Jamie Marcellus Nails is a former American football guard of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft, he played college football at Florida A&M. Nails played for the Miami Dolphins
Sage Jamen Rosenfels is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa State, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played with the Miami Dolphins from 2002–2005, the Houston Texans from 2006–2008, the Vikings in 2009, the New York Giants in 2010, he spent portions of the 2011 season with the Vikings and Dolphins, after being released by the Giants during preseason. Through 2010, he had completed 351-of-562 passes for 4,156 yards, 30 touchdowns, 29 interceptions, had a career 81.2 quarterback rating. Rosenfels was born just outside Maquoketa, Iowa, a town of 6,000, is Jewish, as is his father, he was the fourth of five children. He attended Maquoketa Community High School, where he was a letterman in football, baseball and track, as well as a member of the National Honor Society. In football, he played quarterback, defensive back and kicker; as a senior, he was a first team All-District selection, was named as an All-Eastern Iowa selection by the Quad City Times and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, was honored as a second team Class 3-A All-State defensive back by the Des Moines Register.
His senior year, he threw for 10 touchdowns. In basketball, he was a three-year letterman; as a junior, he was an All-State Honorable Mention selection. As a senior, he named as an All-Eastern Iowa selection by the Quad City Times, was an All-State selection. In baseball, playing third base, he was twice named as an All-District selection, was a two-time All-Conference selection, was a two-time All-State selection. In tennis, he was a four-year letterman. In the only season he competed in track, Rosenfels was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team which placed at the State Championships, he graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1996. Rosenfels was a two-year starter at Iowa State University. During the 2000 season, Rosenfels led the Cyclones to an 8–3 regular season mark, a trip to the Insight.com Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. He led his team to key wins versus Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Colorado where he had more than 100 rushing yards; the Cyclones defeated the University of Pittsburgh in the bowl game, Rosenfels was named Offensive MVP.
He was named Offensive MVP of the Cyclones for the 2000 season. The win against Pittsburgh was the first bowl victory in Iowa State's 108-year football history. Rosenfels graduated from Iowa State University in December 2000 with a BA degree in Marketing. National Football Scouting Inc. a combine services that analyzed college players for NFL teams, rated Rosenfels the second-best NFL prospect among senior quarterbacks. Rosenfels, selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft, spent one season as the team's third-string quarterback, he was acquired by the Miami Dolphins on August 22, 2002, in exchange for a 2003 seventh round draft pick. In 2004, on the first play of his pro career, he threw a touchdown pass for 76 yards, which tied for the 8th-longest pass of the year in the NFL. In 2005, Rosenfels led Miami's biggest comeback since 1974, when he entered their Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills. After Gus Frerotte was sidelined by a concussion in the third quarter, Rosenfels entered the game with the Dolphins trailing 23–3.
Rosenfels led the team on three fourth-quarter scoring drives, as he threw for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns, as they beat the Bills, 24–23. Two weeks Rosenfels entered the game at halftime versus the New York Jets with the score tied 10–10, led them on two scoring drives to get the win 24–20, he signed with the Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2006. In 2006, the Houston Texans trailed the Tennessee Titans 21–3 before he threw three second-half touchdown passes to cut the lead to 28–22 as time ended the comeback; the Sporting News' February 2007 off-season awards issue predicted that Sage would be 2007's Tony Romo, the breakout quarterback of the year coming from a backup role. In 2007, the Houston Texans trailed. Rosenfels tied an NFL record by throwing four 4th-quarter touchdown passes, to give the Texans a 36–35 lead before Rob Bironas kicked his NFL-record 8th field goal to give the Titans a 38–36 win. Rosenfels finished the 2007 season at 4–1 as a starter, in comparison to Matt Schaub's 4–7 on the season.
He completed 154-of-240 passes for 15 touchdowns. His passing touchdown percentage of 6.3% was fourth-best in the NFL for the season, his pass completion percentage of 64.2% was the 10th-best in the NFL. In 2008, Rosenfels started in the Texans' home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Although Rosenfels had led the team to a 27–10 lead with 8:18 remaining, Indianapolis scored a touchdown to make the score 27–17 with 4:04 left. After Rosenfels fumbled twice the Colts took the lead and, following a last-minute Rosenfels interception, finished the game with a 31–27 victory. Rosenfels got his first win as a starter in 2008 in a November game against the Cleveland Browns, his second win of the season came against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Houston Texans' first Monday Night Football appearance. In his three seasons with the Texans, Rosenfels went 6–4 as a starter. Through the 2008 season, he had thrown 30 career touchdown passes. Rosenfels was acquired from the Texans by the Minnesota Vikings on February 27, 2009.
In exchange, the Texans received a fourth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. After failing to negotiate the rights to No. 18 from wide receiver Sidney Rice, Rosenfels decided to wear No. 2 because he had two children named Peyton and Ava and his favorite band is U2. Rosenfels was supposed to battle Tarvaris Jackson for
The American Football Conference – Eastern Division or AFC East is one of the four divisions of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. There are four teams that reside in the division: the Buffalo Bills. Since the division's enfranchisement in 1960, with the creation of the American Football League, the division has been represented in nineteen Super Bowls and won eight of them; the most recent appearance in the Super Bowl by an AFC East team was the Patriots victory in Super Bowl LIII. At the end of 2018, the Patriots had the most wins in the division's history, with a record of 500-392-9, with a playoff record of 35-19 entering the playoffs of that season; the Dolphins were second at 446-350-4 with a playoff record of 20-21. The Bills were at 406-470-8 with a playoff record of 0-4 in four consecutive Super Bowls; the Jets held a record of 396-480-8, with a playoff record of 12-13 including a victory in Super Bowl III. In 2012, the Patriots broke a tie with the Dolphins for winning the most division titles.
The Bills have won ten division titles, the Jets have won four. Two teams in the division combined for ten AFL/AFC East titles – the Houston Oilers won four division titles during the AFL era while the Baltimore–Indianapolis Colts won six division titles in the 32 seasons they were in the division; the American Football League Eastern Division was formed during the inaugural season of the American Football League in 1960, as a counterpart to the AFL Western Division. The divisional alignment consisted of the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Titans and Houston Oilers; the Miami Dolphins entered the AFL in 1966 as part of its Eastern division. The division was absorbed nearly intact with the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, but Houston was moved to the AFC Central and replaced by the closer Baltimore Colts. Despite relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1984, the Colts continued to play in the AFC East until NFL expansion from 31 to 32 teams with the addition of the Houston Texans and 2002 re-alignment when they were moved to the AFC South.
Although Miami is farther south than the home cities of the other three teams, all of which are in the Northeast, all four AFC East teams have historical rivalries among them, dating from their years in the AFL during the 1960s. None of the AFC East teams play within the central city of their metropolitan area: The Bills play in Orchard Park, New York; the Jets play in New Jersey. The Dolphins play in Florida, a suburb of Miami; the Patriots play in Massachusetts. Analogously, three out of the four NFC East teams do not play within the city of their naming. All of the teams are or were coached by a first or second generation member of the Bill Parcells coaching tree: the Patriots have Bill Belichick; the Jets were coached by Todd Bowles and the Bills were coached by Rex Ryan for 31 games. Parcells himself coached the Patriots and the Jets and was Vice President of Football Operations for the Dolphins until the summer of 2010. ESPN's Chris Berman calls this division the "AFC Adams" due to its geographical similarity to the old Adams Division of the NHL, now succeeded by the Atlantic Division.
Along with the AFC West, the AFC East is the oldest NFL division in terms of creation date. Place cursor over year for division champ or Super Bowl team. A Boston Patriots renamed to New England Patriots. B Houston Oilers move to newly created AFC Central division and are renamed the Tennessee Oilers Tennessee Titans. Moved to AFC South in 2002. C New York Titans renamed to New York Jets D Miami Dolphins enfranchised E Baltimore Colts merge from NFL's Coastal Division F Baltimore Colts relocate to Indianapolis subsequently renamed Indianapolis Colts. Moved to AFC South in 2002. + – A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games. Thus, the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year. Division standings were ignored, Miami had the bes
Center (gridiron football)
Center is a position in American football and Canadian football. The center is the innermost lineman of the offensive line on a football team's offense; the center is the player who passes the ball between his legs to the quarterback at the start of each play. In recent years, the importance of centers for a football team has increased, due to the re-emergence of 3–4 defenses. According to Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, "you need to have somebody who can neutralize that nose tackle. If you don't, everything can get screwed up. Your running game won't be effective and you'll have somebody in your quarterback's face on every play." The center's first role is to pass the football to the quarterback. This exchange is called a snap. Most offensive schemes make adjustments based on how the defensive line and linebackers align themselves in relation to the offensive line, what gaps they line up in; because the center has an ideal view of the defensive formation before the snap, he makes the first line call.
This call is based on the position of the defensive linemen or linebackers in his gaps, most subsequent adjustments are dependent on this call. In some cases the center may call an adjustment for the entire offensive line; this was taken to an extreme by the Indianapolis Colts in the early 21st century, with center Jeff Saturday having equal say with quarterback Peyton Manning in play calling, including audibles. The center is therefore the most intelligent player on the offensive line, critical to a center's success. After the snap, the center performs blocking assignments; the blocking assignments vary by offense but consist of the following: Run blocking assignments will vary based on the current play and the defensive formation when the ball is snapped. These assignments consist of the following: Blocking middle or backside linebackers in certain formations moving up to secondary levels if no linebacker is present. Assisting guards in their blocking assignments; this may be a center/guard double-team where the center and guard are assigned to the same target to get extra push or drive.
Assistance may be just a quick hit or "chip" to throw the defensive player off balance and help the guard to execute his block, while the center moves up to higher level targets. Backside blocking of defensive tackles for pulling guards. In some offensive schemes, certain plays will involve "pulling" an offensive lineman to block for the ball carrier. If a guard needs to pull for a block, the center will block the defensive tackle in order to fill the guard's void. Pass blocking for a center is similar to run blocking for a center; the center will help guards based on the position of the defensive linemen. In the case of a blitz, the center may need to pick up a rushing safety or corner. A good center needs to stay vigilant during pass blocking to protect against defensive stunts and twists. On most plays, the center will snap the ball directly into the quarterback's hands. In a shotgun formation, the center snaps the ball to the quarterback lined up several yards behind him. In punt and field goal formations, the center snaps the ball several yards behind him to the punter or holder on the field goal unit.
Because bad snaps can ruin special teams plays and cause turnovers, most teams have a center, trained for snapping the ball in punt and field goal formations. This player is referred to as the team's long snapper; the center does not have to snap the ball to the quarterback, holder, or punter. He is allowed to snap the ball to anyone behind him; because of this, some plays involve snaps directly to running backs instead of the player expected to receive the snap, hoping to fool the defense. In slang, the player receiving the snap is said to be "under center" if he receives the ball directly from the center; this phrase is applied to quarterbacks, but has been used in reference to other positions as well. On all special teams formations, the center is a long snapper. All NFL teams now have a specialized long snapper. Although the quarterback commands the ball, it is the center's snap. An astute center can help draw an opposing team offside prior to the snap or trick the other team into a penalty by snapping the ball while the opposing team attempts to substitute players.
Under college and high school rules, the center, as a long snapper, may not be contacted until 1 second after the snap has been initiated. This will result in "roughing the center." Additionally, a snap must be a continuous motion. If a center halts the snap motion, this draws the penalty of "illegal snap." In college football, the Dave Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding center
Georgia Bulldogs football
The Georgia Bulldogs football program represents the University of Georgia in the sport of American football. The Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, they play their home games at historic Sanford Stadium on the university's Athens, campus. Georgia's inaugural season was in 1892. UGA claims two consensus national championships; the Bulldogs have won 15 conference championships, including 13 SEC championships, have appeared in 55 bowl games, tied for second-most all-time. The program has produced two Heisman Trophy winners, four number-one National Football League draft picks, many winners of other national awards; the team is known for its storied history, unique traditions, rabid fan base, known as the "Bulldog Nation". Georgia has won over 800 games in their history. Georgia was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, one of the first collegiate athletic conferences formed in the United States.
Georgia participated in the SIAA from its establishment in 1895 until 1921. During its tenure in the SIAA, Georgia was conference co-champion in two years, 1896 and 1920. In 1921, the Bulldogs, along with 12 other teams, formed the Southern Conference. During its time in the Southern Conference, the team never won a conference championship. In 1932, the Georgia Bulldogs left the Southern Conference to form and join the SEC, where Georgia has won the second-most SEC football championships, with 13, behind Alabama and tied with Tennessee. Independent Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southern Conference Southeastern Conference Georgia has won six national championships from NCAA-designated major selectors. Georgia claims both 1980 national championships. Claimed national championship 1920 – First-year head Herman Stegeman led the program to its second undefeated season, outscored opponents 250–17. 1927 – Georgia's famous Dream and Wonder team led by George Woodruff went 9-1. This team was noted for having a win over Yale, in Connecticut.
Georgia was ranked #1 going into its final game against rival Georgia Tech, where they were upset 12-0 in the rain. So, Georgia finished the season ranked #1 in two minor polls. 1942 – Georgia was chosen as champion by at least half of the recognized polls. Georgia was led by All-Americans Frank Sinkwich and end George Poschner, along with a young back named Charley Trippi; the Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the nation. Georgia earned a Rose Bowl bid after it blanked Georgia Tech 34–0 in Athens to end the regular season. Georgia edged UCLA 9–0 in the Rose Bowl. 1946 – Fueled by the return of Charley Trippi, the 1946 SEC Champion Bulldogs went 10-0, including a 20-10 win over North Carolina in the Sugar Bowl. Notre Dame finished the season ranked #1 in the majority of the polls, but the Williamson poll recognized Georgia as #1. 1968 – The 1968 Bulldogs won Vince Dooley's second SEC Championship as head coach, finished the season undefeated. However the 8-0-2 Bulldogs tied twice, lost to Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.
The Litkenhous poll recognized them as National Champions. 1980 – The Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 17–10 in the Sugar Bowl to finish 12–0 and claim the National Championship. Notable contributors during the season included Herschel Walker, Buck Belue, Lindsay Scott. Georgia has won a total of ten outright and five shared; the school's 13 Southeastern Conference Championships rank it second all time in SEC history, tied with Tennessee behind only Alabama. † Co-champions Georgia has won nine SEC Eastern Division championships, has made seven appearances in the SEC Championship Game, most in 2017. The Dawgs are 3–4 in those games. Twice, in 1992 and 2007, Georgia was the Eastern Division co-champion, but lost a tiebreaker for the right to appear in the championship game. † Co-champions The Bulldogs have played in 55 bowl games, tied for second all-time. UGA has a bowl record of 31–20–3, their 31 wins rank the Dawgs third all-time in bowl wins. They have played in a record 17 different bowls including appearances in five of the New Years Six Bowl Games and an appearance in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Head coaches of the Bulldogs dating from 1892. Amos Alonzo Stagg AwardVince Dooley – 2001Paul "Bear" Bryant AwardVince Dooley – 1980Broyles AwardBrian VanGorder – 2003College Football Hall of Fame Glenn "Pop" Warner, inducted in 1951 Joel Hunt, inducted in 1967 Wally Butts, inducted in 1997 Vince Dooley, inducted in 1995 The first mention of "Bulldogs" in association with Georgia athletics occurred on November 28, 1901, at the Georgia-Auburn football game played in Atlanta; the Georgia fans had a badge saying "Eat `em Georgia" and a picture of a bulldog tearing a piece of cloth". Traditionally, the choice of a Bulldog as the UGA mascot was attributed to the alma mater of its founder and first president, Abraham Baldwin, who graduated from Yale University. Prior to that time, G
Richard “Rick” Spielman is an American football executive, the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was promoted to general manager in 2012 after spending 2006–2011 as the team's vice president of player personnel, he worked for ESPN on NFL Live. Spielman is a graduate of Massillon Washington High School located in Massillon, Ohio and is the older brother of Chris Spielman, the former Detroit Lions linebacker. Spielman played linebacker at Southern Illinois University, earning first-team All-Gateway Conference honoree as a junior, he was part of the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA national championship team as a redshirt freshman. Upon entering the NFL, as an undrafted free agent, he was invited to training camp with the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions, but did not make it as a professional football player. Spielman began his NFL career as a scout with Detroit in 1990 and worked with the club in college scouting for five seasons before adding pro scouting duties in 1995 and 1996.
He moved to Director of Pro Personnel for the Bears from 1997 to 1999 before joining the Dolphins in 2000 as Vice President of Player Personnel. He was promoted in 2002 to Senior Vice President-Football Operations/Player Personnel and General Manager in 2004. Spielman left the Dolphins during the 2005 off-season. Spielman worked with ESPN before joining the Minnesota Vikings. Spielman assumed the Vikings' Vice President of Player Personnel role on May 30, 2006, replacing Fran Foley. To date, Spielman has overseen twelve drafts in Minnesota, his most notable draftees include: Adrian Peterson and Sidney Rice in 2007. The Bridgewater selection was made after Spielman tried unsuccessfully to trade up with Philadelphia and select Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel, who Spielman had rated higher on his draft board. Prior to 2012 when he was promoted to General Manager, Spielman shared a "triangle of authority" in drafts with Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf and then-head coach Brad Childress. In 2014 Spielman was given the authority to make a head coaching change.
He hired Mike Zimmer to replace Leslie Frazier. Mike Zimmer and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner were involved in the draft process in 2014 and 2015. Notable 2015 draft picks on defense included Trae Waynes who led the Vikings in special teams tackles, Eric Kendricks who led the Vikings in tackles, Dannielle Hunter who recorded 6 sacks in limited playing time and saw his role grow towards the end of the year; the Vikings drafted notable offensive players in TJ Clemmings, Stefon Diggs, tight end MyCole Pruitt. The draft aside, Spielman is best known for several key offseason moves. In 2012 Spielman helped the team sign fullback Jerome Felton who made it to the Pro Bowl that same year and, a major contributor to Adrian Peterson rushing for the second highest total yards in a season in NFL history; the Vikings signed Tom Johnson in 2014 and resigned him in 2015. In 2015, the Vikings traded for Mike Wallace. Under Rick Spielman, the Vikings have hit on undrafted players like Andrew Sendejo, Marcus Sherels, Matt Asiata, Adam Thielen and in 2015 safety Anthony Harris and Taylor Heinicke On January 3, 2012, Spielman was promoted to General Manager of the Vikings.
Spielman has six adopted children. His wife's name is Michele and his children are Juan, Ronnie, J. D. Omie and Whitney. J. D. plays Wide Receiver for the University of Nebraska. Christine Chapman is Rick Spielman's cousin
Bernard "Bernie" Parmalee is the current running backs Coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. Parmalee played high school football at Lincoln High School in New Jersey. Parmalee's played in college at Ball State University. Parmalee played running back for the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets from 1992 to 2000. Parmalee's professional opportunity came when he tried out for the Miami Dolphins after working for UPS, he played seven seasons with the Dolphins in 104 games, scoring fifteen rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns while rushing for 1,959 yards and amassing 1,306 receiving yards. In 1999, he went to the Jets and played two seasons in 30 games with two rushing touchdowns, 220 rushing yards, 179 receiving yards. Parmalee coached both Special teams and Tight Ends for the Miami Dolphins from 2002 to 2004. Parmalee coached both Special teams and Tight Ends for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2005 to 2009. Irish tight ends did well under Parmalee's tutelage having produced multiple John Mackey Award finalists during his tenure.
The Chiefs announced him as their Tight Ends coach on February 1, 2010. He was hired by the Raiders as their new running backs coach on January 25, 2015. Kansas City Chiefs bio Official University of Notre Dame bio Pro Football Reference Database Football