Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for the Utah Utes, where he was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2004 and led Utah to a victory at the 2005 Fiesta Bowl, finishing in the national top-five. Following his college career, Smith was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. During his first six seasons for them, he played for a different offensive coordinator each year, struggled with injuries. Under head coach Jim Harbaugh in 2011 however, Smith enjoyed his strongest statistical season, leading the 49ers to their first NFC West division title and first playoff victory since 2002 — along with their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 1997; the following season, Smith sustained a concussion in the middle of the season and was replaced by Colin Kaepernick. Despite posting strong statistical numbers during the season before the injury, Smith did not regain his starting position after he was medically cleared to play.
Following the 2012 season, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. In his first season with the team, he led them to a 9–0 start and their first playoff berth in three years. Smith went on to guide the Chiefs to an eleven-game winning streak in 2015 and their first playoff win since 1994. During his time with the Chiefs, only Tom Brady and Russell Wilson had won more games as a starting quarterback, he has been named to three Pro Bowls with the Chiefs, led the league in passer rating in 2017. Following the 2017 season, Smith was traded to the Redskins and subsequently signed a four-year contract with them. Smith suffered a fractured leg in a game that season, reported to be career threatening. Born in Bremerton, Smith grew up in La Mesa, California, his father, Douglas D. Smith, was an executive director at Helix High School; as a starter for the Helix Scotties during his junior and senior years, Smith led his team to a record of 25–1, including two San Diego CIF section championships. He was named to all-county squads in the San Diego CIF system.
Smith earned the conference offensive player of the year twice, twice won the team MVP for Helix. During his time at Helix, Smith set a school record by throwing for six touchdowns in one game, recorded the second-highest completion percentage in San Diego CIF history. While at Helix, he played with 2005 Heisman Trophy-winner Reggie Bush. Smith and Bush were finalists for the 2004 Heisman, making it the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony. Smith was president of his senior class in high school, earned college credits through a program with San Diego State University and having taken a dozen Advanced Placement tests. Smith attended the University of Utah and played for the Utah Utes, wearing number 11, he finished fourth in voting for the 2004 Heisman Trophy and was selected as the 2004 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. Smith posted a 21–1 record as a starter in college, while leading a high-powered spread offense under head coach Urban Meyer, he led the Utes to victories in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.
Smith earned a bachelor's degree in economics in two years with a 3.74 GPA, having matriculated with 64 credit hours earned before attending college, began work on a master's degree before being drafted. At the NFL combine, Smith recorded a 4.7 time in the 40-yard dash, had a 32-inch vertical leap. He earned a score of 40 out of 50 on the Wonderlic exam; the San Francisco 49ers, who held the first overall pick, had hired a head coach with a strong personality in Mike Nolan. Nolan thought Smith to be cerebral and non-confrontational. Nolan evaluated Aaron Rodgers but did not believe that Rodgers's attitude could co-exist with him. Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers. In July 2005, Smith agreed to a six-year, $49.5 million contract with the 49ers. Dealing with an injury and being taken in and out of the lineup by then-head coach Mike Nolan, Smith played in nine games in his rookie season, recording just one touchdown pass, against the Houston Texans, while throwing 11 interceptions.
After the challenges faced by his rookie campaign, Smith went into the 2006 season with a new offensive coordinator and an improved set of offensive weapons around him. The 49ers used their top draft choice on tight end Vernon Davis, they upgraded their offensive backfield, trading underachieving running back Kevan Barlow to the Jets, making Frank Gore the feature back. Smith spent the off-season working daily with his new coordinator, wide receivers and tight end, while working to improve his technique and add bulk; the improved offensive cast helped Smith develop in his second year early. Smith's first three games of the season saw him throw three touchdowns, no interceptions, amass 814 yards. After struggling in Kansas City, he threw for three touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders, setting a career-high. However, the next five games saw Smith resume his growing pains, averaging only 153 yards per game while throwing only six touchdowns and nine interceptions. Despite his difficulty, he led the 49ers on a three-game winning streak in November.
Smith met Joe Montana for the first time on November 2006, during a game against the Vikings. The 49ers wore the throwback jerseys of the 1989 team which teammates wore; the 49ers went on to win 9–3, upsetting the Minnesota Vikings. In need of a statement game, the 49ers traveled to Seattle for a Thursday
Jordan William Fisher is an American singer and actor. His self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records on August 19, 2016, he has had recurring roles on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie, supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, Grease: Live, starred in Rent: Live on Fox, is featured on the Moana soundtrack. He assumed the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton on November 22, 2016, he played Noah Patrick in the TV series Teen Wolf. Fisher and his dancing partner Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, he subsequently hosted Dancing with the Stars: Juniors in 2018. Jordan Fisher was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Jordan's biological mother was 16 at the time of his birth, he was adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents and Pat; the Fishers adopted Jordan's two siblings and Trinity, as their mother struggled with substance abuse – she did not have a relationship with the children.
During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background, being of mixed English, Cambodian, Italian and Scandinavian origin. Fisher became involved in gymnastics at age 2, he became interested in musical theater in the fifth grade, after being cast in a school production of School House Rock, Jr. Fisher was home-schooled as a child and earned a high school diploma from Harvest Christian Academy, he joined the Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham and was part of their youth performing ensemble for many years. There, he was spotted by a talent scout, he enrolled in courses at Jacksonville State University in 2011. That year, he moved to Los Angeles, with his mother and siblings; as of 2017, Fisher is dating his childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods. In 2014, Fisher released three pop-soul songs on Radio Disney: "By Your Side", "Never Dance Alone" and "What I Got". In 2015, he signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. On February 1, 2016, he released "Counterfeit", his first track for the label.
Fisher's first single, "All About Us", was released on April 15, 2016, produced by Warren "Oak" Felder of the production duo Pop & Oak. The song's music video, directed by TK McKamy, premiered on Vibe.com on May 11, 2016. For the week of June 13, 2016, "All About Us" ranked as the second-most added song on pop radio stations, it is the first track on Fisher's self-titled EP, released on August 19, 2016. He has referred to the EP's sound as B, influenced by'80s soul music. Fisher plays six instruments: piano, bass, French horn and drums. In 2015, Fisher joined Disney Channel Circle of Stars for a remake of the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from the film Frozen. For his role on Liv and Maddie, he sang both a duet and ballad version of the song "True Love", which appeared on the show's soundtrack in 2015, he contributed two tracks, "Fallin' For Ya" and "Wanna Be With You", along with vocals on three others, to the Teen Beach 2 soundtrack, released in 2015. He is featured on Olivia Holt's self-titled debut EP on "Thin Air".
On March 13, 2016, he sang the national anthem before the NASCAR Good Sam 500 stock car race at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. At the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London, Fisher opened for Alicia Keys. Fisher is featured alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on "You're Welcome", an end-credits song for the 2016 animated Disney film Moana. In July 2016, he was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and broadcast nationally where he performed live his single "All About Us", he covered the 1971 Ten Years After song "I'd Love to Change the World" for the 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise. Fisher has performed at numerous WE Day concerts across the United States. Fisher's single "Mess" was released on October 6, 2017. Fisher's first television roles were in 2009 as a guest star on The Hustler on Crackle and iCarly on Nickelodeon, his first major part was as Grace Bowman's half-brother Jacob on seasons 4 and 5 of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
He portrayed the recurring character Holden Dippledorf on Liv and Maddie on the Disney Channel starting in 2015, has appeared in The Thundermans and Teen Wolf. He played the surfer gang leader Seacat in the cable TV movies Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2. On Grease: Live, a live performance of Grease televised on Fox, Fisher starred as Doody, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen as his girlfriend Frenchy, he sings a rendition of "Those Magic Changes", praised as a highlight of the show. In September 2017, Fisher began competing as one of the celebrities on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, his professional partner was Lindsay Arnold. On November 21, Fisher and Arnold reached the finals, were declared the winners of the season. In 2019, Fisher appeared in another musical production on this time Rent: Live, as Mark Cohen. Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton on November 22, 2016, assuming the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos. Official website Jordan Fisher on IMDb
ESPN on ABC
ESPN on ABC is the brand used for sports event and documentary programming televised on the American Broadcasting Company in the United States. The broadcast network retains its own sports division. ABC broadcasts use ESPN's production and announcing staff, incorporate elements such as ESPN-branded on-screen graphics, SportsCenter in-game updates, the BottomLine ticker; the ABC logo is used for identification purposes as a digital on-screen graphic during sports broadcasts on the network, in promotions to disambiguate events airing the broadcast network from those shown on the ESPN cable channel. The broadcast network's sports event coverage carried the ABC Sports brand prior to September 2, 2006; when ABC acquired a controlling interest in ESPN in 1984, it operated the cable network separately from its network sports division. The integration of ABC Sports with ESPN began after The Walt Disney Company bought ABC in 1996; the branding change to ESPN on ABC was made to better orient ESPN viewers with event telecasts on ABC and provide consistent branding for all sports broadcasts on Disney-owned channels.
Despite its name, ABC's sports coverage is supplemental to ESPN and not a simulcast of programs aired by the network, although ESPN and ESPN2 will carry ABC's regional broadcasts that otherwise would not air in certain markets. Like its longtime competitors CBS Sports and NBC Sports, ABC Sports was part of the news division of the ABC network, after 1961, was spun off into its own independent division; when Roone Arledge came to ABC Sports as a producer of NCAA football games in 1960, the network was in financial shambles. The International Olympic Committee wanted a bank to guarantee ABC's contract to broadcast the 1960 Olympics. At the time, Edgar Scherick served as the de facto head of ABC Sports. Scherick had joined the fledgling ABC television network when he persuaded it to purchase Sports Programs, Inc. in exchange for the network acquiring shares in the company. Scherick had formed the company after he left CBS, when the network would not make him the head of its sports programming unit.
Before ABC Sports became a formal division of the network, Scherick and ABC programming chief Tom Moore pulled off many programming deals involving the most popular American sporting events. While Scherick was not interested in "For Men Only," he recognized the talent. Arledge realized; the lack of a formal organization would offer him the opportunity to claim real power when the network matured. With this, he signed on with Scherick as an assistant producer, with Arledge ascending to a role as executive producer of its sports telecasts. Several months before ABC began broadcasting NCAA college football games, Arledge sent Scherick a remarkable memo, filled with youthful exuberance, television production concepts which sports broadcasts have adhered to since. Network broadcasts of sporting events had consisted of simple set-ups and focused on the game itself. In his memo, Arledge not only offered another way to broadcast the game to the sports fan, but recognized that television had to take fans to the game.
In addition, he had the forethought to realize that the broadcasts needed to attract, hold the attention of female viewers, as well as males. On September 17, 1960, the then-29-year-old Arledge put his vision into reality with ABC's first NCAA college football broadcast from Birmingham, between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs which Alabama won, 21–6. Despite the production values he brought to NCAA college football, Scherick wanted low-budget sports programming that could attract and retain an audience, he hit upon the idea of broadcasting field events sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union. While Americans were not fans of track and field events, Scherick figured that Americans understood games. In January 1961, Scherick called Arledge into his office, asked him to attend the annual AAU board of governors meeting. While he was shaking hands, Scherick said, "if the mood seemed right, might he cut a deal to broadcast AAU events on ABC?" It seemed like a tall assignment, however as Scherick said years "Roone was a gentile and I was not."
Arledge came back with a deal for ABC to broadcast all AAU events for $50,000 per year. Next and Arledge divided up their NCAA college football sponsor list, they telephoned their sponsors and said in so many words, "Advertise on our new sports show coming up in April, or forget about buying commercials on NCAA college football this fall." The two persuaded enough sponsors to advertise on the broadcasts, though it took them to the last day of a deadline imposed by ABC's programming operations to do it. Wide World of Sports – an anthology series featuring a different sporting event each broadcast, which premiered on the network on April 29, 1961 – suited Scherick's plans exactly. By exploiting the speed of jet transportation and flexibility of videotape, Scherick was able to undercut NBC and CBS's advantages in broadcasting live sporting events. In that era, with communications nowhere near as universal as they are in the present day, ABC was able to safely record events on
Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium is a stadium in Orlando, located in the West Lakes neighborhood of Downtown Orlando, west of new sports and entertainment facilities including the Amway Center, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando City Stadium, it opened in 1936 as Orlando Stadium and has been known as the Tangerine Bowl and Florida Citrus Bowl. The City of Orlando operates the stadium. Camping World Stadium is the current home venue of the Cure Bowl, the Citrus Bowl and the Camping World Bowl, it is the regular host of other college football games including the Florida Classic between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the Camping World Kickoff. The stadium was built for football and in the past, it has served as home of several alternate-league American football teams. From 2011 to 2013, it was the home of a soccer team in USL Pro. From 1979 to 2006, it served as the home of the UCF Knights football team, it was one of the nine venues used for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Construction on the stadium began in 1936 as a project of the Works Progress Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression; the stadium was built to the immediate east of the baseball park Tinker Field, which opened in 1914. The stadium opened in 1936 with a capacity of 8,900 as Orlando Stadium; the first college football bowl game was played on January 1, 1947. Catawba defeated Maryville 31–6 in the inaugural Tangerine Bowl. 2,000 seats were added in 1952. During this period, the stadium was known as the Tangerine Bowl. 5,000 more seats were added in 1968, along with the first press box. From 1974 to 1976 an expansion project raised the capacity 50,612, including a 3,600-seat upper deck on the east sidelines. However, shortly after completion the project proved to be a public fiasco and an architectural and engineering failure. On November 27, 1976 the first major game was held at the expanded stadium, a regular season matchup between Florida and Miami. During the game, the newly-constructed upper deck noticeably swayed whenever fans stood up and cheered.
The deck vibrated and railings shook and creaked, causing an unnerving sensation for the patrons sitting in those sections. The swaying and shaking was noticeable again about a month during the 1976 Tangerine Bowl game; the swaying was so pronounced that some fans vowed never to sit in those seats again, while some refused to return to the stadium at all. Before long, engineering evaluations, as well as legal investigations, uncovered numerous missteps and cut corners in the stadium's design. While it was believed that the upper deck was structurally sound and met building codes, it was deemed a failure. Additional problems included inadequate access to restrooms in the upper deck, gaps between the sections which required obstructive fences, the fact that the upper deck was built at such an angle that it had poor sight lines. Meanwhile, unsightly I-beams installed to hold up the upper deck now blocked seats in the lower deck that were unobstructed; the maligned stadium's reputation was tarnished after the upper deck scandal, criticized by public officials and fans.
Further complicating the situation was UCF's pending move to the stadium for 1979. The city received a settlement of $900,500 from the stadium's engineers and designers, money, soon appropriated for new improvements; the infamous steel east upper deck was dismantled in May 1980. After various new improvements, a $30 million renovation that added new concrete upper decks to both sides, a capacity of 65,438 was established in 1989. In 1983, the Florida Department of Citrus was added as a title sponsor for the facility, at a price of $250,000. From 1999 to 2002, key stadium improvements included the addition of contour seating, two escalators, a new 107-foot wide scoreboard/video screen. A new sound system, along with two full-color ribbon displays along the upper decks, were added; the expansion resulted in the upper deck overhanging Tinker Field's right field area, albeit at a significant height. Camping World Stadium has been home field to several short-lived professional football teams. From 1966 to 1970, the stadium was home to the Orlando Panthers of the Continental Football League.
In 1974, the Florida Blazers of the World Football League played their only season in existence at the Tangerine Bowl. The USFL's Orlando Renegades played one season in 1985; the Orlando Thunder of the WLAF called the Citrus Bowl home in their two-season existence during the early 1990s, while the XFL's Orlando Rage played there in 2001 as well as the UFL's Florida Tuskers, occupying the stadium for 2 seasons from 2009, before moving to Virginia Beach as the Virginia Destroyers in 2011. The Orlando Fantasy of the Lingerie Football League moved to the stadium shortly after, having prior used the UCF Arena; the Florida High School Athletic Association state football championships are held at Camping World Stadium. Seven National Football League preseason football games have been held at the stadium; the varsity football team from nearby Jones High School used Camping World Stadium as a regular season home field for decades through the end of their 2011 season. The school started playing home football games on their own field beginning on August 31, 2012.
Rollins College, Winter Park, was the first college to use the named Orlando Stadium as its home field. It played there prior to and after World War II; the stadium hosted the 2016 ACC Championship Game. The stadium has hosted the NFL Pro Bowl since 2017; the stadium hosted the East–West S
LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson is a former professional American football player, a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He is considered one of the greatest running backs of all time, he played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Tomlinson was invited to five Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro six times, won consecutive rushing titles in 2006 and 2007. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career rushing yards, seventh in all-purpose yards, second in career rushing touchdowns, third in total touchdowns, he serves as an analyst on NFL Network. After being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2017, his first year of eligibility. Tomlinson played college football for Texas Christian University, earned consensus All-America honors, won the Doak Walker Award as the best college running back, he spent nine seasons with the Chargers.
During the 2006 NFL season, he set several NFL touchdown scoring records and received numerous honors and awards including the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award and the Associated Press's Offensive Player of the Year Award. In 2010, he signed as a free agent with the New York Jets, playing for two seasons before retiring after 2011. Tomlinson is referred to by his initials, L. T. An effective passer on halfback option plays, Tomlinson threw seven touchdown passes and ranks second behind Walter Payton for non-quarterbacks since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, he was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team as one of the top running backs of the 2000s. Tomlinson was born to Oliver Tomlinson in Rosebud, Texas, his father left the family. Tomlinson did not see his father often afterwards, his mother worked as a preacher. At age nine, Tomlinson joined the Pop Warner Little Scholars football program and scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball. Tomlinson attended University High School in Waco, where he played basketball, baseball and ran track.
Tomlinson began his football career as a linebacker, but blossomed on the offensive side of the ball. Tomlinson amassed 2,554 yards and 39 touchdowns his senior year, earning honors as the District 25-4A Most Valuable Player, Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year, he was named in the state all-star football team in 1997, which included future San Diego teammates Drew Brees and Quentin Jammer. In track & field, Tomlinson competed as a sprinter and was a member of the Waco University 4 × 100 m relay squad. Tomlinson was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes fan during his youth, he idolized Walter Payton and admired Emmitt Smith, Jim Brown, Barry Sanders. Tomlinson accepted an athletic scholarship at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas a member of the Western Athletic Conference, he played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Tomlinson's arrival, TCU had appeared in only one bowl game in the previous 12 seasons, had been "downgraded" to a minor conference after the breakup of the Southwest Conference.
During Tomlinson's freshman and sophomore years, he split time with Basil Mitchell. In the 1998 season he helped the Horned Frogs to their first bowl win in 41 years against the USC Trojans in the Sun Bowl. During his junior season in 1999, he set an NCAA FBS record for most rushing yards in a single game with 406 against UTEP. Tomlinson finished his season with an NCAA-leading 1,850 yards rushing to go along with 18 touchdowns. In his senior season in 2000, Tomlinson led the NCAA for the second time with 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns, was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American, he won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back, was a finalist for the 2000 Heisman Trophy, but came in fourth in the voting. He completed his college career with 5,263 ranking sixth in NCAA Division I history; the school retired his jersey during halftime of a November 2005 game against UNLV. In December of that year, Tomlinson fulfilled a promise to his mother by earning his degree in communications from TCU.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2014. Consensus first-team All-American Mobile Alabama Bowl MVP Doak Walker Award Jim Brown Trophy Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player 2x All-WAC First Team 2x WAC Offensive Player Of the Year The San Diego Chargers selected Tomlinson in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, as the fifth overall pick; the Chargers possessed the draft's first selection, but traded the pick to the Atlanta Falcons, who drafted Michael Vick. In this way, many consider that Vick and Tomlinson were "traded" for each other, although the transaction was the result of traded draft picks. In exchange for San Diego's first draft pick, with which Atlanta selected Vick, the Chargers received Atlanta's #5 pick, Atlanta's third-round pick, which San Diego used to select Tay Cody, Atlanta's second-round pick in 2002, which San Diego would use to select Reche Caldwell. San Diego received Atlanta's wide receiver Tim Dwight; the Chargers' general manager, John Butler, made the deal contingent on San Diego receiving Dwight, to which Atlanta agreed.
Tomlinson became the starting running back with the Charg