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Meet the Ironman of the 2018 Draft: Michigan's Mason Cole Carries His 104 Consecutive Start Streak Into the NFL

Mason Cole has one of the most unique streaks in all of football. At East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida), Cole seized a starting spot a...

How the Ultra-Versatile Jaylen Samuels Became the Most Intriguing Offensive Weapon in the 2018 NFL Draft

In football recruiting, you'll occasionally see a player's position listed as "ATH." The abbreviation is short for "Athlete," and it's reserved for...

Meet Vita Vea: The Freakish 347-Pound Defensive Tackle Ready to Ruin Your Game Plan

Imagine a football player. Got it? Now, imagine him bigger. Like 6-foot-4, 347 pounds big. Now imagine he can Bench Press 225 pounds for over 40...

Former Mizzou Linebacker Eric 'Zeus' Beisel Has Dedicated His Life to the Pursuit of a Championship

The sun is setting over the practice field at Rockwood Summit High School, but one player remains. Dripping sweat, he squats across from a one-man ...

Magic Mike: How Former Quarterback Mike Hughes Became the Most Exciting Cornerback in the 2018 Draft

The War on I-4. That's what they call the rivalry between the USF Bulls and the UCF Knights, a nod to the fact the two institutions are separated b...

Nebraska Football Coach Scott Frost Reveals How Cussing and Yelling at Players Can Be Poisonous to Success

If Scott Frost is able to turn around Nebraska football, it won't be through an endless tirade of red-faced shrieking. Frost, who led the Universit...

How a Basketball Background Propelled Nick Foles to Super Bowl LII MVP

Heading into the biggest football game of his life, Nick Foles had one goal: Think like a point guard. "Going in this game, I sorta went back to wh...

The 'Power of Football' Project Highlights the Positive Impact High School Football Is Making Across America

Nothing brings people together like high school football. The tradition. The passion. The electricity in the air on an autumn Friday night. For the...

Iowa State's Former Starting QB Selflessly Switched to LB, Now Has 6th-Most Tackles in the Nation

Joel Lanning came to Iowa State to play quarterback. He'd earned it. After taking over the starting quarterback job at Ankeny (Iowa) High School as...

Calais Campbell Reveals How He Got the Strangest Voice in the NFL

Calais Campbell has a unique voice. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound All-Pro defensive end has a deep baritone, punctuated by constant hoarseness. It so...

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