Hughes Named Nagurski Trophy Finalist
TCU defensive end is also a finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award
Nov. 19, 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Football Writers Association of America and Charlotte Touchdown Club have announced TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes as one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, honoring the nation's top defensive player.
It's the second straight season Hughes has been a Nagurski Trophy finalist. This year's other finalists are Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer, Tennessee strong safety Eric Berry, Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Hughes is also one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He is a semifinalist for the Lott Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award. Hughes is also one of just three defensive players to be included among 15 "Players to Watch" for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2009 Player of the Year award.
A senior from Sugar Land, Texas, Hughes was named to all five Midseason All-America teams (SI.com, CBSSports.com, Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele's).
With 13 tackles for loss, including 10 1/2 sacks, Hughes has been instrumental in No. 4 TCU's 10-0 season. He totaled eight tackles, including 2 1/2 for loss with 1 1/2 sacks and three quarterback hurries in last week's 55-28 win over Utah. His 49 tackles place third on TCU.
Hughes was a consensus All-American last season when he led the nation with 15 sacks.
Last month, Hughes received a Local Hero Award from Bank of America for his community work. He is on pace to graduate this spring, in four years, with a degree in communications.
Hughes was ranked as the No. 1 defensive end in the nation by Lindy's and Rivals. He has also been rated by Mel Kiper Jr. as the nation's No. 2 defensive end prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Hughes and the other Nagurski Trophy finalists will travel to Charlotte for the Dec. 7 banquet and presentation of the award at the Westin Hotel.
The FWAA's National Defensive Player of the Year award is named after Bronko Nagurski, who dominated college football at Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle from 1927-29.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Henry is a cheating bastard...
Originally he said he only handled the ball accidentally but later admitted he intentionally did it and it is the refs fault for not making the correct call. One, he is kind of right, although didn't really help his case admitted he is a large doucher.
I know this sucks for Ireland, being it the biggest game in their country's history and all, but it might be good for the game of soccer as a whole in terms of video replays. It is time. It is time to stop saying for tradition and other BS reasons why video replay shouldn't be implemented into the game. It is the slowest game ever, who cares if it slows it down.
Whatever... I don't feel like talking about this anymore. I love soccer and now hate Henry and France. Screw soccer.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
TCU passed Cincinnati for the # 4 ranking in the BCS poll. TCU is also ranked 4th in the AP, Coaches, and Harris polls.
TCU will wait for a nice loss from Florida, Alabama, or Texas to move up even more and make those BCS money-men sweat a little more.
Good ranking for the moment, but will mean nothing if they do not play as they have against a very good Utah team next week. Suck it college football!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
MWC Women's Soccer: New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert vs BYU
The video of New Mexico Junior defender Elizabeth Lambert vs BYU. These actions have gotten her suspended indefinitely from the team.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Manu "Batman" Ginobili hit a bat out of mid-air recently during a game and this is PETA's response...
"Here's our take on it: To bludgeon a 4-ounce animal to death, it takes either a small man or a totally unthinking one—with no respect or consideration for lives humbler than his own. This is a time when athletes in particular need to be on their best behavior around any animal and show that they have brains and a heart, not just reactionary brawn.
Bats always try to avoid contact with humans, and there are plenty of easy ways to keep bats out of a basketball arena (or your home). We hope that the next time someone's life is on the line, Manu Ginobili will take just a few seconds to think before he acts."
The link in the middle of their quote links to something about Michael Vick and animal cruelty. Comparing this to Michael Vick is the epitome of why everyone who is sensible thinks PETA is insane and sometimes even childish. PETA's lack of distinguishing between what is moral and not and what is really worth discussing and a brief youtube clip is the reason why no one will ever take any opinion from PETA seriously. This, in turn, almost makes their exsistance tragic because they have a generally good stance, but have become a punch-line by their ignorance and insanity. I'll end by saying... screw vegetarians.