April 29, 1987 |
Through the first two rounds of Tuesday's NFL draft, Robert Awalt sat intently in front of the television, waiting for his name to be called. Awalt, a San Diego State tight end, thought he would be drafted in the second round by St. Louis, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle or Houston. It didn't happen. Finally, in the third round, Awalt was picked by St. Louis. He was the 62nd player selected and the second tight end after Rod Bernstine of Texas A&M, the Chargers' first-round pick.
January 21, 2001 |
Texas Christian's LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 88 yards and a touchdown Saturday as the South defeated the North, 21-16, in the Senior Bowl at Mobile, Ala., thanks to two big special-teams plays in the fourth quarter. Arizona's Joe Tafoya blocked a punt, and Kansas State's Jerrod Cooper scooped it up for a 30-yard touchdown with 3:31 to play. Cory Bird of Virginia Tech recovered the ensuing onside kick for the South.
July 22, 1989 |
The 13th Annual Los Angeles Prep Senior Bowl, involving 78 football players from the greater Los Angeles area, will be played tonight at Santa Monica College at 7:30. The South-West team will be led by the University of Washington-bound Beno Bryant of Dorsey, the state 400-meter champion. The North-East team, which has won three of the last five games, will be coached by Gary Cordray, who led South Gate to the City 3-A title last season.
December 7, 1986 |
Don Smith, the Mississippi State quarterback who led the Southeastern Conference in total offense the past two seasons, is among eight college players named Thursday to the Jan. 17 Senior Bowl roster.
July 31, 1994 |
The Chris Mims Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday at Compton College, was canceled because Mims did not fulfill his financial obligation to the all-star football game, organizer Jerry Weiner said. Weiner said he has made several attempts to contact Mims but has not heard from the former Dorsey High and current San Diego Charger lineman. Mims was in the third year of a four-year contract to sponsor the game.
November 12, 1993
Barry Gurney of West Hills, who has been ailing since the bowling tour hit Florida last month, was feeling better Thursday night after charging from 20th place to first in the $190,000 Ebonite Senior Championship at Venice, Fla. Gurney finished with a 246 game to take a one-pin lead over Jimmy Certain. Gurney credited one of his chief rivals, John Hricsina, for his second-round surge. "John suggested I change my thumb pitch and it's paying off," Gurney said.
January 31, 2010 |
Cincinnati's Mardy Gilyard had 103 yards receiving and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to help the North race to a 31-13 victory over the South in Saturday's Senior Bowl at Mobile, Ala. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow , meanwhile, had a shaky outing running a pro-style offense against a sturdy defense. Tebow fumbled twice and completed eight of 12 passes for 50 yards in the showcase for senior NFL prospects. His longest completion was 11 yards and he netted four yards in four rushes but was never turned loose as a power runner as he often was with the Gators.
August 1, 1991 |
The L.A. Prep Senior Football Bowl at Culver City High was called with 4:43 left in the third quarter Saturday night because of fan violence. Officials decided to end the game when fans began to scatter in the North-East stands late in the third quarter. That incident followed a fight in the South-West stands at the end of the first half, which apparently included a gun being fired with 13 seconds left in the half.
January 19, 1986 |
Mark Rypien of Washington State wasn't even scheduled to play in the game, but injuries to three quarterbacks opened the door for him. "I don't think I did anything to hurt myself," Rypien said of his potential draft status in the NFL after he threw three touchdown passes Saturday to lead the North to a 31-17 victory over the South in the 37th Senior Bowl game. "I showed 'em I could (put) touch (on) the ball," Rypien said after hitting 13 of 17 attempts for 168 yards.
August 21, 1986 |
Glenn Allison clipped the seven pin off the 7-10 split on his final ball to edge top-seeded Bus Oswalt, 201-200, Wednesday night and win the $115,000 Professional Bowlers Assn. Kessler Seniors Championship. The victory was worth $16,000 and ended a 22-year dry spell for Allison, a 56-year-old from Whittier, Calif., who won five PBA tournaments--the last one the 1964 Oxnard Open. Oswalt, 50, from Muncie, Ind., led after all six rounds of the tournament.