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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.

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.

Five Fun Facts: Boston Red Sox Home Runs

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on August 9, 2016

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most popular teams in baseball and with good reason. They had some great years, performances, and players over the years. Here is a look at five fun facts about Boston Red Sox home runs.

The Red Sox 200 Home Run club

The first ten players to hit 200 or more home runs while wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform were Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, Rico Petrocelli, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Mo Vaughn, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz.

Boston Red Sox All Star Game Home Runs

Ted Williams set the Red Sox team record for most All-Star Game home runs when he hit on in 1941, two in the 1946 game, and then one in the 1956 All-Star Game. Fred Lynn came close to tying him after hitting one each in the 1976, 1979, and 1980 All-Star Games.

First Round Red Sox Draft Picks and Their Home Runs

The first six Red Sox first round draft picks to hit 100 or more home runs during their MLB career were Jim Rice, Mo Vaughn, Scott Hatteberg, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciapara, and David Murphy.

50 Home Run Seasons for the Boston Red Sox

Jimmie Foxx hit 50 home runs for the Red Sox in 1938. The team wouldn’t see another 50 home run season until David Ortiz hit 54 in 2006.

David Ortiz and His First Red Sox Home Run

The first home run David Ortiz would hit as a member of the Boston Red Sox was a solo shot on April 27, 2003 off of Mickey Callaway in a 6-4 Boston win over the Angels.

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