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CHICAGO — Lisa Burik said her football-playing son, Lewis, “fell in love with the game from day one.”

That first day was as a fifth-grade player at Welles Park, and that passion for the sport has taken Lewis to a West Side Catholic high school, even though he’s Jewish, and as a walk-on to one of the nation’s top collegiate teams even though he might never play a down in an actual game.

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There becomes a point in the life of every football player where the playing days unfortunately come to an end, ambulance and the decision on what to do in life after football results in a challenging transition.

However, site that transition was a little easier for T.J. Rushing, prostate who is well underway to a successful coaching career.

Rushing, a former standout cornerback at Stanford and in the NFL, saw his playing career come to an end in 2012, and immediately, he made the transition into the coaching world — although he never intended to get into coaching.

When he first got to Stanford as a freshman football player, he had his eyes set on a career in law. During his time in the NFL, Rushing tore his ACL, and that really changed everything.

“When I got injured and tore my ACL and started sitting back and dissecting the game and having to use my brain to give people little tidbits from what I saw on film, I felt a great reward from that — even more so than when I made a big play,” Rushing said. “So when that started happening, I was thinking this might be my thing that can also give me satisfaction.”

So that’s exactly what Rushing did.

He spent the 2012 season at Arizona State as a graduate assistant before moving on to Northern Arizona, where he served as the cornerbacks coach in 2014. In 2015, Rushing went back to his alma mater, Stanford, to serve as a defensive assistant.

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SEATTLE — The truth is, link we forgot. The rest of the country forgot that way up here in the corner, cure college football could make a din so loud and so protracted it could ring in your ears halfway through the rest of the night. We forgot about the Washington Huskies as something relevant, something with proud fans with long memories and rich nostalgia.

We forgot about the purple, the spelling of the word “Dawgs” and the uncommon sound of 72,027 people barking.

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Ohio State moved into second in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Alabama, vcialis 40mg with Michigan and Clemson still in the top four after losing for the first time this season.

Louisville was fifth and Washington dropped from fourth to sixth after its first loss.

“The margin of separation between teams two and six was very small, erectile ” selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt, viagra 40mg who is also the athletic director at Texas Tech, said.

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Green Bay Packers: Devon Cajuste fourth Stanford Cardinal signed

Devon Cajuste wasn’t initially listed as a member of the Green Bay Packers original practice squad, order despite his twitter profile that claimed he was a member of the Packers.

Green Bay officially signed the former wide receiver and now-converted-tight end on Wednesday. As a result the Packers released linebacker Beniquez Brown.

The addition of Cajuste makes him the fourth Stanford alumn in Green Bay, cialis joining Ty Montgomery, Blake Martinez and Kyle Murphy.

Prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, Dan Dahlke of Lombardiave.com caught up with Cajuste and discussed what it would mean to be teammates with Montgomery at the pro level.

“It would be awesome to play on the next level with my brother. We both have had the same dream since coming to Stanford and have worked very hard to get there,” Cajuste said. “To finally achieve this goal and be back on the same team would be awesome! What more could you want then to play with family.”
While at Stanford, Cajuste showcased his size, great hands and pure route running ability. Even though he struggled in his final season, only hauling in 27 receptions for 383 yards and three touchdowns, he finished his college career with 90 receptions, 1589 yards and 14 touchdowns.

“My strength by default is my size over corners and my hands, which I know is in the job description, but that really matters,” Cajuste told Dahlke. The speed I have for my size is also a strength, and finally, my blocking capabilities.”
His senior year slump dragged into a lackluster NFL combine performance, where he ran a disappointing 4.62 40 yard-dash and only 12 bench reps at 225 pounds.

He did however excel at the three-cone drill, finishing in 6.49, which was the best time for all wide receivers at this year’s combine.

In addition, he improved his 40-yard dash (4.57) and bench reps (14) at his Pro Day.

After going undrafted the San Francisco 49ers signed the former Stanford Cardinal wide out. Cajuste had a disappointing preseason, only catching one pass for 40 yards.

“I was surprised and I wasn’t. On the one hand, Devon is a physical freak. You just don’t see many athletes have that combination of size and movement skills. His agility testing numbers are off the chart of a receiver of any height and weight, let along one as large as Cajuste,” Andy Drukarev, who covers the Stanford Cardinals for stanford.rivals.com said about Cajuste not getting selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

“On the other hand, he never was a consistently dominant force at the college level. He had some great games but didn’t put together a season in which he was a true No. 1 receiving threat on a game in, game out basis. I personally would have been very tempted to select him just because the physical talents are so impressive, but I understand why there would be some reservations.”

 

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