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How USC Receiver Deontay Burnett Forged Some of the Strongest Hands in The 2018 NFL Draft

Since he was 5 years old, Deontay Burnett has caught footballs. While the quarterbacks and locations may have changed over time, much of his life h...

By: Brandon Hall

Magic Mike: How Former Quarterback Mike Hughes Became the Most Exciting Cornerback in the 2018 Draft

The War on I-4. That's what they call the rivalry between the USF Bulls and the UCF Knights, a nod to the fact the two institutions are separated b...

By: Brandon Hall

How One Pakistani Woman Used Squash to Help Her Escape the Terror of the Taliban

Maria Toorpakai, a 27-year-old professional squash player, grew up as a sports-loving tomboy in Pakistan. As you may imagine, that wasn't exactly easy...

By: Brandon Hall

'Intellectual Brutality': The Value Behind Stanford Football's Sustained Success

"Intellectual brutality." It's the motto that's propelled Stanford football to new heights. Since 2010, only Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson have w...

By: Brandon Hall

Shaquem Griffin, UCF's One-Handed Star Linebacker, Lives a Life of No Excuses

If you haven't been paying attention to UCF football, you've done yourself a disservice. The Golden Knights are 11-0 and headed for the America...

By: Brandon Hall

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How USC Receiver Deontay Burnett Forged Some of the Strongest Hands in the 2018 NFL Draft

From 'Sideline Pop' on the streets of Compton to lining up across from Adoree' Jackson in high school practice, Burnett has been prepping his Path to the Pros for his entire life.

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