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Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large  in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

By on September 5, 2019 in Sports with 0 Comments

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, […]

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So long Shotwell: A view from the sideline

So long Shotwell: A view from the sideline

By on November 2, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 2 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Saturday at 6 p.m., Abilene Christian University will play its last home football game at Shotwell Stadium. The historic venue will carry on as the place where Abilene and Abilene Cooper high schools play, but next fall ACU moves into new Wildcat Stadium for its first season of on-campus football in more than 50 years.  […]

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West leads former Wildcats in NFL, CFL

West leads former Wildcats in NFL, CFL

By on September 8, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The National Football League is the land of opportunity each season for several former Abilene Christian University football standouts, and when his proverbial moment in the sun arrived last year, Charcandrick West (’14) literally took the ball and ran with it. No one player on the 2015 Chiefs’ roster could have been expected to replace veteran Jamaal Charles when he […]

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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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Benny and the Jets: An NFL wedding at ACU

Benny and the Jets: An NFL wedding at ACU

By on March 24, 2015 in Alumni News, Sports with 2 Comments

Daryl Richardson (’14) had 541 runs and catches in three seasons as a running back for the Abilene Christian University football team, and not once did he fumble. But when he took a knee last Dec. 31 in New York City, the ball dropped. Displaying some of the same dramatic flair he flashed in a […]

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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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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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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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Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

By on July 23, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

[youtube 96vssj1Nnj0] Abilene Christian University (then still a college) and its hometown were the same size before Bobby Morrow (’58) won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. But afterward, it seemed like the world discovered both, nearly overnight. Morrow was the star of the U.S. team, “the fastest man in the world” […]

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