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Lawrence has been the projected No. 1 draft pick since the fall.

NFL Draft finally kicks off, OGB gives our selections

Sports Editors April 29, 2021

The 2021 NFL Draft begins in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29 at 8 p.m. and ends on May 1. Now well into the offseason, teams are looking to add young, talented players to bolster their rosters in the 2021-22...

Edelman was the game MVP when the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIII against the Los Angeles Rams. He caught 10 passes for 141 yards.

Julian Edelman retires after 12-year career

Nick Briggs, Contributing Writer April 22, 2021

On Oct. 10, 2019, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots hosted the New York Giants in a Thursday night primetime game. The 5-0 Patriots had a red-hot defense that was setting the league...

Quarterback Jamie Newman looked to turn heads at his NFL Pro Day.

Wake Forest Football hosts 2021 NFL Pro Day

Nico Panos, Contributing Writer April 8, 2021

On March 31, four Wake Forest football athletes competed in the annual NFL Pro Day inside the McCreary Field House in front of a bevy of NFL scouts representing 29 different organizations. defensive lineman...

Hartman threw for 2,224 yards and 13 touchdowns in his redshirt sophomore season.

Deacon Spotlight: Sam Hartman

Bry Richards, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Sam Hartman is the starting quarterback for the Wake Forest football team. He is currently preparing for his redshirt junior year after making historic waves during the 2020-2021 season, ranking No. 28...

Sam Hartman returns to the practice field for spring football.

Clawson, Barri ready for spring football

Will Zimmerman, Online Managing Editor March 25, 2021

Though the team won’t be taking the field for games that count for almost half a year, the Demon Deacons are already preparing for the 2021 football season. With spring practices beginning at the end...

Hunter Henry signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Patriots.

Free agency defined by Patriots’ spending spree

Nick Briggs, Contributing Writer March 25, 2021

March 15 marked the true start of NFL free agency as teams were able to enter the legal tampering period to discuss potential deals with players whose contracts had expired with their previous teams. This ...

Prescott got what he was looking for with a four-year deal.

Dak Prescott and Dallas Cowboys reach deal

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

The biggest off-season drama of the NFL is over. No more hastily made jersey-swap edits on Twitter, no videos of dumb fans burning their $129 jersey, and the talking heads can finally move on to other...

Texas Longhorns standing for “The Eyes of Texas” after a game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Nov. 7.

Texas fight song sparks racial controversy

Charles Horn, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

Before and after every home football game for the University of Texas at Austin, the assembled Longhorn faithful join in singing “The Eyes of Texas.” Yet, for some of the players for whom tens of thousands...

Watt’s departure signals a time of reckoning in Houston. If the Texans trade Deshaun Watson, they will have lost three generational talents in the span of two years.

JJ Watt surprises, chooses to sign with Arizona

Nico Panos, Contributing Writer March 3, 2021

As one of the most renowned defensive players in the league, 32-year-old defensive end JJ Watt commands respect. Though his play has regressed over the past few years, any team would like to have a figure...

Mahomes with his fiancée, Brittany, who gave birth to
their daughter just 13 days after his Super Bowl loss.

Patrick Mahomes and fiancée have first child

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may have lost the Super Bowl this February, but he scored a touchdown with the arrival of his baby girl. He and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, welcomed...

Philadelphia plans to move forward
with first-round pick Jalen Hurts.

Philadelphia trades Carson Wentz to Colts

Nick Hayman, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Major news from the NFL broke last Friday, as the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they will finally be parting ways with quarterback Carson Wentz. The Eagles dealt Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in...

Russell Wilson speaks out on his lack of protection this season

Russell Wilson speaks out on his lack of protection this season

Michael Pitts, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

On Feb. 9, Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson gave ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith something to talk about when reports surfaced that he was “frustrated” with the Seahawks for the lack...

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