Clements High School
William P. Clements High School, more known as Clements High School, is a public high school in First Colony and in Sugar Land within the U. S. state of Texas, named after former Texas governor Bill Clements, is a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. The school serves most of First Colony, a portion of Telfair, it served sections of Riverstone. Clements High School has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in its list of the top high schools in the state of Texas. In US News magazine's 2018 ranking of United States high schools, Clements was ranked 446th out of 27,000 high schools nationwide. In 2010 and 2011, Clements High School was rated Exemplary. Clements was occupied in 1983 FBISD's third comprehensive high school; the school was named after William P. Clements. In 2009, Lee Crews, former head principal of both First Colony Middle School and Quail Valley Middle School, was named head principal of Clements. In 2011, Kenneth Gregorski of Crockett Middle School, was named head principal.
In 2013, David Yaffie of Baines Middle School, was named head principal. He served as assistant principal in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2014, Clements was ranked number 10 on the Best Math and Science High Schools in the Houston-Area list, was listed as number 3 on the Best High Schools in the Houston-Area list; the average 2011 SAT scores were Critical Reading 559, Mathematics 608, Writing 573. The average 2016 ACT score was a 28; the average passing rate on AP exams was 93% in 2016. Clements is recognized as one of the best high schools in the state of Texas, has been ranked "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency for over 15 years. Clements High School hosted Texas French Symposium in 2011; the Clements High School Band is successful. The concert bands win sweepstakes in the UIL concert season most of the time; the marching band advances to the UIL State Marching Contest every year eligible and places well in marching contests across the state. Clements participated in the 2016 National Science Bowl, finishing in third place with an all freshman team.
As of 2017, Clements DECA was the largest DECA Chapter in Texas by membership and has been one of the top 10 largest in the world for five years. Clements has the largest number of degrees in the National Speech and Debate Association East Texas District, making it a prominent speech and debate school; the school has gotten first at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in Public Forum Debate in 2009, in Congressional Debate in 2013, in Public Forum Debate in 2015. In 2016, Clements was the runner up in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the Tournament of Champions; the following elementary schools feed into Clements: Colony Bend Austin Parkway Colony Meadows Commonwealth Settlers Way CornerstoneThe following middle schools feed into Clements: Fort Settlement Middle School First Colony Middle School Sartartia Middle School As of Spring 2017: American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.39% Asian 54.23% Black/African American 5.96% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White 24.18% Hispanic or Latino 11.95% 2 or more races 3.25% Craig Ackerman - play-by-play announcer for NBA's Houston Rockets Matt Albers - Major League Baseball pitcher, Washington Nationals Derek Carr - NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders Jennifer Don - US Figure Skating national medalist, World Junior bronze medalist, National Champion of Taiwan JC Gonzalez - actor, singer.
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Chris Crocker (American football)
Christopher Alan Crocker is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft, he played college football at Marshall. Crocker played for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings. Crocker was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, in 2003 by the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 2003-2005. In three seasons with the Browns he made 172 tackles, three interceptions, four sacks. Before the 2006 season, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a fourth round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Falcons he totaled 105 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks. On March 29, 2008 the Miami Dolphins signed Crocker to a one-year $1.151 million contract with $300,000 guaranteed. He spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season with the Dolphins, appearing in six games and recording 10 tackles and a pass deflection, he was released on October 21. Crocker signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on October 30, 2008, for the final half on the 2008 season.
He signed a new four-year contract with the Bengals worth $10 million on February 27, 2009. He was released on April 6, 2012. Crocker was re-signed by the Bengals on September 27; the Minnesota Vikings signed with Crocker on August 4, 2014. Head Coach Mike Zimmer had worked with Crocker for 7 years in Cincinnati. Marshall bio Cincinnati Bengals bio
The Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League. From the merger with the rival American Football League in 1970 up through 2013 and since 2017, it is called the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl, matching the top players in the American Football Conference against those in the National Football Conference. From 2014 through 2016, the NFL experimented with an unconferenced format, where the teams were selected by two honorary team captains, instead of selecting players from each conference; the players were picked in a televised "schoolyard pick" prior to the game. Unlike most major sports leagues, which hold their all-star games midway through their regular seasons, the Pro Bowl is played around the end of the NFL season; the first official Pro Bowl was played in January 1951, three weeks after the 1950 NFL Championship Game. Between 1970 and 2009, the Pro Bowl was held the weekend after the Super Bowl. Since 2010, it has been played the weekend before the Super Bowl. Players from the two teams competing in the Super Bowl do not participate.
For years, the game has suffered from lack of interest due to perceived low quality, with observers and commentators expressing their disfavor with it in its current state. It draws lower TV ratings than regular season NFL games, although the game draws similar ratings to other major all-star games, such as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. However, the biggest concern of teams is to avoid injuries to the star players; the Associated Press wrote that players in the 2012 game were "hitting each other as though they were having a pillow fight". Between 1980 and 2016, the game was played at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii except for two years. On June 1, 2016, the NFL announced that they reached a multi-year deal to move the game to Orlando, Florida as part of the league's ongoing efforts to make the game more relevant; the first "Pro All-Star Game", featuring the all-stars of the 1938 season, was played on January 15, 1939 at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. The NFL All-Star Game was played again in Los Angeles in 1940 and in New York and Philadelphia in 1941 and 1942 respectively.
Although planned as an annual contest, the all-star game was discontinued after 1942 because of travel restrictions put in place during World War II. During the first five all-star games, an all-star team would face that year's league champion; the league champion won the first four games before the all-stars were victorious in the final game of this early series. The concept of an all-star game was not revived until June 1950, when the newly christened "Pro Bowl" was approved; the game was sponsored by the Los Angeles Publishers Association. It was decided that the game would feature all-star teams from each of the league's two conferences rather than the league champion versus all-star format, used previously; this was done to avoid confusion with the Chicago College All-Star Game, an annual game which featured the league champion against a collegiate all-star team. The teams would be led by the coach of each of the conference champions. Prior to the Pro Bowl, following the 1949 season, the All-America Football Conference, which contributed three teams to the NFL in a partial merger in 1950, held its own all-star game, the Shamrock Bowl.
The first 21 games of the series were played in Los Angeles. The site of the game was changed annually for each of the next seven years before the game was moved to Aloha Stadium in Halawa, Hawaii for 30 straight seasons from 1980 through 2009; the 2010 Pro Bowl was played at Sun Life Stadium, the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins and host site of Super Bowl XLIV, on January 31, the first time that the Pro Bowl was held before the championship game. With the new rule being that the conference teams do not include players from the teams that will be playing in the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl returned to Hawaii in 2011 but was again held during the week before the Super Bowl, where it remained for three more years; the 2012 game was met with criticism from fans and sports writers for the lack of quality play by the players. On October 24, 2012, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had second thoughts about the Pro Bowl, telling a Sirius XM show that if the players did not play more competitively, he was "not inclined to play it anymore".
During the ensuing off-season, the NFL Players Association lobbied to keep the Pro Bowl, negotiated several rule changes to be implemented for the 2014 game. Among them, the teams will no longer be AFC vs. NFC, instead be selected by captains in a fantasy draft. For the 2014 game, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were chosen as alumni captains, while their captains were Drew Brees and Robert Quinn, along with Jamaal Charles and J. J. Watt. On April 9, 2014, the NFL announced that the 2015 Pro Bowl would be played the week before the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 25, 2015; the game returned to Hawaii in 2016, the "unconferenced" format was its last. For 2017, the league considered hosting the game at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which if approved would be the first time the game had been hosted outside the United States; the NFL is considering future Pro Bowls in Mexico and Germany. The NFL hopes that by leveraging international markets with the star power of Pro Bowls, international pop
Brian Lewis Jennings is a former American football long snapper and tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for Arizona State University, was picked by the 49ers in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he is a two-time Pro Bowl selection, having been chosen for the 2004 and 2012 Pro Bowls as a special teams player. He is the founder of Jennings 1-4-1, dedicated to developing the skill of long snapping. Jennings was born in Arizona. At Red Mountain High School in Mesa, he lettered in football and track; as a senior, he was the team captain of the football team and was an all-region honorable mention as a tight end. Jennings attended Arizona State University, where he played in 32 games as a tight end and long snapper for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team, he finished his college career with one touchdown and nine tackles. Jennings played his entire career as the starting long snapper for the San Francisco 49ers, a role he filled for the team for thirteen seasons.
In 2003, Jennings signed an offer sheet as a restricted free agent with the Detroit Lions. The 49ers matched the offer, signed Jennings to a long-term deal. In 2011, Jennings and Amendment M started Jennings 1-4-1, a long snapping camp for players of all ages; the first camp took place on July 16 at Spartan Stadium in California. Jennings was selected to his second Pro Bowl following the 2011 season, he had been named to the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season. At the end of the 2012 season and the 49ers appeared in Super Bowl XLVII. In the game, he contributed on special teams, but the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 34–31. Jennings was released by the 49ers prior to the start of the 2013 NFL season. Jennings is a regular on KNBR radio, due to his lively personality and intelligently comedic commentary. Jennings has appeared on the Point After with Mark Ibanez doing post-game commentary on KTVU, he has a peculiar diet, eschewing poultry and pork subsisting on a strict whole grain and beef diet.
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2008 Pro Bowl
The 2008 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2007 season. It was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 10, 2008; the game was televised in the United States by Fox and began shortly after 11:40am local time following Pole Qualyfiling for 2008 Daytona 500. The NFC won, 42–30, despite a 17-point first half AFC lead. NFC running back Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times for 129 yards and was named the game's MVP, winning a Cadillac CTS in recognition of his efforts; the starting rosters for the game were released on December 18, 2007, with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady starting for the AFC and the Green Bay Packers' Brett Favre for the NFC. However, Brett Favre withdrew due to an ankle injury. Notable Pro Bowl selections included the late Sean Taylor; the Dallas Cowboys had a record thirteen players named to the Pro Bowl roster, while five teams, including all four members of the NFC South, had no players named On February 4, 2008, Patriots receiver Randy Moss, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, Chargers defensive lineman Jamal Williams decided to pull out of the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Brady was replaced by Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson, Moss was replaced by Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson, Gates was replaced by Browns tight end Kellen Winslow, Williams was replaced by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Casey Hampton. The AFC was coached by Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers staff, while Mike McCarthy and the staff of the Green Bay Packers coached the NFC. Three Washington Redskins players wore # 21 in memory of their deceased teammate; the game featured 41 players appearing in the most in eight years. In addition, the NFC played their first defensive play with only ten players on the field, lacking a free safety, in Taylor's honor; the game was the most watched Pro Bowl since 2000, pulling in a Nielsen rating of 6.3 and a 12 share. It marked the first Pro Bowl to be televised by Fox; the 2008 Pro Bowl marked the fewest players represented by a Super Bowl winning team, with Osi Umenyiora being the lone representative of the New York Giants, winners of Super Bowl XLII.
1st Quarter AFC – Lorenzo Neal 1-yard run, 10:59. AFC 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 4:01. NFC – Larry Fitzgerald 6-yard pass from Tony Romo, 7:08. Tied 7–7. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:51. AFC – T. J. Houshmandzadeh 16-yard pass from Peyton Manning, 2:42. AFC 14–7. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 4:26. AFC – Rob Bironas 33-yard FG, 0:48. AFC 17–7. Drive: 5 plays, 14 yards, 1:41. 2nd Quarter AFC – T. J. Houshmandzadeh 1-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger, 12:08. AFC 24–7. Drive: 4 plays, 29 yards, 1:48. NFC – Terrell Owens 6-yard pass from Tony Romo, 7:58. AFC 24–14. Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards, 4:10. AFC – Rob Bironas 48-yard FG, 3:30. AFC 27–14. Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 4:28. NFC – Chris Cooley 17-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck, 0:28. AFC 27–21. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 3:02. 3rd Quarter NFC – Adrian Peterson 17-yard run, 9:49. NFC 28–27. Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 5:11. AFC – Rob Bironas 28-yard FG, 6:58. AFC 30–28. Drive: 6 plays, 56 yards, 2:51. 4th Quarter NFC – Terrell Owens 6-yard pass from Jeff Garcia, 12:29. NFC 35–30.
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 5:46. NFC – Adrian Peterson 6-yard run, 2:43. NFC 42–30. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 5:21. Notes: a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy b Injured player. Denmark – TV3+ Norway – SportN United Kingdom – Sky Sports Middle East – Showsports 4 Official Pro Bowl website at NFL.com Article examining the 2008 Pro Bowl's effect on Hawaii's tourism
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League as a member of the league's National Football Conference West division; the team plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara; the team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco; the name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush. The team is and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners; the team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014. The 49ers won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1994, led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, coach Bill Walsh.
As of 2017, the team has won 12 conference championships, with the first in 1981 and the last in 2018. They have been division champions 29 times between 1970 and 2019, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history; the 49ers have been in the league playoffs 50 times: 49 times in the NFL and one time in the AAFC. The team has set numerous notable NFL records, including most consecutive road games won, most consecutive seasons leading league scoring, most consecutive games scored, most field goals in a season, fewest turn-overs in a season, most touchdowns in a Super Bowl. According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the 4th most-valuable team in the NFL, valued at $3 billion in July 2016. In 2016, the 49ers were ranked the 10th most valuable sports team in the world, behind basketball's Los Angeles Lakers and above soccer's Bayern Munich; the San Francisco 49ers, an original member of the new All-America Football Conference, were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco, one of the first major league professional sports teams based on the Pacific Coast.
In 1946, the team joined the Los Angeles Rams of the rival National Football League as the first two teams playing a "big four"-sport in the Western United States becoming part of the NFL themselves in 1950. In 1957, the 49ers enjoyed their first sustained success as members of the NFL. After losing the opening game of the season, the 49ers won their next three against the Rams and Packers before returning home to Kezar Stadium for a game against the Chicago Bears on October 27, 1957; the 49ers fell behind the Bears 17–7. Tragically, 49ers owner Tony Morabito died during the game; the 49ers players learned of his death at halftime when coach Frankie Albert was handed a note with two words: "Tony's gone." With tears running down their faces, motivated to win for their departed owner, the 49ers scored 14 unanswered points to win the game, 21–17. Dicky Moegle's late-game interception in the endzone sealed the victory. After Tony's death 49er ownership went to Tony's widow, Josephine V. Morabito; the 49ers special assistant to the Morabitos, Louis G. Spadia was named general manager.
During the decade of the 1950s the 49ers were known for their so-called "Million Dollar Backfield", consisting of four future Hall of Fame members: quarterback Y. A. Tittle and running backs John Henry Johnson, Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry, they became the only full-house backfield inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For most of the next 13 years, the 49ers hovered around.490, except for 1963 and 1964 when they went 2–12 and 4–10 respectively. Key players for these 49ers included running back Ken Willard, quarterback John Brodie, offensive lineman Bruce Bosley. During this time the 49ers became the first NFL team to use the shotgun formation, it was named by the man who devised the formation, San Francisco 49ers' coach Red Hickey, in 1960. The formation, where the quarterback lines up seven yards behind the center, was designed to allow the quarterback extra time to throw; the formation was used for the first time in 1960 and enabled the 49ers to beat the Baltimore Colts, who were not familiar with the formation.
In 1961 using the shotgun, the 49ers got off to a fast 4–1 start, including two shutouts in back-to-back weeks. In their sixth game they faced the Chicago Bears, who by moving players closer to the line of scrimmage and rushing the quarterback, were able to defeat the shotgun and in fact shut out the 49ers, 31–0. Though the 49ers went only 3–5–1 the rest of the way, the shotgun became a component of most team's offenses and is a formation used by football teams at all levels. In 1962, the 49ers had a frustrating season, they won only one game at Kezar Stadium. After posting a losing record in 1963. Victor Morabito died May 10, 1964, at age 45; the 1964 season was another lost campaign. According to the 1965 49ers Year Book the co-owners of the team were: Mrs. Josephine V. Morabito Fox, Mrs. Jane Morabito, Mrs. O. H. Heintzelman, Lawrence J. Purcell, Mrs. William O'Grady, Albert J. Ruffo, Franklin Mieuli, Frankie Albert, Louis G. Spadia and James Ginella; the 1965 49ers rebounded nicely to finish with a 7–6–1 record.
They were led that year by John Brodie, who after being plagued by injuries came back to become one of the NFL's best passers by throwing for 3,112 yards and 30 touchdowns. In 1966, the Morabito widows named Lou Sp
2009 Pro Bowl
The 2009 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2008 season. It was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 8, 2009; this was the most recent year. The NFC defeated the AFC, 30–21; the AFC was coached by Baltimore's John Harbaugh, while the NFC's coach was Philadelphia's Andy Reid. Notes: a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy b Injured player.