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Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 14, 2015

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10 New England Patriots You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on November 18, 2014

We all know those favorite or longtime members of our favorite teams. Sometimes what happens in professional sports though is that a player starts his career with one team before making it big and becoming known for playing with another team. Other times, players finish their pro careers playing with a team they are not known for. The Patriots are no different here and sometimes it’s fun to take a look at some players you may not remember playing for them.

Vinny Testaverde

Vinny Testaverde had a long NFL career and due in large part to the fact that he had very few serious injuries, he ranks pretty highly in a number of career passing categories. He played in 2006 for the Patriots, completing a total of 2 of 3 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Damon Huard

Damon Huard starred at the University of Washington before having a decent pro career at quarterback in the NFL, known mostly for his time with the Miami Dolphins. In 2003, he played one season with the Patriots, throwing an incompletion in his one and only pass attempt with the team.

Mark van Eeghen

Mark van Eeghen was a star running back for the rough and tumble Oakland Raiders teams of the 1970s. He finished his career playing with the Patriots in 1982 and 1983, rushing for a total of 744 yards and two touchdowns.

Marion Butts

Marion Butts came out of nowhere to be a big name running back for the Chargers in the early 1990s, named to the Pro Bowl in 1990 and 1991. In 1994, Butts played his one and only season for the Patriots, rushing for over 700 yards and scoring eight touchdowns.

Fred Taylor

For years and years, Fred Taylor was one of the best running backs in the league while playing for the Jaguars. Over the course of his career in Jacksonville he had seven 1,000 yards seasons and he gained over 11,000 rushing yards. He spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons in New England, where he rushed for a total of 424 yards and four touchdowns.

Larry Centers

Larry Centers was one of the best receiving fullbacks in the NFL during his career, being named to three Pro Bowls. After nine seasons with the Cardinals, two with the Redskins, and two with the Bills, he spent his last NFL season in 2003 with the Patriots, rushing for 82 yards while racking up 106 receiving yards.

Jamie Morris

Jamie Morris came into the NFL out of the University of Michigan as the little brother of Joe Morris who had gained fame with the Giants. After two seasons with the Redskins, he played his third and final NFL season with the Patriots in 1990 where he ran the ball two times and gained four yards.

Terry Allen

1999 saw Terry Allen come to the Patriots for one season. He had been very productive during his time with the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, including four 1,000 yard seasons. During his one season with the Patriots, he gained 896 yards on the ground. He played two more seasons in the NFL after that, one with the Saints and one with the Ravens.

Chuck Foreman

Chuck Foreman was another big name running back for the Vikings who ended his career with New England. He did it earlier though, starring in Minnesota during the 1970s before playing 1980, his last season in the NFL, with the Patriots. He gained 63 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground that year.

Henry Ellard

Henry Ellard was a Pro Bowl receiver who gained over 13,000 yards and went to three Pro Bowls during his career. He had seven 1,000 yard seasons, four with the Rams and three with the Redskins. He played part of the final season of his career with the Patriots, catching five passes for 86 yards.

5 Fun Facts About Wes Welker

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 15, 2013

Wes Welker was not highly touted coming out of college, but after a short time as an unappreciated return man, he got his chance to show what he could do in the NFL as a starting wide receiver. He put up big numbers in New England with Tom Brady and then got the opportunity to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great player.

The Most In School History!

In the 2002 game against the Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Wes Welker set a then single game school record when he caught 14 passes.

He Did What?

In a 2004 Dolphins loss to the Patriots, receiver Wes Welker briefly filled in at kicker against his future team. He made one extra point in the 24-10 Miami loss. He also kicked a 29 yard field goal.

A Couple Pretty Big Names

The first four quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Wes Welker during his NFL career were Joey Harrington with Miami, Tom Brady and Matt Cassel with the Patriots, and Peyton Manning with the Broncos.

Three Against Them

Before coming to Denver to play for the Broncos, Wel Welker had scored three career touchdowns in games against his future team. The first had been a six yarder thrown to him by Matt Cassel in 2008, the second was an eight yarder by Tom Brady in 2009, and the last was another eight yarder from Brady in 2012.

100 Yard Games

Wel Welker had 28 100-yard games during his time playing for the Patriots. The most yards he had in a game with New England was the 217 he put up in a Patriots loss to Buffalo in 2011.


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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5 Fun Facts About Tim Tebow

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 10, 2013
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

 

Tim Tebow was a dominant college quarterback who has gone on to have an intriguing NFL career. At times wanted by teams, coaches, teammates, and fans, while other times shunned or even laughed off. Whichever side you fall on, here are five fun facts about this truly great athlete.

The Tebow Rule

The 2011 NCAA football season started with a new rule that was dubbed by the media as the Tebow Rule. Tebow was gone from the college game by then but one part of his play had changed the game. The rule stated that players were banned from putting messages on the eye black paint that is popularly worn by many below the eyes. Tim Tebow had been known during college to write biblical verses on his eye black but players coming after him would not be allowed to do so.

Tim Tebow Trivia!

How Far?

At the NFL Scouting Combine in 2010, the football league’s workout for prospective rookies, Tim Tebow’s broad jump was measured in at nine feet seven inches in length.

Everyone Remembers Their First Time

Tim Tebow threw his first NFL touchdown pass on November 14, 2010 in a 49-29 win over the Chiefs. The play happened in the third quarter, went for three yards, and was caught by Spencer Larsen. This was Larsen’s first NFL touchdown too.

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Run, Run, Away

Tim Tebow had his first 100 yard rushing game in the NFL on November 6, 2011 in a 38-24 Broncos win over the Raiders. That game saw him carry the ball 13 times for 118 yards for a 9.08 yard per carry average.

If You Can’t Beat Him, Trade For Him

Before joining the New York Jets for the 2012 season, Tim Tebow had beaten the Jets in his only NFL start against them. That game had taken place on November 17, 2011 and saw Tebow complete 9 of 20 passes for 104 yards and also run the ball 8 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.  When the season was over the Jets acquired Tebow in a trade with the Broncos.


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