Garrett, Fournette lead the way for The Program in NFL Draft

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

April 30, 2017

February 13: Patterson, Moss celebrate birthdays

College Football Hall of Fame member Bill Mallory passed away on this date in 1945 at the age of 43. Mallory was a fullback for Yale from 1921-1923 and helped lead the Elis to an undefeated 8-0 campaign in his final season. Years later, Mallory became an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Air Force, and he was the brains behind Operation Mallory, a tactical operation that destroyed 22 of…

February 13, 2016

February 10: Celebrating college football’s history

Former New York Giants head coach Allie Sherman was born on this date in 1923. Sherman played quarterback for the now-defunct team at Brooklyn College before heading to the pros as an undrafted player in 1943. He ended up with the NFL’s Phil-Pitt Combine – a combined war-time Philadelphia Eagles–Pittsburgh Steelers squad better remembered as the Steagles. When the dearth of players eased somewhat beginning in 1944 as the war began to…

February 10, 2016

Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts eight new members

Welcome home, Ken Stabler. More than 30 years after his career ended in 1984, Stabler, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974 and the winning quarterback in Super Bowl XI for the Oakland Raiders, finally earned induction Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Saturday. For Stabler, who unfortunately passed away last summer on July 8, the honor will serve as the ultimate validation and the…

February 7, 2016

Legends of California: The Golden Bear Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft is not considered a great draft for quarterback prospects. There are no ‘can’t-miss’ talents like there are in some years, and that fact was highlighted by the 2015 Heisman Trophy vote when two running backs slugged it out for the trophy. From 2000-2014, the award went to a quarterback 13 out of 15 times, and 39 of the 61 finalists during that timeframe were quarterbacks. If…

January 22, 2016

Heisman History: Alabama Crimson Tide

January 19, 2016

You don’t have to go back too far to find the Alabama Crimson Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Prior to Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, no Tide player had ever won college football’s top individual honor, but since 2009, the Tide have had two winners from among five finalists. Mark Ingram was the first Crimson Tide player to hoist the Heisman that year when he edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by a…