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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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Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

By on March 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Scouts from National Football League teams know Abilene is more than a place to stop for barbeque, steak and breakfast burritos. In recent years, it’s become a place to shop for future pro players on display at the Wildcats’ annual Pro Day at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility. The latest crop participated yesterday, with 11 […]

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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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Texas Golf Hall of Fame calls Barrow’s name

Texas Golf Hall of Fame calls Barrow’s name

By on August 14, 2013 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

Lance Barrow (’77) may have one of the highest handicaps of all the members of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, but his accomplishments stand tall in the game he loves to bring to TV viewers many weeks each year. Barrow will be one of eight 2013 inductees honored Oct. 21 at Oak Hills Country Club […]

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Ten Wildcats pursuing pro football dreams

Ten Wildcats pursuing pro football dreams

By on July 31, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ten former Abilene Christian University standouts are busy pursuing their livelihoods this week in professional football, seven of them with NFL teams whose camps are kicking into high gear in preparation for the upcoming season. Houston’s Danieal Manning (’07) is expected to be the Texans’ starting free safety and kick returner in his seventh season. […]

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Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

By on July 22, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 6 Comments

More than a few jaws dropped around the state when Texas Monthly magazine’s December 1999 issue hit the newsstand. Its cover story was titled “The Best of the Texas Century,” with pony-tailed Willie Nelson (Entertainer of the Century), track star Carl Lewis (Athlete of the Century) and computer mogul Michael Dell (Entrepreneur of the Century) […]

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Wildcat-to-Cowboy transformation continues

Wildcat-to-Cowboy transformation continues

By on June 9, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Two former Abilene Christian University football players continue to make progress while chasing their dream of playing for the NFL team they rooted for as youngsters: the Dallas Cowboys. Aston Whiteside is arguably the best defensive lineman to ever play in the Lone Star Conference, or at least in a generation. The 6-2, 257-pound multiple-time […]

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Richardson, Whiteside headed to NFL

Richardson, Whiteside headed to NFL

By on April 28, 2012 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Daryl Richardson and Aston Whiteside became the latest former Abilene Christian University standouts to head to the NFL when the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys came calling Saturday afternoon. Richardson, a running back, was selected in the seventh round by the Rams and Whiteside, who was a dominator at defensive end in college but […]

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ACU, McMurry to tangle again, 41 years later

ACU, McMurry to tangle again, 41 years later

By on February 13, 2012 in Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

More than 12,000 fans showed up to watch the last time Abilene’s largest and smallest church-related universities played each other in a college football game. That was Sept. 11, 1971, when Abilene Christian University and McMurry University battled in Shotwell Stadium, with the Wildcats prevailing, 53-20. Forty-one years later, the two will open each other’s […]

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Thomsen hired as coach at Arizona State

Thomsen hired as coach at Arizona State

By on December 16, 2011 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Chris Thomsen (’00 M.Ed.), head coach and architect of Abilene Christian University’s revival in recent years as a small college football power, has been hired as offensive backs coach at Arizona State University, the Pac-12 Conference school announced today. Thomsen joins new head coach Todd Graham’s staff in Tempe; Graham recently was hired by ASU […]

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