Jon Steven Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League and is best known for his 13 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He played for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young University, setting school and NCAA records en route to being runner-up for the 1983 Heisman Trophy. Young was named the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player in 1992 and 1994, was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. During his 1994 MVP campaign, he set a new NFL record for passer rating at 112.8. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Young was an efficient passer—leading the league in passer rating a record six times, completion percentage and yards per attempt five times. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts; as of the end of the 2016 season, he is ranked fifth all-time in passer rating, is ranked second highest amongst retired players, behind only Tony Romo.
His 43 career rushing touchdowns are second among quarterbacks, while his 4,239 rushing yards ranks third all time. Born in Salt Lake City, Young attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich, where he played quarterback on its Cardinals football team, he earned 1978 All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors in his junior year, his first year as a starter. In his senior year he rushed for 13 touchdowns and earned All-FCIAC West Division First Team honors, was named to the CIAC All-State team. In the rush-first option offense run by Greenwich he completed only 41 percent of his throws for 1,220 yards, but ran the ball 267 times for 1,928 yards. On Thanksgiving Day in November 1979, Greenwich lost to Darien High School, known for its "Tidal Wave Defense", 17-0. During his senior year, he was co-captain of the football and baseball teams. In basketball, he averaged 15 points a game. In baseball, he played center field when he wasn't pitching, he threw a 3-0 no-hitter against New Canaan High School. Young was recruited by the University of North Carolina.
Coach Dick Crum was enamored by Young's running ability, wanted him to run his option offense. Young instead chose Brigham Young University, he struggled at throwing the ball, BYU's coaching staff considered switching him to defensive back because of his athleticism. However, he worked hard to improve his passing skills and succeeded record-setting Jim McMahon as BYU's starting QB. Young's senior season was spectacular, he passed for 3,902 yards and 33 touchdowns in the regular season, his 71.3% completion percentage set an NCAA single-season record. He added 544 yards rushing. With Young at quarterback, BYU set an NCAA record by averaging 584.2 yards of total offense per game, with 370.5 of those yards coming from Young's passing and rushing. The Cougars finished the year with an impressive 11–1 record, he finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy, behind Nebraska running back Mike Rozier. Young capped his college career by scoring the game-winning touchdown on a pass from the halfback in BYU's 21–17 victory over Missouri in the 1983 Holiday Bowl.
Young finished his college career with 592 pass completions for 7,733 yards and 56 touchdowns, along with 1,048 yards and 18 touchdowns rushing. He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Young signed a record ten-year, $40 million contract with the USFL's Los Angeles Express in March 1984, he agreed to take his payment in the form of an annuity paid out over forty years to help the fledgling team. At the time, it was another huge signing by the fledgling league, which had succeeded in signing both the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, running back Mike Rozier of Nebraska. After missing the first six games of his rookie season while taking some college classes in order to graduate on time, Young started the final twelve, he had a respectable year, highlighted by becoming the first pro football player to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a single game. Despite being surrounded with talent which included such future NFL players as Jojo Townsell, Mel Gray, Kevin Nelson, making the playoffs in Young's first season, the Express was never able to create a sustaining fan base in Los Angeles.
Late in the season, The New York Times published an investigation of owner J. William Oldenburg's finances that suggested Oldenburg was not as well off as he claimed. Oldenburg stopped paying the Express' bills a week forcing the league to draw on the team's emergency line of credit to keep it going through the playoffs. Houston Gamblers minority partner Jay Roulier stepped in to buy the team, only to be pushed out when it emerged that he had misrepresented his net worth; the league took control of the cut expenditures to the bare minimum. Under the circumstances, the 1985 season became a fiasco. Before one game, the team bus driver refused to drive the Express to their final home game–which had been moved to Los Angeles Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley–unless he was paid up front in cash. Young contributed some money, as did the team trainer, the driver took them to the game. In the season finale at Orlando, Young had to line up at tailback because a rash of injuries had left the Express without any healthy running backs.
It was reported that Young had insured the contract
Lamar Consolidated High School
Lamar Consolidated High School is a grades 9–12 school located in Rosenberg, United States. The school, which serves the City of Richmond, parts of Rosenberg, the City of Kendleton and unincorporated sections of Fort Bend County, is a part of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. All areas served by LCHS are within the Houston metropolitan area. In 2005–2006, this school was rated "Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. First opened in 1948. Student body: 1679. Percent of graduates: 75 percent The 2010-2012 UIL realignment places LCHS in district 23-4A, along with El Campo, Bay City, Foster and Brazosport; the psychological thriller "Apart" was filmed in Lamar Consolidated High School, along with its football field, Traylor Stadium. Hail alma mater All glory to thy name Thy colors gray and blue shall ere remain We pledge our loyalty and sincerity Our love shall never die Hail Lamar High! Lamar Junior High School Wessendorff Middle School Arredondo Elementary School Austin Elementary School1 T.
L. Pink Elementary School1 Jane Long Elementary School1 Deaf Smith Elementary School1 Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School Beasley Elementary School1These are the elementary schools that are zoned to Lamar Consolidated High School. 2007 Texas 4A State Champions 2006 Texas 4A State Semifinalist 9 District Championships 22 Playoff Appearances Burt Lancon - Olympic figure skater, 6th place in 1984 Winter Olympics Lance Zierlein - Sports talk show host on KMBE 790 AM in Houston, Texas Michael Lewis – 2004 Pro Bowler NFL, safety of Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers Alan Faneca – 9-time Pro Bowler, 8-time All-Pro NFL offensive lineman for Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets, Super Bowl XL champion Earnest Jackson – 2-time Pro Bowl NFL running back for San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers Pierce Holt – former NFL defensive lineman, 1992 Pro Bowler and 2nd-team All-Pro for San Francisco 49ers Donald Hollas – former NFL quarterback for Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders Jacquizz Rodgers - running back for Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Rodgers - wide receiver for CFL's Montreal Alouettes Antoine Everett - former NFL offensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Pittsburgh Steelers Randal Grichuk - MLB outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays Jimmie Lee Solomon - Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations 2005-2010 B. J. Thomas – singer-songwriter, known for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "Hooked on a Feeling" and "As Long As We Got Each Other," the theme song from Growing Pains John Holiday - operatic countertenor who has appeared in supporting and leading roles with several American opera companies LCISD homepage Lamar Consolidated High School website Homepage of the Mighty Mustang Band tx%29/home.htm Lamar Athletics
Angelo State University
Angelo State University is a public university in San Angelo, Texas. It was founded in 1928 as San Angelo College, it gained university status and awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1967 and graduate degrees in 1969, the same year it took on its current name. It offers over 34 graduate programs, it is the second-largest campus in the Texas Tech University System. In 2018, Angelo State University ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing public master’s degree-level universities in the country according to The Chronicle of Higher Education in its “Students: Almanac 2018.” The history of ASU can be traced to 1928, when San Angelo College was established following a municipal election held in 1926. Organized as part of the city school system, for many years, the two-year college occupied a site on North Oakes Street near the commercial center of the city; the voters of Tom Green County in 1945 created a county junior college district and elected the first board of trustees. In 1947, the first building was constructed on the present university site.
The university has experienced a rapid transition from the status of a regional junior college to that of an accredited senior institution of higher learning. Pushed through the legislature by State Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman, a former mayor of San Angelo, the former San Angelo College was transformed into Angelo State College in 1965 by an act of the 58th Session of the Texas State Legislature in 1963; the transfer of authority from the Board of Trustees of the junior college to the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, became effective on September 1, 1965. In May 1967, the first baccalaureate degrees were awarded. Shortly after Hardeman retired from the Senate, the name of the institution was changed to Angelo State University in May 1969; the graduate program was initiated in 1970 with the start of the university's College of Graduate Studies. During a major realignment of the Texas University systems, Angelo State University was designated as a member of the Texas State University System in 1975, along with Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas State University, Sul Ross State University, when the 64th Texas Legislature changed the name of the governing board to Board of Regents, Texas State University System.
In the fall of 2007, the Alumni Association voted to request a movement to the Texas Tech University System from the Texas State University System. The merger received widespread support in San Angelo and Lubbock, where Texas Tech University is located; the bill was approved, signed by Gov. Rick Perry and voted into the Texas Constitution by the electorate making Angelo State University accountable to the Texas Tech System Board of Regents in late 2007; the first doctoral program, the doctorate of physical therapy through the College of Nursing and Allied Health was offered in 2009. Angelo State completed its first capital campaign in 2013, raising $35 million for facility construction and academic support. After reaching the original goal of $25 million in the first 15 months of the campaign, the goal was raised to $35 million, reached in June 2013. Angelo State's students come from all across Texas, 46 states and 22 other countries are represented in the university's total enrollment; the University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is classified as a national space-grant institution.
Of the over 3,000 universities nationwide, Angelo State University ranked 85th in endowment funds per student. The interest earned from the endowment goes towards academic support. Angelo State University offers over 100 bachelor's, 33 master's, one doctoral degree program; the graduate school at Angelo State was authorized by the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, on May 15, 1970, approved by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on October 19, 1970. In 2009, the university was authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer doctoral level degrees, starting with a doctorate in physical therapy. Angelo State University is divided into six colleges, including the Norris-Vincent College of Business, College of Education, College of Arts and Humanities, Archer College of Health and Human Services, College of Science and Engineering, College of Graduate Studies and Research. Angelo State University has been recognized for its academics nationally in many academic and public journals.
It has been named one of the "Top 10 Up and Coming Regional Universities" by U. S. News & World Report. For the 10th consecutive year, it has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor that goes to only about 15 percent of the nation’s more than 2,500 four-year colleges. ASU is one of 13 Texas institutions and one of only five Texas public universities to make the 2019 “Best Colleges” list. Princeton Review and GamePro ranked the Computer Science Department's program in game development as one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs”. U. S. News & World Report ranked Angelo State's online graduate education program 36th in the nation and its Graduate Degree in Nursing ranked 39th in the nation for 2016 by the Best Colleges report; the Military Times ranks Angelo State as the 42nd-best university in the nation for veterans and the university is ranked seventh in the nation on the Air Force's list of "Enlisted-Friendly Schools".
US Veterans Magazine ranked Angelo State University as a "Best of the Best" in its 2015 listing of top veteran friendly schools. SourceMedia and its magazine On Wall Street named Angelo State University one of the nation’s “75 Leading Schools for Financial Planners” for 2016; the Chronicle of Higher Education, the major nati
Randall Laureat Cross is a football analyst and former NFL right guard and center. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in July 2011. Cross, born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California, he was renowned as a high school shot put champion in the Southern California CIF from 1970–72, when he was named CIF California State Meet champion in the event, defeating future world record holder Terry Albritton and future WWF wrestling star Jim Neidhart both from Newport Harbor High School in the process. He heaved the 12 pound high school shot 67' 6.5" which remains the Crespi stadium record. At UCLA, Cross was an All-America selection; as a senior, he helped lead his team to the 1976 Rose Bowl championship over top-ranked Ohio State. Cross began his career as a Center, but was moved to Right Guard for his junior year before playing both Guard and Center as senior on a rare rotating nine man offensive line. On this rotating line Cross started at RG on the 1st unit and moved to Center when the next group hit the field.
He was named First-team All-America in 1975. He was a First-team All-Conference selection in 1975 In his career, he was a starter in 28 of 34 career games including his final 23. Randy Cross played collegiate rugby for the school. Randy was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. In 1976, Cross was selected in the second-round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Cross' last game as a player was Super Bowl XXIII in 1989, he played center from 1976–78 guard from 1979–87 before finishing his career in San Francisco at center in 1988. Upon his retirement after Super Bowl XXIII, Randy joined the Miller Lite All Star's cast making a series of popular commercials for the brewing giant. From 1989-1993, Cross was a member of the CBS Sports team that covered the NFC playoffs and Super Bowl XXVI. In addition, he served as an analyst for CBS Radio Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XXIV, filling in for Hank Stram when the latter was stricken with laryngitis and had to leave the broadcast in the third quarter of the game.
Cross left CBS to join NBC Sports as a football analyst for NFL telecasts and a part-time analyst for Notre Dame football games. In 1998, he returned to CBS Sports as a game analyst before serving as a studio analyst on The NFL Today from 1999-2001, he returned to his game analyst duties in 2002. He co-hosts shows on the Sirius NFL Radio. In 2009, he became the color analyst for US Naval Academy home games on CBS College Sports TV, he is the former lead color commentator for New England Patriots pre-season games, from 1995-2012, alongside Don Criqui. Randy was a co-host of the midday show "Rick and Randy" with Rick Kamla on WZGC 92-9 The Game a CBS radio station in Atlanta, Georgia before being released from the station. Cross lives in Alpharetta, with his wife, Patrice Cross, their three children. Elder daughter Kelly graduated from University of Georgia and works for Levick Strategic Communications in Washington, D. C, she has two daughters. Younger daughter Crystal graduated from Auburn University with a degree in BioMedical Science.
His son, Brendan Cross, a graduate of Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, played football for UCLA after transferring from Wake Forest University. Randy Cross's father, Dennis Cross, was an American actor, who had the lead role in the syndicated adventure series The Blue Angels. List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings NFL on CBS commentator pairings Randy's Blog on LockerBlogger
Marlin is a city in Falls County, United States. The population was 6,628 at the 2000 census but decreased by 10% to 5,967 in 2010. Since 1851, it has been the third county seat of Falls County. Marlin has been given the nickname "the Hot Mineral Water City of Texas". Mineral waters were found there in 1892; the city of Marlin is located 4 miles east of the Brazos River, which runs through the center of the county. The low falls on the river southwest of present-day Marlin was the site of Sarahville de Viesca, established in 1834 by Sterling C. Robertson. Marlin was incorporated in 1867, it is named after John Marlin. His son-in-law, Samuel A. Blain, drafted a map around a square. Three churches – Presbyterian and Baptist — were given lots first and relocated to the east side of the square. Zenas Bartlett's General Store was the first business to be established in Marlin; when Bartlett's wife died, the store was used as a town hall. A simple brick building temporarily stood as a school; the first of four county courthouses was a log cabin.
It was used for county business and court, a school, a church, a meeting place for political and community events, as a dance hall. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 and 1939, after the third courthouse, built in 1887, was declared unsafe. Before Falls County was organized, the settlement of Marlin had established private schools. A tuition school, Marlin Male and Female Academy, was located on Ward Street in 1871, north of the public square; the school was renamed and relocated before being sold in 1886, only to be destroyed by fire in 1900. A new public brick school was constructed in 1903; the Marlin Independent School District was established in 1923. Nearly half a century before in 1875, two other schools for African Americans were organized; the two black schools were dependent on state funds, met in the African and Baptist churches. In 1916, the city council voted to build a school for blacks, which after it was first built, it was moved to Commerce Street, named "Booker T. Washington".
The two school districts merged in 1968 into the Marlin Independent School District. In 1900, the town's Jewish residents organized a Sunday school. Despite not going over 8,000 Marlin did get many tourists from around the country for its famous mineral water, believed to heal any sickness or pain by bathing in it. Though the waters had a smell to them, they still seemed to be "magic" when people bathed in the stuff, felt better. Bath houses were opened around the town of Marlin so people could come and takes baths in the mineral water, after it was discovered in 1892 during the search for an artesian well; the mineral water had put the town on the map as hundreds of thousands of tourists flocked to the area. With the end of World War II and the advent of penicillin, there began a national and local decline in the hot mineral bath industry; the Bank of Marlin was operated until the early 1960s. The Chicago White Sox baseball team held spring training in Marlin in 1904; the Cincinnati Reds baseball team held spring training in Marlin in 1907.
The New York Giants baseball team held spring training in Marlin from 1908 to 1918. In 1929, Conrad Hilton built the eighth Hilton Hotel in his chain in Marlin, the nine-floor, 110-room Falls Hotel, which could be seen for miles. Across the street was the Marlin Sanitarium Bathhouse. An underground tunnel connected the two buildings. A fire destroyed the underground tunnel, the Sanitarium Bath House, Buie Clinic. Except for three businesses located on the ground floor, the Falls Hotel was subsequently closed; the hotel building remains the tallest building in Falls County. The location of the bath house is adjacent to the city post office, a gazebo and park occupy the site of the bathhouse and clinic buildings; the Arlington Hotel was first built as a three-floor hotel in 1895, burned in 1899. An more grand structure made of brick and stone followed, was the headquarters of the New York Giants baseball team from about 1900–1920; when in about 1930 the Moody family of Galveston bought the Marlin Hilton Hotel from Conrad Hilton's first venture into his failed hotel business, the Moodys bought and tore down the Arlington Hotel to eliminate any competition.
The first floor of the Falls Hotel is the only part of the hotel. Original rooms of the hotel are now a Mexican restaurant, a beauty salon, an eye doctor. City events are held in the ballroom of the Falls Hotel. Along with the decline of the hot mineral industry all other "bathhouse-related" businesses were, over the years and their structures demolished. Mineral water now can only be obtained from a fountain outside the Marlin Chamber of Commerce. Phones began appearing in households in Marlin in the year 1900. Automobiles and Lone Star Gas followed shortly. By the mid-1900s, Marlin had a bottling company, stock pens, a brickyard, a turkey-processing plant, a saddlery, a water crystallization plant, a pottery plant. At the census in 2000, Marlin had a population of 6,628, an increase of 242 people from 1990, when Marlin had a population of 6,386; the population of Marlin had declined to 5967 residents as of 2010. Wallace, a business-form printing company, the employer of hundreds in Marlin, closed in the mid-2000s.
Marlin Mills, a carpet manufacturing company, closed with the 1980s economic decline. A styrofoam company, open in another building in Mar
Manase Jesse Sapolu is a former football player in the National Football League. He played both center and offensive guard, spent his entire pro-football career in a San Francisco 49ers uniform. Sapolu attended the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Standing 6 feet 4 inches, 278 lbs. he was selected by the Oakland Invaders in the 17th round of the 1983 USFL draft, selected by San Francisco 49ers in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on July 10, 1983. Sapolu is one of six 49ers to own four Super Bowl championship rings, the only one of those to earn a ring with the'94 team rather than their first title in 1981, he earned Pro Bowl honors in 1993 and 1994. Since retiring in 1997, Sapolu has lived in Costa Mesa and remains active in the community as well with the San Francisco 49ers alumni. Sapolu has been an integral part in establishing the Polynesian Pro Football Hall of Fame, of which he is a co-founder, he now runs Men In The Trenches in California. Sapolu, Jesse.
I Gave My Heart to San Francisco. Newport Beach: Celebrity Publishing. ISBN 9780983705963. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame profile Media related to Jesse Sapolu at Wikimedia Commons
1988 NFL season
The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. The Cardinals relocated from St. Louis, Missouri to the Phoenix, Arizona area becoming the Phoenix Cardinals but remained in the NFC East division; the playoff races came down to the regular season’s final week, with the Seattle Seahawks winning the AFC West by one game, the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers winning their respective divisions in a five-way tie, with the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants losing the NFC Wild Card berth to the Los Angeles Rams on tiebreakers. This season marked the final coaching season for the legendary Tom Landry; the season ended with Super Bowl XXIII when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20–16 at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Florida. A standard system of two time intervals between plays are established: For normal plays, the offensive team has 45 seconds to snap the ball after the previous play is signaled dead. After time outs and other administrative stoppages, the time limit is 30 seconds beginning after the Referee signals that the ball is ready to resume play.
If a fumble occurs during an extra point attempt, only the fumbling player can recover and/or advance the ball. This change closes a loophole in the "Stabler Fumble Rule", enacted during the 1979 NFL season in reaction to the Holy Roller Game; the penalty for "Running into the kicker" is changed from five yards and a first down to just 5 yards. Referees were outfitted with white hats while all other officials wore black hats, the standard practice in college and high school football. From 1979 through 1987, referees wore black hats. Johnny Grier became the first African-American in NFL history to be promoted to referee. Grier replaced long time referee Bob Frederic. Grier was the field judge in the previous season's Super Bowl XXII, the same game that Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins became the first African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl. Cincinnati was the top AFC playoff seed ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory. Indianapolis finished ahead of New England in the AFC East based on better record against common opponents.
Cleveland finished ahead of Houston in the AFC Central based on better division record. San Francisco was the second NFC playoff seed ahead of Philadelphia on better record against common opponents. Philadelphia finished first in the NFC East based on head-to-head sweep of the N. Y. Giants. Washington finished third in the NFC East based on better division record than Phoenix. Detroit finished fourth in the NFC Central based on head-to-head sweep of Green Bay. San Francisco finished first in the NFC West based on better head-to-head record against the L. A. Rams and New Orleans; the L. A. Rams finished second in the NFC West based on better division record than New Orleans, earned the last NFC Wild Card based on better conference record than the N. Y. Giants and New Orleans; the 1988 NFL Draft was held from April 24 to 1988 at New York City's Marriott Marquis. With the first pick, the Atlanta Falcons selected linebacker Aundray Bruce from the University of Auburn. Green Bay Packers: Forrest Gregg left to join the SMU Mustangs.
Lindy Infante was named as Gregg's replacement. Los Angeles Raiders: Tom Flores stepped down to move to the team's front office. Mike Shanahan was names as the team's new head coach. Detroit Lions: Darryl Rogers was fired after 11 games and replaced by defensive coordinator Wayne Fontes. NFL Record and Fact Book NFL History 1981–1990 Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League