Played the 1960 season for the New York Giants and played in 11 games. Made 234 total tackles for the Jackrabbits. Alumni Announcements Boosters Directions Featured Athlete Files & Links. Participated in three sports while at Wayne State College. Was active in 4-H growing up. Started two games for the Denver Broncos in 1987. The Oilers went on the select Earl Campbell with the top overall pick. Returned to Rushville and coached the football team for three seasons. Won multiple state championships in steer wrestling while in high school. Left Nebraska with 1,570 yards rushing, and 701 yards passing. 944, Born: Feb. 26, 1988 in Elm Creek, pop. Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Link Lyman was born in Table Rock but attended high school in Kansas. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Thomas Fidone is becoming a name in Husker households. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 665, High School: Fairmont High School in Fairmont, pop. Several names popped up as having been born in Nebraska but no record of what high school they attended, so they too were left off of this list. Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Volleyball. He ended his career with 26 carries for 72 yards and caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Our 2020 high school football previews continue with the East Fairmont Bees, who went 4-6 last year in the first season under head coach, Shane Eakle. The record stood for 19 years. Earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1922. 5072384411. Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. But he was a diver, and very focused on diving and traveled to national diving meets. Famous for scoring a touchdown on the "fumblerooski" in the 1984 Orange Bowl against Miami. Varsity Head Coach. This game is part of the "2018 West Virginia High School Football Playoff Brackets: WVSSAC - AA" tournament. Follow the Firebirdss schedule, roster, events and photos all in one place. Inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Gov. Fairmont High School volleyball player Dajsha Fields, center, hits the ball over the net as St. Pauls High School’s Jasmine Acosta, second from right, tries to block. {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{term}}, {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} {{term}}, KENNETH FERRIERA, Journal Star file photo, From small-town Nebraska to the NFL in photos, Steven M. Sipple: Recruiting guru says NU's expectations should be akin to Boston College's. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF “It was tough (for him) watching, but you saw what Kale Steneman can do. Started 23 games at tackle over four years with the Chicago Bears (1936-39) and five with the Philadelphia Eagles. Presnell led the league in scoring that season and was first-team All-Pro. FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A man has been charged with possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Fairmont. Was the interim head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1961 after Pop Ivy resigned late in the season. He wasn’t the most mature young man, and didn’t take academics seriously. Selected in the first round (second overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. © 2021 Fairmont State University Athletics, Video Platform Powered by CBS Sports Digital. Started 77 games at tackle for the Oilers over seven seasons (1984, 1986-91). 560, High School: Mullen High School, pop. CoEd 6th. Photo Highlights of Fairmont Varsity Football’s Senior Night Win over Springboro 10-2-2020. filter 33 photos 10/4/20. Fairmont Career Tech Center -- Try what you want to do and be for free! Played on both sides of the ball for the Lions ending with 105 yards on 33 carries with one touchdown, 387 receiving yards on 32 catches with four touchdowns and also intercepted eight passes. Earned $100 per game for the Bears in 1935. Husker Extra hot topic: Does Nebraska's performance against Illinois change the way you think about the Iowa game? Following the 1940 draft, the Bears traded Thompson and fellow tackle, Milt Trost, to the Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's first-round pick, George McAfee. Started 105 games at linebacker in the NFL, 94 with the New Orleans Saints over seven seasons (2006-12). Earned two letters at Army and one at Nebraska. Ranks second in the Colorado State University record books for career yards (7,142), career completions (577), and career attempts (1,015). Became a college coach at the University of New Hapshire (1937-41), University of Kansas (1946-47), United States Naval Academy (1948-49) and Baylor University (1950-1955). Selected in the 18th round (211 overall) as a defensive end in the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Caught 154 passes for 1,877 yards and 11 touchdowns over his career at CSC. Was a high school coach in Nebraska for Geneva (1945-49), Columbus (1949-52) and Cozad (1953-54). Played one game for the Chicago Cardinals in 1927 under Guy Chamberlin. #15 Fairmont Firebirds (3-4) will travel to Cbus Friday 10/16 to take on #4 Olentangy Liberty Patriots (6-1). Was selected to the All-Nebraska College first team in football four straight years. He was 99. Became the starter at wingback in 1984 and his 49-yard punt return for a touchdown helped Nebraska rally to beat Oklahoma State in 1984. References: profootballhof.com; pro-football-reference.com; nfl.com; huskers.com; csurams.com; godrakebulldogs.com; gocreighton.com; omavs.com; washingtontimes.com; talkoffamenetwork.com; nebhalloffame.org; nebnewspapers.unl.edu; newyorktimes.com; journalstar.com; lopers.com; chadroneagles.com; chicagotribune.com; si.com; bit.ly/2cGId0Y; Born: Jan. 22, 1898 in Pender, pop. He had nine total tackles on defense, and he had three pass breakups. 4 Elkhorn South 37-21 in the championship game. FAIRMONT — The wait to begin high school winter sports in West Virginia just got a lot longer. Retired in 1996 after brief stints with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers. Was as special teams regular for the New York Giants in 1929. Inducted into the RMAC Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Chadron State College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. For the second time in a week, Nebraska's 2021 recruiting class lost another prospect. Seven Nebraska football commits played in high school football games this past week, including Koby Bretz and Teddy Prochazka for a Class A title. Was a walk-on his first season at Nebraska and went on to be a three-year starter. Selected in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Basketball Golf. He attended college at Montana and later played in one NFL game in 1928 for the Frankford Yellow Jackets, coached by Nebraska native Ed Weir. Worked his way up to second on the depth chart behind Irving Fryar his freshman year. Doyle did not enter the service due to the hardship it would have cause to his dependents. Played for the Buffalo Bills (1960-62), New York Titans/Jets (1962-65) and Miami Dolphins (1966). He had to take a lot of extra classes this summer, and now he understands the value of what he’s got to do in order to play football at the next level and have a great life. 9/16/2019 3:14:00 PM, Crews-Naylor Named NCAA Statistical Champion, Woodman Optimistic About Falcons' 2020 Recruiting Class, Porter Named Honorable Mention All-American by Don Hansen Gazette. Was a first-team Kodak All-American in 1974 while playing for South Dakota State. Rushed for over 3,500 yards in high school. Turned pro on the rodeo circuit in 1998 and eventually won the state championship in steer wrestling in 2005. 1,000, Born: October 10, 1905 in Randolph, pop. His high school coach at Fairmont High School was Tim Turman. Played eight-man football at Fairmont High School. Gabe Ervin's coach says college coaches have been intrigued to see a "big body running" on the track in Buford, Georgia. Owned and operated a tavern in Chadron for more than 30 years. As a team member in Fairmont athletics programs, students learn organization, time management, teamwork, and leadership skills. Four-time All-Conference selection while playing for CSC. Nickname: Cardinals School Colors: Cardinal and White School Song: Anchors Away MSHSL Enrollment: 464 ISD No. Follow us on Twitter; Follow us on Facebook; Follow us on Instagram; Sports & Activities Tournaments ... Fairmont H.S. Was also a track athlete at Doane College. Started eight games for the Kansas City Cowboys in 1926. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Registered one tackle as a defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. Team Personnel. The 2019 season was the best the Bees have had in more than a decade. We ended up in each other’s face a few times. Others are: Roddy Lamb (Garrison), Spider Johnson (Albo), Dutch Webber (Oxford), and Les Lane (Walthill). 2 Warriors beat No. Played 8-man football and made the Class D1 state playoffs in 2004 and helped the school earn its first-ever state playoff game. Drafted 40th overall in the 1953 NFL draft and played his first season under head coach Curly Lambeau. Ended his college coaching career with a record of 78-55-9. Played guard for the Green Bay Packers under Curly Lambeau. Was a member of Bill Snyder's first recruiting class. ... Fairmont Senior High School 1 Loop Park Drive Fairmont, WV … Six living members attended the game. Drafted by the New York Jets in the 12th round of the 1967 NFL Draft as a guard. Alter defeated host Fairmont 21-7 in a Week 1 high school football game on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Played offensive tackle (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) for the Milwaukee Badgers in 1923. In 2006 he signed with San Francisco where he started 14 games over five years. Oct 16 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS WEEK 2 – LIVE STREAM! Caught one touchdown pass for the Chiefs. Named to the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Wragge currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962, Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Please call 937-499-1700. Inducted into the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1987 and Nebraska High School Hall of Fame in 2012. Won three National Championships at Nebraska (1994, 1995, 1997). “No. The Fairmont Senior varsity football team won Saturday's home playoff game against Weir (Weirton, WV) by a score of 59-0. 6,964, High School: Centennial High School in Utica, pop. Lettered four years in basketball at Platte Center and averaged more than 20 points per game as a junior and senior. Pete Retzlaff, an SDSU graduate and former NFL player, general manager and CBS sports announcer offered to be his agent for free. Played left tackle for the Washington Redskins from 1953-1959 and started all 81 games. Was the last surviving Steeler from the famed Steagles team. Want to receive team alerts? Kettering Fairmont Girl’s Basketball came away with 3 wins against Fairfield in the Kemba Holiday Hoops Tournament. An All-State football player in high school from 1908-10. You have permission to edit this article. Was a long-time coach in the NFL spending time as the offensive line coach for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1960-65, Los Angeles Rams from 1966-70 and 1972-76, and Cleveland Browns from 1971-72. In 1983, won the Lombardi Award for most outstanding interior player and the Outland Trophy for the top lineman in the country and named a consensus All-American. Drafted in the fourth round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. 262, Born: May 10, 1945 in St. Paul, pop. Qualified four years for the national finals in steer wrestling and placed 19th overall as a junior at Hershey. 63; Whitney, pop. 857, Born: Oct. 21, 1971 in Hemingford, pop. He played the 1936 and '37 seasons for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the American Football League. Back. FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Our 2020 high school football previews continue with the East Fairmont Bees, who went 4-6 last year in the first season under head coach, Shane Eakle. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. 760, High School: Hershey High School, in Hershey pop. Inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1986. At the time of his death, Presnell was the oldest living NFL player. Was a three-time All-RMAC selection while at CSC. He returned a kickoff for 65 yards, he returned a punt for 15 yards, he had three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. Open space, close space, it didn’t matter, it took two or three guys to bring him down every time.”, Was it a surprise when Nebraska offered him in August? Please call 937-499-1700. Owns and operates a string of physical therapy clinics. This list focuses on those small-town kids across Nebraska who made it to the big show, the NFL. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF “It was tough (for him) watching, but you saw what Kale Steneman can do. Drafted sixth overall in the 1987 NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Last week: Bretz helped Omaha Westside win the Class A state championship to complete an undefeated season (12-0). Also played football for the Jacksonville Firebirds, Calgary Stampeders and San Antonio Gunslingers. The 2019 season was the best the Bees have had in more than a decade. Was a member of the Steagles in 1943 and Card-Pitt in 1944. 1,171, High School: Osceola High School in Osceola, pop. Caught one pass for 32 yards for the New York Giants in 1945. Caught four passes for 29 yards as an end for the Rams in 1941. 387, Born: Dec. 11, 1910 in Stratton, pop. 803, College/years: Army, 1973-1975 and Nebraska, 1977, High School: Clay Center High School in Clay Center, pop. Read Article. He was instrumental in the development of runner Tom O'Hara, who held the world record for the indoor mile for 14 years. He made one start at linebacker for the Chargers. Football Picture highlights from Fairmont Women’s Varsity Soccer vs Centerville 9-30-2020 ... Fairmont High School kffirebirds.com 3301 Shroyer Rd Dayton, OH 45429-2699 . Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez returned to the starting lineup after redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey started the past two games for the Huskers. Was named to the First Team All-RMAC as a defensive end in 2009 for the Lopers. There was a lot of other schools that were inquiring, and a lot of other schools that were communicating with us at high levels at every conference, including the SEC and Big Ten, but Nebraska was the one that stayed with him.”, Bretz in the state championship game: “He made a tremendous impact. Named All-Pro First Team in 1960 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1961. “I was pretty young then and Derrie was kind of obstinate. Top 10 high school sports movies to watch News - Published on 3/20/2020 5:15 PM. Back. 861. Varsity Head Coach. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1954. Spent 26 years on the Nebraska coaching staff. 901, Born: July 6, 1964 in Scottsbluff, pop. He was also a public speaker and radio broadcaster. Won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002 with the Buccaneers. Fairmont High School caters for its multi- talented learners in a wide range of cultural opportunities available at the school. Played for the Decatur/Chicago Stayles (1920-21). While under 49ers control he played the 2006 spring season of NFL Europ for the Rhein Fire. According to the book, "Last Team Standing" by Matthew Algeo, Doyle's work was a part of the Manhattan Project. Played guard for the Lions from 1975-78 and the Bears during the 1979 season. In fact, I sat down with him as a sophomore and asked him what his GPA goal was for the semester, so I put 3.0 signs all over the school. Mat Mahoney. Varsity Head Coach. Earned four letters in football at Mullen High School and also lettered in wrestling, track and golf. Westside players committed to NCAA Division I programs: Avante Dickerson (Minnesota), Cole Payton (North Dakota State), Cade Haberman (Northern Illinois) and Bretz. Regardless, their roots are in a small town, they dreamed big and made it. A 2000 inductee into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. His 1942 team went 3-7 overall and 3-2 in the Big Six. FAIRMONT FIREBIRDS HEAD COACHES CONTACT LIST: FALL: SPORT: COACH: EMAIL: PHONE: Cross Country: Aaron Baker: aaron.baker10@gmail.com: 937-344-1900: Field Hockey: Macie Miller: macie.miller.2012@owu.edu: 937-689-6149: Football: Dave Miller: david.miller@ketteringschools.org: 937-269-5915: Boys Golf: Matt Stotler: matt@pga.com: 937-974-3128: Girls Golf: Todd Fantaci: … He became the offensive coordinator for the L.A. Rams in 1977 before moving on as OC for the Buffalo Bills from 1978-1982 and Seattle Seahawks from 1983-85. Played five seasons (1996-2000) in the NFL -- two with the Baltimore Ravens (1996-97) and three with the Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2000). A member of the 18-member Pro Football HOF All-1920s team alongside such greats as Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and Curly Lambeau. Rankings: Rivals.com ranks Bretz as a three-star prospect at safety. Played in 48 games from 1983-86 for the San Diego Chargers on special teams. Started all nine games at guard for the Kansas City Blues in 1924. They’ve been talking to him for quite some time, and waiting for grades to improve. If there is a stoplight somewhere within its limits, chances are, at least in Nebraska, it's not a small town. Played eight-man football at Fairmont High School. He holds the record in the 60-yard intermediate hurdles and the 110-meter high hurdles at Doane. Inducted into the Wayne State College Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. Was targeted 36 times as a wingback at Nebraska and caught 35. Richards eventually moved into the business world and served as vice president of Pemaco, Inc., in Los Angeles. Public school students in New York City’s elementary, middle and high schools are set to resume in-person instruction next week Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. He then became player/coach for the Canton Bulldogs (1922-23), Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (1925-26), and Chicago Cardinals (1927-28). He was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Transferred to Chadron State in 1991 after spending one year studying engineering at Kansas State. He takes pressure off the overworked QBs. Alumni Announcements Boosters Directions Featured Athlete Files & Links. Number of players out for football: 160 in high school. FILE – In this April 13, 2020 file photo, a man enters the subway on a rainy day in New York. He walked with a limp the rest of his life. Dick Frahm who was born in Liberty (pop. Fairmont Neighborhood School is a public school located in Bronx, NY. Three months later he was promoted to the active roster and made his NFL debut on Dec. 18, 2011. Was general manager of the New York Titans in 1961, director of pro personel for the Titans/Jets from 1962-69 and GM of the Boston Patriots from 1969-70. Fairmont Senior High quarterback Gage Michael eludes a tackle attempt by Robert C. Byrd’s Thomas Hawkins. Drafted in the 12 round by the Cleveland Browns in the 1985 NFL draft. 71 jersey is retired at Nebraska. Like Lyman, NFL players of note Adam Carriker, Jeromey Clary, Brian Holloway, Dan Carpenter, and Doug Betters were born in Nebraska but moved out of state before attending high school. Named Associated Press Second Team following the 1956 season. Steven M. Sipple and Parker Gabriel preview Nebraska's Black Friday game at Iowa. Please subscribe to keep reading. Played through a knee injury his final three seasons. In, 1931, Presnell joined the Portsmouth Spartans of the NFL, which three years later became the Detroit Lions. He played for our Junior Warriors organization, so we’ve known Koby for quite some time, along with a lot of his teammates. Won a Super Bowl with the Jets on Jan. 12, 1969 with a 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts. Did not sign a contract with the Cardinals and was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 1988. Each week on the Husker Extra Podcast, Parker Gabriel, Steve Sipple…. - Football Football (3AAA) Football. Made one tackle in two games for the Oakland Raiders in 2011. There is a Pro Football Hall of Famer on this list and others who played in just one game. Is a member of Sports Illustrated's 85-player All-Century team. Was assistant coach at Nebraska from 1947-48, 1950-54. Played seven games at tackle for the New York Giants in 1946. Program history: Three state championships and five state runner-up seasons. Was Nebraska's 9th District judge from 1938-1943. The team and Brodine returned to the state playoffs in 2005. Won NFL championships as a player/coach in 1921-24 and 1926. Won a state title in wrestling as a senior at Mullen and placed second as a junior. Drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 1978 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Is currently a color analyst for college football games on ESPN/ABC. Also played on the practice squad for the St. Louis Rams from 2012-14 and spent four days with the New England Patriots in 2014. Was cut by the Broncos the day after setting the team record for most all-purpose yards in a game with 298. It has 305 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Ended NFL career with 656 yards rushing on 190 carries with six touchdowns. Also played for independent league teams Millville Big Blue (1925) and Haven-Villa of Winter Haven (1926). Moved to the NFL and was a coach for the L.A. Rams (1951-52), Baltimore Colts (1953), Chicago Cardinals (1954-58) and Green Bay Packers (1958). These activities vary from acting and playwriting to musicals and talent shows, drama and debating, to writing poetry and the participation in the twenty-one societies offered at the school. 75) and Michael Higgins, who was born in Pickrell (199) were born in small towns but played high school football at Beatrice. There, he earned his best-ever pro football salary of $4,000, a huge amount in that era. Spent two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2005-06). Ended his NFL career with 59 yards rushing on 17 carries and one reception for 29 yards. Started all nine games at guard for the Kansas City Cowboys in 1926. Selected in the seventh round (54th overall) of the 1941 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams. Schools: Fairmont High School, Martin Luther High School. Started for Nebraska at defensive end as a sophomore and was defensive captain as a senior. The most current information will appear at the top of the wall dating back to prior seasons. Basketball Cheerleading Lacrosse Swimming Wrestling. He was a great kid, one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached.". Inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame in 2000. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/U/UlmeMi20.htm, https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/N/NeujQu20.htm, https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1997/07/25/ravens-need-mileage-from-neujahr/27a7a87f-8018-47d6-9aae-b3c14cda8d8d/, Recruit Watch: Bretz helps lead Westside to state title; Ervin has big role in regional title, Class A: 'He's Superman' — Westside's Payton puts on heroic effort to hoist Westside over Storm, Omaha Westside DB Koby Bretz says committing to Huskers 'felt like a dream', Omaha Westside's Koby Bretz calls scholarship offer from Nebraska 'special', Future Husker with Lardarius Webb Jr.: Son of NFL player plays in championship game Saturday, Future Husker with Teddy Prochazka: No. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame inductees Pat Fischer, Arnie Oehlrich, Charley Brock, Cory Schlesinger, Jeff Kinney, John Kirby, Zach Wiegert, Tom Rathman, Russ Hochstein, Mick Tingelhoff, Verne Lewellen, Danny Noonan, Ed Husmann, Ed Weir, Steve Hokuf, Maury Damkroger and Jay Novacek were standouts in their own right and all attended high school in a small town -- just not small enough for this list. His older brother Jeff and younger brothers Jordan and Justin also played football at NU. He also threw one pass for 20 yards. Named All-Missouri Conference and to the Walter Camp and Walter Eckersall All-America teams while at Creighton.