New England Patriots (2006-2009). The footballer participated in 12 Proballs (1991-2002).6 times he was selected to the first All-Pro team (1992-1994, 1996, 1998, 2000) and 3 times to the second All-Pro team (1995, 1997, 1999). In 2015, Sow was posthumously inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
I would like to note the dimensions of the football player, with a height of about 190 cm, Junior weighed more than 113 kg.
In 1996, Sow opened his restaurant in Mission Valley, California. He also had a clothing line.
Junior Sow was only 43 years old.
90,000 Shooting at a Florida Video Game Tournament: Fatalities
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The tournament was held at the large entertainment complex Landing, downtown Jacksonville
Two people are killed at the Landing Entertainment Center in Jacksonville, Florida, in the venue for the local video game tournament.
State police said the man who opened the fire, a white man, is also dead.
The Sheriff’s Office, via Twitter, urged citizens to avoid the area and reported many injured.
One of the participants in the Madden ’19 computer game – a simulator of American football – opened fire on other participants after the loss. After shooting two people, he shot himself, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tournament was held in one of the restaurants of the entertainment complex.
A series of shots can be heard in the video from the tournament, which was broadcast online.
Special forces are combing the surrounding areas in search of a possible accomplice in the crime.
Many visitors to the entertainment complex took refuge inside in locked rooms – the police urged them to remain calm and call 911 to report their exact location.
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Shots were heard from the restaurant in the shopping center, where the local stage of the Madden ’19 video game tournament was held
“The worst day of my life”
Jacksonville Landing – large shopping and restaurant center in the city center on the banks of the St. John’s River.
“Numerous victims on the spot, many have already been taken away,” – said in a tweet from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
A player from one of the teams that took part in the Madden tournament – CompLexity Gaming – received a tangential injury to the arm. “This is the worst day of my life,” 19-year-old Drini Joka tweeted.
“I’m literally lucky. The bullet hit my thumb.”
In Florida, there have been several public shootings in recent years, including at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.
US President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Rick Scott have been notified of the incident.
What did you play in Jacksonville?
Madden ’19 is the latest in Electronic Arts’s highly acclaimed American football series. The publisher, in conjunction with several sports channels, is holding a nationwide championship for the game: intermediate stages are held in small cities across America.
It was at one of these stages that the fatal incident occurred.
Winning prize – 25 thousand US dollars. Players in a tournament usually represent their team and play right through each other. Anyone can register a team and take part. The final of the championship is to take place in September. 90 011 90 000 “Dead Summer” and 10 TV series about the crazy 90s – What to see
Mystical series with elements
horror films “Dead Summer” follows in the footsteps of the main horror films of the 80s, but without the influence
90s could not do: if in the eighties everything was extremely serious
(“Friday the 13th”) or vice versa (“Evil Dead”), the nineties added a movie
postmodernism, banter and black humor.We invite you to watch the impressive series ivi, as well as
pay attention to creations similar to him in the level of insanity.
Several teenagers in a summer
camp “Stillwater” faced with a frightening and incomprehensible place of power, where wanders
Satan, and you can’t trust anyone. Combining 80s naivety and gravity in one bottle
to riddles from the 90s, the authors have created a peppy series with multifaceted characters.
Among the cannibals
The woman returns to her hometown
years later, changed and with the plan of revenge. Such an opening perfectly suited the picture.
“Revenge from Haute Couture”, but Natalia Oreiro’s heroine plays big: retribution
everyone will get it, even if they have turned from bandits into politicians.
One of the main series of the 90s
for a long time determined the technology by which the series will be created in the future:
two main characters with an elusive relationship, often opposites in
character plus a hazy, oppressive atmosphere of secrecy and an unsettling presence
Another iconic TV series,
the magnificent brainchild of David Lynch, whose third season is expected by all moviegoers
planet, more than 20 years ago “blew up” the world of television with its appearance from the inside.
The story of Laura Palmer, brutally murdered and found on the shore of the lake, gave impetus to
the awakening of the most cruel and gloomy creatures that hunt for souls.
Despite the fact that the events
what is happening in “Fargo” are designated as real and relate to our time, without
lookbacks at the original Coen brothers film are indispensable, so in the series the time
stopped in the 90s.And sometimes it sends them directly to them in the form of flashbacks.
Almost 20 years ago, leading independent
Russian directors got together and “celebrated” the closing of the 90s with a series of mini-films. Andrei Zvyagintsev, Gregory of Constantinople and others shot a string
stories, each of which describes sins that disfigure souls and faces.
Exemplary TV series, slightly
mystical, slightly philosophical, but cruel and frank, “True Detective”
showed Matthew McConaughey from a different angle, and overshadowed many
classic thrillers.The narrative flies between the nineties and 2012
unraveling one case involving the disappearance of women and children.
Slightly erotic and devious
a thriller about several murders is not a series, and it is even strange that it did not become the basis
for it. There are two sequels to this picture, but the authors used only the theme
relationship between two girls, at the level of soft porn. “Wild Things” can be compared by
degree of incandescence with the “Basic Instinct”, so be sure to check it out!
Biography of drug lord Pablo
Escobar spans several decades, drawing storylines from the 70s, then
in the 90s.The image of one of the most powerful people in the world inspired the authors to
a show in which tough-guy tricks a la Miami Police are crossed
with the severity of the cult series “Octopus” in the USSR.
I know what you did last summer
Another horror epic released in
trail “Scream”, made for a while a star Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Heartbreakers”) and
was, in contrast to “Scream”, too straightforward: the theme of revenge on stupid
teenagers who escaped from the scene, gave the world a sequel and a bunch of
Domestic TV series about “black
diggers “, who came across a” gold mine “: a whole burial of German soldiers,
killed during the Great Patriotic War. Harsh storyline, brutal heroes and
excursion into the past – the authors managed to create an intense thriller about history
country and clandestine earnings.
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ABOUT FOOTBALL AND MORE – Our Texas – Russian Newspaper in Houston, Dallas, San-Antonio, Austin, Texas
Football is not only a sport. Football is a way of life. Some even think that football is a way of thinking. And they are probably right.
Once, an American acquaintance, explaining to me, unsportsmanlike and dull, the rules of baseball, said that baseball for Americans is not so much a sport as a national philosophy. To put it mildly, I was surprised, and then I thought: “Why not?”
Well, as for Americans, baseball is football for us.There is no boy born in Russia who does not play football. At least in the courtyard, when instead of the gates, two school bags are thrown, and – it started, until darkness, until the homework was not done and the mother’s slaps for walking home from school for, like, four hours …
Then the boys grow up, become adults, and most of them already love football exclusively with beer on TV. And this is sad, dear comrades, because … the buzz is not the same!
Against this general background, it is especially gratifying that our Russian boys (and girls) of different generations, having moved to the city of Houston, took and created a football club in which families play this game of chance.Everyone is involved: wives, children, parents, and sometimes even grandparents.
Katie’s football club celebrated its tenth anniversary this spring. Ten years is a lot.
Every Sunday, in any weather, people gather early in the morning and play football: a team of children against a team of parents. And after the game – they talk, hang out, discussing football among themselves, and not only.
The youngest player of this club, Vasya Pobedinsky, is nine years old. The oldest, Mark Ostrovsky, is sixty-two.This is such an impressive age range, dear comrades!
Our football players are good and talented not only on the football field. They are also amazing, versatile, creative people. By the tenth anniversary of their club, they jointly gave birth to the magnificent magazine Katy-Soccer Time, edited by Anya Pobedinskaya, where they reflected the stages of the long path traveled. And photos for this magazine were provided by the youngest player – Vasya Pobedinsky.
While preparing this article, I talked a lot with our football players on the phone and personally, I tried to find out from them what kind of force lifts them up early on Sunday morning from their beds and drives them to the field? Why football? What for? What do they find so cool in him, and what does he give them so stimulating in life?
I even went to the game in Katie, however, I was late and got no longer for football, but for a friendly get-together.But where does one end and another begin?
I’m not a sports commentator. To write me about football is just a shame, I don’t even know the rules! But in my unenlightened opinion, the main thing in the Katy-Soccer club is not football, but friendship.
These people are one team, one family. Looking at them, it becomes simply enviable in an amicable way and even wants, by all means, to also learn to play football and, so to speak, to join … Even for such an unsportsmanlike comrade like me.
After asking permission from our players, today we are publishing excerpts from their own comments on life and football from Katy-Soccer Time magazine.
Misha Rabinovich, team captain:
WHY WE PLAY FOOTBALL OR BACK TO HAPPY CHILDHOOD
Why do we, mostly people of not quite the first youth, play football with such constancy, often simply turning into stubbornness? Why every Sunday from month to month, from year to year, for 10 years now, like clockwork, we get up at dawn, shake our spouses and children out of warm beds, and despite the sweltering heat or Texas torrential rains, we come to football field and running around like crazy, often bringing ourselves to complete exhaustion? What makes us, people very different, different in temperament, hobbies, education, profession (from free artists to rocket scientists) and very, very busy, get together and spend half, or even a whole precious Sunday on football and its consequences?
As soon as I walk onto the football field and pick up a soccer ball, my head is short-circuited.Thoughts become simple and short, like Pinocchio. All the burning problems of mankind lose all meaning. I completely cease to worry about whether Michael Jackson is guilty, the low dollar against the euro, oil prices on the world market, the civil war in Sudan and the situation in Honduras. Even such burning problems as whether I will get a raise in salary and what, when to change an old car and how to get my son to take his studies seriously, completely disappear from my sore brain. They are being replaced by questions that are much simpler, for example: “Did anyone bring beer today or, at worst, a cold watermelon?” or “when will Pasha finally hit the goal?”Complete clarity comes in my head, and suddenly I begin to live this minute, feeling completely happy and carefree, as in my distant childhood, when the biggest problems were a broken knee and envy of a neighbor who had a Beatles record.
Sasha Kuznetsov, founder of the Russian-speaking football team on Texas soil:
DO YOU REMEMBER HOW IT ALL BEGAN?
We arrived in Houston in early January 1996. A month later, we bought a car, completed all the formalities and bought a TV.Now I could take a breath and start settling in. Everything seemed to be there, but something was missing. It’s clear what – football. A habit developed over the years, or rather, from the 4th year of NSU in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok.
In general, the idea came quickly.
I call Misha and say: we have to play football. This is a tradition. Without football, I say, it’s somehow lonely in a foreign land. He says: come on a visit, watch basketball with beer and shrimps, and talk. We sat and talked, I outlined a plan for the future “tradition”.He says: you can try, but you need to organize. I say – a sacred thing.
In general, so it was decided. But there were “buts”.
- Where to recruit players? We had almost no acquaintances. Even if you count them with children, and even then it turned out not enough.
- Everywhere before that football was a man’s business. With friends, in construction brigades, after university. The ladies have always supported us, but they only participated in the beginning. Football very quickly acquired a sporting character, injuries increased, and the ladies retreated.And the children were too young and they were not taken at all.
In general, it quickly became clear that we needed family football – with children and wives, so that football was a common cause in the family. And it needs to be developed as a family football club – with holidays and birthdays.
We were not sure that the ladies would support us. But now we already know for sure that it was their participation that made football a family club – the way it is today.
Everywhere I played football, there was one pattern: football is a club.Football unites and this is his great merit. But only in Katy is football also a family club.
Nobody remembers the exact date of the first match, but we know that it happened on Sunday, around the second half of February 1996. So the last Sunday in February can be considered the date of birth of the football club.
- After a couple of years, we faced the next problem – how to replenish the roster of players. Someone left, someone stopped playing for objective reasons.In general, advertising was needed. At that moment I made the Katy Soccer website: www.frontdesk.net/katysoccer. This site was then found by Andrey, Anya and Dima – and they came to football for the first time just out of curiosity.
And what’s next is already clear. Katy Football Club is living life to the fullest. Football is sacred. This is what will remain after us for the next generations.
Oleg Barsky, striker, bard, man with a guitar:
Game of Pele and Cherenkov,
And Rabinovich’s game …
How much unearthly happiness !….
And pain, and thirst, and heat …
And somewhere underfoot children …
And suddenly – a question, per liter-and-floor:
“Can you live in the world without women?”
“Is football possible without them?”
For us, young scientists – it’s simple:
The problem is given, there is a method …
Collected data, one hundred grams,
Well, with a hypothesis – all two hundred …
The picture cleared up in an instant:
Ah, Lena, Tani, Oli, Julia,
Walking – lux, jogging – chic!
Rita’s gloves, Anya’s cap
Changed the style of play more than once …
And Ella’s Sultry Influence
Shuster is a joy to the eyes …
In attack, in the center, in defense,
“Wherever the game throws”
Do not look for a burning hut,
Put out in the morning …
Stopping a horse is not a miracle,
Volodya and Misha are work!
But daddy’s ball was beaten off beautifully …
The son is not allowed to break through …
It is impossible not to notice them,
And in the end the hour came:
You can’t live without women,
To all of us, in whose lives there is football …
The friendly team of Our Texas congratulates all-all-all Katy Soccer players on their 10th anniversary.Ten years is cool. Keep it up!
Well, we will cheer for you.
90,000 Read Michael Hard’s story of black tech
Prior to integration in the 1950s and 60s, high school black football was almost completely ignored outside the black community, despite creating the best players, coaches and teams in the state.
From Thursday Night Lights: A Story of Black High School Football in Texas by Michael Heard, © 2017, published with permission from the University of Texas Press.
That an organization called the Prairie View Internecine League was acting as the governing body for competitions among black high schools in Texas seemed well hidden to the general public. Nonetheless, he showcased some of the finest prep school football talents in the country. From the Kelly brothers to Abilene Woodson in the Southern Plains of West Texas to the oil-rich Gulf Coast and the Golden Triangle with its rich, wildly gifted players – Bubba Smith, Jerry Levias, Joe Washington Jr., Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd, Ray Dohn Dillon-to the Hill Country and Dick The Lane Lane Lane Night Train is heading to Austin LC Anderson for a weeklong evening of Jeppesen Stadium in Houston, which is joined by the likes of Otis Taylor, Eldridge Dickey, Otis Poynter, Allen Merchant, Ural Sloppy Joe Johnson and Leo Taylor.
The PVIL soccer qualification reads like someone who is from national reverents, colleges, and giant professionals. Six of her alumni are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including “Mean” Joe Green (Temple Dunbar) and Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar). The great Ollie Matson played a year at the Houston Yates before moving to San Francisco and becoming a star, leading the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons in an unbeaten season as the best player in the world and finishing ninth in the Heisman Trophy vote.Homer Jones played at Douglas High School in Pittsburgh, Texas, and his pace of 9.3, world-class 100-yard wins revolutionized NFL protective coverings when he joined the New York Giants as a wide receiver in 1964. … He also became known as the one who triggered the ceremonial braking at the end of the hitting zone. Alphonse Dotson, Yeats’ line officer, was the first small college player named by a large All-American team, elected by the Association of Newspaper Enterprises, as a senior grambling in 1964.Eldridge Dickey of Houston Washington was the first black defensive player in the NFL’s first round taken by the Raiders, ahead of Allenbam Kenny “Snake” Stabler.
William Pigford led Anderson three times in the State Final 2A, winning in 1942. | © University of Texas Press
There has never been a shortage of newspaper and magazine articles, books and films about high school football in Texas. Most famously, Buzz Bissinger’s book “Friday Night Lights” spawned the eponymous football film at Odessa Perm High School, as well as a television series in the fictional Dillon, Texas.The media has mostly focused on white players and coaches, ignoring PVIL for fifty years. This was not due to a lack of material. There was a lot to write about, regardless of whether the white public and the mainstream media were interested (none at all). “If you found anything about us in the newspapers, it was just a league game or major scores,” said Luther Booker, head coach of the late Yeats. “We were mostly completely ignored and I think it was terrible.”
Black high school football flourished at a time when it did not appear to anyone outside of the black media, and its viewers were uninterested or in any way willing to acknowledge the abundance of talent erupting from underfunded schools that competed under the PVIL banner, or like most whites. they called it, in polite company, The Negro League or The Colored League.
PVIL created pride and ambition, and his games revived spirits battered by the daily load of racism.African-American fans enjoyed football as much as whites, but for black players, the game was a means of propelling them out of poor, hardworking disenfranchised communities into better lives that might include a college education. Many of the players became the first in their families to set foot on a student campus or earn a high school diploma. Their degrees came from historically black colleges – Prairie View, Texas Southern, Wiley, Texas College, Bishop, and Jarvis Christian.For the most part, these were East Texas institutions serving local African American communities inhabited by direct descendants of slavery. The lack of college opportunities for black Texans led to a true sense of family among PVIL coaches and educators, most of whom were classmates, teammates, and competitors in black colleges. Their families knew each other, they married their college sweethearts (in many cases, they met through a loved one or a relative on command), and they knocked heads off and broke bread long before they stood across each other and matched football considerations. …
And they graduated.
Livingston Dunbar in 1958. | © University of Texas Press
National Football League late 1920s to mid 1940s – roughly from Fritz Pollard (one of the first black players in the NFL and the league’s first black head coach) in 1928 to Kenny Washington, who signed the Los Angeles Rams in 1946 – There was not a single black player, so there was no football dream for blacks to pursue college.Instead, black players enjoyed the glory they earned on the grid in college and then left with black college degrees and went home or elsewhere in the state to teach and coach at PVIL schools. In return, they sent their best players to their matches.
Prairie View had eighty straight streak from 1989 to 1998, the worst losing streak in college football history. But in the 1950s and 1960s, Billy Knicks used homegrown talent to establish the Panthers dominance, which was the most feared program west of Eddie Robinson and Grambling, whom Knicks had beaten in eight of his fourteen encounters, beating the Tigers 370-99.Knicks won five National Black College Championships at Prairie View with the likes of Kenny Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), Jim Kearney (Wharton), Alvin Reed (Kilgore), Charlie “Choo-Choo” Brackins (Dallas Lincoln), Clem Daniels (McKinney ), and Bo Farrington (Yates).
White boys wanted to play for Texas Bear Bryant Texas and Darrell Royal in Texas, but Willie Pop Long, Texas South Alex Durley and Knicks were trainers that black boys admired.
PVIL to NFL
The 1967 professional football project was a historic event.He first brought the National Football League and the American Football League upstart to an annual meeting where teams raised their demands for the best senior peer players. A two-day affair, March 14-15, in midtown Manhattan at the Gotham Hotel ballroom, none of the reprogrammed glitz and glamor of the modern made-for-TV version was present. There was no analyst crowd and, of course, there was no green room for the supposed best of the best promising races to park and those around them, nervously waiting for their names to be announced – sooner rather than later.In fact, in 1967 there were no players anywhere near the premises, and in order to announce the election, NFL Commissioner Pete Roselle scribbled the name of each team in a rage in chalk on a portable board located on an easel.
The league merger will not be completed for another three years, but their first joint project is a truce that ended the big-money wars to sign the most valuable players and bring the respective recruiters to a screeching halt. Future Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was San Diego’s young mate assistant when he received the signature of Arkansas midfielder Lance Alworth on a contract at the end zone of the Sugar Bowl stadium in New Orleans in 1962, just after a season loss from the Razorbacks suffered the Alabama Bear. Bryant, his first national championship.Alworth had been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers a month earlier, and sitting in the stands was the dreaded Red Hickey, the Niners head coach, whom Davis had just beaten to a punch. And imagine the surprise of the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the 1965 project when Kansas City intelligence chief Lloyd “Judge” Wells, PVIL quartz from Houston Wheatley, managed to get his ward wide receiver Otis Taylor out from under the noses of his cowboys who hid the Prairie Show “At a hotel in Dallas until they were able to formally draft and sign it.At around 3:30 a.m. Welles blabbed past Cowboy’s gatekeepers to Taylor’s room, then helped him escape through the back window of the room and head to Kansas City to sign with the superiors.
Draft 1967, with its newfound measure of politeness between the two leagues, witnessed a crowd of nobody. No fans or demanding media appreciated or celebrated every choice, and of course there was no internet connection. So the low key was an event, most of the selected players didn’t know it was happening.Michigan state receiver Jean Washington, of Baytown Carver, was in the school’s sports department when he received the call that day. Some players didn’t hear about their luck until days after the draft, and while most fans, players, and otherwise strangers in the US went into their business that day, waiting for news of Vietnam’s daily body count. to freak out in Texas whenever the news arrived. Rosell, in an unprecedented promotion, recorded the names of three first-round players who started their careers at PVIL.
Knowing this reference would be a huge revelation to Rosella, everyone else in the NFL draft, and more than a handful of handfuls of Texas black and white people, although six quartz crystal batteries played for Kansas City chiefs in Super Bowl I earlier this year:
- Aaron Brown Defensive End (Port Arthur Lincoln)
- Willie Mitchell Defensive Back (San Antonio Wheatley)
- Andy Rice, Defensive Line Player (Halletsville Stephens-Mayo)
- Fletcher Smith Defensive Back (Hearne Blackshear)
- Otis Taylor Wide Receiver (Houston Worthing)
- Emmitt Thomas Back Shot / Defensive Back (Angleton Marshall)
- Jimmy Hill Defensive Back (Dallas Washington)
Les Ritcherson Jr. Defended 1964 Waco Moore Team | © University of Texas Press
By 1967, PVIL had built a star line, and its most notable alumnus was Detroit-Leves, the defensive back of Dick “Night Train”, the most dangerous defender in NFL history.Vince Lombardi called it “the best crossword puzzle I’ve ever seen.” At six or two two hundred pounds, Lane was big for a corner, but could run and punish recipients and balls with a scattered shoulder to the chest or his signature “Night Train Necktie”, a vicious clothesline – his forearm was applied with great force to the opponent’s head. which traumatized the player’s progress. At the time, the NFL game was rough, unsuccessful, but Lane’s move was considered so dangerous that the league later banned the fighting method.Lane could hit, but he was also an extraordinary hawk who, as a rookie in 1952 with Los Angeles wounds, grabbed 14 passes in just twelve games, a one-season record that still stands. Of the five leaders in this category, three are from PVIL schools:
- Lane, 14 interceptions, 1952 (Austin Anderson)
- Lester Hayes, 13 interceptions, 1980 (Houston Wheatley)
- Emmitt Thomas, 12 interceptions, 1974 (Angleton Marshall)
Another Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lamb Barney, played for Lvov after Lane.He recalled: “The train will always be the godfather. He was as big as some of the line people of his era. He was also agile and very fast. His fight was amazing. He made a clothesline and other tackle that simply emptied the ball.
Lane’s life began in a trash can in East Austin, where his mother-mother-prostitute remained as a child. At first, a widow named Emma Lane began to scream a child for the cry of a cat, but took out the child and raised him as her own.Lane was reunited with his mother in Scottsbluff, Nebraska after playing football for WE Pigford and graduating from LC Anderson High School in 1946. He played football for a year at Scottsbluff College before serving four years in the army. Lane settled in Los Angeles working in an aircraft factory before wandering into the Rams’ training camp. He became one of the most famous free agent prisoners in the league, an impressive offensive trainer as a wide receiver and defensive trainers with his second play.He played in seven Pro Bowls and ended his career with 68 interceptions, and was named an All-NFL first or second team each year from 1954 to 1963.