Bill Glass

William Sheppeard Glass (born August 16, 1935 in Texarkana, Texas) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League, beginning with the Detroit Lions and finishing his career as a standout with the Cleveland Browns. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Glass lettered three years at Baylor University (1954–56) and was unanimous All-America guard in 1956. He made 154 tackles in 10 games. His pro career covered one year with Saskatchewan in the Canadian Football League (1957); then four years with Detroit (1958–61); and seven years with Cleveland (1962–68).

Glass followed in his older brother's footsteps onto the football field. He became an All-American football player at Baylor University. Glass lettered three years at Baylor University (1954–56) and was chosen as All-America guard in 1956. He was taken at #12 in the first round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, but signed with the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders. After a year in the CFL, he signed with and spent four years with Detroit. He went to Cleveland in 1962 as part of the trade that sent quarterback Jim Ninowski back to Cleveland, along with running back Howard "Hopalong" Cassady. In return, the Lions received quarterback Milt Plum, running back Tom Watkins, and linebacker Dave Lloyd.

Glass started for seven years with Cleveland. He became a Pro Bowl defensive end with the Browns, playing a key role in the team's NFL championship in 1964 and Eastern Division championship in 1965. He retired after the 1968 season.

Bill Glass published a memoir called Get in the Game! This book is the life story of "the greatest defensive end of the Cleveland Browns." His book Stand Tall and Straight (1967, Word Books) written with Stan Mosier and Dr. Leslie E. Moser, advised young men on successful life skills, and went into multiple printings. Glass appeared at churches around the United States to promote the book.

Glass spent several off seasons attending Southwestern Seminary. He worked with Rev. Billy Graham, who encouraged Glass toward a life in the ministry. He founded Bill Glass Ministries in 1969. Since 1972, his efforts have focused on prison ministries, bringing the gospel to inmates across America.

Bill Glass
Born:August 16, 1935 (age 83)
Texarkana, Texas
Career information
Position(s)Defensive End
NFL draft1957 / Round: 1 / Pick 12
Career history
As player
1957Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)
1958–1961Detroit Lions
1962–1968Cleveland Browns
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls4
1956 All-Southwest Conference football team

The 1956 All-Southwest Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Southwest Conference teams for the 1956 college football season. The selectors for the 1956 season included the United Press (UP).

1956 Baylor Bears football team

The 1956 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The team finished with a record of 9-2 and a victory in the Sugar Bowl against the University of Tennessee. Bill Glass (Guard) was chosen as an All American player and Del Shafner (Halfback) and Jerry Marcontell (End) were selected All Conference.

1956 College Football All-America Team

The 1956 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1956. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1956 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the International News Service (INS), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).

1962 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 1962. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1962 Cleveland Browns season

The 1962 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 13th season with the National Football League.

1963 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press National Football League's All-Pro Team in 1963.

Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1963 Cleveland Browns season

The 1963 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 14th season with the National Football League.

Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown led the league in rushing for the 6th time in seven seasons. As a team, the 1963 Browns gained an NFL-record 5.74 yards per carry.

1965 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of National Football League (American football) players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 1965. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1967 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 1967. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina

The United States House of Representative elections of 2006 in North Carolina were held on 7 November 2006 as part of the biennial election to the United States House of Representatives. All thirteen seats in North Carolina, and 435 nationwide, were elected.

The Democrats gained a seat, becoming the largest party in terms of both representatives and popular vote. All incumbents ran again, with twelve of the thirteen winning re-election. Republican incumbent Charles H. Taylor lost the 11th district, while fellow Republican Robin Hayes came close to losing in the 8th.

It is not to be confused with the election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, which was held on the same day.

Fearsome Foursome (American football)

The Fearsome Foursome was the dominating defensive line of the Los Angeles Rams of the 1960s and 1970s. Before them, the term had occasionally been applied to other defensive lines in the National Football League.


KVTI (90.9 FM) is a National Public Radio affiliate station operated by Northwest Public Radio, licensed to Tacoma, Washington, and operates at 90.9 MHz with an ERP of 51 kW. As an "NPR & Classical Music" station, it broadcasts NPR news, local and syndicated classical music shows (switching to jazz music on weekends), and other public radio programming. The station is owned by Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, but since 2010, has been operated by the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Larry Benz

Larry Walker Benz (born January 28, 1941) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the Cleveland Browns.

List of Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl selections

This is a list of Cleveland Browns players who were elected to the Pro Bowl.

The year indicates when the game was played, not the season that it followed.

Mike McCoy (defensive tackle)

Michael Patrick McCoy (born September 6, 1948) is a former American football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, and the Detroit Lions.

Richard Merillat

Richard Merillat is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and the retired President/CEO of Merillat Industries.

Born in Adrian, Michigan, his parents were Ruth and Orville D. Merillat, founder of Merillat Industries, Inc., which was acquired by the Masco Corporation in 1985.

He worked in the family business from when he was 13 until retirement, eventually becoming vice president of manufacturing and president of Merillat Industries, and continuing as chairman of the board.He is a long-time Mackinac Center for Public Policy supporter and is the president of Christian Family Foundation in Naples, Florida. He has also been associated with the Lenawee Christian School, the Christian Family Centre, Huntington University, Bill Glass Prison Ministries, and the American Bible Society Richard Merillat and his wife, Lynette, are both active socially and are noted philanthropists in both Michigan and Florida. They maintain homes in both states which were designed by the late Robert Denning of Denning & Fourcade of New York City and Paris. They have three daughters: Wendy, Collette and Tricia.

The Merillat Quarter Horse Farm was widely renonwed with AQHA World Champions at Stud. It was donated to Michigan State University in 1996, the e largest gift-in-kind received by the university and by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This included 80 acres (320,000 m2), two premier stallions, 43 quarterhorses, two houses (each 1,500 square feet (140 m2) in size), a 72-by-200 horse barn, a 72-by-100 breeding barn, an 80-by-200 arena, and storage building.The Merillats created the Merillat Scholars Program at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, a program providing financial assistance to students there who are members of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, student leaders of Youth for Christ, or children of Huntington alumni. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. the college awarded him an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree. in 2002.

Rick Kreuger

Richard Allen Kreuger (born November 3, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1975 through 1978 for the Boston Red Sox (1975–77) and Cleveland Indians (1978). Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 185 lb., he batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

An All-American at Michigan State University, Kreuger posted a 2–2 record with 20 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA in 17 appearances for Boston and Cleveland. He also pitched for the Yomiuri Giants (1979) of Japan, Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (1980), and in the Puerto Rican league for the Criollos de Caguas (1981).

Following his playing career, Kreuger worked as a head baseball coach at Cornerstone College (1995–96) and has done some mission work, traveling to Russia and talked to children in orphanages and to soldiers. He has also gone on a couple of mission trips with former Cleveland Browns tackle Bill Glass, visiting prisons in Pittsburgh and Florida.

Rick Kreuger retired from teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 mathematics at Walker Charter Academy in Walker, MI at the end of the 2015 to 2016 school year.


Shopzilla operates a portfolio of shopping web sites.

In June 2005, Shopzilla was acquired by The E. W. Scripps Company for $525 million and was part of its interactive media division.

In June 2011, Scripps sold Shopzilla to strategic private equity Symphony Technology Group for $165M.Shopzilla operates websites serving consumers and retailers in the U.S., UK, French and German markets.

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Southeastern Indian Artists Association

The Southeastern Indian Artists Association (SEIAA) is located in northeastern Oklahoma. Formerly known as the Cherokee Artists Association, the group promotes and protects the interests of Native American, Southeastern, and Native Artists. The Cherokee Artists Association has over one hundred Native Artists as members. Artist Members are verified as tribal members as stated in the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. The group also operates a cooperative art gallery. Members include Martha Berry, Mike Dart, Bill Glass Jr., Demos Glass, Sharon Irla, Jane Osti, Troy Jackson, and Shan Goshorn.

The group was formed officially in 2004 after native artists came together and decided that they needed to begin helping each other to be successful artists in the Native Art world. Many artists travel to Santa Fe Indian Market, Cherokee Art Market and various other places. The Cherokee Artists Association is one of the top NativeAartists associations in the United States.The Cherokee Nation gave the CAA a grant to expand their online web gallery. Sharon Irla, CAA Executive Officer says of the group, "These artists preserve our tribal culture and deserve to have their works represented in mainstream media."


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