January 30, 2011 |
If Tanner Gibas of Covina Charter Oak ever makes it to the NFL, those who knew him early in high school will have a hard time believing it. "I was never into sports," he said. "I never liked football. I played Gremlin flag football and didn't like it at all. My dad said, 'Try one more time.' I thought I was going to be skateboarding and go to film school to make movies because that's all I liked to do. I never thought I'd be playing college football. It's very weird. " Guess what position Gibas plays?
October 23, 1999
Pasadena 14, Hoover 12--Hoover quarterback Daniel Shepard was stopped short on a two-point conversion attempt with 3:25 remaining at Pasadena City College. Joshua Witkop had scored on an eight-yard run for Hoover (1-6, 0-2), following a 76-yard kickoff return by Chris Rubio. Pasadena improved to 2-5, 1-1.
September 13, 1995 |
Will Bruin tailback Karim Abdul-Jabbar, sidelined because of a deep bruise in his lower back, play in Saturday's Pacific 10 opener against Oregon at the Rose Bowl? "Right now," he said Tuesday, "I'm leaning toward not playing." Abdul-Jabbar felt well enough Tuesday to make it onto the practice field as a spectator. He felt well enough to jog a bit and do some high-stepping in place. But that's when he felt a jolt in the injured area.
August 30, 1997 |
Linebacker Brian Willmer calls Fullerton home, but his ties to Washington are as strong as his first name. When Willmer's father, Wes, was a student at Seattle Pacific in the 1960s, he served as an orderly and traveling companion for Brian Sternberg, who set the world record in the pole vault at 16 feet 8 inches while at the University of Washington. Sternberg suffered severe spinal injuries in 1964, losing the use of his arms and legs, in a trampoline accident while preparing for the Olympics.
August 24, 1994 |
The drill was testing outside defenders' ability to rush during field-goal attempts, so when Andy Colbert flashed in front of holder Kevin Walker, he was doing what he was supposed to do. Up to a point. That point was kicker Bjorn Merten's right leg, which hit Colbert in the helmet Tuesday afternoon. Colbert walked away, but Merten, an All-American as a freshman, suffered a gash that required bandages and ice. Colbert suffered the wrath of Coach Terry Donahue.
September 25, 2005 |
College football coaches have 85 scholarships to award, so it's not surprising that they're finally turning their attention to the most unglamorous position of all: long snapper. In the past, most coaches wanted long snappers to earn a scholarship as a walk-on. But the position's growing importance is creating scholarship opportunities. Long snapper Christian Yount of Rancho Santa Margarita Tesoro accepted a scholarship to UCLA this month.