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NFF invites Gene Washington to roundtable

NFF invites Gene Washington to roundtable

College Football Hall of Famer Gene Washington will discuss his journey from segregation to open doors of opportunity at Michigan State at the College Football Hall of Fame for Black History Month.The two-time All-American wide receiver was invited by the National Football...

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

La’Roi Glover began his playing days as a San Diego third-generation football star. And then just like his grandfather John Glover and father Lawrence Glover, he transitioned into a third-generation San Diego football mentor.Glover played 13 NFL seasons before until 2008 and was...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.The retired Air Force head coach of 23 seasons...

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

CARY, N.C. – Scottie Montgomery took his seat on the dais as East Carolina’s new head coach with Duke’s David Cutcliffe, his former boss, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora, N.C. State’s Dave Doeren and N.C. Central’s Jerry Mack.Staring back at him was a crowd of 1,000 fans that...

Saban pays respects to MacArthur Bowl

Saban pays respects to MacArthur Bowl

Alabama Coach Nick Saban made a trip to Atlanta over the weekend to pick up another national title.You must be thinking, “What? They’re giving out a football national title this time of year? For recruiting classes? Spring football?” No, no, no.Nick Saban doesn’t suffer fools, so...

Kale Ane followed footsteps of father to coaching

Kale Ane followed footsteps of father to coaching

Charles Teetai Ane Jr.’s recent enshrinement with the Polynesian Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was an opportunity to celebrate Hawaii’s first NFL Pro Bowl player as well as a father-son football bond long famed on the islands.Ane Jr. was inducted posthumously in a ceremony at the...

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

Imagine the pride Steve Rochell feels rumbling down the nation’s interstates driving his 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer to deliver at a destination near a college football game featuring one of his two sons.“I live the year for those 12 weeks of the football season,” said Steve,...

Former OL still giving back to West Point

Former OL still giving back to West Point

William Ratliff last played offensive tackle as an Army West Point senior in 1987. He was an infantry 1st Lieutenant during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991. By 2008, he retired after 20 years as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Calvary.All these years later Ratliff continues...

Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history

Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history

The College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 features a historical timeline with two black quarterbacks whose careers demonstrate how far the game and a nation have progressed in race attitudes.Marlin Briscoe and Randall Cunningham were named among the 14 players and two...

My stories from the NFF dinner and College Football Hall of Fame

My stories from the NFF dinner and College Football Hall of Fame

My stories from the 58th National Football Foundation dinner and 2015 College Football Hall of FameDec. 26, Today's U: Jim Tressel on Mark DantonioDec. 22, Today's U: Ohio State's Jacoby Boren on the Big Ten and facing AlabamaDec. 21, Today's U: Michigan State's...