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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

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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

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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.

Five Fun Facts About Golden State Warriors Star Kevin Durant

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 13, 2017

Kevin Durant has been one of the top players in the NBA for a very long time. He has proven to be valuable at both ends of the court and can truly compete with anyone.

Here are five fun facts about Kevin Durant:

No Where To Go But Up

As an NBA rookie with the Seattle SuperSonics during the 2007/08 season, Kevin Durant averaged 20.8 points per game. This would be the fewest points per game he’d average through his first ten seasons in the league. The most would be the 30.1 points he averaged per game in 2009/10 with Oklahoma City during his third NBA season.

Birthday Boy

Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988. Other NBA players who share his September 29th birthday include Chuck Cooper, Hersey Hawkins, Jerome Jordan, Brad Lohaus, and John Paxson.

#35 On The Roster

Kevin Durant has worn jersey number 35 for his entire career, including with the Sonics, Thunder, and now Warriors. Golden State players who wore that jersey before him include Jud Buechler, Larry Kenon, Rudy LaRusso, Ray Owes, Erick Dampier, Terry Cummings, and Brian Cardinal.

First Game In Golden State

In Kevin Durant’s first game after joining the Warriors, a loss to the Spurs, he would score 27 points, grab 10 rebounds, dish out four assists, and get two steals and two blocked shots.

Best Game With The Warriors

Kevin Durant’s highest scoring game during his first season in Golden State came in a win over his former team the Thunder on January 18, 2017 when he scored 40 points, including going 5 of 7 from behind the three point line, while also getting 12 rebounds, four assists, and three blocked shots.

Five Fun Facts About Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 12, 2017

Steve Kerr had a great NBA career as a player and he’s followed that up so far with a great career as a head coach too. He’s well liked by both fans and players, and has earned everyone’s respect. It isn’t too often that one comes along and excels both on the court and in the huddle.

Here is a look at five fun facts about Steve Kerr:

His Debut Game

In his NBA debut, a Suns loss to the Trail Blazers, Steve Kerr would come off the bench for Phoenix, play 8 minutes, get one rebound and one assist, and score three points as he went 1-for-1 from behind the arc.

How Many Teams?

As an NBA player, Steve Kerr played for six NBA teams: Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs (twice), and Portland Trail Blazers.

Best Game

In a 1992 Cavaliers win over the Pacers, Steve Kerr would score 24 points, the most of his NBA career.

Two Time Leader

Steve Kerr led the NBA in 3-point percentage twice, first with the Cavaliers in 1989/90 and then with the Bulls in 1994/95.

Who Had The Pick?

Steve Kerr was drafted by the Suns in 1988. The pick used to take him was originally owned by the Lakers and had been traded to Phoenix in 1985 as part of a package that acquired Maurice Lucas.

Five Fun Facts About Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 11, 2017

Without a doubt, Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the entire NBA. The Golden State Warriors are lucky enough to call him one of their own too. When he’s on the court, all eyes are on him… and understandably so!

Here are five fun facts about Stephen Curry:

What? Not His First Name?

Stephen Curry’s actual given first name he was given at birth was not “Stephen”. That’s his middle name. His actual first name is “Wardell”.

Record Breaker!

As a sophomore at Davidson College in North Carolina, Stephen Curry set a new NCAA record for most three point shots made in a season. A few years into his pro career, he would set the NBA record for most three point shots made in a season.

First Time League Leader

The first thing Stephen Curry would lead the NBA in was as a second year player during the 2010/11 season when he led all NBA players in free throw percentage, putting a .934 percentage up.

His First NBA Game

In his first NBA game ever, a loss to the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2009, Stephen Curry would score 14 points, grab two rebounds, dish out four assists, and get seven steals.

Over 40

On November 7, 2016, Stephen Curry broke the 40 point mark in a game for the very first time in his career. That game, a win over the New Orleans Pelicans, saw him make 13 of 17 shots from behind the 3-point line, finish with 46 points, and also five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

Five Fun Facts About Golden State Warriors Star Draymond Green

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 10, 2017

Draymond Green is one of the many star players who help make the Golden State Warriors one of the best teams in basketball. He has a workmanlike attitude and gives his all on the court. This great team wouldn’t be where they are today without him.

Here are five fun facts about Draymond Green:

Famous Alumni

Draymond Green attended Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Michigan. Other famous sports personalities to go to the same high school as him include former Raiders defensive back Terry McDaniel, NBA player Darvin Ham, NFL wide receiver Charles Rogers, and NFL player LaMarr Woodley.

The First Ever!

As a sophomore at Michigan State University during the 2009/10 season, Draymond Green became the first Spartans player to win the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Finally! A Chance

Draymond Green started just one game for the Warriors as a rookie during the 2012/13 season. It came in the 58th game of the year, a loss on the road to the Knicks. In that game he score four points, grabbed five rebounds, and ended up with a steal, an assist, and a block to go along with his five personal fouls.

Milestones

The first NBA team Draymond Green would score double figures against during his career was Charlotte. The first time he had a 20 point game in the league it came against the Timberwolves. The first time he would go over the 30 point mark in an NBA game it came against the Chicago Bulls.

His Favorite Opponent

After five seasons in the NBA, the team Draymond Green would score the most total points against was the Sacramento Kings.

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