Posts Tagged: Football

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 »

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 »