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Eight Fun Facts About Fired New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo

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

Ben McAdoo was fired today as the head coach of the New York Giants. The move had been speculated for sometime and all that was left to wonder about was if it would happen during the season or after. With the Giants sitting at 2-10, and having just lost to the Oakland Raiders, ownership felt it was time for a change and fired their head coach and also their general manager on the same day.

Here are eight fun facts about Ben McAdoo:

First NFL Job

Ben McAdoo’s first NFL coaching job was with the Saints when he was hired in 2004 to be the team’s offensive quality control coach.

Close Ties To Mike McCarthy

Ben McAdoo has coached with or for NFL head coach Mike McCarthy while with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and Green Bay Packers.

Number 17!

When he was hired in 2016, Ben McAdoo was the 17th head coach in New York Giants history.

That First Win!

Ben McAdoo got his first win as the head coach of the New York Giants, and his first win as a head coach ever, on September 11, 2016 when the Giants beat the Cowboys on the road in the season opener.

That First Loss!

The first team to beat a Ben McAdoo led Giants team was the Washington Redskins in the third game of the 2016 season.

That Last Win!

The last win the Giants would get with Ben McAdoo as head coach came on November 19, 2017 in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs.

That Last Loss!

the last loss the Giants would get with Ben McAdoo as head coach was to the Oakland Raiders on December 3, 2017.

Two Time Loser

Only one team was beaten by the Giants more than once while Ben McAdoo was the team’s head coach. New York beat the Dallas Cowboys in the first game of the 2016 season and then again on December 11 of that season, just under a year before he would be fired as Giants head coach.

Five Fun Facts About Tight End Jimmy Graham

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on November 27, 2017

Jimmy Graham is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the National Football League. He got his start with the New Orleans Saints and then moved on to star with the Seattle Seahawks. Between his size and his impressive athleticism, it’s no wonder so many teams don’t look forward to playing against him.

Here are five fun facts about tight end Jimmy Graham:

Jimmy Graham’s College Career

Jimmy Graham attended the University of Miami and even though he was eventually drafted into the National Football League, he actually played four seasons of basketball for the school and only played football during his final year of college.

Double Hurricanes

As a rookie in 2010, Jimmy Graham was a backup tight end for the New Orleans Saints. The starter was a fellow former Miami Hurricanes player, Jeremy Shockey.

The Most Touchdowns!

2013 saw Jimmy Graham notch 16 receiving touchdowns while playing with the Saints. That was the most TD receptions in the league that year.

Jimmy Graham’s First Seahawks Touchdown

In the fourth quarter of a Week 1 loss to the Rams in 2015, Jimmy Graham caught his first touchdown reception as a member of the Seahawks. It came from seven yards out and was thrown by Russell Wilson. Side note: There was no extra point kick following the touchdown as teammate Marshawn Lynch ran the ball in for a two point conversion.

First 100 Yard Game

In a loss to the Panthers on October 18, 2015, Jimmy Graham had his first 100 yard game for the Seahawks when he caught eight balls for 140 yards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Pick Leonard Fournette

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on April 27, 2017

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Leonard Fournette was an all world running back for the LSU Tigers, and with the fourth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars hope he’ll be exactly that for them as well.

Here are five fun facts about Leonard Fournette.

High School Pedigree

Leonard Fournette went to St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some famous names to go to that same high school include running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, running back Leroy Hoard, NBA player and coach Avery Johnson, wide receiver Alfred Jenkins, NBA player Kerry Kittles, and actor Carl Weathers, famous for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series.

Five Times!

Leonard Fournette rushed for over 200 yards in a game five times. He did this against Mississippi, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan, Auburn, and Texas Tech.

LSU First Rounders

Prior to Leonard Fournette, six other LSU running backs had been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Steve Van Buren in 1944
Dub Jones in 1946
Earl Gros in 1962
Charles Alexander in 1979
Harvey Williams in 1991
Joseph Addai in 2006

The First And Only

In a 2016 LSU win over Mississippi State, Leonard Fournette threw the one and only pass attempt of his college football career. It fell incomplete.

40 / 1

Leonard Fournette scored 40 rushing touchdowns during his college football career. He also added one TD reception during his entire time in college football.

Five Fun Facts About 2017 Chicago Bears Draft Pick Mitchell Trubisky

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on

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North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was taken with the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. The Bears had to trade up to get him but they may have their quarterback of the future.

Here are five fun facts about quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

First College Game

Mitchell Trubisky’s first college football action saw him complete 10 of 16 passes for a touchdown and an interception when he came on in relief in an early season win over Liberty University.

Lucky Number 7!

Mitchell Trubisky was the 7th quarterback out of North Carolina to ever be selected in the NFL Draft. The first six: Jim Camp in 1948, Jack Cummings in 1960, Danny Talbott in 1967, Jeff Beaver in 1968, Chris Kupec in 1975, and T.J. Yates in 2011.

Most TDs

The most TD passes Mitchell Trubisky threw in one college football game was five in a 2016 win over the Pitt Panthers.

Big Games

During his college football career, Mitchell Trubisky threw for 300 or more yards six times. He threw for 400 or more yards in three games.

55 Twice

The most rushing yards Mitchell Trubisky ever had in one game in college was 55 yards. He did this twice. First against The Citadel in 2016 and then again he had the exact same total the very next game against North Carolina State.

Five Fun Facts About 2017 Cleveland Browns Draft Pick Myles Garrett

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on

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The 2017 NFL Draft opened up with the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Myles Garrett, defensive end out of Texas A&M, with the first pick in the first round. Here are five fun packs about this highly anticipated player!

Pitching Headquarters

Myles Garrett went to Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. This is the same high school that produced highly rated pitchers Todd Van Poppel and Ben Grieve.

Shared Birthday

Myles Garrett was born on December 29, 1995. Other NFL names who share his December 29th birthday include Keenan Allen, Alfred Blue, Dave Wilson, David Whitehurst, Gary Huff, Michael Booker, Herm Edwards, and Lee Roy Jordan.

The First Ever

The first quarterback Myles Garrett sacked in college football was Dylan Thompson of the South Carolina Gamecocks.

More Than Half!

Myles Garrett finished the 2016 season, his last in college football, with a total of 8.5 sacks. He got 4.5 of those in one game. A 23-10 win over the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Lucky Number 13

Myles Garrett was the 13th player out of Texas A&M ever to be drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was also the third Texas A&M player taken by Cleveland in the first round. The other two: Quarterback Johnny Manziel in 2014 and linebacker Robert Jackson in 1977.

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