January 30: This Date in American Football History

Former California Golden Bear defensive back Deltha O’Neal was born on this date in 1977. O’Neal played for the Golden Bears in the late 1990’s, and in his senior season in 1999, he set an NCAA single-season record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns. He was named a Consensus All-American by the NCAA following the season, and then was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Denver Broncos in…

January 30, 2017
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January 27: This Date in American Football History

Fritz Pollard was born on this date in 1894 eventually becoming a star halfback for Brown in 1915-1916. He was just the second African-American player to earn All-American honors in 1916. He was teammates with future Alabama and Duke coaching legend Wallace Wade at Brown. Pollard wasn’t just a pioneer in college football, however. He was also the first African-American coach in the history of the NFL coaching the Hammond Pros…

January 27, 2017
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2017 Head-Coaching Hire Analysis: First-Year Head Coaches

So the head-coaching openings for the 2017 season are filled. There were 21 job changes in all, though we should acknowledge that in the past few years there have been changes well outside the traditional window for hiring and firing (Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, Tim Beckman at Illinois and Art Briles at Baylor, just to name a few). So we can’t rule out a job change before the season starts…

January 21, 2017
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FWAA announces Freshman All-America Team

Courtesy of the Football Writers Association of America TAMPA – Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence headlines the 2016 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team presented by Sound Mind Sound Body Camps. Lawrence played in Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship Game helping to lead the Clemson Tigers to a 35-31 upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. “Dexter is obviously very gifted from the standpoint of the physicality it takes…

January 15, 2017
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January 8: This Date in American Football History

January 8, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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January 7: This Date in American Football History

January 7, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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January 1: This Date in American Football History

January 1, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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The Heisman Top 25: November 3

Back to our College Football America Heisman Top 25 and we have clear separation as we enter November. I believe we have a dozen legitimate candidates for the award with a half-dozen weeks remaining. But let’s talk about the Top 2 for a bit. I still have Louisville’s Lamar Jackson as my No. 1 candidate, and statistically speaking he’s done nothing to really dissuade me from voting his way —…

November 3, 2016
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March 4: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

March 5, 2016
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February 16: Celebrating American football’s past and present

According to the College Football Data Warehouse, the California Golden Bears notched the first win in school history on this date in 1883. We’ve been unable to confirm for certain or to find any details about the game, but according to CFDW, the Golden Bears first took the field in 1882, possibly on December 9, losing to the Phoenix (CA) Athletic Club by a score of 1-0 before managing a tie…

February 16, 2016
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