A disabled student provides an inspirational pep talk for his school football team in the hope of rallying them to a victory.
"Despite being confined to a wheelchair for 10 years after a car accident, Pine Tree Junior High School student Tyler Bain, 13, walked onto the field before the seventh-grade "A" team's final home game of the season," the video description reads.more >>
Tim Tebow may not have an NFL team to play for at the moment, but one Jacksonville, Fla councilman has jumped on the bandwagon of the city's fans petitioning for the Christian QB to join their team.
Tebow, the 26-year-old professional football quarterback who is also an Evangelical Christian, was the subject of a formal city council session recently. Don Redman, a Jacksonville city councilman, requested that the Jacksonville Jaguars sign Tebow who grew up in the city.
While the council session initially began to discuss funding for new scoreboards at the Jaguars' EverBank Field, Redman made sure to inquire about Tebow to the NFL team lobbyist Paul Harden, according to Jacksonville Business Journal. more >>
Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, suprised a teenage girl suffering from Spina Bifida by creating her a song and performing it for her.
"Aaron Rodgers and David Gruber partner for season two of itsAaron.com. This year David is introducing Aaron to three new organizations who are making a difference in the lives of kids. In this episode, Aaron and David surprise Kelly at The Pabst Theater, highlighting the work of IndependenceFirst, an organization run by and for the benefit of people who have disabilities," the YouTube description read.
Watch the touching story below. more >>
A funeral was held on Friday for a high school student from Covenant Christian Academy in Houma, La., who died suddenly last week before a scheduled football game that his team went on to win 53-0 in his honor.
"I just told them God wants to see how strong we can be," said Wilfred "PJ" Allridge III, the older brother of 16-year-old Caleb Allridge, who died on Nov. 1. "God is showing us that we can handle anything that life brings. We can overcome this no matter what. He's going to be there with us. God is going to be there to help us move on."
In a short statement on the school's website, students and parents were informed that school had been cancelled on Friday for grades 6-12, and were encouraged to come show their support for the Allridge family at the funeral. more >>
Denver Broncos offensive linesman John Moffitt, 27, announced on Tuesday that he is walking away from the NFL and more than $1 million in compensation because he wants to be healthy and happy and if he continued playing the game he might not find that.
"Football was fun but my head hurts – haha kidding roger goodell. I'm on to new things, thanks to everyone along the way!!!" the third-year guard from Wisconsin tweeted on Tuesday. It was the same day he was placed on the team's reserve/left team list according to The Associated Press.
Moffitt, who had signed a four-year contract worth nearly $3 million with the Broncos, walked away from more than $1 million in potential compensation, including an estimated $312,500 for the remainder of the current season and $752,500 in non-guaranteed salary in 2014, according to The Associated Press. more >>
As debate continues in various circles over whether the Washington Redskins football team should change their name, the local representatives of the District of Columbia has demanded change.
The Council for the District of Columbia voted unanimously approving a resolution advocating for the National Football League team to change its appellation and mascot.