Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Amateurs, deaf-mute coach began Purdue football

By Bob Kriebel

Purdue FootballThe first Purdue football team assembled in the fall of 1887. The boys played one game on Oct. 29 against Butler at Indianapolis. Purdue's first coach was a deaf mute who had trouble communicating. He was a bright man of a gentle nature from Lafayette named Al Berg. He had seen a football game while attending a school for the hearing impaired in Washington D.C.

The Purdue boys practiced with Berg for a week, rode a train to Indianapolis, and lost 48-6. J.B. Burris was the captain.

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Source: Lafayette Journal & Courier

Stony Brook football players host deaf kids, test signing skills

By David Olson

Katerynne Fuentes is a big football fan. She’s also deaf and not accustomed to finding non-deaf people who can communicate with her using sign language.

So Katerynne, 14, was excited when she stood on the Stony Brook University football field Wednesday and saw nine football players laughing and signing with her and 30 other students from Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

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Source: Newsday

Partially deaf Texas football star Darrion Green commits to New Mexico

By Cam Smith

Darrion Green is the most groundbreaking football recruit thus far in the 2017 cycle. It has nothing to do with where he’s from or where he’s decided to go. No, Green is a pioneer because of what he does without: His hearing.

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Source: USA Today High School Sports

Ex-Seattle FB Derrick Coleman Charged With Vehicular Assault

SEATTLE — Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman was charged Friday with felony hit and run and vehicular assault for a car crash last October.

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Source: The New York Times

Deaf Football Player Joining the Univ. of Nebraska

Todd Honas is set to join the Huskers as a preferred walk-on for the upcoming football season.

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Source: ABC News

Lummer wins regional flag football honor

By Bill Cauley

marylandCitrine Lummer, of Frederick, plays just about every sport imaginable.

The 11-year-old Maryland School for the Deaf sixth-grader participates in volleyball, softball, basketball, track, gymnastics, soccer and cheerleading as part of MSD’s athletic and recreational programs.

Five years ago, flag football caught Lummer’s fancy.

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Source: Frederick News Post

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