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.
In 1991, I was in my 10th year in the NFL and I was the starting at right guard on the Indianapolis Colts. We were coming off a disappointing 5-11 season with a rookie quarterback named Jeff George. Jeff was the No.1 overall pick that season and he showed a ton of promise. We […]
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 […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning is establishing a clear connection with the Giants’ newcomers who will be two of his most frequent targets this season. “I think we’re doing some good stuff, Brandon (Marshall) and I, getting on the same page,” Manning said today. “Every day there’s something new that comes up, though. A […]
The Former high school running back relishes old school methods while welcoming state of the art orthopedic technology
The Philadelphia Soul (11-1) defeated the Washington Valor (1-10), with the final score 68-41 in front of 10,149 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. With this win, the Soul continue their 15-game winning streak at home and have clinched home field advantage for the 2017 AFL Postseason. Should the Soul advance to ArenaBowl XXX, the game will be held at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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 […]
When a head football coach is blessed with a few great players to work with, he must take advantage of the window of opportunity he has with them.
For Abington coach Kevin Conlin, he has the enviable job of getting the most out of first team All-State running back Darryl Davis-McNeil and linebacker/fullback Jackson Taylor who Conlin says “…is probably going to be our overall best player.”
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.