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Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

By on February 3, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

It’s been 37 years since the Philadelphia Eagles turned to an Abilene Christian University football legend to help them reach the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, they did it again. Both moves turned out pretty well. Wilbert Montgomery (’77) was one of the honorary captains – along with Brian Dawkins – chosen by the team […]

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Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

By on February 3, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The straightest line between the points of Mesquite, Texas, and NRG Stadium in Houston is 250 miles. Taylor Gabriel (’15) took the scenic route. Barely three years since completing his record-setting career at Abilene Christian University, Gabriel will be the latest Wildcat player to reach the Super Bowl when his Atlanta Falcons take on the […]

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Wildcats are witnesses to NFL title history

Wildcats are witnesses to NFL title history

By on February 3, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

For years, Wildcats from Abilene Christian University have had far more than a front-row seat at the annual championship game staged by the National Football League. On Sunday, one of them will have a lot to do with what you see and hear when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off in Santa Clara, Calif., for […]

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Former Wildcats pursue pro football careers

Former Wildcats pursue pro football careers

By on August 27, 2015 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

It’s always crunch time, so to speak, in National Football League training camps. But with the 2015 regular season just three weeks away and only two preseason games remaining, many of the men toiling in the late August heat are playing not only for a job but perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Four former Wildcats are on NFL player […]

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Wildcats open season tonight on national TV

Wildcats open season tonight on national TV

By on August 27, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

It would be an understatement to refer to Abilene Christian University’s game tonight in Atlanta with Georgia State University as the only game in town. In fact, it’s the only college football contest being played in America and ESPNU will broadcast it nationally beginning at 6 p.m. CST. ACU’s Alumni Association is hosting a pregame […]

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10 Questions with David Ramsey from Sochi

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Sochi

By on February 20, 2014 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

The latest most Excellent Adventure of David Ramsey (’81) will end Feb. 23 when the XXII Olympic Winter Games conclude. An award-winning sportswriter for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he is covering his fourth Olympic Games, this time in Sochi, Russia. He writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado Springs, the home of […]

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Scott, Montgomery united on NFL’s Ravens

Scott, Montgomery united on NFL’s Ravens

By on October 28, 2013 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

The two top running backs in Abilene Christian University history are now both members of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, although one wears a headset and the other, a helmet and shoulder pads. The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens announced today the signing of Bernard Scott (’08), who was released earlier this […]

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Former ACU stars prepare for NFL season

Former ACU stars prepare for NFL season

By on August 28, 2013 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Some say the National Football League’s acronym – “NFL” – also stands for “not for long,” an adage that can ring especially true this week as each team prepares for Thursday night’s final preseason game and finishes reducing rosters for the start of the regular season. While the average pro football player’s career lasts but a few years, […]

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Montgomery, Barrow headed to Super Bowl

Montgomery, Barrow headed to Super Bowl

By on January 20, 2013 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

In his 25th year in the National Football League, former Abilene Christian University standout Wilbert Montgomery (’77) will coach in his third Super Bowl after the Baltimore Ravens’ 28-13 victory today over New England in the AFC championship game. It was Baltimore’s third appearance in the AFC title game in Montgomery’s five years as an assistant […]

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