1. NFL Draft 2013: Ranking the Best Offensive Linemen

    The NFL Scouting Combine was characterized by astonishing athleticism, blazing speed and incredible agility. The draft prospects are getting bigger, faster and stronger. Nowhere was that more evident than with the offensive linemen...

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Why They Should Sign Zach Sudfeld

    Who is Zach Sudfeld? Don't feel badly if you don't know. He's not exactly a household name. This tight end from Nevada was not invited to the Senior Bowl or the NFL Scouting Combine...

    Michael Patmas Written by Michael Patmas about over 1 year ago 5,158 reads 16 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: How the WAC Helped Them Get to the Super Bowl

    Colin Kaepernick, the QB who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, did not come from a program considered to be a football powerhouse. Kaepernick came out the University of Nevada, then a member of the non-AQ Western Athletic Conference (WAC)...

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  4. Colin Kaepernick: How Did the NFL Draft Experts Miss This Guy?

    Colin Kaepernick has become an NFL pro football star. It wasn't that long ago that he was still mostly unknown. His run up to the starting QB role in the Super Bowl was fueled by astonishing performances including two record-breaking games...

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  5. Why San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Is the Best in the NFL

    In March 2011, one month before the NFL draft, I wrote that Nevada's Colin Kaepernick was the best QB in the draft. I predicted he would be taken early, perhaps even in the first round by San Francisco and would emerge as the "best of the bunch...

    Michael Patmas Written by Michael Patmas about over 1 year ago 5,545 reads 74 comments

  6. Who Broke the NFL Pro Football Color Barrier?

    Everyone knows who Jackie Robinson was. The four-sport varsity star from UCLA was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. His monumental accomplishment stands as one of the greatest achievements in U...

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  7. Ranking the 10 Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

    Who were the best running backs of all time? What criteria would you use if asked to select the 10 best? I gave this some thought while doing research on a great running back who has been all but forgotten, Jon Arnett (1957-1966)...

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  8. College Football: Exclusive Interview with Nevada Head Coach Chris Ault

    The meteoric rise of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick to star status brought considerable media exposure to Nevada head coach Chris Ault and his pistol offense...

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  9. NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame: Where Jon Arnett Ranks Among Running Backs

    "Jaguar" Jon Arnett , one of the most talented football players of all time has been totally overlooked by the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame . Arnett played for the LA Rams from 1957 to 1963 and for the Chicago Bears from 1964-1966...

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  10. Why San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl QB Colin Kaepernick Transcends Race

    Perhaps it was inevitable, but the media has finally inserted the issue of race on this Super Bowl Sunday...

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  11. NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame: Running Back Jon Arnett Forgotten but Not Gone

    One of the greatest football players of all time, Jon Arnett, has been overlooked and nearly forgotten by the NFL . Who, you ask, was Jon Arnett? "Jaguar" Jon Arnett was a running back from Southern California...

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  12. College Football: Nevada's Stephon Jefferson to Forgo Senior Year for NFL Draft

    The second-leading running back in the NCAA, Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson, has elected to forgo his senior year and has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft...

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  13. College Football: Nevada's Cody Fajardo Fills Colin Kaepernick's Shoes

    Colin Kaepernick 's rise to elite NFL status has been well documented. Overlooked for most of his career at Nevada, Kaepernick 's talent is astonishing and very rare...

    Michael Patmas Written by Michael Patmas about over 1 year ago 1,018 reads 6 comments

  14. NFL Draft: Why Nevada WR Brandon Wimberly Should Be Drafted

    In June 2011, Brandon Wimberly came within inches of death . An unknown assailant shot him in the abdomen. The bullet just missed his aorta...

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  15. Senior Bowl: Nevada's Duke Williams Boosts Draft Prospects with Outstanding Play

    The 2013 Senior Bowl had one lone representative from the University of Nevada—defensive back Duke Williams. Williams did not miss this opportunity to shine...

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  16. RGlll and His Knee: Did the Washington Redskins Play Him with a Torn ACL?

    Robert Griffin lll —the NFL Rookie of the Year, No. 2 draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner—has undergone a successful primary repair of his right lateral collateral ...

    Michael Patmas Written by Michael Patmas about over 1 year ago 3,173 reads 29 comments

  17. Super Bowl: Can the Ravens Stop Kaepernick and the 49ers?

    Since taking over the starting QB role for the San Francisco 49ers , Colin Kaepernick has exceeded nearly everyone's expectations. In only 10 games as a second-year starter, Kaepernick has beaten such luminaries as Brees, Brady and Rodgers...

    Michael Patmas Written by Michael Patmas about over 1 year ago 2,877 reads 44 comments

  18. NFC Championship: Colin Kaepernick Overcomes 17-Point Deficit in Record Win

    The NFC Championship game pitting the San Francisco 49ers against the Atlanta Falcons was a record-setting contest. Never in the history of Conference championship games has any team overcome a 17-point deficit to win...

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  19. NFL and Nevada Football: Kaepernick, Burleson and Johnson Make Their Mark

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick isn't the only former University of Nevada Wolf Pack player who had a great season in the NFL ...

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  20. Colin Kaepernick: How the BCS System Almost Kept Him out of the NFL

    The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away and by now, everyone knows who Colin Kaepernick is. The meteoric rise of the San Francisco 49er QB has caught experts and fans alike by surprise...

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  21. Colin Kaepernick: How Nevada's Pistol Offense Transformed a QB into an NFL Star

    OK, it's time for me to come "out of the closet," so to speak. Over the past few years, I have written articles for B/R under the pen name "Hard Truth," mostly about Nevada football but especially about their gifted QB, Colin Kaepernick...

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  22. College Football: Tyler Lantrip Has Career Day as Nevada Routs Idaho, 56-3

    He waited patiently for four years as the backup QB to Colin Kaepernick. The 2011 season began with fifth-year senior Tyler Lantrip named as the starting QB for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack...

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  23. College Football: Nevada Inches Closer to WAC Title with Win over Hawaii

    The University of Nevada Wolf Pack remained undefeated in conference play yesterday with a win over Hawaii 42-28 in Mackay Stadium. Nevada is now 4-0 in the WAC and is alone at the top...

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  24. TCU Knocks off No. 5 Boise State Broncos 36-35: BCS Hopes Crushed Again

    In the closest game in Bronco Stadium since the 2007 four overtime 69-67 win over Nevada, the Boise State Broncos lost to TCU today 36-35. It was a spectacular game that saw the Broncos go into half time down 20-14...

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  25. College Football: Nevada Wolf Pack Defeat New Mexico State, 48-34

    It was a wild game to say the least. With over 1,100 yards of combined total offense, the Nevada Wolf Pack prevailed over the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday in a game that was the college football version of the Ali-Frazier "Thrilla in Manila"...

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