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Lance Alworth

Lance Dwight Alworth is an American former professional football player, a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League and National Football League and Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He played for eleven seasons, from 1962 through 1972, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978, he was the first player inducted whose playing career was principally in the AFL. Alworth is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Born in Houston, Alworth was raised in Hog Chain, Mississippi, he played football at Brookhaven High School before attending the University of Arkansas. While in high school, he earned 15 letters. Alworth's sister Ann was fast enough in the 50- and 75-yard dashes in track to be invited to the Olympic Games trials, though she declined the invitation. After high school, Alworth was offered contracts by the Pittsburgh Pirates. At Arkansas, the six-foot, 180-pound Alworth was a flanker who led all colleges in punt return yardage in 1960 and 1961, he was a track star competing in the long jump and running the 100 and 220-yard dashes.

Alworth was a three-time Academic All-American, graduating with a degree in marketing as a pre-law student. In 1962, Alworth was on multiple All-American teams: Look magazine, Associated Press, United Press International and Coaches, he is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Alworth is a member of the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Alworth was chosen in the first round of the 1962 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers; the American Football League's Oakland Raiders selected him with their first pick in the second round of the 1962 AFL Draft, traded his rights to the San Diego Chargers in return for halfback Bo Roberson, quarterback Hunter Enis, offensive tackle Gene Selawski. Alworth opted to sign with the Chargers instead of the 49ers; the Chargers kept Alworth at flanker. His slender build, speed and leaping ability earned him the nickname "Bambi."In his rookie season, Alworth had just 10 receptions in 4 games. His second year was a different story, as he set franchise records in receptions and touchdowns, earning the UPI's AFL Most Valuable Player award.

He had 4 receptions for 77 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown, in San Diego's AFL championship win over the Boston Patriots. He was selected as an AFL Western Division All-Star for the first of seven consecutive seasons, as well as an AFL All-League flanker for the first of six seasons, selected by his peers from 1963 to 1966, by newspaper wire services from 1967 to 1968. Over the next six seasons, Alworth broke his own franchise receiving records several times, led the league in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, total touchdowns three times each, he shattered the record for most consecutive seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards, was the first player with back-to-back seasons averaging 100+ receiving yards per game, both of which led the league. The 1966 season was noteworthy, because he led the league in five categories, he still shares the record for the most regular season games with 200+ yards receiving, had a franchise-record streak of 96 consecutive games with a reception.

Alworth formed a formidable tandem with Chargers quarterback John Hadl, is considered by many to be the best wide receiver in all professional football during the 1960s. He is a member of the AFL All-Time Team, he was the first of only a few American Football League stars to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which like other media of the 1960s, showed a distinct bias for the NFL. Sports Illustrated went so far as to declare Alworth the "Top Pro Receiver" in December 1965, this at a time when many claimed the AFL had inferior players. Alworth's productivity declined in 1970, he was traded to Dallas at the end of the season. See below for his numerous franchise records with the Chargers. On May 19, 1971, Alworth was traded for his final two seasons. In exchange, the Chargers received Tony Liscio, Pettis Norman, Ron East. In Super Bowl VI following the 1971 season, he scored the game's first touchdown, a 7-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach in the Cowboys' 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Alworth would call the two receptions he made in Super Bowl VI the two most important catches of his career. Source: Alworth finished his 11 AFL/NFL seasons with 543 receptions for 10,266 yards, he rushed for 129 yards, returned 29 punts for 309 yards, gained 216 yards on 10 kickoff returns, scored 87 touchdowns. In 1972, he was inducted to the San Diego Hall of Champions. In 1977, he was inducted in the Chargers Hall of Fame. In 1978, he became the first San Diego Charger and the first player who had played in the AFL to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he chose to be presented at the Canton, Ohio ceremony by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, his former position coach at San Diego, who had much to do with the success of the AFL. Alworth's number 19 was retired by the Chargers in 2005. In 1970, he was selected as a member of the AFL All-Time Team, in 1994, he was named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, the only player to be named to both teams. In 1979, he was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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Vrienden van het Platteland

Vrienden van het Platteland was a Dutch UCI women's road cycling team that existed in the 2000-2008 road cycling seasons. One of the main new recruits for the team was former junior rider Ellen van Dijk. In March Ellen van Dijk became University World Champion at the 2006 World University Cycling Championship in the women's road race, and finished second in the women's time trial. The other main victories for the team were Flèche Hesbignonne by Chantal Beltman and stage 2 of the Tour Féminin en Limousin by Ellen van Dijk. At the national championships Sharon van Essen finished second in the road race and Iris Slappendel won the bronze medal in the women's time trial. At the end of the year the team ended 12th in the UCI Team's Ranking with Chantal Beltman as the best individual at the 30th place in the UCI Individual Women's Road Ranking. Van Dijk was active on the track and won the bronze medal at the 2006 Dutch National Track Championships in the women's individual pursuit; the main victories on the road for the team were the time trial at the Tour of Chongming Island by Ellen van Dijk and the Norwegian and Dutch Time Trial Championships by Anita Valen and Ellen van Dijk.

On the track Van Dijk won the individual pursuit at the Dutch National Track Cycling Championships. At the end of the year the team ended 23rd in the UCI Team's Ranking with Ellen van Dijk as the best individual at the 37th place in the UCI Individual Women's Road Ranking; the first podium place for the team was a third place for Jaccolien Wallaard at Omloop Het Volk in March. In May Ellen van Dijk finished third at Omloop van Borsele and in the time trial stage at the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin. Van Dijk finished third again in an international time trial at the Tour of Chongming Island Time trial in June; the day afterwards Van Dijk won the first stage of the Tour of Chongming Island with Wallaard in third place. After finishing second in the stage 2 and stage 3 Van Dijk ended second in the general classification. In July Ellen van Dijk represented the Netherlands at the European Championships and finished fifth in the time trial. At the national championships Anita Valen won the time trial in Norway and finished second in the road race.

In the Netherlands Ellen van Dijk won the Dutch time trial championships. Due to Van Dijks' good results in the time trials she was chosen to represent the Netherlands in the time trial at the World Championships in Stuttgart where she finished 17th. Due to her good results Ellen van Dijk became sportswomen of the year of Woerden. Van Dijk was invited to join the Dutch national track cycling team. At the national track championships she became Dutch champion in the individual pursuit, ahead of Marianne Vos and Kirsten Wild, finished fourth in the scratch race and points race. Ellen van Dijk became European Champion in the time trial and won the stage 2 of the 2008 Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin and the prologue of 2008 Tour Féminin en Limousin. An Van Rie won the Belgian Time Trial Championships. However, the largest victories were on the track. Ellen van Dijk became World Champion in the scratch and European champion in the Women's points race and Women's scratch. At the European championships she won two silver medals.

Willy Kanis won 4 times an individual event at the Track Cycling World Cups in 2008 and together with Yvonne Hijgenaar two times the team sprint event. The team finished 19th in the 2008 UCI Team Ranking. During the years the team had Dutch riders, including: Ellen van Dijk Sharon van Essen Loes Gunnewijk Chantal Beltman Yvonne Hijgenaar Willy Kanis Roxane Knetemann Vera Koedooder Iris Slappendel Annemiek van Vleuten During the last two year the team had riders from other countries, including: Katie Brown Anita Valen Liesbet De Vocht Tina Pic An Van Rie Ages as of 1 January 2008. Sources Guest ridersThe team had Felicia Gomez and Linn Torp as guest riders during the Tour of New Zealand and Gomez during the Geelong Tour

5th Parachute Division (Germany)

The 5th Parachute Division was a Fallschirmjäger division in the German air force during the Second World War, active from 1944 to 1945. The 5th Parachute Division was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training, it contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment. Only the 15th Regiment was ready during the Battle of Normandy and was attached to 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division in the early stages of the campaign; the rest of the division was committed in July. It took heavy losses during the campaign and was subsequently withdrawn to the Netherlands to rebuild and refit; the division took part in the Battle of the Bulge. After withdrawing through Germany, part of the division surrendered near the Nürburgring in mid-March 1945, the rest of the division surrendered in the Ruhr Pocket in April. Generalleutnant Gustav Wilke, 1 April 1944 – 23 September 1944 Generalmajor Sebastian-Ludwig Heilmann, 23 September 1944 – 12 March 1945 Oberst Kurt Gröschke, 12 March 1945 – April 1945 "5.

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