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Mike Preston | April 9, 2012
Ever since the 2011 season ended, the Ravens have talked about acquiring another wide receiver. But with the free agency list depleted and the Ravens drafting late in each round, it's doubtful they can make a big splash. But the most intriguing receiver who might be there or close to where the Ravens draft in the first round (29th overall) is Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. He is 6-4 and runs a 4.36 forty-yard dash, which makes him the perfect complement to Torrey Smith at the other outside receiver position.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Jamir Tillman learned early on not to overlook life after football. Tillman, a sophomore wide receiver at Navy, heard how his father Cedric began working as an accountant in Las Vegas during a six-year career in the National Football League that ended prematurely because of a back injury. "You never know when your last down of football is going to be," Tillman said. "I know coming here, it's not just about football, it's about your future and about being put around men that are going to develop you as a leader.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
Last year, with the Ravens planning to select a wide receiver in the middle rounds of the NFL draft, team officials turned to quarterback Joe Flacco for advice. He pushed for Tandon Doss, a possession receiver out of Indiana, because he thought Doss would be easy to throw to. But Doss' abilities didn't translate immediately to the NFL - he played in only six games and didn't have a catch - and with Anquan Boldin in the final year of his contract, the Ravens are again in search of a player who might help Flacco reach his full potential.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson , The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that the organization will interview both internal and external candidates for their offensive coordinator position and they have a certain profile in mind in making the hire. “We're confident that whether we select someone currently on our staff or from another team, we will have a coach that best fits what we want to be, where we want to go and understands what Ravens football is all about,” Harbaugh said today in statements released by the team.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2010
Gabriel Ali-El Poly, running back, senior A slick runner in the Engineers' option offense, Ali-El (5 feet 9, 189 pounds) missed last season's finale with a shoulder injury — a huge loss after he ran for more than 1,200 yards and also had 400 yards receiving. Demond Brown Old Mill, running back, senior A transfer from Annapolis, Brown accounted for 45 percent of the Panthers offense last season, scoring 15 touchdowns and gaining 1,345 yards on 179 carries. He fits nicely into the spot vacated by co-Offensive Player of the Year Josh Furman.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Navy's opponents might consider throwing out most of the tapes of the past two seasons when figuring out how to stop the Midshipmen and their vaunted triple option offense. What Ricky Dobbs did, however spectacular the former quarterback was during his record-setting career, is of little help in scouting Kriss Proctor. Proctor, a 6-1, 200-pound senior who had made three previous starts in his career, proved to be as elusive as he was efficient in leading the Midshipmen to a 40-17 rout of Delaware in the 2011 season opener Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2011
While Navy listed either Kriss Proctor or Trey Miller as the starting quarterback on its football depth chart going into Saturday's game at Notre Dame, the sling Proctor was wearing to support his left arm at practice Monday in Annapolis seemed to indicate where the decision was headed. Proctor, a senior who became a fulltime starter for the first time this season, disclocated the elbow on his throwing arm in the second quarter of last Saturday's game against East Carolina. Miller, a sophomore who had played sparingly this season, nearly led the Midshipmen to a comeback victory before Navy fell to the Pirates, 38-35.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Jamir Tillman learned early on not to overlook life after football. Tillman, a sophomore wide receiver at Navy, heard how his father Cedric began working as an accountant in Las Vegas during a six-year career in the National Football League that ended prematurely because of a back injury. "You never know when your last down of football is going to be," Tillman said. "I know coming here, it's not just about football, it's about your future and about being put around men that are going to develop you as a leader.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 17, 2012
When Ken Brinkman took over the North Harford football program 15 years ago, he wanted to generate the same "Friday night lights" excitement he experienced as a player in western Pennsylvania to the Pylesville campus. Guiding the Hawks to the playoffs for six of the last seven years certainly helped. Big crowds turn out for every Hawks home game and it will be no different when they take on C. Milton Wright in a rare Thursday night game this week. Both teams are 3-0 in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Academy life is a little easier for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds as he begins his sophomore year. The adjustment from being away from home, the transition to a more rigorous academic workload and getting accustomed to the off-field responsibility of a midshipman have become routine for Reynolds. Being the de facto leader of the team's offense and its unquestioned star, no matter how much he tries to deflect the attention that comes with each, has been admittedly more difficult as Reynolds gets ready for Navy's 2013 season opener Sept.
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By Jon Blau, For The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Indiana did all it could to embrace the Navy tradition before the Hoosiers and Midshipmen kicked off Saturday night. A prow from the U.S.S. Indiana had been installed in front of Memorial Stadium, dedicated in a pregame ceremony at which Indiana's president, the state's two senators and its congressman did their best to brag on the their naval prowess with the Secretary of the Navy in attendance. Twenty veterans of the World War II-era warship were given a standing ovation, as Sen. Joe Donnelly said it was only because of them that this game could be played.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Academy life is a little easier for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds as he begins his sophomore year. The adjustment from being away from home, the transition to a more rigorous academic workload and getting accustomed to the off-field responsibility of a midshipman have become routine for Reynolds. Being the de facto leader of the team's offense and its unquestioned star, no matter how much he tries to deflect the attention that comes with each, has been admittedly more difficult as Reynolds gets ready for Navy's 2013 season opener Sept.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
The Ravens can't fully replicate Colin Kaepernick's abilities as a quarterback, but they will try to give their defense a look by employing Dennis Dixon. Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the San Francisco 49ers' second-year player in practice in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Dixon did the same thing for the Ravens defense during the week before their road game against rookie Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. “It's something that I'm accustomed to,” Dixon said before Thursday's practice.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 17, 2012
When Ken Brinkman took over the North Harford football program 15 years ago, he wanted to generate the same "Friday night lights" excitement he experienced as a player in western Pennsylvania to the Pylesville campus. Guiding the Hawks to the playoffs for six of the last seven years certainly helped. Big crowds turn out for every Hawks home game and it will be no different when they take on C. Milton Wright in a rare Thursday night game this week. Both teams are 3-0 in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Chris Culton has been an assistant coach at Navy for a decade, working with the team's fullbacks his first five years and the offensive line the last five. Given the importance of those two positions in Navy's triple-option offense, it is fair to say that Culton has played a significant role in the program's success. Which is why Culton, like many involved with the Midshipmen these days, is trying to reverse what has become a disturbing and downward trend this season - an inability for a rushing offense typically ranked near the top of the Football Bowl Subdivision to muster any consistency.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
Last year, with the Ravens planning to select a wide receiver in the middle rounds of the NFL draft, team officials turned to quarterback Joe Flacco for advice. He pushed for Tandon Doss, a possession receiver out of Indiana, because he thought Doss would be easy to throw to. But Doss' abilities didn't translate immediately to the NFL - he played in only six games and didn't have a catch - and with Anquan Boldin in the final year of his contract, the Ravens are again in search of a player who might help Flacco reach his full potential.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
The conversation took place in the kitchen of Thomas Cobb's home in Douglasville, Ga., the summer that Ricky Dobbs left for the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Cobb, who had coached his nephew in youth football and took Dobbs into his home in the eighth grade when Dobbs' mother battled addictions to alcohol and crack cocaine, had the next five years all planned for a teenager who once predicted he would someday become the president of the United States. "He said that if I could start [for Navy]
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2010
For an offensive lineman at the U.S. Naval Academy, it's as much a calling as it is a job. Much like being in the military. You must be strong, but also athletic. You need to be relatively tall and broad shouldered, yet nimble enough to chase after, and then block, safeties. You need to be an intellectual in the classroom, but also have a nasty streak on the football field. You need to be heavy, but not too heavy, because of the academy's intense fitness requirements. And you need to play in virtual anonymity despite having, arguably, the most crucial job in the Midshipman's rushing juggernaut.
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Mike Preston | April 9, 2012
Ever since the 2011 season ended, the Ravens have talked about acquiring another wide receiver. But with the free agency list depleted and the Ravens drafting late in each round, it's doubtful they can make a big splash. But the most intriguing receiver who might be there or close to where the Ravens draft in the first round (29th overall) is Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. He is 6-4 and runs a 4.36 forty-yard dash, which makes him the perfect complement to Torrey Smith at the other outside receiver position.
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By Edward Lee | April 1, 2012
Johns Hopkins moved to the top of many rankings with last Saturday's 11-10 overtime victory over then-No. 1 Virginia. The Blue Jays (8-0) are just one of three undefeated teams and put that unblemished record on the line when they meet No. 10 North Carolina at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The Tar Heels (7-3) have lost 24 of the 40 all-time contests with Johns Hopkins, but they are 4-1 in the teams' last five meetings. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday.
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