Benjamin Lee Sapp, II is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004, he played college football at Northern Iowa. Sapp played for the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings. Sapp attended Boyd Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale and was a student and a letterman in football, wrestling and track and field. In football, as a senior, he was a first team All-Broward County selection and an All-State Honorable Mention selection. Benny Sapp graduated from Boyd Anderson High School in 2000, he appeared in 24 games with 24 games with the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was removed from the Iowa Hawkeyes squad in 2002 due to charges of violence, he racked up 78 tackles, six interceptions, 29 passes deflected and four forced fumbles with the Panthers and 104 tackles and three interceptions in two seasons with the Hawkeyes. Sapp was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004, he played for them until 2007. Sapp signed with the Vikings in 2008.
In 2008 he stepped in to the Vikings starting nickel rotation. In 2008, he had 22. On March 3, 2009, the Vikings re-signed him to a one-year contract, and re-signed him again for a two-year contract on March 9, 2010. Sapp was traded from the Vikings on August 2010 to the Miami Dolphins for Greg Camarillo. For the Dolphins Sapp had 10 pass deflections in 17 games. On September 12, 2011, during a Monday Night Football game against rival New England Patriots, Sapp was stiff-armed by Patriots WR Wes Welker on a 99-yard touchdown pass; the Dolphins cut Sapp the next day. After CB Antoine Winfield sustained a season-ending injury, Sapp was signed by the Vikings after a work out. Sapp's high school teammate Asante Samuel has played in the NFL, most for the Atlanta Falcons. Minnesota Vikings bio
The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference North division; the Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, which opened in 1999, with administrative offices and training facilities in Berea, Ohio. The Browns' official colors are brown and white, they are unique among the 32 member franchises of the NFL in that they do not have a logo on their helmets. The franchise was founded in 1945 by businessman Arthur B. McBride and coach Paul Brown as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference; the Browns dominated the AAFC, compiling a 47–4–3 record in the league's four seasons and winning its championship in each. When the AAFC folded after the 1949 season, the Browns joined the National Football League along with the San Francisco 49ers and the original Baltimore Colts; the Browns won a championship in their inaugural NFL season, as well as in the 1954, 1955, 1964 seasons, in a feat unequaled in any of the North American major professional sports, played in their league championship game in each of the Browns' first ten years of existence.
From 1965 to 1995, they made the playoffs 14 times, but did not win another championship or appear in the Super Bowl during that period. In 1995, owner Art Modell, who had purchased the Browns in 1961, announced plans to move the team to Baltimore. After threats of legal action from the city of Cleveland and fans, a compromise was reached in early 1996 that allowed Modell to establish the Baltimore Ravens as a new franchise while retaining the contracts of all Browns personnel; the Browns' intellectual property, including team name, training facility, history, were kept in trust and the franchise was regarded by the NFL as suspended, with a new team to be established by 1999 either by expansion or relocation. The Browns were announced as an expansion team in 1998 and resumed play in 1999. Since resuming operations in 1999, the Browns have struggled to find success, they have had only two winning seasons, one playoff appearance, no playoff wins. The franchise has been noted for a lack of stability with quarterbacks, having started 30 players in the position since 1999.
Through the end of the 2018 season, the Browns' win–loss record since returning to the NFL in 1999 is 95–224–1. In 2017, the Browns became only the second team in league history to finish a season 0–16, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions. Through the 2018 season, the Browns hold the longest active playoff drought in the NFL, at 16 seasons; the history of the Cleveland Browns American football team began in 1944 when taxi-cab magnate Arthur B. "Mickey" McBride secured a Cleveland franchise in the newly formed All-America Football Conference. Paul Brown was the team's namesake and first coach; the Browns began play in 1946 in the AAFC. The Browns won each of the league's four championship games before the league dissolved in 1949; the team moved to the more established National Football League, where it continued to dominate. Between 1950 and 1955, Cleveland reached the NFL championship game every year. McBride and his partners sold the team to a group of Cleveland businessmen in 1953 for a then-unheard-of $600,000.
Eight years the team was sold again, this time to a group led by New York advertising executive Art Modell. Modell fired Brown before the 1963 season, but the team continued to win behind running back Jim Brown; the Browns won the championship in 1964 and reached the title game the following season, losing to the Green Bay Packers. When the AFL and NFL merged before the 1970 season, Cleveland became part of the new American Football Conference. While the Browns made it back to the playoffs in 1971 and 1972, they fell into mediocrity through the mid-1970s. A revival of sorts took place in 1979 and 1980, when quarterback Brian Sipe engineered a series of last-minute wins and the Browns came to be called the "Kardiac Kids". Under Sipe, the Browns did not make it past the first round of the playoffs. Quarterback Bernie Kosar, who the Browns drafted in 1985, led the team to three AFC Championship games in the late 1980s but lost each time to the Denver Broncos. In 1995, Modell announced he was relocating the Browns to Baltimore, sowing a mix of outrage and bitterness among Cleveland's dedicated fan base.
Negotiations and legal battles led to an agreement where Modell was allowed to move the team, but Cleveland kept the Browns' name and history. After three years of suspension while Cleveland Stadium was demolished and FirstEnergy Stadium built on its site, the Browns started play again in 1999 under new owner Al Lerner; the Browns struggled throughout the 2000s and 2010s, posting a record of 95–224–1 since their 1999 return. The Browns have only posted two winning seasons and one playoff appearance since returning to the NFL; the team's struggles have been magnified since 2012, when the Lerner family sold the team to businessman Jimmy Haslam. In six seasons under the Haslam ownership, the Browns went through four head coaches and four general managers, none of whom had found success. In 2016 and 2017 under head coach Hue Jackson, the Browns went 1–31, the worst two-year stretch in NFL history, received the number one overall draft pick in both of those years; the Browns are the only National Football League team without a helmet logo.
The logoless helmet serves as the Browns' official logo. The organization has used several promotional logos throughout the years.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He has won the most of any football player ever. After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Due to his late selection, Brady is considered the biggest "steal" in the history of the NFL Draft. In Brady's seventeen seasons as a starter, he has played in a record nine Super Bowls with the Patriots, is one of only two quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl in their first season as a starter. Brady holds most of the postseason quarterback records, leading all players in postseason touchdowns, passing yards, completions, while owning the corresponding Super Bowl records as well. Brady has won four Super Bowl MVP awards, the most by a player, as well as three league MVP awards. Brady has been selected to 14 Pro Bowls, has led his team to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history.
He is fourth all-time in career passing yards for regular season play, third in career touchdown passes, first in postseason career passing yards, first in postseason career passing touchdowns, fourth in career passer rating, fourteenth in postseason career passer rating. For regular season and postseason combined, Brady is first all-time in career passing yards and touchdown passes; the only quarterback to reach 200 regular-season wins, Brady is the winningest quarterback in NFL history. With a postseason record of 30–10, he is first all-time in playoff wins and appearances for an NFL player. Brady has led the Patriots to an NFL-record eight consecutive AFC championship games since 2011, has never had a losing season as a starting quarterback, he is tied for the record for the longest touchdown pass at 99 yards to Wes Welker. For his alleged involvement in the publicized Deflategate football-tampering scandal, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. Brady and the Patriots won two of the next three Super Bowls, making him the record holder for most Super Bowl wins by a player, the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, at 41.
Brady was born in San Mateo, California, on August 3, 1977, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia and Thomas Brady, Sr. He has three older sisters, Nancy and Maureen, was raised as a Catholic, his father is of Irish descent, while his mother has German, Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. Two of Brady's great-great-grandparents on his father's side and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston before the American Civil War, they were accompanied by Bridget's sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, the parents of the 19th-century American Major League Baseball player "Steady" Pete Meegan. Brady's great-uncle Michael Buckley Jr. was the first American prisoner of war in World War II. In the 1980s, Brady attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park, where he was a fan of quarterback Joe Montana. At age four, Brady attended the 1981 NFC Championship, against the Dallas Cowboys, in which Montana threw The Catch to Dwight Clark.
As a child, Brady attended football camp at the College of San Mateo, where he was taught to throw the football by camp counselor and future NFL/AFL quarterback Tony Graziani. Brady grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fan, he attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he graduated in 1995. He played football and baseball in high school, he played against Bellarmine College Preparatory rival Pat Burrell in both baseball. Brady began his football career as the backup quarterback on the Padres junior varsity team. At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 JV team, which had not scored a touchdown all year. Brady ascended to the starting position, he held the position until he graduated. By Brady's senior year, he was striving to be noticed by college coaches, he created highlight tapes and sent them to schools he considered attending. This led to strong interest from many football programs around the nation; the process of recruiting was much different during Brady's time, athletes' rankings were not as prominent.
In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a four-star recruit. In essence, he was a rated prospect. Brady was on Blue Chip Illustrated as well as a Prep Football Report All-American selection. After his recruiting process, he narrowed down his list to five schools. "Probably the ones that we did hear from and pared the list to were Cal–Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Illinois”, his father said. As a Cal fan, his father hoped that Brady would attend the nearby Cal, where Brady was a silent commit, that he would be able to watch his son play. Brady was known as a great baseball player in high school, he was a left-handed-batting catcher with power. His skills impressed MLB scouts, he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos; the Expos projected Brady as a potential All-Star, offered him money typical of that offered to a late second-round or early third-round pick. Brady was determined to play football at the ne