Today in Sports History for Nov. 12

1892 - William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first pro football player by getting $500 to play for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Heffelfinger doesn't disappoint...
'Hard Rock Miners' sculptor dies in Oregon

...around Everett, graduating from Anacortes High School in 1958.He was a state wrestling champion and all-star football player, but he accumulated a love of art after growing up around his grandfather's boatworks.He studied art at the University...
Soldotna claims fourth-straight football title for SoHi, and I couldn't imagine a better way to go out, even with the injury. I'm proud to be a SoHi football player."This year marked the third-straight undefeated season for the Stars, who ended 10-0.SoHi coach Galen Brantley...
Falcons underdogs but overachievers

...player and he has been important to our success over the course of the last four years. He is definitely a Saturday football player. The only thing that kept me from losing my mind when he went down is that I know he has not played his last football...
Ketchikan falls to Juneau-Douglas Kevin Hamrick said. "Everyone gathers around Hunter; he's the team leader, a good person and an excellent football player. He's the kind of guy you wish you could have more of.""They had Hickok and at first, we didn't know how...
Seahawks' Lynch may reunite with his former Bills sidekick

...always a good thing, but other than that, that didn't feed into this," Carroll said. "He's just a heck of a football player that might be able to find a role."At 34, Jackson was the league's oldest running back last season.The Bills...
Princeton economist wins Nobel

...relationship worked the other way: Being poor caused people to be malnourished.Deaton is physically imposing. "He has football player dimensions," said David Warsh, who writes the Economic Principals blog. And he isn't reluctant to voice strong...
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Jets' Smith out 6-10 weeks after punch in jaw from teammate

...the incident, or if they knew what sparked it."This isn't a UFC match," guard Willie Colon said. "We're football players, not fighters."Added cornerback Darrelle Revis: "I hold both of them responsible. ... But at the same time...
Rape conviction poses troubling questions for college football again with a domestic violence issue," he said.Last month, in the wake of domestic violence news involving football players at Florida State, there was refreshing condemnation from some coaches, such as South Carolina's Steve Spurrier...
Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first...Chicago who said scholarship football players are employees under U.S...decision, saying Northwestern football players should be able to unionize...
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