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  • Houston Texans’ Andre Johnson provides shopping spree for needy children

    Houston Texans star receiver Andre Johnson seems to really embrace the spirit of the holiday season. Tuesday morning, Johnson treated 12 kids from children’s protective services — as well as some of their siblings — to a holiday shopping spree at his expense. USA Today reports this is the seventh straight year the 32-year-old receiver […]
  • College coach makes sure players are dressed for success

    Sometimes a coach “gets it.” Todd Monken, the head football coach at Southern Miss, is one such person. Though his team went 1-11 this year — only winning their final game of the season to end a 23-game losing streak — the first-year coach wanted to reward his seniors for working hard. So, he sent […]
  • Arizona Cardinals’ Jay Feely feels a responsibility to help others

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Jay Feely is a good kicker, having made 22-of-24 field goal attempts this season, while also converting on each of his 27 extra point opportunities. He’s also a good person. Wednesday, it was announced that Feely was the Arizona Cardinals’ Walter Payton Man of the Year, an award that is given to […]
  • Brophy senior Will Edwards named Fulton Homes Character Counts Monthly Winner

    The past two seasons, Will Edwards has made a name for himself as a standout tailback and wide receiver on the Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep football team. As a junior, he rushed for 433 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2013, he captained the Broncos to a berth in the Division I quarterfinals and amassed 777 […]
  • Peyton Manning personally replies to fan’s wedding invitation

    When you’re about to celebrate one of life’s biggest milestones, you want everybody to see, right? Even your favorite celebrity or sports hero? Well, according to Fansided, one Reddit user’s sister sent a wedding invitation to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. The invite asked for the response to be returned by Oct. 23. Perhaps the […]
  • Massachusetts football team rallies around waterboy in touching fashion

    A band of suited “Badgers” rallied behind their football team’s waterboy after the quarterback heard the six-year-old was getting picked on, Boston’s WCVB-TV reported. Mitchell Elementary School kindergartner Danny Keefe survived a serious brain hemorrhage just after he was born, leading the young boy to struggle with verbal apraxia, a speech disorder that makes it […]
  • Kansas City Chiefs linebacker replenishes homeless shelter for Thanksgiving

    A backup linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs intervened when he heard several hundred turkeys were stolen from a homeless shelter near his hometown. Fox Sports Kansas City reports Chiefs reserve James-Michael Johnson has agreed to donate at least 300 turkeys to replace the ones that were stolen from Mission Solano in Fairfield, Calif. The […]
  • A simple gesture goes a long way at N.C. State

    It’s been a rough season for the football team at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack are 3-7, are winless in ACC play and are riding a six-game losing streak heading into Saturday’s game against East Carolina. But a couple of players have given those on campus a reason to be proud. A picture surfaced on […]
  • Arizona Cardinals LB Sam Acho continues quest to build hospital in Africa

    Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho isn’t making a difference on the football field. Back in September, Acho injured his ankle during a loss to the New Orleans Saints and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. But the third-year player is still making a difference in the world. December 9, Acho, in conjunction with Living Hope […]
  • California teenager doesn’t let cancer, loss of eyesight stop his dream of playing football

    After losing both of his eyes due to cancer, one when he was a baby and the other at age 12, Jake Olson still dreamed of playing football and running out to a crowd full of screaming fans. With his heart set on playing the game, Olson learned how to play the one position sight […]

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