Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Louisville where he won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, was unanimously selected as an All-American as a sophomore in 2016. Jackson was selected with the 32nd overall pick by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, he began his rookie season as a backup, but became the team's starting quarterback following an injury to starter Joe Flacco. During the season, Jackson helped the team clinch the AFC North division title and became the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game. In 2019, his first full season as starter, Jackson set a record for the most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback and led the league with 36 touchdown passes. Jackson was named the NFL Most Valuable Player for 2019, becoming only the second-ever unanimous selection for the award. Jackson was born to Felicia Jones and Lamar Jackson, Sr. on January 7, 1997, grew up in the center of an economically distressed section of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Lamar Sr. died in a car accident on the same day Lamar's grandmother died in 2005 when Jackson was eight and he and his siblings were thereafter raised by their mother. He attended public schools and played Pop Warner football in the same Florida league with Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown, though they were on different teams, with Jackson playing for the Pompano Beach Cowboys. Jackson's cousin, Oakland Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley competed against Jackson in that league. Growing up, his favorite player was Michael Vick. At age 8, Jackson could throw a football 20 yards according to his first quarterback coach, Van "Peanut" Wilson and while he was in high school a homemade video shows him throwing a football 100 yards. Jackson first attended Santaluces Community High School where he played football sporadically and sat out his sophomore year, he transferred to Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida. At Boynton Beach, Jackson played two seasons of varsity football.
Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain remembered Jackson as a hard worker who continually improved his passing accuracy and decision-making and who watched hours of film each week. In his two years at Boynton Beach, Jackson threw for 2,263 yards and 31 touchdowns, ran for 1,624 yards and 22 touchdowns, a high school career accumulated quarterback rating of 102.7. Jackson's last high school game came against a nationally ranked Miami Central High School team during the first round of the 2014 Florida High School Football Playoff 6A tournament. Boynton Beach was soundly defeated 49–6, with Jackson throwing two interceptions, he competed for his high school track team, posting a personal record of 11.45 seconds in the 100 meter dash. Jackson was named the Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year in 2014, was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and had dozens of offers from big college football programs but he committed to the University of Louisville after head coach Bobby Petrino gave his word to Felicia Jones that her son would be playing quarterback and nothing else.
As a freshman at Louisville in 2015, Jackson made eight starts. He completed 135-of-247 passes for 1,840 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions and ran for 960 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, he was named the MVP of the 2015 Music City Bowl after passing for 227 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for a Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns. During the first game of his sophomore year, against the Charlotte 49ers, Jackson set a school record for total touchdowns with eight, all of them in the first half. Against Syracuse, Jackson completed 20 of 39 passes for 411 yards, one touchdown, one interception, with 199 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, with all five touchdowns coming in the first half. Against #2 Florida State, Jackson completed 13 of 20 passes for 216 yards, threw one touchdown and one interception, had 146 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, he scored 4 of the 5 total touchdowns in the first half. The game made Jackson the Heisman front runner, gave the Cardinals a No. 3 ranking, their highest since 2006.
Against Marshall, Jackson completed 24 of 44 passes for 417 yards and 5 touchdowns, had 62 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Against No. 5 Clemson, Louisville's offense totaled 586 yards, with Jackson accounting for 295 passing yards, 162 rushing yards, three total touchdowns. The Cardinals lost the game 42–36. On December 8, Jackson was awarded the Walter Camp Award as the player of the year and the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in college football. On December 10, 2016, Jackson was selected as the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner over fellow finalists Deshaun Watson, Dede Westbrook, Jabrill Peppers, Baker Mayfield, he became Louisville's first Heisman Trophy winner in school history, the youngest-ever recipient of the award at the age of 19 years and 337 days. Aside from nationally recognized awards, Jackson won prestigious awards within the University of Louisville. In 2017, Jackson won a Louie for being named the Adidas High Performance Male Athlete of the Year for his outstanding sophomore campaign.
He won a Louie for Play of the Year after the leap he made in the 2016 Syracuse game. When Jackson entered the 2017 season, his fan base and media had high expectations of his performance. College GameDay announced their return to the University of Louisville to host the opening matchup on September 16 between the returning National Champions, Clemson Tigers, the Cardinals. Despite the 47–21 blowout the Tigers achieved, Jackson did not let the numbers a
Cecilia Eusepi was an Italian Roman Catholic and a professed member from the Secular Servites. Eusepi died of tuberculosis at 18 years of age, but only after her confessor advised her to keep a journal of her own life, which she titled "Storia di un Pagliaccio", for she considered herself to be a "little clown" and "a half-stupid clown good for nothing". Eusepi's beatification was celebrated in Nepi in 2012. Cecilia Eusepi was born in Monte Romano on 17 February 1910 as the last of eleven children to Paulina Mannucci. Eusepi received her baptism on 26 February from the archpriest Ugo Fulignoli, her father died in April 1910 after ill health and on his deathbed entrusted his widow and children to his brother-in-law Filippo Mannucci. On 6 January 1915 she was taken to a small farm called "La Massa" just off from Nepi with her mother and siblings in the care of her maternal uncle, she received her Confirmation on 27 May 1917 from Bishop Luigi Olivares and her First Communion on 2 October 1917. Eusepi was sent to a convent school on 5 September 1916 and in 1922 she joined the Servite Order as a secular member.
The Cistercian nuns oversaw her education while at this convent school from 1916 until 1923 and in 1922 became part of Catholic Action. On 14 February 1922 she received the scapular at the San Tolomeo ai Servi church and assumed the name of "Maria Angela". In 1923 she received permission from the local bishop to join the order as a postulant despite her uncle and mother's objections. Eusepi studied in Rome as well as in Zara. From 1923 to 1926 she was among the Servite nuns in Pistoia but had to leave and go home due to tuberculosis which she was diagnosed with in summer 1926; the girl had hoped to join the missions but her poor health prevented her from doing so and she returned home to Nepi on 23 October 1926. During her final illness her religious practice was a comfort and members of the Catholic Action movement as well as seminarians and priests visited her and sometimes asked her for her opinion on their homilies and other things, it was that she met the Servite priest Gabriele M. Roschini who became her confessor and spiritual director and who instructed her to keep a journal.
Eusepi died from tuberculosis on the night of 1 October 1928 singing songs to the Madonna on the date that she had predicted she would die after having a dream about Thérèse of Lisieux. On 16 March 1944 her remains were relocated to the San Tolmeo ai Servi church; the beatification process commenced in an informative process in Civita Castellana from 1939 until 1942 and the theologians assented to her journal and other spiritual writings - as being in line with the faith - on 22 November 1946. An apostolic process was held from 1958 to 1963 and the Congregation for Rites validated both processes on 12 July 1963. Theologians approved the cause on 24 February 1987 as did the C. C. S. on 12 May 1987. The confirmation of her heroic virtue led to Pope John Paul II titling her as Venerable on 1 June 1987; the miracle for her beatification concerned the 4 August 1959 cure of Tommaso Ricci who survived what would have been a fatal traffic accident. This was investigated in a diocesan process and received C.
C. S. Validation on 10 March 2006. C. S. on 4 May 2010. Pope Benedict XVI approved this on 1 July 2010 and Cardinal Angelo Amato presided on the pope's behalf on 17 June 2012 in Nepi; the current postulator for this cause is the Servite priest Franco M. Azzalli. Hagiography Circle Saints SQPN Santi e Beati
Tom Squitieri is an American journalist, public speaker, public relations specialist. He now is the Pentagon correspondent for Talk Meda News. Squitieri was an award-winning reporter with USA Today. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, he reported from the Pentagon as well as Iraq, Uzbekistan and Italy. Other experience included presidential and congressional campaigns in 2000 and 1996, Capitol Hill, various Bill Clinton and political scandals, drugs, arms smuggling and lead reporting on breaking news stories. Foreign assignments include an array of conflicts around the world, including the 1989 Panama invasion, Northern Ireland, 1991 Gulf War, former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Central Asia and Afghanistan, Iraq. Squitieri was forced to resign from USA Today in May 2005 after a dispute over attribution of quotes he reported in a story revealing Pentagon failures to properly up-armor vehicles in Iraq. Since leaving USA Today, Squitieri has written columns for the Foreign Policy Association, The Hill, U.
S. News and World Report, articles for Newsmax magazine, he was an adjunct professor at Washington and Jefferson College and is an adjunct professor at American University. Squitieri wrote three articles for the Huffington Post in 2011 that were deleted for "not adequately disclos a material conflict of interest." Salon claimed he had obfuscated his employment with Qorvis Communications, a company, registered as a pro-Bahrain lobbyist in the US. Each article contained this reader's note: "Tom Squitieri is a journalist and is working with the Bahrain government on media awareness."