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December 15, 1988
Defensive back Deion Sanders of Florida State, who led the nation in punt returns, was named one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. Arkansas safety Steve Atwater and Florida free safety Louis Oliver are the other finalists for the award, to be presented by the Jim Thorpe Club on Jan. 10.
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March 3, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Atwater, an eight-time Pro Bowl player, already has something to prove with the New York Jets. "The former team I played with, I think they felt like I couldn't play anymore," said Atwater, 32, who signed a three-year, $8.3-million contract with the Jets on Tuesday after he was cut by the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos two weeks ago. "I'd like to show them and show the world that Steve Atwater can still play football."
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December 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco quarterback Steve Young and Green Bay wide receiver Sterling Sharpe were the leading vote-getters for the Associated Press All-Pro team. Young, in his first season as the unchallenged regular quarterback for the 49ers, received 78 of 80 votes cast by a national media panel. Sharpe, who broke Art Monk's NFL mark with 108 receptions, got 76 votes. The leading vote-getter on defense was Seattle tackle Cortez Kennedy, named on 71 ballots.
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September 25, 1998 | Associated Press
The NFL fined Denver Bronco free safety Steve Atwater $5,000 for a helmet-first hit on Raider tight end Rickey Dudley in Sunday's game at Oakland. After quarterback Jeff George overthrew a pass to Dudley over the middle, Atwater arrived well after the ball and popped Dudley with his helmet late in the first quarter. He was penalized 15 yards on the play for unnecessary roughness.
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September 25, 1998 | Associated Press
The NFL fined Denver Bronco free safety Steve Atwater $5,000 for a helmet-first hit on Raider tight end Rickey Dudley in Sunday's game at Oakland. After quarterback Jeff George overthrew a pass to Dudley over the middle, Atwater arrived well after the ball and popped Dudley with his helmet late in the first quarter. He was penalized 15 yards on the play for unnecessary roughness.
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March 3, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Atwater, an eight-time Pro Bowl player, already has something to prove with the New York Jets. "The former team I played with, I think they felt like I couldn't play anymore," said Atwater, 32, who signed a three-year, $8.3-million contract with the Jets on Tuesday after he was cut by the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos two weeks ago. "I'd like to show them and show the world that Steve Atwater can still play football."
SPORTS
September 19, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS
One of the biggest games in franchise history for the Buccaneers, who are trying to sell luxury boxes and club seats in a new stadium to open next September. It's also a battle for Florida bragging rights, with Jacksonville, also undefeated, making its pitch for respect on Monday night TV. Dan Marino versus Trent Dilfer, with Dilfer looking like the star so far. Of course he can hand it off to Warrick Dunn or Mike Alstott, whereas Marino gets no such sure-fire help from Karim Abdul-Jabbar.
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September 13, 1989 | MARK HEISLER
The Raiders' search for an experienced strong safety ended Tuesday when they signed Mike Harden, recently released by the Denver Broncos. To make room for Harden, the Raiders put Tim Brown, who had knee surgery Monday, on injured reserve. Harden, 30, is a 10-year veteran who started all 16 of the Broncos' games last season. However, his salary, a reported $450,000, and Denver's draft of Arkansas safety Steve Atwater made Harden expendable.
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September 19, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS
One of the biggest games in franchise history for the Buccaneers, who are trying to sell luxury boxes and club seats in a new stadium to open next September. It's also a battle for Florida bragging rights, with Jacksonville, also undefeated, making its pitch for respect on Monday night TV. Dan Marino versus Trent Dilfer, with Dilfer looking like the star so far. Of course he can hand it off to Warrick Dunn or Mike Alstott, whereas Marino gets no such sure-fire help from Karim Abdul-Jabbar.
SPORTS
December 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco quarterback Steve Young and Green Bay wide receiver Sterling Sharpe were the leading vote-getters for the Associated Press All-Pro team. Young, in his first season as the unchallenged regular quarterback for the 49ers, received 78 of 80 votes cast by a national media panel. Sharpe, who broke Art Monk's NFL mark with 108 receptions, got 76 votes. The leading vote-getter on defense was Seattle tackle Cortez Kennedy, named on 71 ballots.
SPORTS
December 15, 1988
Defensive back Deion Sanders of Florida State, who led the nation in punt returns, was named one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. Arkansas safety Steve Atwater and Florida free safety Louis Oliver are the other finalists for the award, to be presented by the Jim Thorpe Club on Jan. 10.
SPORTS
August 30, 1987 | Associated Press
Twenty-nine college football players have been nominated for the second annual Jim Thorpe award to be presented to the best defensive back in college football on Jan. 19. The award is presented by the Jim Thorpe Club in Oklahoma. Nominations for the award are made by coaches, sports information directors, pro scouts and newsmen. A panel of national sports writers and sportscasters will select 10 finalists and a committee of formers players, coaches and media will select the winner.
SPORTS
November 15, 1999
New York Jets at New England 6 p.m., Channel 7 * The line: New England by 6. * Injuries: Jets--OUT: TE Eric Green (knee). PROBABLE: S Steve Atwater (hamstring). Patriots--OUT: LB Ted Johnson (biceps). QUESTIONABLE: LB Vernon Crawford (knee); LB Marty Moore (knee); RB Harold Shaw (quadriceps). * Key elements: Jet Coach Bill Parcells has won 10 of last 13 at New England. Patriots have won 13 of last 15 AFC East games in New England.
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