Tedy Bruschi

Tedy Lacap Bruschi (/ˈbruːski/; born June 9, 1973) is a former professional American football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Arizona, and was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played his entire professional career with the Patriots. Bruschi won three Super Bowls and was a two-time All-Pro selection.

Tedy Bruschi
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Bruschi in 2010.
No. 54
Position:Inside linebacker
Personal information
Born:June 9, 1973 (age 45)
San Francisco, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Roseville (Roseville, California)
College:Arizona
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:189
Games started:139
Tackles:1,110
Quarterback sacks:30.5
Interceptions:12
Forced fumbles:11
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Bruschi was born in San Francisco, California.[1] His paternal grandparents were from Bedonia in Italy (specifically, the frazione of Bruschi di Sopra,[2] while his mother is of Filipino ancestry. He attended Roseville High School in Roseville, California,[3] where he lettered in high school football, wrestling and track and field (shot put). He was an all-conference selection as a defensive tackle for the Roseville Tigers.

College career

Bruschi attended the University of Arizona, where he played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 1991 to 1995. In his four-year college career, he compiled 185 total tackles (137 solos), with 74 tackles for losses, six fumbles and recovered five others and tied the NCAA Division I-A sack record with 52 sacks. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1994 and 1995, and won the 1995 Morris Trophy as the Pacific-10 Conference's best defensive lineman.

In 1991, he missed the first three games of the season due to a pinched nerve in his neck. He returned and started two games as a true freshman, but suffered a broken left thumb and was redshirted. In 1992, he played strongside outside linebacker prior to his transition to the defensive line in 1993 and started just one of 12 games and still managed to post 4.5 sacks for the season. In 1993, he earned second-team All-America honors after setting a school record with 19 sacks as a sophomore, received first-team All-Pac-10 honors, and was named the Wildcats' most valuable player. His 27.5 tackles for losses and 19 sacks in 1993 were each career highs. In 1994, he was one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award and again was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection. He totaled 39 tackles, including 10 sacks and 15 tackles for losses. In 1995, he totaled 60 tackles (48 solos), including 18.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for losses. Bruschi was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.[4]

Professional career

1996–2001

Prior to the NFL Draft, Bruschi was invited to play in the East West Shrine Bowl Game.[5]

The New England Patriots selected Bruschi in the third round (86th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. Coming into the draft he was listed at 6'0 250 pounds and was considered too small to be a defensive end but was a good size to be a linebacker, which is the position that New England coaches moved him.

He played for the Patriots from 1996 to 2008.[6] Bruschi never used an agent during his time with the New England Patriots.[7]

In 1996, he played in every game as a rookie, a pass rush specialist who played on many special teams units and finished the season with 11 tackles, including four sacks. He ranked third on the team with 17 special teams tackles, and ran a blocked punt back for a TD in October. Bruschi recorded two sacks in Super Bowl XXXI against the Green Bay Packers, just one shy of the Super Bowl record (Reggie White, 3.0). In 1997, he saw action in every game for the second consecutive season and posted 30 defensive tackles, including four sacks, and added 13 special teams stops. His four sacks and 13 special teams tackles each ranked third on the team, and he also forced two fumbles, and recovered one. In 1998, Bruschi played in every game for the third consecutive year and started the last eight games of the season, including the Patriots wild-card playoff game in Jacksonville (January 3, 1999). He finished fourth on the team with a career-high 81 tackles, including a pair of sacks.

In 1999, he started 14 games at outside linebacker and recorded a career-high 138 total tackles, including two sacks. Bruschi finished second on the team in tackles, despite missing two games due to a right knee sprain. He made his first career interception, one of six passes defensed on the year. 2000 saw Bruschi start all 16 games at weakside linebacker and finished with 105 tackles (68 solos). It was his second consecutive season with over 100 tackles. In 2001, he started nine of 15 regular season games at linebacker and finished third on the team with 73 tackles. He was credited with two sacks, forced three fumbles, recovering one, and two interceptions.

2002–2004

In 2002 Bruschi was voted a defensive captain for the season by his teammates. He ranked seventh on the team with 65 tackles (45 solos) despite missing five games due to injury. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns (at Oakland, November 17, and at Detroit, November 28), the seventh time a Patriot interceptor has reached the end zone twice in a single season and the first time a linebacker has accomplished the feat. In 2003 he started all 16 games at inside linebacker as one of four defensive players to start all 16 games and he was voted a defensive captain for the season by his teammates. He ranked second on the team with 137 tackles (87 solo) and finished third on the team with 16 pass defenses. He was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Weeks Two and 14. In the 2004 regular season, Bruschi finished second on the team with 122 tackles[8] (84 solo) and tied for second on the team with three interceptions. His solid play continued in the playoffs, where he finished second on the squad with 23 tackles (18 solo) and added a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Bruschi was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times in 2004: Weeks 4 and 17 and in the Divisional Playoffs, when he forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles as the Patriots defense held the highly regarded Colts offense to just three points.

2005 stroke

On February 16, 2005, just three days after playing in the 2005 Pro Bowl, Bruschi was taken to a hospital with symptoms including temporary numbness, blurred vision, and headaches; Bruschi was diagnosed with a mild stroke. He suffered from a patent foramen ovale, a congenital heart defect that leaves a small hole in the wall separating the left and right atria of the heart. Bruschi experienced partial paralysis and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital. After several months of rehabilitation working with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Bruschi announced he would sit out the 2005 NFL season.[9]

On October 16, 2005, the Patriots announced that Bruschi had been medically cleared to resume playing football; he rejoined the team on the practice field three days later. The Patriots officially activated him on October 29, and he played the following night against the Buffalo Bills; ESPN's broadcast of the game had several features and interviews on Bruschi's return. Following the game, Bruschi was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Bruschi played most of the remaining games that season, except for the final regular season game against Miami and the first playoff game against Jacksonville. Bruschi was named the 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, an honor he shared with Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith.

2006–2008

At the start of training camp, Bruschi broke his right scaphoid bone which he had surgery on August 8.[10] He was listed as questionable, and didn't play in the first game of the 2006 season against the Buffalo Bills.[10] Bruschi was voted a defensive captain by his teammates and started the final 14 games at linebacker. He finished first on the team with 124 tackles. In the 2006 playoffs, Bruschi led the Patriots with 24 tackles (16 solo), marking the highest playoff tackle total of his career. He also led the team with 23 tackles (15 solo) in the 2007 playoffs. In 2007 he played in and started all 16 regular-season games for the fourth time in his career and was voted a defensive captain for the 2007 season. He tied a single-game career high with a two-sack performance against the Cleveland Browns on October 7, 2007, and ran his career total to 30.5 sacks, becoming the 13th player in Patriots' history to reach that milestone. Also he led the team in tackles (99) and solo tackles (69) in 2007. In 2008 he played in 13 games, starting 12, and was named a defensive captain by his teammates for the seventh season.

Touchdowns

Bruschi was the first player in NFL history to return four consecutive interceptions for touchdown and his career total of four interceptions returned for touchdowns ranks second in Patriots history. He is tied for fourth in NFL history among linebackers, and Bruschi is the only Patriots linebacker to return multiple interceptions for touchdowns in a single season (2002 and 2003). Additionally, since 2002 Bruschi's defensive play has created seven defensive touchdowns. He scored four of those touchdowns on interception returns (two in both 2002 and 2003), forced two fumbles that were picked up and returned for touchdowns (October 3 and November 28, 2004), and tipped a pass that was intercepted by James Sanders and returned for a touchdown (December 11, 2005). This is in addition to his first career touchdown at Baltimore (October 6, 1996) when Bruschi recovered a blocked punt by Larry Whigham and returned it four yards for a touchdown, making 8 total touchdowns to which Bruschi contributed.

Retirement

On August 30, 2009, broadcast of Sunday Night Football, Al Michaels reported that Bruschi would announce his retirement after 13 seasons in the NFL. Bruschi confirmed his retirement on August 31, 2009 at a press conference alongside New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft. During this broadcast, Bruschi described how fulfilled he felt in completing his 13 years of playing football. He described how it felt to know that he had reached all of the goals he wanted to reach.

One writer speculated that Bruschi retired from the Patriots in the 2009 preseason, rather than being cut/released by coach Bill Belichick before the 2009 season.[11]

Bruschi joined ESPN as an analyst following his retirement.

Bruschi has indicated that he would prefer that his number not be retired. It was worn by six-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters in 2011. Starting in 2012, his number 54 is now worn by Dont'a Hightower. The New England Patriots held a special ceremony in Bruschi's honor during halftime on Monday Night Football on December 6, 2010.[12]

On May 21, 2013, Bruschi was voted by fans as the 19th player[13] to enter the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. Bruschi's Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place during halftime of a Thursday Night Football game between New England and the New York Jets on September 12, 2013.

On February 1, 2015, Bruschi was an honorary captain at Super Bowl XLIX.

Career statistics

Year Team GP Comb Total Ast Sack FF FR Fum YDs INT Int YDs Avg Long TD PDef STF STFYDs KB
1996 NE 16 15 10 5 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NE 16 31 24 7 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1998 NE 16 73 46 27 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
1999 NE 14 106 71 35 2.0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0
2000 NE 16 105 69 36 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
2001 NE 15 75 54 21 2.0 3 1 0 2 7 4 4 0 3 0 9 0
2002 NE 11 66 46 20 4.5 1 0 0 2 75 38 48 2 7 2 0 0
2003 NE 16 131 79 52 2.0 3 1 0 3 26 9 18 2 14 6 0 0
2004 NE 16 122 76 46 3.5 3 0 0 3 70 23 36 0 6 5 0 0
2005 NE 9 62 37 25 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
2006 NE 15 112 54 58 1.5 0 2 0 1 8 8 8 0 6 2 4 0
2007 NE 16 92 64 28 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
2008 NE 13 75 38 37 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 0
Total Total 189 1065 668 397 30.5 18 7 0 12 187 16 48 4 59 21 13 0

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Personal life

Bruschi is of Filipino and Italian descent. An accomplished saxophonist, Bruschi has played with the Boston Pops.[15] Bruschi is one of three children.[16] His step father, Ron Sandys, was a professional tennis player.[16]

In 2007 Bruschi wrote Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL, a book about his experience with his stroke and his recovery. In his memoir, Bruschi speaks with candor about how his family confronted the reality of his life-threatening affliction, of his initial plans to retire from the NFL, and of the moment he told his wife he was ready to return to football, earning him a share of the Comeback Player of the Year Award and the Patriots recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.

Bruschi is a spokesman for the American Heart Association and founded Tedy's Team, a foundation to raise funds for stroke research, inspired by Bruschi's own experience.

In 2007 Bruschi was named to NFL.com's All-Interview Team for accessibility to the media. In 2006, he won the Senator Paul E. Tsongas Award for Exemplary Public Service. In 2005, he was the Associated Press NFL Co-Comeback Player of the Year and was voted the Ed Block Courage Award, the Maxwell Football Club's Spirit Award and the AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 8) and NFL.com's All-Interview Team as well as USA Today's All-Joe Team. In 2004, he made the AFC Pro Bowl and Second-Team Associated Press All-Pro and was on NFL.com's All-Interview Team.

In 2012, Bruschi ran in the Boston Marathon, wearing bib number 21677. He finished in a time of 5 hours, 26 minutes, 2 seconds.[17]

In 2019, Bruschi again ran in the Boston Marathon, this time in bib number 5454 (Bruschi and seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (bib number 4848) both were given four-digit bibs featuring their squad numbers repeated), with a time of 4 hours, 35 minutes, 30 seconds.

References

  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Ted Bruschi. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Celebrazione di Tedy Bruschi". gazzetta.it.
  3. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Ted Bruschi Archived April 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ National Football Foundation (May 7, 2013). "NFF Proudly Announces Stellar 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class". FootballFoundation.org. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  5. ^ http://patriotworld.com/TBMedia/TedyDraft.jpg
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Ted Bruschi. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  7. ^ NewsLosAngeles (August 1, 2013), Tedy Bruschi Moved By Robert Kraft, retrieved February 3, 2017
  8. ^ Elliot, Josh. "Every Team Needs a Bruschi". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  9. ^ Perillo, Paul (July 20, 2005). "Bruschi to sit out 2005". Patriots.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
  10. ^ a b Tomase, John (September 8, 2006). "Tedy's back in line; Bruschi returns to practice". The Boston Herald. Herald Media, LLC via HighBeam Research. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  11. ^ ProFootballTalk: Tedy Bruschi will retire Monday | "There’s a good chance that Bruschi opted to pack it in at the suggestion of the team. Coach Bill Belichick surely didn’t want to have to cut Bruschi, and Belichick undoubtedly would have given Bruschi the courtesy of an opportunity to walk away."
  12. ^ Young, Shalise (December 7, 2010). "Bruschi honored for emotional career". boston.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  13. ^ "Tedy Bruschi Elected To Patriots Hall Of Fame". May 22, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
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  15. ^ "Pats' Bruschi leaves hospital". Providence Journal. December 18, 2005. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  16. ^ a b "54 Tedy Bruschi LB". Patriots.com. New England Patriots. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "Individual - Boston Athletic Association - BAA.org". April 16, 2012. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2012.

Further reading

1993 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team

The 1993 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pac-12 Conference teams for the 1993 Pacific-10 Conference football season. The UCLA Bruins, Arizona Wildcats, and USC Trojans could all claim a conference championship, posting 6–2 conference records. UCLA wide receiver J. J. Stokes was voted Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona defensive tackle Rob Waldrop was voted Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

1994 Arizona Wildcats football team

The 1994 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1994 NCAA college football season. The offense scored 274 points while the defense allowed 190 points.

1994 Fiesta Bowl

The 1994 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl, played on January 1, 1994, was the 23rd edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game featured the Arizona Wildcats, and the Miami Hurricanes. The game featured the only shutout in Fiesta Bowl history, as Arizona shut-out Miami. The shutout loss was the first for Miami in 168 games, since they lost 30–0 to Alabama on November 17, 1979.

The scoring started with Dan White throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Troy Dickey. The ensuing extra point failed, and Arizona settled for a 6–0 lead. Kicker Steve McLaughlin kicked a 39-yard field goal to increase the lead to 9–0, at the end of the 1st quarter. Late in the second quarter, running back Chuck Levy scored on a 68-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 16–0.

In the third quarter, McLaughlin added two field goals of 31 and 21 yards respectively, as the Wildcats opened up a 22–0 lead. In the 4th quarter, White connected with Dickey again for a 13-yard touchdown, to provide the final margin. Arizona gained revenge for an 8–7 Miami win the previous year, when McLaughlin missed a last second 51-yard field goal.

1994 Freedom Bowl

The 1994 Freedom Bowl matched the Utah Utes and the Arizona Wildcats. This was the final Freedom Bowl game played.

1995 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team

The 1995 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consisted of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 1995 Pacific-10 Conference football season.

Seven of the conference's teams had at least three players represented on the All-Pac 10 first team as follows:

Conference co-champion USC was ranked No. 12 in the final AP Poll and placed four players on the first team: wide receiver and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year Keyshawn Johnson, offensive lineman John Michels, defensive lineman Darrell Russell, and punter John Stonehouse.

Conference co-champion Washington placed three on the first team: tight end Ernie Conwell, linebacker Ink Aleaga, and defensive back Lawyer Milloy.

Oregon was ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll and placed three on the first team: running back and Pac-10 all-purpose player of the year Ricky Whittle, linebacker Jeremy Asher, and defensive back Alex Molden.

Fourth-place Stanford placed three on the first team: offensive lineman Jeff Buckley, placekicker Eric Abrams, and return specialist Damon Dunn.

UCLA, tied for fifth place, placed three on the first team: running back Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar and offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden and Mike Flanagan.

Arizona, also tied for fifth place, placed three, all defenders, on the first team: Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Tedy Bruschi, defensive lineman Chuck Osborne, and defensive back Brandon Sanders.

Arizona State placed three, all on offense, on the first team: quarterback Jake Plummer, wide receive Keith Poole, and offensive lineman Juan Roque.

1996 NFL Draft

The 1996 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 20–21, 1996, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

This draft is considered one of the best draft classes ever for the position of wide receiver. Keyshawn Johnson, Terry Glenn, Eddie Kennison, Marvin Harrison, Eric Moulds, Bobby Engram, Terrell Owens, Muhsin Muhammad, Amani Toomer, Jermaine Lewis, and Joe Horn have all achieved success in the pros, with all except Kennison, Engram, and Toomer having reached the Pro Bowl at least once, and a total of 26 Pro Bowl appearances for the group. In addition to the class having had several successful receivers, none of the five wide receivers drafted in the first round have been busts, as all of them spent at least a reasonable amount of time as starters in the NFL. Combined, 1996 wide receivers (through the end of the 2006 season) have totalled 7,646 receptions for 105,866 yards, eclipsing any other class by more than 1,000 receptions and 10,000 yards.It was also one of the best draft years for middle linebackers, with Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and Hall candidate Zach Thomas selected. Lewis won Super Bowl XXXV and was selected MVP of that game. Lewis also won Super Bowl XLVII in the final game of his career, and made 13 career Pro Bowls while Thomas has made 7. Other linebackers who made at least one Pro Bowl from this draft are Tedy Bruschi, Kevin Hardy, Simeon Rice, John Mobley, and Donnie Edwards. Randall Godfrey, Earl Holmes, and Carlos Emmons also had solid careers in the league.

In contrast to its successes at wide receiver and linebacker, the 1996 draft had often been rated as the worst ever for quarterbacks. None of the eight drafted quarterbacks made the Pro Bowl or an All-Pro team. Half of the drafted quarterbacks never threw one pass in the NFL. As of 2018, this remains the last draft without a quarterback selected in the first round. Previously, the 1988 draft had been the last with no quarterback selected in the first round.On draft day, the St. Louis Rams traded running back Jerome Bettis and a third round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a second round pick for that year, as well as a fourth round pick the following year. The trade was made immediately after the Rams drafted Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips. Bettis went on to have a successful career with the Steelers as well as being one of the team's most popular players, while the Rams wouldn't have another feature back until they traded for Marshall Faulk three years later due to Phillips' off-field problems.

1996 New England Patriots season

The 1996 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League and the 37th overall. They finished with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished first in the AFC East division.

After a disappointing 1995 season, Drew Bledsoe bounced back with 4,086 passing yards and threw 27 touchdown passes to just 15 interceptions while Curtis Martin had another Pro Bowl season. The team lost Super Bowl XXXI to the Green Bay Packers.

2003 All-Pro Team

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2004 All-Pro Team

The 2004 All-Pro Team was composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 2004. Both first and second teams are listed for the AP team. These are the three teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. In 2004, the Pro Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly combined their All-Pro teams, a practice with continues through 2008. In 2004, the AP reinstated the “Fullback” position.

2005 New England Patriots season

The 2005 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 36th season in the National Football League, the 46th overall and the 6th under head coach Bill Belichick. Following a Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots failed to either improve or match their 14-2 record from last season, finishing with a 10–6 record and the division title before losing in the playoffs to the Broncos, ending their hopes of becoming the first NFL team to three peat in the Super Bowl.

Ten days after earning a victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke and initially planned on missing the entire season; Bruschi returned to the field against the Buffalo Bills on October 30. Cornerback Ty Law was released in the offseason, and injuries at cornerback, as well as a season-ending injury to safety Rodney Harrison in Week 3, forced the Patriots to start a number of players in the secondary early in the season. Overall, injuries caused the Patriots to start 45 different players at one point or another during the season, an NFL record for a division champion (breaking the record of 42 set by the Patriots in 2003).Beginning the season with a 4–4 record, the Patriots lost their first game at home since 2002 against the San Diego Chargers in Week 4. The team ended the season on a 6-2 run to finish 10–6, earning their third straight AFC East title. (The Patriots were the first team in NFL history to alternate wins and losses in each of their first nine games.)With the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Playoffs but fell to the Denver Broncos on the road in the Divisional Playoffs, committing five turnovers in the game and marking the first playoff loss in the Brady/Belichick era.

American Youth Football

American Youth Football (AYF), established in 1996, is an international organization that promotes the development of youth through their association with adult leaders in American football. Rules and regulations ensure players are in a safe environment with a competitive balance between teams. The National Football League (NFL) has made AYF a national youth football partner. The President of American Youth Football is Joe Galat.

AYF allows local members to govern themselves while remaining non-intrusive. AYF has reached all 50 United States and six countries with more than 500,000 participants. AYF admits participants regardless of financial capabilities. AYF programs range from financial grants to leagues which need help, shoes sponsored by Nike, field development in conjunction with FieldTurf, and Rising Stars football camps, which send inner-city kids.

Former NFL players involved with American Youth Football include Randy Moss, Tedy Bruschi, Adam Archuleta, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, and Braylon Edwards, in addition to NFL coach Pete Carroll and TV personality and former NFL player Cris Collinsworth.

Arizona Wildcats football statistical leaders

The Arizona Wildcats football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Arizona Wildcats football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Wildcats represent the University of Arizona in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although Arizona began competing in intercollegiate football in 1899, the school's official record book does not generally include stats from before the 1950s, as records from this era and earlier are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1950s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Wildcats have played in eight bowl games since this decision, giving recent players a potential extra game to accumulate statistics.

The Wildcats have surpassed 5,000 yards nine times in school history, all since 1998 and seven times since 2008. They have eclipsed 6,000 yards twice under former head coach Rich Rodriguez.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017season.

Larry Mac Duff

Larry Mac Duff (born June 22, 1948) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football (AAF), a position he took in 2018. He played college football as a defensive end at Fullerton College (1966–1967) and Oklahoma (1968–1969).

Mac Duff has eight years of NFL coaching experience. He was the special teams coach for the New York Giants for four years (1997–2000). During this time, the Giants won two NFC East Championships and represented the NFC in Super Bowl XXXV. Mac Duff was Special Teams Coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers for four years (2003–2006).

Mac Duff was the defensive coordinator for the "Desert Swarm” Defense at the University of Arizona. In 1992, the U of A Defense led the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 8.9 points per game and finished 2nd nationally in total defense. In 1993, Arizona led the nation in rushing defense, allowing only 30.1 yards per game and again finished second nationally in total defense.

Mac Duff was named Frank Broyles "National Assistant Coach of the Year" during his tenure at Arizona. Mac Duff has helped mentor a Nagurski Trophy winner (Rob Waldrop – 1993), an Outland Trophy winner (Waldrop – 1993), a Thorpe Award winner (Darryll Lewis – 1990), a Lombardi Award finalist / NCAA Career Sack Champion (Tedy Bruschi – 1995), and five Pac-10 Defensive Players of the Year. Mac Duff was co-defensive coordinator for the University of Texas, during their 2007 season, which culminated with 10 wins and a victory over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.

From 2009 to 2012, he served as the defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League (UFL) from 2009 to 2012. The team won the UFL Championship in 2009 and 2010.

List of Arizona Wildcats football All-Americans

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List of NFL draft broadcasters

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List of Utah Utes bowl games

This is a list of Utah Utes bowl games. The Utah Utes football team has played in 22 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 17–5.

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Since 2005, NFL Live has been presented in high definition on ESPNHD.

Beginning in 2011, NFL Live expanded to a full hour.

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