Our Network A Athletes of the Week are Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson. These two dual threat quarterbacks are going head to head in a gridiron battle between #3 Louisville and #5 Clemson. Not only is this a big conference matchup for these two undefeated teams, it could also become pivotal in deciding the Heisman Trophy race.
Let’s get to know our two Network A athletes a bit more…
Lamar Jackson - Louisville
Get you a man that can do both! Jackson’s entire candidacy can be summed up in a single face: His 25 total touchdowns (13 passing and 12 rushing) would tie Texas Tech, South Florida and Washington for second in the country. Jackson has accounted for as many or more touchdowns than all but one team in the FBS.
Deshaun Watson - Clemson
After a slow start to the season, Deshaun Watson is back in contention after making big plays against Georgia Tech’s defense. It was promising to see the offense firing from all cylinders leading into the game against Louisville. If Watson and company get the W Saturday night, look to see him take a jump up the list, ahead of Lamar Jackson.
Who do you think will take home the hardware?
Two rival football teams in North Carolina put their differences aside and allowed Lou Stamey, a 15-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy, to score a touchdown.
Lou is confined to a wheelchair and has limited speech, yet his love for the game of football is known. Canton Middle School football coach Joshua Simmons took notice and approached Lou’s gym teacher, asking if she thought Lou would be interested in participating in the football game.
“Lou’s very special in our school,” Simmons said. “He brings a lot of joy to a lot of people.”
Simmons created the “Lou Play,” and communicated with Waynesville Middle School football coach Robert Sutton to pull it off. In the game, Lou took the handoff up the middle towards the goal line, pushed by classmate Braydon West. He had blockers out in front leading the way against the swarming Waynesville defense who were stumbling and diving after him.
“Look, Lou, they’re cheering for you,” a teammate could be heard calling out.
After Lou crossed the goal line, players from both teams crowded around him and chanted his name. It was a heartfelt moment that Simmons himself would never forget. At the end of the day, Simmons hopes that Lou helped teach his players to never take what they have for granted.
September 29 marks the 39th anniversary of Muhammad Ali vs Earnie Shavers. The bout is viewed as one of the greatest in boxing history and was the last time Muhammad Ali would successfully defend the heavyweight championship. His opponent Earnie Shavers, aka the “Acorn” as dubbed by Ali, was forecasted to be the demise of “The Greatest.”
Ali ultimately won the 15 round bout, but didn’t leave unscathed. After originally mocking the “Acorn” by rubbing his head, Ali took a hard shot and stated, “Shavers hit me so hard, it shook my kin folk in Africa.”
Winter is coming! Check out Amie Engerbretson's killer edit FLAKES! Footage from the Golden Alpine Holidays, Kiroro Resort and Chugach Powder Guides.
Zwingfilms with the new VLOG! Check out his trip to the 2016 Targa Trophy vs Euro Festival.
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The team at Freefly closed out the summer with the introduction of a brand new sport: #DroneSurfing.
Drone is: Freefly ALTA 8
Music: Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) by Major Lazer
Kyle Wester has SMASHED the current world record by going 89.41mph/143.89km/h!
On August 29th, 2016, Kyle Wester set out to break the Guinness Fastest Skateboard Speed Downhill record. The previous record was held at 81.17mph/130.63 kph. With the hill conditions just right, Kyle switched out his wheels one last time before making history.
Kyle Wester uses Santa Cruz Skateboards, Road Rider 73mm Shred Mags wheels, Bronson Speed Co. G3 bearings and Mob Super Course Griptape.