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Why Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson Almost Quit Football as a Freshman

Imagine Lamar Jackson, quarterback, never existed at all. Louisville would still be among the schools never to have produced a Heisman trophy winner. ...

4 Things Every Sports Parent Should Do After a Game

Parenting an athlete. Sounds fun and simple, right? Just get them to practice on time, eat well, sleep enough, and cheer them on from the stands....

Paralyzed Southern University Football Player Devon Gales is Now Walking

On September 26, 2015, after colliding with Georgia's kicker on a kickoff return, former Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales was paralyzed ...

How a Support Crew Named 'The Dream Team' Helped Houston Texans DB Treston Decoud Escape a Life of Violence and Make it to the NFL

Treston Decoud saw wasted potential. He saw families torn apart. He saw the impact of crime on friends and loved ones in his hometown of Covington, Lo...

The Psychological Issue Behind Jon Lester's Inability to Throw to First Base

Besides being known as one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cubs ace Jon Lester is known for his inability to throw to first base. He has a history...

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box scor...

5 Tips to Improve Your Mental Game on the Football Field

Everyone witnessed the Patriots incredible victory in Super Bowl LI to beat the Atlanta Falcons– but not many people know about the amazing cognitive...

This 14-Year-Old Catcher Only Has One Arm and He's Still a Beast

Luke Terry is a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Cornersville Middle School in Lewisburg, Tennessee. He is the catcher on the baseball team and he only ...

The Behind-The-Scenes Coach Who Fuels Anthony Rizzo's Tenacious Work Ethic

Anthony Rizzo is one of the strongest dudes in Major League Baseball. His monstrous thighs are the size of tree trunks. He launches 475-foot home r...

Utah LB Pita Taumoepenu's Incredible Journey From Tongan Fruit Farmer To NFL Draft Prospect

When Pita Taumoepenu caught his first glimpse of American football, he was 17 years old. He didn't know a lick of English, but he knew he liked what h...

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