Ricky Williams was a first-round pick in the 1999 NFL draft. Former Texas running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams was searched by Tyler (Texas) police in the parking lot of his hotel after he went for a walk in the city on Jan. 11. Williams was in town for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards.
The 2017 NFL Draft received a significant boost with 103 underclassmen officially being added to the talent pool before the January 16 deadline. No position gained more than quarterback, where we can expect at least five underclassmen -- North Carolina Tar Heels 's Mitch Trubisky , Notre Dame Fighting Irish 's DeShone Kizer , Clemson Tigers 's Deshaun Watson , Texas Tech Red Raiders 's Patrick Mahomes and perhaps Miami's Brad Kaaya (unrated on this board) -- to be selected before any senior. Even with the additional talent, the class of 2017 is average, at best, at this critical position. The strongest groups this year are at cornerback, edge rusher, tight end and running back. The following
The Hernandez brothers were each on the fast track to football success in 2013 when the news of NFL star Aaron’s involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd suddenly sent their careers and lives spiraling. Aaron’s older brother, Jonathan, or “D.J.,” inevitably was caught up in the collateral damage of the crime. Now he finally is ready to resume his coaching dream more than two years after he gave up his post at a big-time Division I program and ran for cover. The former University of Connecticut quarterback has been named the head football coach at Ledyard High School in Connecticut, according to high school sports website The Day. Athletic director Jim Buonocore, who coached Hernandez in 2004 during