Deke: In his 9th NFL year, Saints WR Colston is as smooth as ever
As he enters his 9th season in a Black and Gold uniform ... His 168 grabs in his first two seasons in '06 and '07 are the most ever in NFL history by a player in their first two years. I can remember interviewing Marques at Harper Davis Field on the ...
Long history of basketball players converted to NFL players
... Media senior draft analyst Gil Brandt was the Cowboys' vice president of player personnel from 1960-88, and the Cowboys were the first NFL team to sign college basketball players and turn them into NFL players. Brandt said Green was a great athlete ...
Kenny Washington paved way for black players in NFL
But from 1934 to 1946, there were no black players in the NFL ... undergone five knee surgeries when in March 1946 he became the first African American in years to sign a contract with an NFL team. He was not as fast as he had been at UCLA.
Alabama football: NFL executive speaks to Tide players
TUSCALOOSA — Add Troy Vincent, a former NFL cornerback who is now an NFL executive ... Reuben Foster led the middle linebackers through drills. There were no players in black, non-contact jerseys. “I don’t think there are any injuries I can comment ...
The first openly gay NFL player? Maybe not
Fairly or not, he said, “If he isn’t selected, it’s a public black ... NFL draft — the league’s Radio City-staged, nationally televised, endlessly hyped off-season spectacle — opens Thursday night, and for the first time an openly gay player ...