BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: C/LB Chuck Bednarik. Concrete Charlie was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1949 NFL draft and is the league’s last full-time two-way player. He missed three games his...
The NFL is embracing dexterity for the first time since the 1960s, when expanded rosters and the age of specialization ushered out the last of the great two-way players such as Chuck Bednarik and...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Brown is college football’s other defensive lineman racking up big plays and national recognition. His Auburn coach and teammates believe he is Heisman...
Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young are finalists for two major college football trophies to be presented at ESPN’s awards...
What a play.
Make that 100 of them.
The NFL revealed 70 of the 100 greatest plays in league history on Friday night with a TV special produced by NFL Films that has everything from...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky football player Josh Allen, who led the Wildcats to their best season in 41 years with a 10-3 finish and Citrus Bowl championship, has been chosen the 2018 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.
Allen received the award Sunday night from former Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.
Allen edged fellow finalists Ben Burr-Kirven of Washington, Christian Wilkins of Clemson and Ben Humphreys of Duke.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins were each named finalists for two of the nine awards to be presented Dec. 6 at the ESPN college Football Awards Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Twenty-five years ago, Pat Fitzgerald was a two-way player for Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois, in the southwest part of the suburban crescent around Chicago.
He soon blossomed into a star linebacker for Northwestern, leading the once-woebegone Wildcats to consecutive Big Ten championships. He won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the national defensive player of the year twice in a row. He even bounced back from a badly broken leg to reach the second round of accolades.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming junior safety Andrew Wingard has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
The Nagurski Trophy recognizes the top college defensive player of the year.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen has claimed the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player in college football.
The other finalists Thursday night were Myles Garrett of Texas A&M and Jabrill Peppers of Michigan.
Allen became the first player from Alabama to win the Bednarik Award. He already won another award as the nation's best defensive player, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87.
The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the Eagles from 1956-61. He spent his first two NFL seasons with San Francisco.
Campbell, nicknamed "Swamp Fox," served as defensive coordinator under Dick Vermeil from 1977-82. He...