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5 NFL Superstars Who Had Atrocious Performances at the Combine

The 2016 NFL Combine is firmly in the books, and as in previous years, some prospects boosted their draft stock and others left Indianapolis disap...

9 Star Athletes Who Had to Walk On to Their College Teams

It'd be great to be a star recruit. Getting wooed by legendary coaches, visiting beautiful campuses, fielding offers from dream schools–what's ...

What Every Athlete and Coach Can Learn From the Las Vegas Golden Knights

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Finals. If you predicted it seven months ago, it would've come off as satire. After all, the Go...

Fred Jackson Never Started a Game in High School, Then He Went on To Play a Decade in the NFL

It was Fred Jackson's senior year at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, and he was listed as the team's third-string running back. Yes, the same ...

Minkah Fitzpatrick's High School Coach Shares an Awesome Anecdote About His Work Ethic

Minkah Fitzpatrick is addicted to the grind. It's what made him a two-time All-American at the University of Alabama and why the Miami Dolphins fel...

Josh Allen's Dream School Never Offered Him a Scholarship—and That Still Drives Him to This Day

Josh Allen entered high school as a scrawny 5-foot-10, 130-pound freshman. But the fact he was small for his age never stopped him from dreaming bi...

Connor Williams Overcame Bullying by Transforming His Body and Making it to the NFL

Connor Williams is a living lesson in perseverance. Growing up with a speech impediment, Williams didn't say much as a kid. He was also quite a bit...

The Real Story Behind Why Derrius Guice Runs So Angry

Derrius Guice runs angry. Really angry. He's been dubbed "the ball of butcher knives" due to a running style that inflicts constant pain and pun...

Marcus Davenport's Quest to Unlock His Full Potential Is Just Getting Started

It's hard to imagine Marcus Davenport was once a rail-thin wide receiver. Davenport, the former UTSA defensive end projected to be a first-round pi...

Why a Wrestling Background Makes NFL Prospect Harrison Phillips a Nightmare For Offensive Linemen

Nose tackles aren't supposed to stuff the stat sheet. Tasked with lining up directly over the center, your typical nose tackle is chiefly concerned...

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