Posts Tagged: Football

Undrafted Manumaleuna signs with New York Giants

May 13, 2014

Eathyn Manumaleuna of Anchorage might just be the next Alaskan to play in the NFL. The undrafted free agent signed a contract with the New York Giants almost immediately after the weekend draft. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive lineman this year completed his college eligibility at BYU, where he enjoyed a strong career that started way… Read more »

Yo! Humphery named to University of Montana Hall of Fame

May 11, 2014

He has run for more yards than any other running back in University of Montana football history and now Yohance Humphrey of Eagle River is headed to the school’s Hall of Fame. The former gridiron great will be inducted this fall. Humphrey, of Chugiak High fame, played for Montana from 1998 to 2001 and still… Read more »

Lujan signs with D1 South Dakota St. after one year of JUCO

April 18, 2014

When freshman quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage arrived at Chabot College in California he was fourth on the depth chart. After summer workouts he was second. After the first scrimmage he was first. He never lost his job. “I still remember my first conversation with my coach on game day before our first game and… Read more »

Kuper won’t be fazed by cold weather at Super Bowl

January 29, 2014

The first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city might not be a popular choice for some of the NFL players with Seattle and Denver. But Chris Kuper of Anchorage isn’t one of them. He just laughs. He once played in a game in college that dipped as low as 53-below zero at the University… Read more »

Pick 6: Bowman returns interception for third career NFL TD

December 15, 2013

For most defensive players, scoring a touchdown in the NFL is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But Zack Bowman of Anchorage is making a habit of it. The 29-year-old cornerback with the Chicago Bears returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown in a 38-31 win over the Cleveland Browns, his third career score. “When we score… Read more »

Johnson starts at Greenville, helps team reach NCCAA Victory Bowl

December 4, 2013

Freshman defensive lineman Lincoln Johnson of Kenai finished up a strong rookie season with the Greenville College. The 6-foot, 200-pounder started nine of 11 games and helped Greenville [9-2] finish second in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and earn a berth in the NCCAA Victory Bowl. Johnson, of Nikiski High fame, collected 25 tackles, seven… Read more »

Toomey earns All-MIAC honors at punter, led league in hang time

December 3, 2013

The season started with him beating out a fellow freshman for primary punting duties at Saint John’s University. It ended with Griffin Toomey of Anchorage ranked as one of the best in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Toomey earned all-MIAC honors after averaging 37.1 yards on 41 punts with a league-best punt of 64 yards…. Read more »

Just call Lujan the ‘Golden Gate Gunslinger’ at Chabot College

November 24, 2013

Anchorage’s Zach Lujan capped a remarkable rookie season with the Chabot College football team, leading the Gladiators to victory in the Central Division Bowl in California. The freshman quarterback accounted for two touchdowns in the first half to ignite a 36-23 win over Siskiyous in a battle of division winners in the junior college playoff… Read more »

Chabot College will go as far in playoffs as Lujan will take it

November 10, 2013

Freshman quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage has put Chabot College in the California JC playoff picture after leading the team to a 5-1 record over the last six weeks. He turned in another terrific performance in a 49-14 victory over West Hills Coalinga, completing 17-of-25 passes and throwing three touchdowns. Lujan, of South High fame,… Read more »