HYATTSVILLE – Fairmont State University Head Coach Jason Woodman knew what kind of player Marcus Porter was but could not imagine his future outside of college football. Doubts crept in after the then-sophomore punched a player during a skirmish and was kicked out of the program during the 2014 regular-season opener against West Virginia State University.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – On April 26 in Arlington, Texas, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped to the podium at AT&T Stadium and said, “With the 24th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select DJ Moore.”
BALTIMORE – Some local high school products will be moving on to play in the NFL. University of Wisconsin cornerback and former Suitland High School standout, Nick Nelson, was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (110th overall).
SEABROOK – The Washington Redskins addressed many positional needs during the 2018 NFL Draft held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 26 through April 28 and selected eight players who hope to make an instant impact in Burgundy and Gold.
COLLEGE PARK – NFL scouts and reporters crowded the indoor practice facility at Cole Field House for the University of Maryland’s pro day on March 28. Talent evaluators from 30 NFL teams quickly jotted down notes throughout the day on 12 of the Terps’ NFL Draft hopefuls, all of whom were aspiring to get one team’s big board.
BALTIMORE – The play was nicknamed “Seven Heaven” in the Minnesota Vikings playbook, and that’s what the coaches called in the closing seconds of the NFC Divisional playoff against the New Orleans Saints.
LANDOVER – The Washington Redskins could not have asked for a better start to a game than the one they had against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night at FedExField.
LANDOVER – The National Football League announced that Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, tight end Jordan Reed, guard Brandon Scherff and tackle Trent Williams have all been selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl.
ATLANTA – Washington Redskins undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley shined in his preseason NFL debut after he ran for 40 yards and a touchdown on seven carries during the Redskins’ 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 11.