November 10, 2007 |
BERKELEY -- The Heisman Trophy campaign for wide receiver DeSean Jackson includes a splashy feature on California's website titled, "The 1 to Watch." USC defensive backs will be watching -- and no doubt listening to -- Jackson today when the 12th-ranked Trojans play the 24th-ranked Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium. Senior cornerback Terrell Thomas, in particular, has been waiting for a showdown with the former Long Beach Poly High star.
January 3, 2010 |
DeSean Jackson's remarkable ability to get behind players -- defensive backs, particularly -- has propelled the Philadelphia receiver to the Pro Bowl in only his second season. But Jackson has never been behind players quite the way he was on draft day in 2008, when he not only tumbled out of the first round, but saw six receivers selected in front of him in the second. It was a humbling, albeit brief, experience for the former California star who now chops defenders down to size on a weekly basis.
November 4, 2006 |
California sophomore wide receiver DeSean Jackson likes UCLA. He really does. After all, his cousin, Marcus Everett, along with several former teammates and friends play for the Bruins. But when the Bears face UCLA today at Memorial Stadium, Jackson will not hold back from adding more misery for the Bruins, who have lost three games in a row. "Oh yeah, I want to put on a show for my hometown people," said Jackson, who attended Long Beach Poly High and spurned UCLA and USC to attend Cal.
December 19, 2010 |
On do-or-die Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles did a little of both. They died, then somehow got it done. While Kansas City and Indianapolis had the luxury of some breathing room in their successful must-win outings, it's unclear whether the city of Philadelphia has even exhaled yet. The Eagles pulled off the most stunning comeback of the season ? the biggest fourth-quarter rally in club history ? erasing a three-touchdown deficit to the host New York Giants with four touchdowns in the final 7 minutes 28 seconds.
October 8, 2004 |
Marlon Lucky of North Hollywood and DeSean Jackson of Long Beach Poly have been selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Lucky is a 6-foot, 205-pound running back who has rushed for 654 yards and 10 touchdowns in 79 carries this season. He's considered one of the top running back recruits in the nation. Jackson is a speedy 5-11, 170-pound receiver who has 14 receptions for 175 yards and three touchdowns.
January 20, 2008 |
Four All-Americans, including running backs Darren McFadden and Kevin Smith, were among 53 players granted special eligibility Saturday for the 2008 NFL draft. McFadden, of Arkansas, and Smith, of Central Florida, were joined by Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib and tackle Anthony Collins. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 15.
December 13, 2009
Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer and Cris Collinsworth provides the color commentary for tonight's Philadelphia at New York Giants game (5:15, Ch. 4): Michaels says ... The Giants saved their season with a win over the Cowboys last Sunday. By midnight Eastern time, they'll either be desperately holding on to an outside shot at a wild card, or in position to make a serious run at the NFC East title. On what figures to be a cold and windy night, the Giants' defense will be a major factor.