Raymond Anthony "AJ" McCarron Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. McCarron won the BCS National Championship in 2011 against LSU and 2012 against Notre Dame, making him the only quarterback to win back-to-back BCS national championships. McCarron is one of only seven quarterbacks in history to win back-to-back titles in some form and the first FBS quarterback to win back-to-back consecutive titles since USC's Matt Leinart in 2003 and 2004. In addition, since his freshman/redshirt year, McCarron has been associated with three national title teams under coach Nick Saban: 2009, 2011, 2012. McCarron was raised in Mobile, Alabama, he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School from kindergarten to fourth grade before transferring to St. Paul's Episcopal School. At the age of five, McCarron was injured in a jet-ski accident and died.
He first played football at Trimmier Park and Langan Park in Mobile. He played on the same park team as future college teammate Mark Barron. During McCarron's junior season of high school, St. Paul's went 14–1 and went on to win the state championship against Briarwood Christian School off a missed PAT. While attending St. Paul's, McCarron was recruited by several football programs in the Southeastern Conference, including Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee, he committed to the Crimson Tide on May 3, 2008, becoming the only quarterback signed by Alabama for their 2009 recruiting class. He capped off his high school football career at the 2009 U. S. Army All-American Bowl. In his first season at Alabama, McCarron accepted a redshirt and did not play during the season as the team went 14–0 to capture the 2009 National Championship over the Texas Longhorns. During his redshirt freshman year, he did see some playing time, appearing in nine games as the Crimson Tide finished 10–3, his first collegiate touchdown pass came during the season opener when he connected with wide receiver Julio Jones on a 29-yard pass against San Jose State.
He passed for a total of three touchdowns during the season. Against Auburn on Alabama's last possession McCarron came in for injured starter Greg McElroy. However, McCarron threw four straight incompletions to end the game as Auburn came back to win 28–27 after being down 24–0 in the second quarter. After a tight competition for the starting quarterback position during spring practices, McCarron was named as the co-starting quarterback alongside Phillip Sims for the team's 2011 season opener versus Kent State, became the de facto starter by starting in every game. In his first collegiate start, he passed for 226 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions as Alabama won 48–7, his first road start for Alabama came the following week, as the Tide traveled to State College, Pennsylvania. His performance of 163 yards with no turnovers helped Alabama defeat Penn State by a score of 27–11, which came to be the last loss for head coach Joe Paterno. Another solid performance, alongside running back Trent Richardson, helped him get a victory in his first SEC start, a 38–14 win versus #14 Arkansas.
During the course of his sophomore season, McCarron helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 11–1 overall record during the regular season, including 7–1 record in conference. Alabama's only loss of the season came during a 6–9 overtime defeat at the hands of #1-ranked LSU. During the game, he completed 16-of-28 passes for 199 yards with one interception. By remaining unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, Alabama again met LSU at the Superdome for the national championship, his performance of 234 yards passing earned him Offensive Player of the Game in a 21–0 rout of the Tigers. During his first season as starting quarterback, he passed for a total of 2,634 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions and a BCS National Championship. McCarron had a strong start in his second year as starting quarterback for Alabama as the Crimson Tide started off the season with a 9–0 record. In his first five games of the season, he passed for 999 yards and 12 touchdowns with zero interceptions, his good start to the season, including a comeback victory over LSU, had several media members put him as a dark horse candidate for the year's Heisman Trophy.
His first interception, Alabama's first loss, of the season came in the team's 10th game of the season. In their first year in the SEC, Texas A&M and eventual Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel came into Bryant–Denny Stadium and upset Alabama 29–24. McCarron's second interception of the game sealed Alabama's loss, as he threw an interception on a fourth & goal pass with under two minutes remaining. Both he and Alabama rebounded to remain unbeaten during the rest of the regular season, which led them to the 2012 SEC Championship Game versus Georgia. With the help of running back Eddie Lacy, Alabama battled the Bulldogs to win 32–28 and earn a shot to play for the 2013 BCS National Championship against No. 1 Notre Dame. On December 12, 2012, ahead of their game versus Notre Dame, McCarron announced that he would be coming back to Alabama for his senior season. On January 7, 2013, Alabama met Notre Dame for the 2013 BCS National Championship; the Fighting Irish were led by their defense and Heisman runner-up Manti Te'o to an unbeaten 12–0 regular season record.
However, their defense was overmatched as Alabama rolled 42–14 to capture their third BCS National Championship in four years behind McCarron's 264 yards and four touchdown passes, which allowed him to become the first quarterback to win back-to-back BCS titles. During his junior season, he threw for a school-record 30 touchdown passes in a season, as well as 49 touchdown pass
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division; the team was founded on August 14, 1959, began play on September 10, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League, spent its first season in Los Angeles, before moving to San Diego in 1961 to become the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers joined the NFL as result of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, played their home games at SDCCU Stadium; the return of the Chargers to Los Angeles was announced for the 2017 season, just one year after the Rams had moved back to the city from St. Louis; the Chargers will play their home games at Dignity Health Sports Park until the 2020 opening of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, which they will share with the Rams. The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger.
In the 43 years since the Chargers have made 13 trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game. In 1994, the Chargers won their lone AFC championship and faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX, losing 49–26; the Chargers have eight players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio: wide receiver Lance Alworth, defensive end Fred Dean, quarterback Dan Fouts, head coach–general manager Sid Gillman, wide receiver Charlie Joiner, offensive lineman Ron Mix, tight end Kellen Winslow, linebacker Junior Seau, running back LaDainian Tomlinson. The Los Angeles Chargers were established with seven other American Football League teams in 1959. In 1960, the Chargers began; the Chargers' original owner was hotel heir Barron Hilton, son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton. According to the official website of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Barron Hilton agreed after his general manager, Frank Leahy, picked the Chargers name when he purchased an AFL franchise for Los Angeles: "I liked it because they were yelling ‘charge’ and sounding the bugle at Dodger Stadium and at USC games."
The Chargers considered playing at the Rose Bowl, but instead signed a lease to play at the Los Angeles Coliseum. There is an alternative theory about a man named Gerald Courtney of Hollywood who won an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico City and Acapulco for submitting "Chargers" in a name-the-team contest; the Chargers only spent one season in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961. From 1961 to 1966 their home field was Balboa Stadium in Balboa Park; as of August 1967, they moved to the newly constructed SDCCU Stadium, where they played their home games until 2016. They played for the whole ten-season existence in the AFL before the upstart league merged with the older NFL, their only coach for the ten-year life of the AFL was Sid Gillman, a Hall of Famer, recognized as a great offensive innovator. The early AFL years of the San Diego Chargers were highlighted by the outstanding play of wide receiver Lance "Bambi" Alworth with 543 receptions for 10,266 yards in his 11-AFL/NFL-season career.
In addition he set the pro football record of consecutive games with a reception during his career. With players such as Alworth, Paul Lowe, Keith Lincoln and John Hadl, the high-scoring Chargers won divisional crowns five of the league's first six seasons and the AFL title in 1963 with a 51–10 victory over the Boston Patriots, they played great defense, as indicated by their professional football record 49 pass interceptions in 1961, featured AFL Rookie of the Year defensive end Earl Faison. The Chargers were the originators of the term "Fearsome Foursome" to describe their all-star defensive line, anchored by Faison and Ernie Ladd; the phrase was appropriated by various NFL teams. Hilton sold the Chargers to a group headed by Eugene Klein and Sam Schulman in August 1966; the following year, the Chargers began "head to head" competition with the older NFL with a preseason loss to the Detroit Lions. The Chargers defeated the defending Super Bowl III champion New York Jets 34–27 before a record San Diego Stadium crowd of 54,042 on September 29, 1969.
Alworth once again led the team in receptions 1,003 yards with four touchdowns. The team saw Gillman step down due to health and offensive backfield coach Charlie Waller promoted to head coach after the completion of the regular season. Gillman did remain with the club as the general manager. In 1970, the Chargers were placed into the AFC West division after the completion of the AFL/NFL merger, but by the Chargers fell on hard times. The Chargers acquired veteran players like Johnny Unitas. During the 1973 season, the Chargers were involved in the first major drug scandal in the NFL; that same year, however, a rookie quarterback from Oregon named Dan Fouts would serve as the catalyst to the Chargers' return to prominence as the 1970s wore on. San Diego hired head coach Don Coryell in 1978, who would remain coaching the team until 1986. Coryell developed an offensive scheme and philosophy known as Air Coryell known as the "Coryell offense" or the "vertical offense". With Dan Fouts as quarterback, th
Owamagbe Odighizuwa is an American football defensive end, a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, he played college football at UCLA. Odighizuwa was born in Ohio. At the age of 3, he moved to his parents' native country of Nigeria to live with family in the heart of Benin City, he returned to the United States five years moving to Portland, Oregon in 2001. He grew up playing soccer in Nigeria, by the time he reached junior high in the David Douglas School District, he was more into track & field and basketball, it wasn't until eighth grade. He attended David Douglas High School; as a senior, he made 90 tackles, including 10 sacks, recorded 96 tackles, 22 for loss, as a junior. He was selected to play in the 2010 U. S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, and was one of a handful of national players named an All-American by USA Today. In track & field, Odighizuwa competed as a shot putter. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Odighizuwa was rated as the second best weakside defensive end prospect of his class, drew comparisons to Osi Umenyiora.
He accepted a scholarship offer to play college football from UCLA on 2010 National Signing Day. In 2010, he made six starts as a true freshman for the Bruins, recording 10 tackles and three sacks for the season. In 2011, he appeared in all 14 games. In 2012, he saw action in all 14 games, recording 44 tackles, including six for 3.5 sacks. He missed the entire 2013 season recovering from right hip surgery, garnering himself a medical redshirt, he returned in 2014 recovered from his injury. He recorded 61 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, six sacks, five pass breakups, earning himself second-team All-Pac-12 honors. Odighizuwa was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round with the 74th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Comparisons were made between Odighizuwa and former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, as they were both drafted in the third round as the 74th overall pick in the draft after falling due to injury concerns, because it was believed that Odighizuwa, like Tuck, could shift inside on passing downs as part of a 4 DE pass rush.
Due to injuries, his rookie season became a redshirt season for Odighizuwa, as he ended the season on IR. On August 28, 2017, Odighizuwa was suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy; the next day, he was released by the Giants. On March 8, 2018, Odighizuwa signed with the Buffalo Bills, he was released on July 29, 2018. UCLA profile New York Giants bio
President (corporate title)
The President is a leader of an organization, community, trade union, university or other group. The relationship between the president and the Chief Executive Officer varies, depending on the structure of the specific organization. In a similar vein to the Chief Operating Officer, the title of corporate President as a separate position is loosely defined; the powers of the president vary across organizations and such powers come from specific authorization in the bylaws like Robert's Rules of Order. The term "president" was used to designate someone who presided over a meeting, was used in the same way that "foreman" or "overseer" is used now, it has now come to mean "chief officer" in terms of administrative or executive duties. In addition to the administrative or executive duties in organizations, the president has the duties of presiding over meetings; such duties at meetings include: calling the meeting to order determining if a quorum is present announcing the items on the order of business or agenda as they come up recognition of members to have the floor enforcing the rules of the group putting all questions to a vote adjourning the meetingWhile presiding, the president should remain impartial and not interrupt a speaker if the speaker has the floor and is following the rules of the group.
In committees or small boards, the president votes along with the other members. However, in assemblies or larger boards, the president should vote only when it can affect the result. At a meeting, the president only has one vote; the powers of the president vary across organizations. In some organizations the president has the authority to hire staff and make financial decisions, while in others the president only makes recommendations to a board of directors, still others the president has no executive powers and is a spokesman for the organization; the amount of power given to the president depends on the type of organization, its structure, the rules it has created for itself. If the president exceeds the given authority, engages in misconduct, or fails to perform the duties, the president may face disciplinary procedures; such procedures may include suspension, or removal from office. The rules of the particular organization would provide details on who can perform these disciplinary procedures and the extent that they can be done.
Whoever appointed or elected the president has the power to discipline this officer. Some organizations may have a position of President-Elect in addition to the position of President; the membership of the organization elects a President-Elect and when the term of the President-Elect is complete, that person automatically becomes President. Some organizations may have a position of Immediate Past President in addition to the position of President. In those organizations, when the term of the President is complete, that person automatically fills the position of Immediate Past President; the organization can have such a position. The duties of such a position would have to be provided in the bylaws. Bennett, Nathan. Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-5166-8. National Association of Parliamentarians®, Education Committee. Spotlight on You the President. Independence, MO: National Association of Parliamentarians®. ISBN 1-884048-15-3
Marshall Edward Newhouse is an American football offensive tackle, a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLV with them over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Newhouse has played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, he played college football at Texas Christian University. From Dallas, Newhouse attended Lake Highlands High School where he was a two-year letterman in football, he was named first-team all-district 10-5A and received Offensive Line MVP honors as a senior while being named Lake Highlands' Most Outstanding Offensive Blocker. He lettered in track & field in shot put, was the 2006 UIL Texas State shot put champion. Newhouse lettered in weightlifting, where he competed in powerlifting and earned a third-place finish in the 2005 state championships, he was very active on campus at Lake Highlands as a member of the Horticulture Society and Japanese Club. He has an older brother named John Newhouse.
Newhouse played college football at Texas Christian. In his first year, he totaled 10 knockdown blocks, he made his collegiate debut in the season-opening 17–7 win at Baylor where he recorded a knockdown block in that contest. His sophomore year, he was an honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference, after he started all 13 games at left tackle and led TCU in knockdown blocks and overall blocking grade, he was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference his junior season after he started every game at left tackle for the second straight season, running his consecutive games started streak to 26. His senior year, he was first-team All-Mountain West Conference, leading him to be invited to the NFL Combine and to play in the East-West Shrine Game, he appeared on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List after being ranked as the Best Offensive Lineman in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football. He was third-team All-American by Rivals.com and an honorable-mention All-America selection by SI.com.
The Green Bay Packers selected Newhouse in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. On June 23, 2010, he signed a contract with the Packers. Newhouse was inactive for every game in his rookie season before he was placed on injured reserve on December 31. Newhouse started at left tackle for 13 games during 2011 season when the Packers went 15-1. Newhouse continued as the Packers' starting left tackle for all 16 regular season games and 2 playoff games in 2012. On March 21, 2014, Newhouse signed a one-year deal worth $805,000 with the Cincinnati Bengals. On March 10, 2015, Newhouse signed with the New York Giants. On March 11, 2017, Newhouse signed a two-year, $3,500,000 contract with the Oakland Raiders, he started 14 games at right tackle for the Raiders in 2017. On March 12, 2018, Newhouse was released by the Raiders. On March 19, 2018, Newhouse signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.. Newhouse came in to compete for the back up tackle role and a chance to start. Newhouse would become a backup tackle and would be brought in for third and short packages.
With his role with the Bills decreasing the Bills decided on September 25, 2018 to trade him to the Carolina Panthers On September 25, 2018, Newhouse was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick. He played in 11 games. Cincinnati Bengals bio Green Bay Packers bio TCU Horned Frogs bio