New York Giants
The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League as a club of the leagues National Football Conference East division. The team plays its games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants hold their training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925 and their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Throughout their history, the Giants have featured 28 Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Y. A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor. The teams heated rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles is the oldest of the NFC East rivalries, dating all the way back to 1933, the Giants played their first game as an away game against All New Britain in New Britain, Connecticut, on October 4,1925. They defeated New Britain 26–0 in front of a crowd of 10,000, the Giants were successful in their first season, finishing with an 8–4 record. In its third season, the finished with the best record in the league at 11–1–1 and was awarded the NFL title. In 1930, there were many who questioned the quality of the professional game. In December 1930, the Giants played a team of Notre Dame All Stars at the Polo Grounds to raise money for the unemployed of New York City and it was also an opportunity to establish the skill and prestige of the pro game. Knute Rockne reassembled his Four Horsemen along with the stars of his 1924 Championship squad and told them to score early, Rockne, like much of the public, thought little of pro football and expected an easy win. But from the beginning it was a one-way contest, with Friedman running for two Giant touchdowns and Hap Moran passing for another, when it was all over, Coach Rockne told his team, That was the greatest football machine I ever saw. I am glad none of you got hurt, the game raised $100,000 for the homeless, and is often credited with establishing the legitimacy of the professional game for those who were critical. It also was the last game the legendary Rockne ever coached, in a 14-year span from 1933 to 1947, the Giants qualified to play in the NFL championship game 8 times, winning twice. During this period the Giants were led by Hall of Fame coach Steve Owen, the period also featured the 1944 Giants, which are ranked as the #1 defensive team in NFL history. a truly awesome unit. They gave up only 7.5 points per game and shut out five of their 10 opponents, though they lost 14-7 to the Green Bay Packers in the 1944 NFL Championship Game. The famous Sneakers Game was played in this era where the Giants defeated the Chicago Bears on an icy field in the 1934 NFL Championship Game, the Giants played the Detroit Lions to a scoreless tie on November 7,1943
Elisha Nelson Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Mississippi and he is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning holds Giants franchise records for most passing yards, touchdown passes, and completed passes in a career, and he led the Giants to victory in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, defeating the New England Patriots in both games. Manning was named Most Valuable Player in each Super Bowl, becoming one of five players to have multiple Super Bowl MVP awards, Manning is the active iron man for consecutive starts by a quarterback. Manning is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 45,000 career yards,300 touchdowns, four Pro Bowl appearances and he is the eighth all-time leader in passing yards, and seventh in passing touchdowns. Though lacking the consistent statistical prowess of his brother, Manning is known for his performances both in the clutch and in the postseason. During his years with the Rebels at Ole Miss, Manning set or tied 45 single-game, season and his career numbers include 10,119 passing yards,81 touchdown passes, and a passer rating of 137.7. He led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a 31-28 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2003 and he was invited to play in the 2004 Senior Bowl, but chose not to play. Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing, with Manning being the most coveted player in the draft, it appeared that the Chargers intentions were to draft him first overall. However, Manning stated publicly that he would refuse to play for the Chargers if drafted by them and he signed a six-year US$45 million contract with the New York Giants. Manning was one of four quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft along with Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Manning, Roethlisberger, and Rivers have all been voted to the Pro Bowl since becoming starters. Until 2013, Roethlisberger and Manning had not produced a season with a losing record and they have been compared favorably to the Quarterback class of 1983, which included Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino, John Elway, and Jim Kelly. Manning made his first career regular season start against the Atlanta Falcons at Giants Stadium on November 21,2004, following 2004, Warner left the Giants, and Eli was named the starter for 2005. Manning led the Giants to a 2-0 record with victories against the Cardinals and Saints, San Diego defeated the Giants, 45-23, but Eli displayed what may have been his most impressive performance of his young career, going 24-41 for 352 yards and two touchdowns. Following his performance at San Diego, Manning returned home to throw for almost 300 yards, two games later, he led a last-minute drive against the Denver Broncos to secure a 24-23 victory for the Giants. The drive culminated in a touchdown to Amani Toomer with five seconds remaining. Two weeks later, Manning overcame a weak first half at San Francisco to help his team secure their first official road victory of the season, 24–6. Manning finished among the top five quarterbacks in passing yards and touchdown passes, while leading an offense that finished third in the NFL in scoring with a total of 422 points
Connor Alfred Barwin is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Cincinnati, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Barwin is the youngest of four sons of Thomas Barwin and Margaret Bailey and was born in Hazel Park, MI. His favorite team as a child was the Detroit Lions and his favorite player was Barry Sanders, Barwin was born deaf, which was not confirmed until he was two years old. While his right ear was curable with surgery and tubes, treatment of his ear was complicated by a benign tumor near the ossicles. Today, he has complete hearing in his ear but only 10–15 percent hearing in his left ear. Barwin attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, as a senior, he was an All-state selection and earned All-League, All-Catholic, and All-District honors. He was also an All-League selection in basketball as a junior, Barwin played college football at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a history major. As a freshman in 2005, Barwin played in all 11 games as a tight end, finishing with eight receptions for 144 yards. The starting tight end during Barwins freshman and sophomore seasons was Brent Celek, in early January, after injuries had decimated the Cincinnati basketball team, he joined the team, playing in 18 games as a backup forward and averaging 9.9 minutes per game. That season, he tallied highs of nine rebounds vs, south Carolina and six points vs. Pittsburgh. As a sophomore in 2006, Barwin played in all 13 Bearcats football games as a regular on special teams and he totaled 13 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He also played in 22 games for the team, with highs of five rebounds vs. DePaul and four points each against Providence. As a junior in 2007, Barwin played special teams, as well as a tight end. He caught 31 passes for 399 yards and two touchdowns, in 2008 Barwin was moved to defensive end after head coach, Brian Kelly, felt he had more potential at that position in the NFL. He finished the season with 53 tackles, and a Big East and he also had 20 quarterback pressures, eight pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, and three blocked kicks. His play helped him earn First-team All-Big East honors and honorable mention All-America, as well as the Claude Rost Award, Barwin ran a 4. 47-second 40-time at his Pro Day, according to the University of Cincinnatis timer. Barwin was drafted by the Houston Texans in the round of the 2009 NFL Draft
Jonathan Creon Stewart is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was selected by the Panthers in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft and he played college football at the University of Oregon. Stewart is the leading rusher in Washington prep football history. At Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, from 2001 to 2004, he rushed for 7,755 yards, in 2001, as a freshman, he rushed for 1,279 yards on 95 carries and scored 15 touchdowns. In 2002, as a sophomore, despite an injury causing him to miss almost half of the season, he rushed for 1,609 yards on 153 carries. As a junior, in 2003, he rushed for 2,566 yards on 285 carries, as a senior, in 2004, he rushed for 2,301 yards, averaging 11.2 yards per carry and scored 32 touchdowns. Against Centralia High School in 2004, Stewart rushed for 422 yards, after his senior season in 2004, among several other honors, he was named to the Parade High School All-American team, the USA Today All-USA team, and was the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year. Stewart was also on the schools track & field team, where he competed mainly as a sprinter and he placed third in the 100 meters at the prelims of the 2003 3A District IV Championships, with a season-best time of 10.90 seconds. He ran a career-best time of 10.78 seconds in the 100 meters in 2005, as a University of Oregon collegiate, he competed in the 60-meter dash, recording a personal-best time of 6.88 seconds at the 2007 MPSF Championships, where he placed fifth. In a national recruiting battle, Stewart chose the University of Oregon over USC, Notre Dame, Nebraska, California, Ohio State, and other schools. Coming out of Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, Stewart came to the University of Oregon as one of the highest profile recruits in the programs history. He was known for his combination of speed and size. Stewarts true freshman season was highlighted by a pair of kickoff return touchdowns which made him the programs first player to return more than one kickoff for a score. Stewart ended up leading the nation in return average. Stewart finished his campaign with nine total touchdowns despite touching the football only 72 times. His 54 points made him the third leading scorer. An ankle injury suffered in a game against Montana would force him to action in two games and render him less than 100% in others. At one point early in the season, Stewart had accounted for five touchdowns in his first 20 touches of the football, Stewart finished his sophomore season as the teams leading rusher
Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. Beckham started the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in his first year playing for the LSU Tigers, in his first season with the New York Giants, Beckham broke numerous NFL rookie receiving records, despite missing the first four games of the season due to injury. Beckham became the first player to more than 75 receptions,1,100 yards, and ten touchdowns in a rookie season. Beckham went on to win the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Beckham continued his remarkable form beyond his rookie season, becoming in 2016 the fastest player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career receiving yards. In 2016, he recorded his first 100-reception season and reached the NFL playoffs for the first time in his career, after helping the Giants to an 11-5 season record. Beckham has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons in the NFL, and has named a second-team All-Pro twice. Beckham was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and he attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he played receiver, quarterback, running back. As a junior, he caught 45 passes for 743 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also adding three more scores on the ground. As a senior, he hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns, in addition, he rushed for 331 yards and six touchdowns, passed for 90 yards and a score and also averaged 30.0 yards per punt return. In addition to football, Beckham participated in basketball, track, in basketball, Beckham lettered all four years and was an all-district selection his junior and senior years. Also a standout track & field athlete, Beckham followed in his mothers footsteps to excel in the sprinting and jumping events while at Newman High and he took silver in the long jump event at the 2010 Newman Invitational, with a career-best leap of 6.83 meters. At the 2010 LA 2A State Meet, he earned sixth-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash, with a PR time of 22.31 seconds, and in the long jump, with a leap of 6.71 meters. He was also a member of the Newman 4 ×100 m and 4 ×200 m relay teams, Beckham played soccer and considers English soccer player David Beckham his childhood idol. His youth coach wanted him to try out for a junior team. Regarded as a recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout. com, Beckham was rated as the No.6 wide receiver. He chose Louisiana State University over scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Nebraska, Tulane and he also played in the 2011 U. S. Army All-American Bowl. As a true freshman at LSU in 2011, Beckham started nine of 14 games, recording 41 receptions for 475 yards and he was named a freshman All-SEC selection
Zackary Robert DeOssie is an American football long snapper for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football for Brown University, and was drafted by the Giants in the round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection as a long snapper, DeOssie has earned two Super Bowl rings with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Steve DeOssie, the two hold the distinction of being the only duo to win Super Bowls with the same franchise. DeOssie attended Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts where he was named to the All-New England Prep Team and he also lettered in basketball and captained both the varsity basketball and football teams during his senior year. He was a two-time I-AA All-American at Brown and was twice among the finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, as a senior in 2006, was a First-team All-America by The NFL Draft Report, earning 3rd-team honors from the Associated Press. The prior year, as a sophomore, he was a First-Team All-Ivy selection and he made 98 tackles and intercepted a pass. DeOssie became the first player in Browns history to be invited to NFL Combine in 2007 and was the only Ivy league player invited that season and his 4. 58-second 40-yard dash was eighth-fastest among all linebackers - a factor that significantly boosted his draft stock. His 26 repetitions of 225 pounds on the press was the fifth-best for a linebacker. He had a 34½ vertical leap, a 102 broad jump, a 4.00 in the shuttle. DeOssie was selected in the round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He mostly played on teams during his rookie season, taking over as the long snapper when starter Ryan Kuehl was placed on injured reserve midway through the year. He finished with six tackles for the season as the Giants won Super Bowl XLII, DeOssie played an extended role on defense in 2008 after Mathias Kiwanuka moved from outside linebacker to defensive end. He continued to share the long snapping duties with Jay Alford and was chosen by Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid as a player in the 2009 Pro Bowl. In 2008, DeOssie played in all 16 games and the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against Philadelphia and he served as the long snapper and finished 3rd on the team in special team tackles with 13. For the 2011 season, he, was selected as the teams captain. On January 22,2012, the Giants won the National Conference title with a win against the San Francisco 49ers on a field goal breaking the 17-17 tie. They defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, on September 2,2012, he was chosen as one of the three captains for the Giants
Aravious Ray-Ray Armstrong is an American football inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football at Miami from 2009 to July 2012 and he was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft but was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams. Armstrong attended Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida and he played both quarterback and safety. As a senior, he led Seminole to the 2008 FHSAA Class 6A state championship over Teddy Bridgewaters Miami Northwestern. During that year he threw for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, rushed for 1,144 yards with 22 touchdowns, as a safety he had 70 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was considered the 13th best recruit in 2009 by Rivals. com, as a freshman with the Miami Hurricanes in 2009, Armstrong played in 10 games, recording 14 tackles. As a sophomore in 2010, Armstrong took over as a starter and has 66 tackles, on July 18,2012, Armstrong was dismissed from the Hurricanes football team for being dishonest during an internal investigation. On August 14,2012, it was announced that Armstrong had transferred to Faulkner University and would play for the Faulkner Eagles, however, Armstrong was declared ineligible on September 11,2012 due to the circumstances of his dismissal from the Miami Hurricanes. NAIA rules prohibit any athlete who has permanently banned in a given sport at any four-year institution. On April 27,2013, after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, on October 6,2014, the Rams released Armstrong. Armstrong was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on October 7,2014 and he was later waived on November 24,2015. On November 25,2015, Armstrong was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers, on March 9,2016, Armstrong signed a one-year contract extension with the 49ers. On September 20,2016, he was placed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, on December 19,2016, Armstrong signed a two-year contract extension with the 49ers through the 2018 season. St. Louis Rams bio Faulkner Eagles bio Miami Hurricanes bio
Patrick Chuba Omameh Jr. is an American football offensive guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. After going undrafted in 2013, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent and he started all 16 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014 and appeared in 14 games, nine as a starter, for the Chicago Bears in 2015. He played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 2009 to 2012, when Omameh was in sixth grade, he did not know what American football was and when he asked his father about it, his father brought out a soccer ball. On the first day of practice, he wore sandals. As a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, Omameh was selected as a 2007 Division II All-Ohio first team offensive lineman and he was a straight-A student recruited by the likes of Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Omameh matriculated at Michigan as the lowest rated prospect in the 24-man entering class of 2008 according to Rivals. com and he also earned three varsity letters in track & field and one in basketball. Omameh redshirted as a freshman for the 2008 Michigan Wolverines, despite being Michigans lowest rated prospect in the entering class of 2008, he went on to start for the team for three and a half seasons. By the end of the 2012 Michigan–Ohio State game, Omameh had started 41 consecutive games, Omameh has been known for eating prowess since high school, once eating 30 White Castle hamburgers. Even other offensive linemen, such as teammate Taylor Lewan, marveled at his appetite and this helped Omameh bulk up from about 240 pounds as a freshman to over 300 pounds two years later when he became a regular starting offensive lineman. At Michigan, he had difficulty understanding quarterback Denard Robinsons playcalling in the huddle because of Robinsons rapid speech pattern, in 2010, Omameh was a nominee to be the University of Michigan homecoming king. Omameh was an Academic All-Big Ten in both 2010 and 2011, on September 18,2012, Omameh was named to the 11-man Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. His Good Works team recognition was for his appearances at the C. S. Mott Childrens Hospital. He joins Zoltan Mesko as the only two Michigan players to receive the AFCA Good Works Team recognition. On November 13, Omameh was named a finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner National College Football Award, Omameh was a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media. He earned his third consecutive Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2012, Omameh signed an undrafted free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers following the 2013 NFL Draft. Omameh was cut during the preseason roster moves on August 31,2013. On October 11,2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Omameh off of the 49ers practice squad and he started all 16 games for the Buccaneers at the right guard position during the 2014 season. The Buccaneers cut Omameh before the 2015 season on September 5,2015, on September 6,2015, Omameh was signed the following day to the Chicago Bears after he cleared waivers
Kareem Martin is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina, a native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, he attended Roanoke Rapids High School, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, Martin was twice named the defensive player of the year and was named the NCHSAA Athlete of the Year. As a senior, he helped lead Roanoke Rapids to an undefeated season and he finished his senior season with 163 tackles,10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four sacks and one interception, and also had 25 tackles for a loss. He had 121 tackles and five sacks as a junior, in track & field, Martin was one of the states top performers in the jumping and hurdling events. He qualified for the finals in the high jump by leaping 6 ft 6 in at the 2010 NCHSAA 2A Mideast Regional. In addition, he also took 5th in the 110-meter hurdles event in that same meet, at the NCHSAA 2A State Track Championship, he tied for 2nd place in the high jump, with a leap of 6 ft 6 in. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals. com, he was rated the 28th best weakside defensive end in the nation, Martin accepted a scholarship offer from North Carolina over offers from Duke and Virginia Tech and majored in Public Policy. As a true freshman in 2010, Martin played in 11 games and he capped off his season with 16 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, one pass breakup and two quarterback pressures. In 2011, he started all 13 games at defensive end and he finished the regular season with 40 tackles, seven tackles for losses, four sacks, one fumble recovery, six pass breakups and five quarterback hurries. In 2011, he started all 12 games and earned second-team All-ACC honors and he totaled 40 tackles, including 15.5 for loss, four sacks, eight quarterback hurries and three pass breakups. He also forced one fumble and recovered another and he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft
Mario Edwards Jr.
Mario Lashun Edwards Jr. is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State and he was taken 35th overall by the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mario was raised in Denton, Texas, while his father played for the Dallas Cowboys, Edwards attended Prosper High School for his freshman and sophomore year, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. He started at end for the state champion Eagles as a freshman. Edwards recorded 69 tackles and three sacks as a freshman on top of catching 17 passes for 361 yards and three TDs and he then transferred to Billy Ryan High School. As a junior, he recorded 127 tackles,50 tackles for loss and 18 sacks leading Denton Ryan to a state runner-up finish against Austin Lake Travis led by Michael Brewer. As a senior in 2011, he recorded 72 tackles and 11 sacks and was the USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year, further, he earned All-American honors by USA Today, Parade, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN. In track & field, Edwards competed as a shot putter during his two years at Denton, recording a top-throw of 15.08 meters at the 2012 Richardson Invitational. Regarded as a recruit by Rivals. com, Edwards was ranked as the No.1 defensive tackle prospect in his class. In fact, he was ranked No.3 overall, which was Rivals. com’s highest ranking for a defensive tackle prospect since Haloti Ngata in 2002, according to ESPN recruiting analyst Craig Haubert, Edwards was similar to DaQuan Bowers at the same stage of their careers. Recruited by numerous schools, Edwards took official visits to Texas, Oklahoma, Florida State, in his true freshman year in Tallahassee, Edwards was initially projected to redshirt, but then forced into action due to the loss of Brandon Jenkins in week one. Edwards appeared in 11 games and made his first career start in the 2012 ACC Championship Game replacing Cornellius Carradine, for the season he had 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks. As a sophomore in 2013, Edwards recorded 28 tackles,3.5 sacks, returning as a starter his junior season in 2014, Edwards recorded 23 tackles and three sacks. After his junior season, Edwards entered the 2015 NFL Draft, Edwards was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. On June 19,2015, the Oakland Raiders signed Edwards to a four-year, $6.01 million contract with $3.72 million guaranteed, on December 23,2015, the Oakland Raiders placed Edwards on Injured Reserve and promoted linebacker John Lotulelei to the 53-man roster. On September 5,2016, Edwards was placed on injured reserve due to a hip injury and he was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on December 23,2016. Edwards was born while his father, Mario Edwards Sr. was still in high school, while the elder Edwards played college football at Florida State, the younger stayed in Mississippi with his grandmother, Ruth Chambers, and Mario Sr. s sister and two brothers. After Edwards Sr. was drafted by Dallas Cowboys in 2000, Florida State Seminoles bio Media related to Mario Edwards Jr. at Wikimedia Commons
Cody Derek Latimer is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Indiana and he was a member of the Broncos in their Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers. Latimer attended Jefferson Township High School in Dayton, Ohio and he was a first team all-conference selection after hauling in 42 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns in addition to 372 rushing yards, six TDs and 27 carries in just eight games as a senior. He also made 89 tackles, four interceptions and forced two fumbles and he also played basketball, baseball, and ran track. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals. com, he was rated as the 49th best wide receiver prospect of his class, Latimer attended Indiana University from 2011 to 2013. During his career, he started 24 of 32 games with 135 receptions for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns and he entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season. Latimer was chosen in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, on June 2,2014, he signed his rookie contract. On November 22,2015, Latimer scored his first career touchdown to help the Broncos beat the Chicago Bears 17-15 and he won Super Bowl 50 after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. His father, Colby Latimer, played football at Bowling Green State University in the 1980s. On May 31,2016, Latimer was arrested for a traffic ticket while police were investigating his complaint that he was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of his girlfriend