Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kimball earns award

This in from Yale Web site.

A well-deserved honor.

Alan Kimball, who recently finished his senior season on the Yale football team, has been awarded a 2007-08 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Fifty-eight NCAA student-athletes have been awarded educational grants through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. The winners (29 men and 29 women) represent fall-sports participants who will receive one-time, nonrenewable grants of $7,500. The NCAA will name postgraduate scholars for winter and spring sports later this year.

Kimball was the only Ivy Leaguer picked among 11 football players. The three-year varsity lettermen placekicker, who led the Ivy League in 2007 with 1.40 field goals per game (12th in FCS), connected on 14 of 17 overall while booting 34 of 35 point-after attempts. Kimball, a two-time second-team All-Ivy selection, finished with 31 career three-pointers.

He was Academic All-Ivy and a semifinalist for the Draddy Award (nation's top football scholar) last fall while winning the Chester LaRoche (character, academic) and Ledyard Mitchell (kicking) awards at the 2007 Yale team banquet. He also earned District I ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors while carrying a 3.97 GPA in history.

The NCAA scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The Association awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, go to the Diversity and Inclusion link under the About the NCAA tab at www.ncaa.org.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Obviously hasn't seen LJ play

I understand there is an appetite for these sites, and people need to find out every nugget about every possible NFL draftee, but the following link is why they are so difficult to trust.

Listen, this guy knows more than I do about potential NFL draft selections, but his comment on Langston Johnson is just uneducated.

He says Langston will not get an invite to any camp because he only caught 10 passes and he is undersized.

Langston didn't get on these draft boards because of his hands, but because of his blocking ability. And most teams giving him a look are doing so as a potential fullback.

Here's the link