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1. American football – 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, Ireland, 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, hands, 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, Princeton 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, Yale and Columbia then 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
2. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is a public polytechnic university located in Pomona, California, United States. It is one of two polytechnics in the California State University system, in Fall 2013, it had 1,059 faculty, of which 442 were tenure track. The university is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Cal Poly is one of three CSUs, and one of only five California institutions, with this distinction. The university has the oldest and largest Hospitality Management College in California, additionally, Cal Poly has the largest civil engineering student population in the nation. It is the university in Southern California to grant bachelors and masters degrees in agriculture. Cal Poly Pomona currently offers degrees in 94 majors,39 masters degrees,13 teaching credentials. The university is one among a group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts. The satellite campus grew further in 1949 when a horse ranch in the city of Pomona. Its sports teams are known as the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos, the Broncos sponsor 10 varsity sports and have won 14 NCAA national championships. Current and former Cal Poly athletes have won 7 Olympic medals, hence, Voorhis School became the Cal Poly-Voorhis Unit and its educational offerings were raised to the same level as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s, then a two-year college. The horticulture program was moved to the new campus and the two units operated as one institution spanning two locations under the leadership of president Julian McPhee. During World War II most of the student body was called to military duty, enrollment declined. Reopening after the war, Cal Poly-Voorhis Unit operated in San Dimas until 1956 when it moved to Will Keith Kellogg’s former horse ranch in the city of Pomona. Acknowledging its Kellogg legacy, Cal Poly-Voorhis Unit changed its name to Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis Unit, also in 1957, Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis introduced the College of Engineering, the second academic unit after the College of Agriculture. President McPhee retired in 1966, and Cal Poly split into two different and independent universities, the partnership between the two campuses remains with their involvement in the annual Cal Poly Universities Rose Float. In 1998, Cal Poly Pomona received criticism when it planned to grant a degree to Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s negative humanitarian record as president of Zimbabwe lead to protests from staff, faculty and students, under then-president J. Michael Ortiz, Cal Poly Pomona launched its first comprehensive capital campaign in fall of 2008 to increase its permanent endowment. The campus office of public affairs recognizes two names for the university, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Cal Poly Pomona
3. Pomona, California – Pomona is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Pomona is located in the Pomona Valley, between the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley, as of the 2010 United States Census, the citys population was 149,058. The area was occupied by the Tongva or Gabrielino Native Americans. The city is named for Pomona, the ancient Roman goddess of fruit, the first Anglo-Americans arrived in prior to 1848 when the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo resulted in California becoming part of the United States. By the 1880s, the arrival of railroads and Coachella Valley water had made it the anchor of the citrus-growing region. Pomona was officially incorporated on January 6,1888, in the 1920s Pomona was known as the Queen of the Citrus Belt, with one of the highest per-capita levels of income in the United States. In the 1940s it was used as a location for major motion picture studios to see how their films would play to modally middle class audiences around the country. Religious institutions are deeply embedded in the history of Pomona, there are now more than 120 churches, representing most religions in todays society. The historical architecture of these churches provide glimpses of the European church design, in 2005, Pomona citizens elected Norma Torres, the first woman of Guatemalan heritage to be elected to a mayoral post outside of Guatemala. Pomona is an area of Los Angeles County in the Pomona Valley. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 22.964 square miles. Pomona is approximately 27 miles east of downtown Los Angeles,25 miles north of Santa Ana,31 miles west of Riverside, the Los Angeles/San Bernardino county line forms most of the citys southern and eastern boundaries. Pomona has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, damp winters, august is the warmest month with an average daytime high temperature of 92 °F. Summers are characterized by days and very little rainfall during the months of June through September. Fall brings cooler temperatures and occasional showers, as well as seasonal Santa Ana winds originating from the northeast, december is the coolest month with an average high temperature of 68 °F. Winter also brings the majority of annual precipitation, snowfall is virtually unheard of, but frost can occur once or twice a year. The 2010 United States Census reported that Pomona had a population of 149,058, the population density was 6,491.2 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Pomona was 71,564 White,10,924 African American,1,763 Native American,12,688 Asian,282 Pacific Islander,45,171 from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 105,135 persons
4. Glenn Davis (halfback) – Glenn Woodward Davis was a professional American football player for the Los Angeles Rams. He is best known for his football career for the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1943 to 1946. He was named a consensus All-American three times, and in 1946 won the Heisman Trophy and was named Sporting News Player of the Year, Davis was born and raised in Southern California, the son of a bank manager. Glenn and his twin brother Ralph played high school football at Bonita High School in La Verne, in 1942, Davis led the Bearcats to an 11-0 record and the schools first-ever football championship, earning the Southern Section Player of the Year award. In 1989, Bonita Highs stadium was dedicated in his name, the brothers were close and had originally planned to attend USC in Los Angeles, but when their U. S. Representative agreed to them with appointments to West Point, they decided to go there. At West Point, under coach Earl Blaik, Davis played fullback in his freshman season, Blaik moved him to halfback for his three varsity seasons, while Doc Blanchard took over at fullback. With Davis and Blanchard, Army went 27-0-1 in 1944,1945, Davis was nicknamed Mr. Outside, while Blanchard was Mr. Inside. Davis averaged 8.3 yards per carry over his career and 11.5 yards per carry in 1945, Davis led the nation in 1944 with 120 points. He scored 59 touchdowns, including eight on his freshman squad and his single-season mark of 20 touchdowns stood as a record for 10 years. Blanchard and he set a then-record 97 career touchdowns by two teammates, in 2007, Davis was ranked #13 on ESPNs list of Top 25 Players in College Football History. For all three varsity years at West Point, Davis was a consensus All-America player, in 1944, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Trophy, and was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. In 1945, he was again runner-up for the Heisman, in 1946, he won the Heisman and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. In 1961, Davis was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Davis also starred in baseball, basketball, and track at West Point. Davis graduated from West Point in June 1947 and entered the U. S. Army as a second lieutenant. He was offered a contract and $75,000 signing bonus by the Brooklyn Dodgers, in spite of Davis service obligation, the Detroit Lions of the National Football League selected Davis with the second overall pick of the 1947 NFL Draft, held in December 1946. In September 1947, the Los Angeles Rams acquired the rights to Davis from the Lions and he applied to resign his commission in December, but was refused by the Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall. Davis was also denied extended furloughs or other accommodations that might allow him to football while serving in the Army
5. Asa Jackson – Asa Rashaan Webster Jackson is an American football cornerback and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for California Polytechnic State University, Jackson was a four-year starter at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, more commonly referred to as Cal Poly. He finished his career with 137 solo tackles,199 total tackles,8 interceptions for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns,40 pass deflections,3 forced fumbles. He played in 43 games, and started in 42 of them, Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 169th overall pick. He is probably most known for returning a punt for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason NFL game, although, the play was nullified by a holding penalty. Jackson was placed on injured reserve on December 16,2014, Jackson was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on September 5,2015. On August 2,2013, he violated the PED policy and was suspended without pay for an additional 8 games of the 2013 season. Jackson has now completed the paperwork and has been authorized to take Adderall. On September 6,2015, the New York Giants claimed Jackson off Waivers and he was waived just two days after signing with the Giants. On September 10,2015, Jackson was signed to the Ravens practice squad, on October 13,2015, Jackson was re-signed to the active roster. He was waived/injured on November 17 due to an ankle injury, the next day, he was placed on the teams injured reserve and another day later, on November 19,2015, he was waived from injured reserve. On November 30,2015, Jackson was signed to the Bengals practice squad, on January 28,2016, cornerback Asa Jackson signed a futures contract with the Arizona Cardinals. On August 29,2016, Jackson was waived by the Cardinals, on October 17,2016, Jackson was signed to the Ravens practice squad. He was promoted to the roster on November 15,2016. He was released by the Ravens on November 26,2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad, on December 6,2016, Jackson was signed by the Lions off the Ravens practice squad. He was placed on injured reserve on January 3,2017 with an ankle injury, career statistics and player information from NFL. com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference Cal Poly Mustangs bio Baltimore Ravens bio
6. Jim Zorn – James Arthur Jim Zorn is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League. Zorn was a quarterback, and is best known as the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks for their first eight seasons. He was the coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 2001 until the 2007 season. Shortly after being fired following the 2009 season, Zorn was hired as coach of the Baltimore Ravens. Zorn was released as coach of the Ravens on January 27,2011. Zorn graduated from Gahr High School in Cerritos, California in 1971 and he didnt start playing organized football until his sophomore season. The next year he broke his wrist after being put at the end of a game to play quarterback and he became a starter as a senior. He went on to play at Cerritos College for two years and he was benched midway through his sophomore year because the head coach didnt like his leadership style. In 1973, he transferred to Cal Poly Pomona after accepting their half scholarship offer and that season, he registered 2,367 passing yards and 16 touchdowns, receiving Little All-American, Little All-Coast and Southern California College Division Player of the Year honors. As a senior his play was affected by coaching changes, posting 1,783 passing yards and 6 touchdowns. He finished his career with 10 school records,5,314 total yards,4,150 passing yards,22 passing touchdowns,1,164 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. He also practiced the Javelin throw in track and field, Zorn was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, the same year they had their famed Dirty Dozen draft. He was the Cowboys last cut two days before the start of the 1975 season, to room for running back Preston Pearson. He had a try-out with the Los Angeles Rams but was not signed, the Seattle Seahawks signed him as a free agent in 1976, reuniting with Dick Mansperger, who was the Cowboys director of player personnel the previous year. After spending a year out of football, he signed as an agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1976. Zorn is closely associated with his favorite passing target, Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent, Largent was the first Seahawk inducted into the teams Ring of Honor, and Zorn was second. Zorn was named AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year by the National Football League Players Association following the teams inaugural 1976 season and he was also the Seahawks team MVP, throwing for 12 touchdowns and rushing for four touchdowns. He was succeeded by Dave Krieg midway through the 1983 season, Zorn stayed with the team as a second-string quarterback until the end of the 1984 season