Posts Tagged: Football

Nero makes career-high 10 tackles for College of Idaho

September 5, 2018

College of Idaho junior linebacker Jordan Nero of Wasilla reached double figures in tackles for the first time in his career against Montana Tech. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder collected a career-high 10 tackles in a 36-16 loss during NAIA action in Caldwell, Idaho. He also had a half sack. Nero, of Colony High fame, has registered… Read more »

Overbaugh signs with Atlanta, could play in Thursday’s opener

September 4, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons didn’t bring in long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage to play right away, but that might be the case. Signed to the practice squad only a few days ago, the second-year player has been called up to work out with the special team at official practice and has been alternating snaps with… Read more »

Pili records first sack, tackle for loss for USC defense in opener

September 3, 2018

Last year, the University of Southern California inserted Anchorage’s Brandon Pili in the starting lineup as an emergency. This year he’s earned the right to start on the defensive line. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound sophomore was on the field early and often in USC’s season-opening 43-21 win over the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Los… Read more »

Reed returns to field, enjoys perfect kicking day for Chadron St

September 2, 2018

Placekicker Carson Reed of Wasilla made a triumph return to the football field with Chadron State College in Nebraska. Playing his first game in basically two years, the freshman went 6-for-6 on PATs and booted a 42-yard field goal in a 45-8 win over Black Hills State. Reed, of East High fame, has not played… Read more »

From walk-on to captain, Hall has remarkable rise at Idaho

August 22, 2018

Before he walked on the football team at the University of Idaho, Ed Hall of Chugiak got sage advice from his high school coach Jason Brewer. “He told me, ‘You have to outwork everybody. You have to be first in everything. You have to showcase yourself,’” Hall told me. “It’s tough coming out of Alaska… Read more »

Lujan promoted to RBs coach at alma mater South Dakota State

August 3, 2018

He was a good football player, so it figures Zach Lujan of Anchorage would be a good coach. The former quarterback at South Dakota State University has already been promoted on the coaching staff for his alma mater after one season on the sidelines. Lujan, 23, has been hired to coach the team’s running backs… Read more »

Feckley to be Dubuque grad assistant while working on master’s

July 31, 2018

Former University of Dubuque record-breaking quarterback Conor Feckley of Anchorage finished his playing eligibility last season, but he’s sticking around the football field. The 23-year-old will serve as a graduate assistant coach this season for the NCAA D3 Spartans as he finishes his master’s degree in Sports Management. “Once our head coach asked me to… Read more »

University of Montana honors Klever’s gridiron greatness again

July 15, 2018

He hasn’t played football for the Grizzlies since 1981, but the University of Montana will never forget Rocky Klever of Anchorage. The former all-time leading rusher was inducted into the Montana Football Hall of Fame, two years after he was named to the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame. Klever, of West High fame, was the… Read more »

Holley proves himself in CFL as one of Alaska’s gridiron greats

June 27, 2018

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley isn’t satisfied with just being the first Alaskan in 20 years to play in the Canadian Football League. He’s leaving his mark. The third-year wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders recently reached the 100-reception milestone in 37 games Holley, of East High fame, has also racked up 1,381 yards and seven touchdowns…. Read more »

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 »