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Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on October 30, 2017

Richard Sherman has made a name for himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He’s an important part of the Seattle Seahawks and a fan favorite too. As one of the more outspoken players in the league, he’s famous far outside his team’s city too.

Here are five fun facts about Seahawks defensive star Richard Sherman:

Ain’t That The Truth!

As a senior at Manuel Dominguez High School, Richard Sherman’s fellow students voted him “Male Student Most Likely To Succeed”.

State Title!

Richard Sherman was named a USA Today All-American in track after he won the California state title in the Triple Jump.

Teammates!

Richard Sherman joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, the same year that his college teammate Doug Baldwin joined the team.

That First Touchdown!

Richard Sherman’s first touchdown in the National Football League came in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals in 2012 when he picked off a pass thrown by John Skelton and returned it 19 yards for the score.

That First Quarterback Sack!

The first NFL quarterback who would be sacked by Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman was Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.

Russell Wilson Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 28, 2017

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Five Fun Facts About Giants Receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 25, 2017

There are few wide receivers in the National Football League who can be said to be as exciting as Odell Beckham Jr of the New York Giants. OBJ came into the league and quickly made a name for himself as one of Eli Manning’s most reliable receivers. He’s famous for his one handed catches and his distinctive hairstyle.

Here are five fun facts about Odell Beckham Jr.:

Nice Middle Name!

Odell Beckham Jr.’s given middle name is Cornelious.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s First College Touchdown

The first touchdown Odell Beckham Jr. scored at LSU came as a freshman on a 52 yard pass from Jarrett Lee.

100 Yard Games As A Rookie

As a rookie in 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. had seven 100 yard games. These came against the Colts, Seahawks, Cowboys, Titans, Redskins, Rams, and Eagles.

Odell Beckham Jr. Throws A Pass!

In a win over the Titans on December 7, 2014, Odell Beckham pulled up and attempted his first NFL pass. It was thrown deep to Rueben Randle but fell incomplete.

Look Out Dallas!

Four of the first five touchdown passes Odell Beckham Jr. caught in the NFL came in games against the Dallas Cowboys during his rookie season in 2014. He caught two in a loss to Dallas on October 19th and another two in a loss to the Cowboys on November 23rd.

Ezekiel Elliott Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 21, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Five Fun Facts About Seattle Seahawks Receiver Doug Baldwin

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 18, 2017

Doug Baldwin is one of the more important parts of a Seattle Seahawks team that the entire NFL has had to contend with. He runs crisp routes and has sure hands. He really is one of the better pass catchers in the league.

Here are five fun facts about Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks:

That First College Touchdown

The first touchdown Doug Baldwin would score in college at Stanford came in his sophomore season in a loss to Texas Christian University. Even though he played wide receiver, this first score came on a 38 yard handoff.

Doug Baldwin Gets Passed Over

In the 2011 NFL Draft, 28 wide receivers were selected. None of them were Doug Baldwin who was passed over by every team in the league. Some of the notable receivers drafted that year were A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Randall Cobb and Jeremy Kerley.

Doug Baldwin’s First Multi TD Game

The first time Doug Baldwin would score more than one touchdown in an NFL game came in the second to last game in 2012, a win over the 49ers. That day saw him catch four passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

He Made It Count!

In Super Bowl XLIX, a Seahawks loss to the Patriots, Doug Baldwin had only one pass thrown his way. He caught it for a gain of three yards and a touchdown.

Russell Wilson Was The Third

The first two NFL quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin in the NFL were Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst.

Jim McMahon Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 14, 2017

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Five Fun Facts About The Steelers Antonio Brown

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 11, 2017

Antonio Brown is one of the most exciting players in the National Football League. He’s a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense too. It’s a real luxury for Ben Roethlisberger to be able to drop back and know that Brown is running down the sideline or across the middle.

Here are five fun facts about Antonio Brown:

All Those Roster Spots!

While at Miami Norland High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, Antonio Brown played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, and punt returner.

An All-American For What?

While playing college football for Central Michigan University, Antonio Brown was twice named an All-American as a punt returner.

Antonio Brown’s First Penalty

The first penalty ever called on Antonio Brown in the NFL came during his rookie season when he lined up offside on a free kick.

Scoring Three Ways

Antonio Brown’s first three NFL touchdowns were scored three different ways. First he scored on a kickoff return, then on a reception, and then on a punt return.

Fourth Quarter Star!

Of the first 50 touchdowns Antonio Brown would score in the NFL, more came in the fourth quarter, a total of 17, than in any other quarter of play.

Odell Beckham Jr. Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 7, 2017

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Five Fun Facts About Thomas Rawls Of The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 4, 2017

Thomas Rawls was undrafted out of college when he came to the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 as a rookie. The team was set at running back with the popular and effective Marshawn Lynch leading the team. Rawls proved himself to a valuable addition though and made an impact with his teammates, the league, and the fans.

Here are five things you may not know about Thomas Rawls:

A Late College Change

Thomas Rawls played his freshman, sophomore, and junior college football seasons with the Michigan Wolverines. He transferred though and played his senior season at Central Michigan University.

What’s In A Number?

Thomas Rawls wears jersey number 34 for the Seattle Seahawks. Other players who have worn that number for the team include Reggie Brown, Brian Davis, Kevin Harmon, Franco Harris, Dion Lambert, Roy Lewis, Terry Miller, and Jim Walsh.

The Most Ever!

As a rookie in 2015, in a win over the 49ers, Thomas Rawls carried the ball 30 times for 209 yards and a touchdown. This was the most rushing yards in a game by a Seahawks rookie ever.

Room For Improvement

The first reception of Thomas Rawls’ NFL career went for a one yard loss.

Major Impact!

The first touchdown Thomas Rawls would score in the NFL came in the fifth game of his rookie season, in a 2015 Seahawks loss to the Bengals, when he took a 3rd quarter handoff from Russell Wilson and ran 69 yards for the score.

Five Fun Facts About Golden State Warriors Star Klay Thompson

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 14, 2017

Klay Thompson has proven over the years to be a reliable NBA player who can help his team in a number of ways. He’s really made an impact on a very good Golden State Warriors team and become a bit of a fan favorite in the process.

Here are five fun facts about Klay Thompson:

The Best In The 50th State

As a sophomore at Washington State University, Klay Thompson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Great Alaska Shootout when he helped the Cougars with the whole tournament.

Dad Beat Ya’, Son

In 2011, Klay Thompson was chosen by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th overall pick in the NBA Draft. 33 years earlier, in 1978, Klay’s dad Mychal Thompson had been the number one overall player taken in the NBA Draft.

Look At That Work Ethic!

Klay Thompson didn’t miss a game in either of his first two NBA seasons.

Take That, Sacramento!

After six seasons in the NBA, Klay Thompson has scored more points against the Sacramento Kings than he has against any other team.

First Time Over 40

The first time Klay Thompson eclipsed the 40 point mark in an NBA game came on November 1, 2011 in a Warriors win over the Lakers. That game saw him score 41 points, grab five rebounds, and dish out two assists.

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