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I’m Darrion Green: Gallaudet University, You Have My Word

By Darrion Green

GallaudetMy journey started when I was seven years old, holding dreams of playing college football and then graduating to the NFL. Four years later I finally saw the field for a Pop Warner team, the Mesquite Jaguars out of Mesquite, Texas. It was my first time playing, and the first time the coach ever had a deaf player on his team. I was 11 years old.

Read more: https://campusinsiders.com/news/darrion-green-gallaudet-university-commits-01-31-2017/

Source: Campus Insiders

NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS PROSPECT INTERVIEW: CARNEILUS SMITH, DB, GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

GallaudetWhat is your name?

Carneilus Smith

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 208lb

What is your position?

FS/SS

Read more: http://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/carneilus-smith-db-gallaudet-university/

Source: NFL Draft Diamonds

Charlotte 49ers punter won't let deafness define him, finds comfort in football

By Pat James

UNC-Charlotte 49ersArthur Hart won’t let you say he’s different from any other football player.

Charlotte’s junior punter sees himself as no better, no worse, than anyone else, with no advantages or disadvantages. Most of the time.

On Sept. 1, 53,127 people filled Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the 49ers’ season opener at Louisville, where fans released eight months of football-free anxiety, creating an unprecedented hostile environment for Charlotte. Many players could only wish to silence the crowd during the 70-14 defeat.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/college/article117084268.html

Source: The Charlotte Observer

Deaf football coach training hundreds in New England

By Mark Boyle

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Craig Bryden is a 43-year-old Connecticut native, who always wanted to play football, but his parents wouldn't let him because he was deaf. As an adult, he worked in various schools for the deaf, coached basketball and was even an athletic director in Maine. Then son Daron was born, and he quickly got into football. After taking him around the country for the best football training possible, Craig decided to take it up himself, and from there, nothing has stopped him from his true passion; Working with young football players like his son so that they can be the best they can be.

Read more & view video: http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/33763846/deaf-football-coach-training-hundreds-in-new-england

Source: WGGB/WSHM

Born Deaf, Tufts Kicker Willie Holmquist on the Way to All-Time Scoring Record

Tufts UniversityTufts' kicker Willie Holmquist was born almost entirely deaf, and didn't receive hearing aids until he was two years old.

Holmquist was a walk-on for Tufts football, out of Half Hallow West High School IN Dix Hills, NY, and is on track to be the program's all-time leading scorer. He was named Tufts Specialist of the Year in 2015 and has been the NESCAC Player of the Week a number of times throughout his career.

Read more & view video: http://herosports.com/news/willie-holmquist-tufts-football-kicker-deaf-scoring-record

Source: Hero College Sports News

Ex-Gov Bonnie Sloan broke barriers in NFL as first deaf player

By Autumn Allison

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.— The most brutal thing in football isn’t the hits or the sharp opinions of fans, it’s the way it ends.

An athlete looking back on a professional career can see the love and adoration of a highly impactful career. They can see a fading image due to time on the field being cut too short, or not short enough.

Read more: http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/sports/college/apsu/football/2016/10/19/ex-gov-bonnie-sloan-broke-barriers-nfl/92410584/

Source: The Leaf-Chronicle

 
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