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Posts from the ‘SEC’ Category

21
Feb

Hall of Fame Tight End, Current Ravens General Manager, Ozzie Newsome Interview

Ozzie Newsome played college football at the University of Alabama. He is often considered the greatest tight end in school history. He entered the 1978 NFL Draft, and was drafted 23rd overall by the Cleveland Browns. He was one of the best tight ends to ever play the game and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of ’99. He has been the General Manager of the Ravens since 1996, and he is often referred to as one of the best GMs in the NFL.
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1
Feb

Former NFL OL, Everett Lindsay Interview

Everett Lindsay played college football at Ole Miss. He earned 1st-Team All American Honors during his junior and senior year. He entered the 1993 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 5th round by the Vikings. He started his career playing for the Vikings, the Ravens, and the Browns, and then ended his career again with the Vikings. He played in 138 games and started 63 games during his time in the NFL. Read more »

19
Jan

Titans DT, Shaun Smith Interview

Shaun Smith played college football at South Carolina. He entered the 2003 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys and was a member of their practice squad. Throughout his career, he has played for the Saints, Bengals, Browns, Lions, and with the Chiefs. This interview was conducted mid-way through the 2010 NFL season. [UPDATE: In 2011, he signed with the Tennessee Titans. He posted 25 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 STFs this past year.]

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8
Dec

Redskins Special Teams and DE, currently Director of Player Development, Phillip Daniels Interview

Phillip Daniels played college football at the University of Georgia. He entered the 1996 NFL Draft, and was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round. He played for the Seahawks for four years, and then, for the Chicago Bears for four years. He signed with the Washington Redskins after that though, and was known for his pass rush ability and his special teams play. This interview was conducted as the 2010 NFL season was coming to an end. [UPDATE: PD is now the Washington Redskins’ Director of Player Development.] Read more »

28
Oct

Retired NFL G, Tutan Reyes Interview

Tutan Reyes played on the offensive line at the University of Ole Miss. He entered the 2000 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 5th round by the New Orleans Saints. He played with the Saints from 2000-2002, and then, TR had a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. Then, Reyes signed with Carolina Panthers and played with them from 2002-2005, and after that he was with the Bills in 2006. He played for the Jaguars from 2007 through 2009, and then had two tryouts left with the Giants and the Texans but they didn’t seem to work out. Check out our interview that was conducted in the middle of the 2010 NFL season as he was retired. Read more »

3
Oct

Bills WR, Stevie Johnson Interview

Stevie Johnson first went to Chabot College and played as a wide receiver there in 2004 and 2005. He totaled over 1600 yards on 100 receptions and 18 touchdowns there. he then transferred to play for the University of Kentucky. In the 2006 season, he only had 12 receptions, but in 2007 he totaled 61 receptions . played wide receiver for the Ohio State University He entered the 2008 NFL Draft, but was selected in the 7th round by the Buffalo Bills. He only managed two receptions in the 2009 season, but he broke out after we conducted this interview. [UPDATE: In 2011, he produced great numbers still. He just signed a five year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills.] Read more »

19
Sep

Great LSU WR, Demetrius Byrd Interview

Demetrius Byrd played wide receiver for Louisiana State University. He first started playing at Pearl River Junior College and was a complete stud. He then played for LSU in 2008 and 2009 totaling over 1000 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns, and had 72 receptions. He entered the 2009 NFL Draft, but was selected in the 7th round by the San Diego Chargers. When he was drafted, he was in a coma after suffering a serious car accident. He signed with the San Diego Chargers, and was placed on the non-football injury reserve list. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season. Read more »

5
Aug

Retired Pro Bowl, All-Pro G, Alan Faneca Interview

Alan Faneca played guard for three years at LSU. He left early after totaling over 200 pancakes before his senior season. He entered the 1998 NFL Draft, and was selected 24th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was 1st-team All Pro and a Pro Bowl selection every year from 2001 through 2007. He helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory, and had a key pull block that sprung Willie Parker to a 75-yard touchdown run. He was a Pro Bowler with the New York Jets in 2008 and 2009. He had a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals. [UPDATE: He retired with nine All-Pro awards, nine Pro Bowl awards, and one Super Bowl title.] Read more »

14
Jul

Bears DT, Tommie Harris Interview

Tommie Harris played college football at Oklahoma University. He was a complete stud and then, he entered the 2004 NFL Draft and was selected 14th overall by the Chicago Bears. He was a member of the Bears from 2004 through 2010 compiling approximately 25 sacks, 200 tackles, and about 30 tackles for loss. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season. [UPDATE: Since he was cut by the Bears, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. After that, he was cut and then signed with the San Diego Chargers. He was recently cut by the Chargers.] Read more »

24
Jun

Cardinals LB, Ali Highsmith Interview

Ali Highsmith played college football for Louisiana State University. He was a Butkus award semifinalist during his junior and senior year. In 2007, he was First-Team All-SEC. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals, appearing in six games during his rookie season. In 2009, he signed with the practice squad. He most recently signed a future contract. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season. [UPDATE: He was waived by the AZ Cardinals, and then signed with the San Diego Chargers. He was later cut by them. Now, he is out of the NFL.] Read more »

8
Jun

Jets QB, Erik Ainge Interview

Erik Ainge played Quarterback for four years for the University of Tennessee. He was an all star running back for the Orange. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 5th round, 162nd overall by the New York Jets. He played in the preseason for the Jets in 2008 and 2009. He was their backup quarterback. He competed with other quarterbacks on the roster and ended up earning the final spot with the team.[UPDATE: He retired from the NFL in 2011.] Read more »

3
Jun

Raiders CB, Walter McFadden Interview

Walter McFadden played college football for Auburn University. He started off playing Special Teams, but then became the starting cornerback for the Tigers. He entered the 2010 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 5th round, 138th overall by the Oakland Raiders. This interview as conducted before the 2010 NFL season. [UPDATE: He earned some playing time during his rookie season.] Read more »

2
Jun

Rams LB, Dominic Douglas Interview

Dominic Douglas played college football for Mississippi State University. DD entered the 2009 NFL Draft, but actually went undrafted. He signed a UDFA contract with the St. Louis Rams after the draft. He made the practice squad player and remained there all year. He then was cut by the St. Louis Rams in 2010. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season. Read more »

27
Apr

Eagles G, Shawn Andrews Interview

Shawn Andrews was one of the most successful offensive lineman coming out of Camden Fairview High School. He attended the University of Arkansas and at that time was a teammate of fellow Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman, Jason Peters. He decided to leave school early to enter the 2004 NFL Draft, but was drafted in the 1st round, 16th overall. He made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007. SA was released at the end of the 2009 season, but hopes to find a new team. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season.

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22
Apr

Auburn RB, Ben Tate Interview

Ben Tate was born in Woolbridge, Virginia and played high school football at two different high schools in Maryland. He was known around the state for his amazing ability and talent. BT played collegiately in 37 games at Auburn University. He was a running back for Auburn and totaled 678 attempts, 3321 rushing yards, and 24 touchdowns. He declared entry for the 2010 NFL Draft, and his future NFL team has to be determined. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL Draft.

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