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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

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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

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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 About Broncos 2016 First Round Pick Paxton Lynch

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 4, 2016

Paxton Lynch spent three seasons as the starting quarterback for the University of Memphis prior to declaring for the NFL Draft. He was highly thought of by a lot of football minds, including John Elway of the Broncos who engineered a late first round trade to improve his team’s position and select Lynch with the 26th overall pick. Anyone looking for some Paxton Lynch fun facts, need look no further than here.

Paxton Lynch’s Birthplace

Paxton Lynch was born in San Antonio, Texas. Other football players born in San Antonio to go on and play quarterback in the NFL like Paxton Lynch include Tony Adams, Richard Bartel, Koy Detmer, Steve Grogan, Randy Johnson, Kliff Kingsbury, Tommy Kramer, Tobin Rote, and Jim Bob Taylor.

Paxton Lynch’s Best College FB Game

He had a number of great ones, but one of the best games Paxton Lynch had while in college came in a win over BYU in the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl when he completed 24 of 46 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing the ball 13 times for 38 yards and another three touchdowns.

Another Great Paxton Lynch Game

The next season, in 2015, Paxton Lynch had another great game. In a 63-0 Memphis win over SMU, he tied an FBS record when he threw seven touchdown passes in the first half.

The Most Passing Yards By Paxton Lynch

The most passing yards Paxton Lynch ever had in one game in college was the 447 he threw for in a 2015 win on the road at the University of Tulsa.

Paxton Lynch: Others Taken at Number 26

The Broncos chose Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Other interesting names to be chosen over the years with the 26th pick include Steve Sewell, Clay Matthews, Lito Sheppard, Dana Stubblefield, Billy Ray Smith, Don Mosebar, Jim Harbaugh, Joe DeLamielleure, Robert Porcher, Alan Faneca, Dave Brown, and Ray Lewis.

Five Fun Facts About Dolphins 2016 First Round Pick Laremy Tunsil

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 3, 2016

Laremy Tunsil was purely dominant as an offensive tackle at Ole Miss during the two and a half seasons he was active. He quickly drew notice from NFL teams and was talked about as a possible number one overall selection prior to the Rams and then Eagles trading up to position themselves to select the two highly rated quarterbacks. Tunsil eventually fell to the Dolphins with the 13th pick. Here are five Laremy Tunsil fun facts for those interested in this great young player.

Laremy Tunsil’s Birthday

Laremy Tunsil was born on August 2nd, 1994. Other NFL players who share his August 2nd birthday include Brandon Browner, Brad Ottis, Golden Tate, John Scully, Kerry Rhodes, Elijah Alexander, Chris Liwienski, Billy Cannon, Burgess Owens, Matt Hazeltine, Tom Rafferty, and Ed West.

Laremy Tunsil: Number One

Coming out of Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida, Laremy Tunsil was ranked as the number one offensive tackle prospect in the nation.

Laremy Tunsil’s Final College Football Game

In his final college football game, Laremy Tunsil scored the first and only touchdown of his career. It came at the end of the first half of the 2016 Sugar Bowl when Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly rolled out to the right and threw a lateral pass back to a wide open Laremy Tunsil for the easy score.

Laremy Tunsil and Top 15 Draft Picks from Ole Miss

Laremy Tunsil was the 10th Ole Miss player ever selected in the first 15 picks of the NFL Draft. The previous nine were Parker Hall, Merle Hapes, Ed Beatty, Jim Dunaway, Stan Hindman, Mike Dennis, Archie Manning, Eli Manning, and Patrick Willis.

Jumping Laremy Tunsil

At the Ole Miss Pro Day held before the 2016 NFL Draft, Laremy Tunsil was measured in with a vertical leap of 28.5 inches and a nine foot three inch broad jump.

Five Fun Facts About Cowboys 2016 First Round Pick Ezekiel Elliott

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 2, 2016

Ezekiel Elliott was the highest rated running back available in the 2016 NFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys didn’t wast any time selecting him. When Dallas picked Ezekiel Elliott in the draft, using the fourth overall pick to do so, it showed how highly they thought of this great player out of Ohio State University. Here is a look at five fun facts about this highly touted young running back.

Ezekiel Elliott’s High School Stats

Ezekiel Elliott was a star running back for John Burroughs High School in Ladue, Missouri. As a junior, he ran for 1,802 yards and 34 touchdowns. As a senior, his total rushing yards rose to 2,155 and he scored 40 touchdowns on the ground.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Best College Football Game

Ezekiel Elliott’s best college football game came in 2015 against Indiana when he carried the ball 23 times for 274 yards, an average of 11.9 yards per carry, and three touchdowns.

Jumping Ezekiel Elliott

At the 2016 NFL Combine held before the NFL Draft, Ezekiel Elliott was measured to have a 32.5 inch vertical leap and a broad jump of nine feet 10 inches.

Ezekiel Elliott Finished 8th in Heisman Voting

In 2015, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott finished in 8th place in voting for the Heisman Trophy. The seven players finishing ahead of him were Dalvin Cook of Florida State, Leonard Fournette of LSU, Keenan Reynolds of Navy, Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, Deshaun Watson of Clemson, Christian McCaffrey of Stanford, and the winner, Derrick Henry of Alabama.

How Many First Round Running Backs Have The Cowboys Drafted?

The Dallas Cowboys had selected seven running backs in the NFL Draft, prior to taking Ezekiel Elliott in 2016. Those seven players were Calvin Hill in 1969, Duane Thomas in 1970, Bill Thomas in 1972, Charley Young in 1974, Tony Dorsett in 1977, Emmitt Smith in 1990, and Felix Jones in 2008.

Five Fun Facts About Chargers 2016 First Round Draft Pick Joey Bosa

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 1, 2016

Joey Bosa came out of Ohio State University as a highly thought of linebacker on the national scene. The Chargers selected Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in 2016, making him the first defensive player taken that year. Here is a look at five fun facts about this young and impressive defensive star.

Two Time Winner of the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year

The Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year is given out to the best Big Ten defensive lineman as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Joey Bosa won the award twice, first in 2014 and then again in 2015. He was the third player to win it twice after Mike Vrabel in 1995 and 1996 and Wendell Bryant in 2000 and 2001.

Joey Bosa Attended an Impressive High School

Joey Bosa attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Other famous football players who went to high school there include Geno Atkins, Giovani Bernard, Michael Irvin, Brian Piccolo, Daryl Porter, and Major Wright.

Joey Bosa’s College Football Quarterback Sacks

Joey Bosa would finish his three year college football career with 26 total sacks. The first sack he ever got at the college level came against Northwestern in 2013. His last came in 2015 against Michigan.

Other Chargers Top 3 NFL Draft Selections

When the NFL world heard the Chargers select Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in 2016, it was only the fifth time San Diego had held a pick in the top three. They’d had the number two pick three times, selecting Walt Sweeney in 1963, Bo Matthews in 1974, and Ryan Leaf in 1998. They’d also held the number one overall pick in 2004, using it to pick quarterback Eli Manning before trading him to the Giants.

Joey Bosa’s Famous Father

Joey Bosa’s father, John, played football at Boston College. He would go on and spend the 1987, 1988, and 1989 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 3

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 21, 2014

Fun Facts About Picks #23 – #32 In The 2014 NFL Draft

Here is Part 3, the final installment of fun facts about each of the first round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.  If you haven’t read the first two parts yet, you can find them here:

Part 1:  Picks #1 – #12

Part 2:  Picks #13 – #22

#23 – Dee Ford

-With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive end Dee Ford out of Auburn. Ford was the MVP of the 2014 Senior Bowl, the All-Star game played following the regular season.

#24 – Darqueze Dennard

-Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, a cornerback, was made the 24th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals had used the 24th pick in the draft twice before, first on two time Heisman Trophy winning running back Archie Griffin in 1976 and then in 2006 on defensive back Johnathan Joseph.

#25 – Jason Verrett

-With the 25th pick in the draft in 2014, the San Diego Chargers picked cornerback Jason Verrett out of TCU. Verrett was not offered a scholarship coming out of high school, but four years later he was named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.

#26 – Marcus Smith

-Linebacker Marcus Smith out of Louisville was the 26th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles did not start out with the 26th pick. They received it from the Browns as part of the package when Cleveland traded up to take quarterback Johnny Manziel.

#27 – Deone Bucannon

-With the 27th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Deone Bucannon, a safety out of Washington State University. Though a linebacker in college, Bucannon played quarterback in high school in Georgia.

#28 – Kelvin Benjamin

-Kelvin Benjamin, a wide receiver from Florida State, was the 28th pick in the draft in 2014 and was selected by the Carolina Panthers. His 15 touchdown receptions in 2013 were the most of any player in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

#29 – Dominique Easley

-The New England Patriots made Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley the 29th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Easley attended Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. Other notable people to have attended the same high school as him include author Amy Vanderbilt, Soccer Hall of Fame member Jack Hynes, 1912 Olympic silver medalist Abel Kiviat, and baseball player Bobby Thomson who was made famous for “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.

#30 – Jimmie Ward

-Jimmie Ward, a safety out of Northern Illinois, was the 30th player taken in the draft in 2014 when he was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers. He was the second highest selection ever out of Northern Illinois University. Five years earlier in 2009, linebacker Larry English had been selected by the San Diego Chargers.

#31 – Bradley Roby

-The 31st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was used by the Denver Broncos to select Bradley Roby, a cornerback out of Ohio State University. The final interception of Bradley Roby’s college career came off of quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase of the University of Illinois on November 16, 2013. It happened in the first quarter and he returned the ball 63 yards for a touchdown.

#32 – Teddy Bridgewater

-Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the 32nd and final pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was picked by the Minnesota Vikings. The most TD passes Bridgewater threw in one game in college was five. He did this twice, first as asophomore in a win over Temple and then as a junior in a win over Ohio.

Don’t forget to check out the previous two parts:

Part 1:  Picks #1 – #12

Part 2:  Picks #13 – #22

Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 2

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 16, 2014

We previously looked at the first 12 players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft from a fun fact angle.  Now, we’ll continue on with the next 10.  Are you seeing a pattern?  Yes, Part 3 will follow with a look at the final 10 players picked in the first round.

Fun Facts About Selections #13 – #22 In The 2014 NFL Draft

#13 – Aaron Donald

-The St. Louis Rams chose defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 13th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. This was the team’s second pick after having taken Greg Robinson second overall. Even though this selection came in the first half of the first round, it was the team’s last pick in that year’s draft.

#14 – Kyle Fuller

-The Chicago Bears chose cornerback Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech with the 14th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He attended Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Other notable sports names that went to the same high school include NFL head coach Jim Schwartz, Major League Baseball player Mark Teixeira, and Gold Medal winning Olympic swimmer Tommy Hannan.

#15 – Ryan Shazier

-The Pittsburgh Steelers used the 15th pick in 2014 NFL Draft on Ryan Shazier, a linebacker out of Ohio State. The Steelers had used the 15th overall pick on a linebacker twice before in their history, first on Huey Richardson in 1991 and then again on Lawrence Timmons in 2007.

#16 – Zack Martin

-The Dallas Cowboys owned the 16th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it on offensive tackle Zack Martin out of Notre Dame. When the Fighting Irish defeated Rutgers in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, Martin was named the MVP.

#17 – C.J. Mosley

-The Baltimore Ravens chose the 17th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it to select linebacker C.J. Mosley out of Alabama. This was the highest the team had drafted a linebacker since 2003 when they picked Terrell Suggs 10th overall.

#18 – Calvin Pryor

-Calvin Pryor, a safety out of Louisville, was picked 18th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. This was the fifth highest a Louisville player had ever been taken. The four higher selections were Lenny Lyles with the 11th pick in 1958, Ken Kortas with the 9th pick in 1964, Joe Johnson with the 13th pick in 1994, and Amobi Okoye with the 10th pick in 2007.

#19 – Ja’Wuan James

-The Miami Dolphins chose offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James out of Tennessee with the 19th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. James left college having started more consecutive games, a total of 49, than any offensive lineman in Tennessee Volunteers history.

#20 – Brandin Cooks

-The New Orleans Saints used the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on wide receiver Brandin Cooks out of Oregon State. The Saints had only used the 20th overall pick in the draft once before. In 1993 they used it on tight end Irv Smith out of Notre Dame.

#21 – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

-With the 21st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers chose safety Ha’Sean (Ha Ha) Clinton-Dix out of the University of Alabama. This was the third time the team had selected a linebacker from Alabama in their long history. They had previously chosen Rich Wingo in 1979 and Thomas Boyd in 1982.

#22 – Johnny Manziel

-The Cleveland Browns used the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. This made Manziel the second highest drafted Aggies quarterback ever after Ryan Tannehill who was picked with the eighth overall pick in 2012. He was also just the eighth Texas A&M quarterback ever picked in the NFL Draft. The other six were Charlie Milstead in 1960, Ed Hargett in 1969, Gary Kubiak in 1983, Bucky Richardson in 1992, Reggie McNeal in 2006, and Stephen McGee in 2009.

Did you miss the previous look at the first part of the 2014 NFL Draft?

Check it out right here:  Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 1

Also, check out Part 3 here: Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 3

 

Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 15, 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft, like all NFL Drafts, was a lot of fun and will have a big impact on the league. Here is a look at some fun facts about this yearly tradition that brought in a fine selection of good young players.

-The official name of the NFL Draft is the NFL Players Selection Meeting.

-Two teams tied for the most selections in the 2014 NFL Draft with both the Jets and the 49ers having 12 picks.

-The offensive position with the most players taken in the 2014 NFL Draft was wide receiver at 34. The most selected defensive position was linebackers, also with 34 player picked at that position.

-The team that had the fewest picks in the 2014 NFL Draft was the Colts with five selections.

-Every position in football had multiple players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft except punter. The lone punter selected this year was Pat O’Donnell, picked in the 6th round by the Bears out of the University of Cincinnati.

Fun Facts About The First Dozen Selections In The 2014 NFL Draft:

#1 – Jadeveon Clowney

-The Houston Texans had the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it on defensive end Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina. The only other time a South Carolina Gamecocks player had been selected with the top pick was in 1981 when the New Orleans Saints selected running back George Rogers.

#2 – Greg Robinson

-With the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected offensive tackle Greg Robinson out of Auburn. This was the second time in five years that St. Louis had used the second overall pick on an offensive lineman, having drafted offensive tackle Jason Smith out of Baylor with the pick in 2009.

#3 – Blake Bortles

-The Jacksonville Jaguars used the third overall pick in 2014 on quarterback Blake Bortles out of the University of Central Florida. He was the second player ever taken in the NFL Draft out of Central Florida. The first was quarterback Daunte Culpepper by the Vikings with the 11th pick in 1999.

#4 – Sammy Watkins

-The fourth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft saw the Buffalo Bills select wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of Clemson. This tied for the highest Buffalo had ever drafted a wide receiver, having taken J.D. Hill out of Arizona State with the fourth pick in 1971.

#5 – Khalil Mack

-The Oakland Raiders used the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on linebacker Khalil Mack out of the University of Buffalo. This was the first time a Buffalo Bulls player had ever been taken in the first round.

#6 – Jake Matthews

-The Atlanta Falcons used the sixth overall pick in 2014 on offensive tackle Jake Matthews out of Texas A&M. Matthews had been a high school teammate at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas of cornerback D.J. Hayden who was selected in the first round the year before in 2013 by the Raiders.

#7 – Mike Evans

-Jake Matthews’ teammate, wide receiver Mike Evans, was taken one pick later with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last time the Bucs had used a first round pick on a wide receiver was in 2004 when they selected Michael Clayton with the 15th pick out of LSU.

#8 – Justin Gilbert

-Cornerback Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State was the eighth overall pick in 2014 by the Cleveland Browns. He was the defensive MVP for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.

#9 – Anthony Barr

-Anthony Barr was selected ninth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft out of UCLA by the Minnesota Vikings. Anthony Barr’s father, Tony Brooks, and two uncles, Reggie Brooks and Cedric Figaro also played in the NFL.

#10 – Eric Ebron

-The Detroit Lions used the 10th pick in the NFL Draft in 2014 on tight end Eric Ebron out of North Carolina. He was the first tight end selected that year and also the second Tar Heels tight end ever taken in the first round. The first had been Ethan Horton by the Chiefs in 1985.

#11 – Taylor Lewan

-The Tennessee Titans used the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on offensive tackle Taylor Lewan out of Michigan. Lewan didn’t start playing on the offensive line until his senior year of high school, having played defensive end up until then.

#12 – Odell Beckham

-The New York Giants chose wide receiver Odell Beckham out of LSU with the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham would go on to see eight of his teammates selected before the draft ended. This gave LSU nine selections in 2014 (Beckham, Ego Ferguson, Jeremy Hill, Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Lamin Barrow, Zach Mettenberger, Alfred Blue, and James Wright) which was more than any other college.

Check out some fun facts about the next 10 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft!

After that, check out Part 3 of Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft!

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