Posts Tagged: Football

Holley ready to reward Saskatchewan after contract extension

June 2, 2018

Alaska’s most productive professional football player was rewarded last year when the Saskatchewan Roughriders signed him to a contract extension through the 2018 season. Anchorage’s Caleb Holley is ready to make good on that pay raise starting Friday when the Canadian Football League season kicks off. The 27-year-old wide receiver led the playoff team and… Read more »

Long snapper Overbaugh signs with Vikings, due to play Sunday

December 26, 2017

On Christmas Eve he was unemployed, watching football on TV. On Christmas he was on an airplane headed to Minneapolis for a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings. For New Years Eve, Anchorage’s Jeff Overbaugh will celebrate as an NFL player. It’s been quite the holiday season for the 24-year-old rookie, who today was signed to… Read more »

Fa’amasino, Pili look to become Alaska’s next college bowl hero

December 25, 2017

When it comes to college football bowl games, Alaska has carved out its own place in the history book thanks to defining moments at crunch time by a handful of players from Anchorage. The 1993 Rose Bowl saw former West High star David Killpatrick of Washington block a punt in the final minute of the… Read more »

Schultz picks Northern Arizona football on NCAA Signing Day

December 20, 2017

Colony High football star Jarek Schultz considered a couple different colleges where he wanted to play football. In the end, he picked Northern Arizona. “All the coaches at NAU are great people and I feel like I made a good relationship with all of the coaching staff,” he told me. The prospect out of Palmer… Read more »

SDSU’s Hopp lone Alaskan still alive in FCS national title chase

December 9, 2017

Anchorage’s Thomas Hopp of the South Dakota State football team is the only Alaska player part of the Football Championship Subdivision title chase. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits defeated New Hampshire 56-14 in Brookings, South Dakota, to reach the final four of the NCAA D1 tournament. Hopp, of South High fame, is a senior fullback. The 6-foot-2,… Read more »

Valley’s McGregor, Koeneman named All-Midwest Conference

November 20, 2017

They are from the same Mat-Su Valley town but went to different high schools and found different paths to college. In the end, though, Wasilla’s Cash McGregor and John Koeneman found themselves on the same all-star football team in the All-Midwest Conference. Both players were selected to the second team all-league team for the NCAA… Read more »

Idaho linebacker Hall snags 2nd interception, reaches 50 tackles

October 28, 2017

Chugiak’s Ed Hall reached the 50-tackle plateau for the second consecutive season with the University of Idaho football team. The junior starting linebacker had five tackles in a 31-23 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in Sun Belt Conference action in Moscow, Idaho. Hall, of Eagle River High fame, also snagged his second interception of the… Read more »

Fenumiai runs for TD, throws for TD in same game for 4th time

October 24, 2017

Dual-threat Western Oregon University quarterback Philip Fenumiai of Juneau showed off his versatile skills once again. The senior signal caller accounted for 258 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to help the Wolves to challenge No. 22 Humboldt State before falling 42-32 in NCAA D2 play in Arcata, California. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas fame, scored on a… Read more »

Pili forced into action for USC, to make 1st start at Notre Dame

October 20, 2017

Until recently the plan at the University of Southern California was to redshirt freshman defensive lineman Brandon Pili of Anchorage and give him a year to adjust to major college football. Not anymore. Forced into action after the Trojans suffered multiple injuries at his position, Pili is the last man standing and will start at… Read more »

Falaniko nets most D1 rushing yards by Alaskan since 2006

October 16, 2017

Ethan Falaniko of Anchorage made the most out of his limited playing time with the University of South Dakota football team and in the process accomplished some state history. The freshman running back finished the final series of the fourth quarter and picked up two first downs to close out a 56-6 victory over Indiana… Read more »