October 13, 1993 |
Running back Howard Griffith and wide receiver Todd Kinchen will return kickoffs for the Rams Thursday night at Atlanta. They replace rookie running back Russell White and second-year cornerback Steve Israel. Griffith, signed Sept. 2 by the Rams after San Diego cut him, replaced Israel on two kickoffs this season but has no returns. Kinchen is the team's punt returner. "It has gone well in practice," Griffith said. "I've been catching the ball well. I've worked on it a lot after practice.
January 25, 2000
Helena Carter, 76, a model and actress in motion pictures of the 1940s and 1950s. Born Helen Rickerts in New York City, she began her career as a model. Adopting the name Helena Carter, she made her film debut as Dora Drake in 1947's "Time Out of Mind" starring Eddie Albert and Leo G. Carroll.
September 12, 1990 |
Call this one a rookie faux pas. Certainly, Bern Brostek was the only player in the Rams' locker room Sunday talking about how much fun he had during the 36-24 loss to Green Bay. "I was nervous as heck at first, but it was really fun," Brostek said. Brostek committed some rookie mistakes on the field as well, but the Rams' first draft choice made a good impression on the right people during his NFL debut. At the University of Washington, he was a four-year starter at center.
September 28, 1986 |
Michigan saved its best for last. Track star Thomas Wilcher came off the bench in the final quarter and scored on a seven-yard run with 1:27 left Saturday to give the fifth-ranked Wolverines a 20-18 victory over No. 20 Florida State before 105,507 fans at Ann Arbor, Mich. "They put a fresh back in there," Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden said, "and he hurt us. He had a lot of zest and power. "We slowed their other two backs, but they had one more to go to.
July 20, 1993 |
The Rams had six months to prepare for training camp, and yet when it came time for their first two practices Monday, they took the field without a tight end in uniform. Jay Zygmunt, the team's senior vice president, reached a last-minute contract agreement Sunday with tight end Travis McNeal, and then advised Coach Chuck Knox that McNeal would arrive at Cal State Fullerton in time for Monday's first practice.
July 22, 1992 |
Running back Robert Delpino, who is under contract and had indicated he would show up to camp on time, had not reported to Rams camp by 7 p.m. Tuesday, more than an hour after signed veterans were required to check in at UC Irvine. Delpino has let it be known he isn't happy with his 1992 scheduled salary of $325,000 after being voted the team's MVP last season, and skipped last month's mini-camp in protest. But it was expected he would come to camp and hope for a new deal down the road.