December 13, 1986 |
This, a skeptical Brad Budde was quickly assured, was not going to be another of those stories about how he has followed in his famous father's cleat marks to become an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. Honest, Brad, there will hardly be a mention of this being the only time in pro football history that a father and son were drafted in the first round by the same team--decades apart, of course.
August 20, 1996 |
Barring injury between now and Sunday, when USC opens against Penn State, Travis Claridge will become the first freshman offensive lineman to start an opener for the Trojans since 1979. Claridge, 6 feet 6 and 290 pounds, beat out sophomore David Pratchard at right guard. The last true freshman offensive lineman to start an opener was Brad Budde. Claridge, 18, is from Vancouver, Wash. * Junior wide receiver Larry Parker, slowed for two weeks by a hamstring pull, won't play against Penn State.
October 29, 2000 |
Twenty new members have been selected to the fifth class of USC's Athletic Hall of Fame. Alphabetically, they are Hal Bedsole, Bob Boyd, Brad Budde, Don Buford, Sam Cunningham, Jack Davis, Craig Fertig, Bruce Furniss, Ray George, Jimmy Gunn, Alex Hannum, Tom Kelly, Dave Kingman, Lenny Krayzelburg, Rick Leach, Earl Meadows, John Rudometkin, Makoto Sakamoto, Bill Sefton and Steve Timmons. They will be inducted May 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.
October 3, 2000 |
Rich Dimler, the rough-and-tumble New Jersey native who played nose guard for USC's 1978 national championship team, died Saturday of pancreatitis. He was 44. Dimler was the anchor of the Trojans' defensive line in the mid-1970s, big and bearded, his words thick with the accent of Bayonne, N.J. He was a four-year letter winner who served as co-captain of the championship team.
December 11, 2005
Lombardi Award winners, given to the nation's top college lineman or linebacker: 2005...A.J. Hawk, Ohio State, LB 2004...David Pollack, Georgia, DE 2003...Tommie Harris, Oklahoma, DT 2002...Terrell Suggs, Arizona State, DE 2001...Julius Peppers, North Carolina, DE 2000...Jamal Reynolds, Florida State, DE 1999...Corey Moore, Virginia Tech, DE 1998...Dat Nguyen, Texas A&M, LB 1997...Grant Wistrom, Nebraska, DE 1996...Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1995...Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1994...
October 16, 1986 |
It isn't over till it's over. Wednesday, the Raiders got another in their series of daily communications from the National Football League office, this one fining 10 of them for their parts in the Kansas City melee Oct. 5. Howie Long got the big tab, $2,000, for his engagement with Brad Budde, in which he broke Budde's nose. Nine other Raiders were fined $400 apiece, for a grand total of $5,600. Monday, Greg Townsend was suspended for Sunday's game at Miami.