Frank Cullen Albert was an American football player. He played as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League, Albert attended Stanford University, where he led the 1940 football team to an undefeated season and the Rose Bowl. Many who saw Frankie Albert in action credit him as being the greatest left-handed quarterback ever to play the game, Albert was born in Chicago and attended Glendale High School in Glendale, California. He went to Stanford University, where he was coached by T formation innovator Clark Shaughnessy, Albert played as Stanford’s quarterback and in 1940–41 became an all-American. He was the first college T-formation quarterback in football history. He led the team of 1940 to a 9–0 regular season, 21–13 victory over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and he was a member of Stanfords chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After graduation Albert served in the Navy during World War II for four years, in the 1942 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears selected Albert with the 10th overall pick.
He played seven seasons with the 49ers, Albert, a 5-foot-9-inch, 166-pound, left-handed passer, was credited for inventing the bootleg play, in which the quarterback fakes a handoff runs wide with the ball hidden on his hip. In 1948 he was named AAFC co-Most Valuable Player with Otto Graham and he played his last two seasons competing with Y. A. Tittle. In 1950, Albert was named to the Pro Bowl when the 49ers joined the National Football League and he retired after the season of 1952. In seven pro seasons, Albert threw for 10,795 yards and 115 touchdowns, Albert played one final season with the Canadian Football Leagues Calgary Stampeders. After his retirement, the San Francisco 49ers hired him as a scout and he became the head coach in 1956 by owner Tony Morabito. He coached the 49ers for 3 seasons with a 19-16-1 record, all three of his daughters attended Stanford. One of his daughters, Jane Albert Willens, ’67, was an All-American tennis player at the Farm and he died on September 5,2002, from Alzheimers disease.
In addition to his wife, Albert is survived by his three daughters, Nancy James, of Bend, Jane Willens, of Palo Alto, and Terry Levin, of San Francisco, and his seven grandchildren. Career statistics and player information from NFL. com • Pro-Football-Reference Frankie Albert at the College Football Hall of Fame Frankie Albert at the Internet Movie Database
Knowlton Lyman Snake Ames was an American football player for Princeton University from 1886 to 1889, and the Chicago Athletic Association, in 1892. In 1891 and 1892, he was the football coach at Purdue University. At Princeton, Ames scored 730 points for the Tigers from 1886 to 1889, the achievement of scoring 730 points is an unofficial college football career record, although only records set since the NCAA began keeping records in 1937 are considered official. He was named to the first-ever All-America team in 1889, after graduation, Ames became the head coach for Purdue University, where he led the Boilermakers to a 12–0 record over two years. Ames returned to playing football with the Chicago Athletic Association in 1892, during an October 22 game in Cleveland and fellow player Pudge Heffelfinger were observed by the manager of the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Meanwhile, another version of the story had Ames being offered only $100, however the rumor either turned out to be false or Heffelfinger and Ames turned down Pittsburghs offer.
Chicago benched Donnelly, and his absence resulted in a tied game, Donnelly became enraged and refused to rejoin the team in Chicago. Heffelfinger and Ames joined Donnelly in the walk-out, afterwards Donnelly and Heffelfinger signed an agreement with the Allegheny Athletic Association, becoming the first known professional football players. Meanwhile, Ames had decided to forgo the game rather than risk his amateur status and he returned to coaching at Princeton. After retiring from football, Ames had a career in finance and he founded the Chicago Journal of Commerce and served as its publisher until shortly before his death. Ames served as chairman of the board of the Booth Fisheries Company and had business interests as well. In 1931, Ames committed suicide, shooting himself with a.38 caliber revolver as he sat is his car, Ames was age 63 at the time of his death and had recently suffered business losses. Amess father, Miner Thomas Ames, was a Chicago coal magnate, amess son, Knowlton Lyman Ames, Jr.
played for Princeton. Knowlton Ames at the College Football Hall of Fame Knowlton Ames at the College Football Data Warehouse
Prince Kelechi Amukamara is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for Nebraska, and earned unanimous All-American honors, Amukamara has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Amukamara was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, to parents Romanus and Christy Amukamara and he soon moved to New Jersey before moving to Glendale, when he was five years old. He has five sisters, named Princess, Peace, prince is of Royal Igbo Nigerian descent, and his grandfather was the chief of Awo-Omamma in the Imo State of Nigeria. He currently is next in line to be the chief and his mother competed for Nigeria at the 1984 Summer Olympics in track and field. Prince is a Christian, refrains from alcohol, and has stated that he stayed chaste before marriage, prince attended Apollo High School in Glendale, where he excelled in multiple sports. Most notably, Amukamara was a track & field standout in several events, through six games in the 2006 season, he had rushed for 1,129 yards and 270 receiving yards on offense and recorded two interceptions on defense.
He had scored 18 offensive touchdowns and three defensive touchdowns and he finished the season with 2,106 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns as a running back and 95 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back. The Arizona Republic named him the Big School Player of the Year in Arizona, Amukamara was named to the Arizona All-State team by Scout. com. Regarded as a recruit by Rivals. com, Amukamara was listed as the 11th best prospect from Arizona. On December 29,2006, Amukamara committed to college football at Nebraska. He received offers from Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State, UNLV. During his senior year of school, when asked what he thought about the recruiting process, he responded. I will look at it closer after the season, Amukamara attended the University of Nebraska, and played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 2007 to 2010. After arriving at Nebraska, Amukamara contemplated playing basketball on top of football, as a freshman in 2007, Amukamara was described as being a newcomer with a lot of personality by senior linebacker Corey McKeon.
He made his debut for Nebraska on September 22 against Ball State, Amukamara finished the year with four tackles in eight games, splitting time in the secondary and on special teams. Entering his sophomore season, there was speculation as to whether he would play at running back or cornerback and he ended up starting the games against Western Michigan, New Mexico State, and Virginia Tech, as he played in all 13 of Nebraskas games. He finished the year with 34 tackles, with his season-high of eight coming against Western Michigan, as a junior, Amukamara became a starter at cornerback for Nebraska
Levy Adcock is an American football offensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football for Oklahoma State University, and was recognized as a consensus All-American and he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft. Adcock was born in Claremore, Oklahoma and he attended Sequoyah High School in Claremore, and he played football and basketball for the Sequoyah Eagles. He was the first player in Rogers County history to be named all-county in each sport and he helped lead Claremore Sequoyah to their first ever state championship in football. Adcock originally attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, but transferred to Oklahoma State and he spent his first year with the Cowboys mainly on special teams, but would occasionally line up as a fourth tight end. In 2010, he became a starter and was a first-team All Big 12 selection after not allowing a sack during the entire season. Following his senior season in 2011, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year, Adcock went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft but was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.
Adcock played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, having signed a contract in May 2014, Oklahoma State Cowboys bio Saskatchewan Roughriders bio
College Football All-America Team
The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. Camp took over the responsibility for picking the All-America team and was recognized as the selector in the early years of the 20th century. com. As of 2009, the National Collegiate Athletic Association recognizes the All-America teams selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News, if three of these organizations select a player to their first team, he automatically receives the consensus honor. If a player is named an All-American by all five organizations, depending upon the distribution of first team honors at any given position, it is possible to be consensus with fewer than three first-team selections. The University of Notre Dame has produced the most unanimous All Americans of any program, there have been 2,868 players from 156 colleges and universities since 1889 who were selected to at least one All-American first team. It has selected an All-America team since 1925, the American Football Coaches Association has selected an All-America team every year since 1945.
It is often referred to as the Coaches All-America Team, the Coaches’ All-America Team has been sponsored by various entities throughout the years but it is now under its own banner, the AFCA. These are the sponsors/publishers of the team throughout the years and it is sometimes referred to as the Writers All-America Team. The FWAA has selected an All-America team with the help of its members, the All-America team is selected by a committee of writers representing all conferences and regions of the NCAA. The Writers Team has been highlighted in various media forums, from 1946-70, Look published the FWAA team and brought players and selected writers to New York City for a celebration. During that 25-year period, the FWAA team was introduced on television shows by Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Perry Como. After Look folded, the FWAA started an association with NCAA Films. The team was part of ABC Televisions 1981 College Football Series, from 1983-90, the team was either on ABC or ESPN, and since 1991 has returned to the national spotlight on ABC.
The corporate sponsor for the Writers team is AT&T, after years of Cingular being the sponsor. Walter Camp, The Father of American Football, first selected an All-America team in 1889, the WCF claims an 80% participation rate in the voting for its All-America team. Sporting News, formerly known as The Sporting News and known colloquially as TSN, have teams college football editors and staff select teams, from that year through the 1962 season TSNs All-America team was picked by a poll of sportswriters. Beginning in 1964 the team was selected by professional scouts and observers, the Sporting News cited the advent of two-platoon football as the need to go to that system. United Press International is a organization that selected players in a national poll of sportswriters
Jonathan Allen is an American football defensive end. He played college football at Alabama, Allen attended Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. As a senior in 2012, he was the Virginia Gatorade Football Player of the Year, during his career he had 308 tackles and 44 sacks. Allen was a recruit and was ranked amongst the top of his class. He committed to college football for the University of Alabama. Allen played in 13 games as a freshman at Alabama in 2013 and had 16 tackles. As a sophomore in 2014, he played in all 14 games and he was named first team All-SEC after recording 33 tackles and 5.5 sacks. As a junior in 2015, Allen started all 14 games for the Crimson Tide, who won the 2015 national championship
Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. Currently he works as a sportscaster for the Fox network. Aikman was born on November 21,1966 and he grew up in Cerritos, California. At the age of 12, Aikmans family moved to Henryetta, where he played football at Henryetta High School, where he would earn All-State honors. The New York Mets offered Aikman a contract out of high school, in 1984, he became the first freshman to start at quarterback for Oklahoma since World War II. On October 19, Miamis Jerome Brown broke through the line, sacked Aikman on the Sooner 29-yard line. Aikman, who had six of eight passing for 131 yards. Switzer and offensive coordinator Jim Donnan were forced to back to the wishbone offense under freshman quarterback Jamelle Holieway. The team went on to win the 1985 National Championship, with Holieway established as the starting quarterback at OU, Aikman decided to transfer to UCLA.
Barry Switzer oversaw Aikmans transfer to UCLA, a program under Terry Donahue that was conducive to a passing quarterback. He had to sit out one year due to transfer rules. As a junior, he earned the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Aikman led the Bruins to a 10–2 record and the 1987 Aloha Bowl, where they beat the Florida Gators 20-16. As a senior, Aikman won the 1988 Davey OBrien Award as the top quarterback. UCLA matched the total from the previous season under Aikman, going 10-2 and losing only to USC. The 1988 season culminated with a 17-3 Bruins victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the 1989 Cotton Bowl Classic, Aikman finished his career as the number two career passing leader in UCLA history. In 2008, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, on November 28,2014, UCLA retired his #8 jersey at Half time against Stanford University. Aikman was the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, on February 25,1989, new owner Jerry Jones fired Landry and replaced him with Jimmy Johnson
The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team, if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the teams end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponents goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins, American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6,1869, during the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States, Professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the game, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually, almost all of them men, in the United States, American football is referred to as football.
The term football was established in the rulebook for the 1876 college football season. The terms gridiron or American football are favored in English-speaking countries where other codes of football are popular, such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, American football evolved from the sports of association football and rugby football. What is considered to be the first American football game was played on November 6,1869 between Rutgers and Princeton, two college teams, the game was played between two teams of 25 players each and used a round ball that could not be picked up or carried. It could, however, be kicked or batted with the feet, head or sides, Rutgers won the game 6 goals to 4. Collegiate play continued for years in which matches were played using the rules of the host school. Representatives of Yale, Columbia and Rutgers met on October 19,1873 to create a set of rules for all schools to adhere to. Teams were set at 20 players each, and fields of 400 by 250 feet were specified, Harvard abstained from the conference, as they favored a rugby-style game that allowed running with the ball.
An 1875 Harvard-Yale game played under rugby-style rules was observed by two impressed Princeton athletes and these players introduced the sport to Princeton, a feat the Professional Football Researchers Association compared to selling refrigerators to Eskimos. Princeton, Harvard and Columbia agreed to play using a form of rugby union rules with a modified scoring system. These schools formed the Intercollegiate Football Association, although Yale did not join until 1879, the introduction of the snap resulted in unexpected consequences. Prior to the snap, the strategy had been to punt if a scrum resulted in bad field position, however, a group of Princeton players realized that, as the snap was uncontested, they now could hold the ball indefinitely to prevent their opponent from scoring. In 1881, both teams in a game between Yale-Princeton used this strategy to maintain their undefeated records, each team held the ball, gaining no ground, for an entire half, resulting in a 0-0 tie
Carlos Alvarez (American football)
Alvarez was born in Cuba in 1950, the youngest of Licinio and Isola Alvarezs three sons. Alvarezs father Licinio had been a lawyer in Cuba, but his parents fled to the United States to escape Fidel Castros communist revolution in 1960. He was raised in Miami and attended North Miami Senior High School in North Miami, Alvarez was the Pioneers star halfback who could run and catch, and was touted by the local newspapers as the best back in Dade County—on offense and defense. On at least two occasions, he played all forty-eight minutes of a school game, playing on both offense and defense. Alvarez graduated from North Miami High School in 1968, during Graves final season as Floridas head coach in 1969, Alvarez was one of several talented second-year Gators known as the Super Sophs who led the team to its all-time best record of 9–1–1. Alvarez was known for his speed on the field. He was the Gators leading receiver in 1970 and 1971, Alvarez was a first-team Academic All-American in 1969 and a second-team Academic All-American in 1970 and 1971, and was chosen for the Academic All-American Hall of Fame in 1991.
His 133 yards per-game average in 1969 is still the all-time single-season best among Gators, Alvarez ranks second among Gators receivers with thirteen games for 100 yards or more receiving, one behind career leader Jabar Gaffney. He ranks first among Gators for most 100-yard receiving games in a season, tied with Gaffney and Travis McGriff, Alvarez achieved this in 1969 when six of those 100-yard games were achieved consecutively—also a team record he shares with two other Gators. Alvarez graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in political science, with honors. The Dallas Cowboys selected him in the round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He received an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Award to attend the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and earned his juris doctor degree summa cum laude in 1975. After graduation, he worked as a law professor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, following in the family legal tradition of his father and older brothers, Alvarez became a practicing attorney.
Department of Health and Welfare, Alvarez is an environmental and land use attorney based in Tallahassee, but his current practice emphasizes mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Alvarez was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a Gator Great in 1986, and elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. In one of a series of written in 2006, The Gainesville Sun recognized him as No.7 among the top 100 all-time Gators football players from the first 100 years of the team. An Oral History of Floridas Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp, A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Illinois. McCarthy, Kevin M. Fightin Gators, A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, mcEwen, The Gators, A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Alabama
Agase grew up in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois, where he was a standout as a guard starting in 1941. He was named an All-American in 1942, Marines during World War II and played a season at Purdue while in training. He was again named an All-American in 1943, after his discharge from the Marines, he came back to Illinois and played a final season in 1946, after which he was named an All-American for a third time. Cleveland won two AAFC championships and one National Football League championship while Agase was on the team, after retiring from football, Agase was worked as an assistant coach for the Dallas Texans and, after a brief return to playing for the Baltimore Colts, Iowa State University. He was hired as an assistant at Northwestern in 1956 under head coach Ara Parseghian, Agase remained as an assistant until Parseghian left to coach at Notre Dame in 1963 and he was named the new head coach. Agase guided the Northwestern Wildcats to a 32–58–1 win-loss-tie record in nine seasons and he was named coach of the year by the Football Writers Association of America after guiding the team to a 6–4 record in 1970.
Agase left to coach at Purdue in 1972, but none of his teams posted a record there. He spent six years as director at Eastern Michigan University before retiring. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963, Agase was born in Chicago to an Assyrian father, Charles Agase, and an Armenian mother, Elsie Darwitt. He attended Evanston Township High School, but only played on the varsity football team in his senior year. After graduating, he attended the University of Illinois and played football there as a right guard in 1941 and 1942. In a 1942 game against the University of Minnesota, Agase scored two touchdowns for the Fighting Illini, becoming only the guard in college football history to accomplish that feat. The first touchdown came in the quarter, when Agase stripped the ball from Minnesotas Bill Daley. The second was a fumble recovery in the end zone to give Illinois a 20–13 victory. In another game against Great Lakes Naval Training Station, a military team, under coach Ray Eliot, Illinois finished the season with a 6–4 win-loss record.
Agase was named an All-American after the season, Agase entered the U. S. military in 1943 as Americas involvement in World War II intensified. He was sent to Purdue University for training in the U. S, Marines and played on the schools football team along with enlistees from other schools. Purdue had won just one Big Ten Conference game the previous year, coached by Elmer Burnham, the Purdue Boilermakers won all of their games that year and were named Big Ten co-champions