Life as a professional athlete can be transitory, a blur of different uniforms, cities and faces, which makes it difficult to get attached to any particular place. But Philadelphia Eagles free safety and former Buckeyes football star Malcolm Jenkins manages to make real, lasting connections no matter where he goes.
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What type of 2014 NFL team could be assembled with Big Ten alums? Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart gives his best shot at creating a Big Ten All-NFL team in this post.
It all began in March 2012, when Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk wanted to cut the long, blond mane he’d started growing at Ohio State with fellow linebackers Bobby Carpenter and Anthony Schlegel to honor the late Pat Tillman.
Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson, a former star at Wisconsin, recently told The Wall Street Journal that he would like to be an owner of a professional sports team one day, whether it’s baseball, football, or maybe even both. “For me, I’d love to get around to as many people as I can,” Wilson said. “Because at the end of the day, I want to learn as much as I can so that way, in my future — down the road after playing 20 years hopefully for the Seahawks — I can do that.”
No one will deny the fact that former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady lives a pretty awesome life. He has three Super Bowl rings, nine Pro Bowl appearances, two NFL MVP awards, an unfathomable amount of money, and yes, a supermodel wife.
Russell Wilson is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL, a dynamo on the ground and through the air. This weekend, he will lead the Seahawks against Seattle’s , the rival San Francisco 49ers, with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.
Penn State’s Bill O’Brien has reached a contract agreement to be the new head coach of the Houston Texans, according to foxsports.com and other sources.