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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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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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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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Fifteen NFL teams send scouts to ACU Pro Day

Fifteen NFL teams send scouts to ACU Pro Day

By on April 4, 2012 in Campus News, Sports with 3 Comments

Perhaps one of the best compliments to NCAA Division II football and Abilene Christian University’s nationally ranked program was apparent yesterday when 15 National Football League teams sent scouts to the Wildcats’ Pro Day. Last year, standout ACU wide receiver Clyde Gates helped attract representatives of 17 teams to campus to watch him and several […]

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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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Former Wildcats prep for start of NFL season

Former Wildcats prep for start of NFL season

By on September 6, 2011 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The 2011 NFL regular season will begin this week with six former Abilene Christian University stars – ACU’s most-ever in one year – representing various teams. Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Johnny Knox and Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott begin their fourth seasons in the league. Danieal Manning, safety for the Houston Texans, begins his […]

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Radway, Gates catch TDs in first NFL game

Radway, Gates catch TDs in first NFL game

By on August 15, 2011 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

It didn’t take long for two former Abilene Christian University stars to make an impression in the National Football League. Rookie wide receivers Raymond Radway and Edmond “Clyde” Gates each caught a 6-yard TD pass in the third quarter of their first NFL exhibition season game this past weekend. Radway made a diving catch in […]

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