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Five Fun Facts About The Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 29, 2013

DeSean Jackson is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. You just never know what’s going to happen when he gets his hands on the ball. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great wide receiver.

7th Overall

DeSean Jackson was drafted in 2008 by the Eagles with the 49th overall pick. There were six wide receivers taken before him: Donnie Avery, Devin Thomas, Jordy Nelson, James Hardy, Eddie Royal, and Jerome Simpson.

First 100 Yard Game

DeSean Jackson had his first 100 yard game in his very first NFL game. On September 7, 2008, in a 38-3 Philadelphia win over the Rams, he caught six passes for 106 yards.

Three Different Types!

DeSean Jackson scored each of his first three touchdowns in a different way. His first NFL touchdown came on a 22 yard pass from Donovan McNabb. His second touchdown came on a 68 yard punt return. His third touchdown then came on a nine yard run.

47 Yards!

The first time DeSean Jackson caught a pass in the NFL it was good for a 47 yard gain. It was thrown to him by Donovan McNabb and he was tackled by Tye Hill of the Rams.

More Than Anyone Else

The 2010 season saw DeSean Jackson lead the NFL by averaging 22.5 yards per reception.

Five Fun Facts About Michael Jordan

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 25, 2013

Michael Jordan is obviously an all time great who holds many NBA records. He really was something else to watch out on the court too. Unforgettable in many ways. Here are some fun facts about this legendary player.

Wait… What?

Michael Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963. He does not hold the record though for most three point shots attempted or made by someone born on February 17th. Those marks belong to Al Harrington.

Leave The Court, Young Man!

The first time Michael Jordan fouled out of an NBA game was on December 29, 1984 In a 104-101 loss to the Hawks during his rookie season. He scored 21 points and grabbed four rebounds that day.

Giving His All

Michael Jordan played all 82 games of the NBA season eight times during his 15 year career. This includes both the first year and the last year of his time in the NBA.

Best All-Star Game

Michael Jordan’s best career All-Star Game was in 1988 when he scored 40 points, grabbed eight rebounds, had three assists, four steals, and four blocked shots.

His Last Time Out

In his last NBA game, a 107-87 Wizards loss to the 76ers on April 16, 2003, Michael Jordan played 28 minutes, scored 15 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out four assists. The leading scorer in his last NBA game was Kwame Brown.

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 22, 2013

In preparation for the big game coming up Sunday night!

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Ohio State Buckeyes Fun Fact NFL Draft Graphic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 21, 2013

Buckeyes - First Round Draft Picks

Marshawn Lynch Fun Fact Graphic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 20, 2013

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Five Fun Facts About The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 18, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks came into the NFL in 1976, the same year as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have endeared themselves to football fans in the Pacific Northwest since then and are a big part of sports in the region. Here are five fun facts about this always entertaining NFL team.

It All Started In Cheney

Eastern Washington University is a small college located in Cheney, Washington, just west of Spokane. In 1976, the Seahawks got their on-field start there as it was the home of their first training camp. The club would actually hold training camp there from 1976 to 1985 and then come back for another run from 1986 to 2007.

Someone Had To Be First

The first quarterback the Seahawks ever took in the NFL Draft was Steve Myer out of the University of New Mexico in the fourth round in 1976. He threw six TD passes during his time with the team.

7 Quarterbacks And A Running Back

Seahawks Hall of Famer Steve Largent caught touchdown passes from eight different players during his career. He was thrown seven by quarterbacks (Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, Steve Myer, Jeff Kemp, Gale Gilbert, Bill Munson, and Sam Adkins) and one by a running back (David Sims).

Take That… San Diego!

The first team that the Seahawks would defeat 20 or more times total in their history was the San Diego Chargers. Seattle actually lost the first nine games they played against San Diego, finally pulling off their first win in the series at home in 1981.

The First 5!

The first five running backs to have 100 yard games for the Seattle Seahawks were Sherman Smith, David Sims, Al Hunter, Dan Doornink, and Jim Jodat.

Kansas City Chiefs Fun Fact Graphic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 17, 2013

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Rajon Rondo Fun Fact Graphic – Boston Celtics!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 15, 2013

Celtics - Rajon Rondo Firsts

Pittsburgh Steelers Sports Graphic – 1000 Yard Rushers

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 14, 2013

Steelers - First 5 1000 Yard Rushers

RIP: Todd Christensen – BYU/Raiders – 5 Fun Facts Special Edition

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 13, 2013

The news hit today that former BYU running back and Raiders tight end Todd Christensen passed away today due to complications during liver transplant surgery. What a pair of hands this man had. Those 1980s Raiders teams saw Christensen catch everything thrown his way. He even led the NFL in receptions twice in 1983 and 1986. He would later become famous as a broadcaster and more than hold his own there too. He accomplished a great deal as a football player. From the testimonials coming out it seems he was an even better person.

RIP: Todd Christensen

In your honor, here are Five Fun Facts About Todd Christensen.

The First One Ever!

On December 18, 1976, Todd Christensen scored the first touchdown by a BYU player in a postseason bowl game ever. It came on a one yard run and tied up the 1976 Tangerine Bowl at 6-6 between BYU and Oklahoma State. BYU would eventually lose 49-21.

Slow Starter… But It Paid Off

Todd Christensen did not catch his first pass in the NFL until his third season in th eleague in 1981. It was a 21 yard reception for a touchdown, came in a 36-10 victory over the Vikings, and was thrown to him by Jim Plunkett.

41 By Air… But What About The Other?

Todd Christensen scored 42 touchdowns during his NFL career. He scored 41 of them on touchdown receptions. The lone other touchdown, the first one he ever scored, came in a 38-24 win over the Chargers in 1980 when he recovered a fumble in the end zone.

More Than Against Any Other

The San Diego Chargers were the only team that Todd Christensen would gain over 1,000 career receiving yards against during his time in the NFL. He finished with 1,280 in 15 games against San Diego. In second place on that list is the Seahawks who he gained 792 career receiving yards against in 14 games.

Four Threw 41

Todd Christensen caught touchdown passes from four different players during his NFL career. He caught 20 from Jim Plunkett, 16 from Marc Wilson, 3 from Rusty Hilger, and 2 from Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen.

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