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Former LSU Running Back Leonard Fournette Says Football Saved His Life

If NFL coaches are looking for passion from players in this upcoming draft, there might not be a prospect with more of it than LSU running back Leonar...

Michigan RB De'Veon Smith's Mother Is All The Motivation He Needs To Make It in The NFL

Brothers compete. It's just what they do. As the youngest of five football-playing brothers, De'Veon Smith took his licks. Lance Smith played at...

Missouri DE Charles Harris Brings a 'Black Mamba Mentality' to The NFL

Charles Harris still remembers his first football play. He was a junior at Lincoln College Prep. He'd spent his entire life dreaming of being an NB...

How Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan's No-Nonsense Mindset Helped Him Become a Top NFL Prospect

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a reputation for producing some of the best defensive players in the NFL. Joey Bosa and Ryan Shazier are the most recent ...

How Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine Became The Strongest Pound-For-Pound Player in the 2017 NFL Draft

It all started when he was about 12 years old. That's when Samaje Perine's mom, Gloria, bought him his first set of dumbbells. They were 25 pounds....

'My Safety Plan' by Tony Jefferson of the Baltimore Ravens

NFL safety Tony Jefferson, who signed a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, recalls his experience ...

DT Charles Walker Explains Why He Left Oklahoma Mid-Season to Pursue His NFL Dream

It wasn't the way Charles Walker had dreamed of making headlines. Last November, Walker—a redshirt junior from the University of Oklahoma—gaine...

Marques Colston Reveals 3 Ways to Get a Coach's Attention at a Football Camp or Combine

Football camps and combines can be a tad intimidating. Every player wants to perform well enough to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by col...

How I Became a Seven-Fingered Diabetic Powerlifter

My name is Chris Ruden, a diabetic powerlifter with type 1 diabetes, just as you or your loved one for whom you're reading this article. We may have the...

How Seth Curry Left His Humble Days in The D-League Behind And Become an NBA Star

If Seth Curry had retired at the end of last season, his legacy would've been nothing more than a footnote in NBA history. I can see it now: "Brother ...

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