Friend was deemed too short for major college football coming out of Mechanicsburg (PA) High School in 2011 where he was a two-time first team All-State lineman. But he was generously listed at 6-foot-2 and no D-1 schools came calling except Temple.
Friend proved the big schools wrong by becoming a four-year starter for the Owls and the face of head coach Matt Rhule’s program turnaround from doormat to national relevance.
Friend is hoping to find a home in Pittsburgh with the Steelers and prove all the teams that passed on him were wrong.
For those who detest the NFL preseason, the Green Bay Packers 24-9 win over the Eagles in the preseason opener for both teams, added plenty of fuel to your fire. Neither team played well really at all. The Eagles only highlight on offense was their opening drive when Carson Wentz led the Birds on a […]
Five Nittany Lions from 2016 squad were drafted or signed by NFL teams UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 28, 2017 – Former Nittany Lion Malik Golden signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday afternoon, the team announced. The Steelers are in training camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. With Golden, the Nittany Lions now have five members […]
The 15th Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes “Lift for Life” was a tremendous success on Saturday. The preliminary fundraising total for the 2017 event is more than $95,000 to benefit Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research. The 15-year total for “Lift for Life” is now nearly $1.3 million.
There are a lot of football stories out there and while most people want to read about or see stories about championship winning coaches, star quarterbacks or first-round draft picks, it doesn’t mean the stories about people who don’t fit into one of those categories are any less interesting. Such is the case with Mike […]
Soul defensive lineman Sean Daniels has made a lot of big plays for the Soul this season. One was a big one that helped keep an undefeated season alive. On May 13, the Soul were trailing the Baltimore Brigade by one, 56-55 with 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Brigade had the ball […]
6-foot-4, 375-pound offensive tackle Nicholas Cattolico – a former Delaware Blue Hen – resurrects his career as a major piece of the Philadelphia Blue Flame Police and Fire Football Club and its bid to take on NYPD for real.
The Giants might have a larger offensive playbook this season without adding any pages.
The difference will not be in the number of plays, but the larger number of talented and versatile players at the disposal of head coach Ben McAdoo and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. Last year, Odell Beckham, Jr. and Sterling Shepard combined to catch 166 passes from Eli Manning. They accounted for 2,050 yards and 18 touchdowns.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Evan Engram, the Giants’ first-round draft choice, has a friendly and expressive face – except when he’s unsure of his assignment on the field. Then the rookie tight end wears a different mask. “Sometimes I got a blank stare on my face if I don’t know what’s going on,” Engram said […]
A NFL player’s rookie season is one of discovery, trial and error and the process of finding his way to get acclimated to playing with the best players and coaches in the sport. That first season players often stumble through drills trying to figure out what do do and why it helps them prepare for […]