Eric Moreno

Eric Moreno

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An interview with Charlie Ward – The Heisman Trophy winner is back in the game of football

Football lore is littered with tantalizing stories. Afterall, the “what if” and “what might have been” debates have long been fodder for tailgate parties and sports talk radio.

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Matt Mitrione: From college football phenom to mixed martial arts heavyweight

Bellator MMA heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione, affectionately known as "Meathead", has never been a shrinking violet. Mitrione excelled at pretty much every sport he tried while growing up: swimming, diving, track and field, as well as football.

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Chris Zorich – No Obstacle Could Keep Him from Success

Few players took a more circuitous and fraught-filled path to the College Football Hall of Fame than current Prairie State College Athletic Director Chris Zorich. He grew up in a tough neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago and was the only child of a single mother, Zorich.

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Morris Robinson: From the gridiron to the opera house

Only in the world of football would a person 6-foot-2 and 285 pounds would be told they’re “too small” to play. After a stellar career playing for The Citadel, this was exactly what happened to Morris Robinson....

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The 70th anniversary of ‘The Game of the Century’

On November 9, 1946, the United States Military Academy Cadets took on the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a clash of the two most popular college football programs in the nation....

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Mike Utley: Warrior against adversity

On Nov. 17, 1991, Mike Utley's life irrevocably changed.
At the time, Utley was a starting offensive lineman for the Detroit Lions. In a game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich....

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David Vobora – From Mr. Irrelevant to making a difference

Growing up in the shadow of the University of Oregon, David Vobora knew that football was going to be a part of his life. A quarterback by trade, when it came time to decide where to continue his playing career....

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Friday Night Lights: An interview with Brad Leland

In October 2006, television history was created when the TV show Friday Night Lights first aired on NBC. For the next five seasons, the story of coach Eric Taylor, his wife Tami, and the players and citizens of the fictional town of Dillon, Texas became ingrained in the consciousness of millions of devoted fans.

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A rookie's perspective: Green Bay Packers linebacker Blake Martinez

The game of football is almost a microcosm of America itself. One of its many strengths lies in how diverse and multifaceted the game has become.

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Tim Krumrie: humility and hard work led to excellence | Youth Football | USA Football | Football's National Governing Body

Tim Krumrie didn't have an inkling of the success that lay in front of him while growing up in the small farming community of Mondovi, Wis.

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Winning, losing and Lombardi: A Q&A with Packers legend Jerry Kramer

Football is a game driven by its past. Each generation of players is compared to the previous.

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The greatest football player nicknames: College edition

The game of football has a long and colorful history. The game has been played by characters at every level.

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Fred “The Hammer” Williamson – The man with a plan

Born to a blue-collar, hardworking family in Gary, Ind., the man who would go on to become known as “The Hammer” never intended to be a football star.

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"Greater: The Brandon Burlsworth Story" is not your typical football movie

If a screenwriter somewhere in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California sat down to write the story of a small town kid and walk-on college football player who not only won a scholarship but became an All-American, was drafted into the NFL and changed the lives of everyone around him, nobody would believe it.

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Football returns to Texas Wesleyan

Founded in 1890 and originally known as Polytechnic College in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Wesleyan University experienced great success on the gridiron.