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Former USC RB Ronald Jones Is Determined to Prove He Can Be the NFL's Next Do-It-All Back

They told Ronald Jones he was too small. They told him he was too weak. They told him he couldn't pound it between the tackles like a true workh...

By: Brandon Hall

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Football Life

From the moment he first strapped on a helmet, Christian Kirk has had visions of becoming a professional football player. "I started playing when I...

By: Brandon Hall

Ohio State's Sam Hubbard Went From Lanky Lacrosse Star to Terrifying Defensive End Prospect

Sam Hubbard's recruitment to Ohio State began at a dodgeball game. In 2012, Urban Meyer stopped by Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio...

By: Brandon Hall

How Former Zero-Star Recruit Levi Wallace Walked on at Alabama and Built Himself Into an NFL-Caliber Cornerback

Just a few short years ago, Levi Wallace thought his football career was over. He graduated from Tucson (Arizona) High School with exactly zero sch...

By: Brandon Hall

Meet the Ironman of the 2018 Draft: Michigan's Mason Cole Carries His 104 Consecutive Start Streak Into the NFL

Mason Cole has one of the most unique streaks in all of football. At East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida), Cole seized a starting spot a...

By: Brandon Hall

How the Ultra-Versatile Jaylen Samuels Became the Most Intriguing Offensive Weapon in the 2018 NFL Draft

In football recruiting, you'll occasionally see a player's position listed as "ATH." The abbreviation is short for "Athlete," and it's reserved for...

By: Brandon Hall

Meet Vita Vea: The Freakish 347-Pound Defensive Tackle Ready to Ruin Your Game Plan

Imagine a football player. Got it? Now, imagine him bigger. Like 6-foot-4, 347 pounds big. Now imagine he can Bench Press 225 pounds for over 40...

By: Brandon Hall

Former Mizzou Linebacker Eric 'Zeus' Beisel Has Dedicated His Life to the Pursuit of a Championship

The sun is setting over the practice field at Rockwood Summit High School, but one player remains. Dripping sweat, he squats across from a one-man ...

By: Brandon Hall

How USC Receiver Deontay Burnett Forged Some of the Strongest Hands in The 2018 NFL Draft

Since he was 5 years old, Deontay Burnett has caught footballs. While the quarterbacks and locations may have changed over time, much of his life h...

By: Brandon Hall

Magic Mike: How Former Quarterback Mike Hughes Became the Most Exciting Cornerback in the 2018 Draft

The War on I-4. That's what they call the rivalry between the USF Bulls and the UCF Knights, a nod to the fact the two institutions are separated b...

By: Brandon Hall

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