LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay is bypassing his final season of eligibility, opting to declare for the NFL draft after making the longest game-winning kick in FBS history and being the most accurate field goal kicker in school history. Garibay kicked a 62-yard field goal on the final play of Tech's 41-38 win over Iowa State on Nov. 13. That was the longest kick for the winning points ever in an Football Bowl Subdivision game with less than a minute remaining. That was the longest field goal in Texas Tech history, and longest for a Big 12 kicker since 1999. That winner was among his school record 13 consecutive made field goals to start this past season. He finished 15-of-16, a 93.8% success rate that led the Big 12. His only miss was when he pushed a 53-yard attempt wide left on the final play of a 27-24 loss at Baylor two weeks after his 62-yarder. Garibay, who redshirted in 2019 season after transferring from Riverside City College in his home state … [Read more...] about Record-setting Texas Tech K Garibay into NFL draft
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for January 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Ben Roethlisberger has acknowledged is his final year as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, and the search for a new man behind center will begin as soon as the season ends. But it doesn’t seem as if the Steelers will cast a wide net. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, center, is sandwiched between Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Justin Ellis, left, and inside linebacker Patrick Queen, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Rather than turn to the draft or a big-name veteran, Pittsburgh is more likely to allow backups Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins compete for the starting job, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com . Longtime … [Read more...] about Don’t expect Steelers to try to sign or draft Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement
The Miami Dolphins didn’t play a wild-card round playoff game, but they still found a way to lose over the weekend. The Dolphins’ first-round draft pick took another blow with the San Francisco 49ers’ upset win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening. Now, Miami will be selecting No. 25, at best, in the draft’s first round after the 49ers advanced to the divisional round of the postseason. San Francisco now plays at the NFC’s top-seeded Green Bay Packers. With another upset, the pick that goes to the Dolphins falls to 29. A 49ers loss Sunday would’ve likely given Miami the 22nd pick. If the 49ers lose at Lambeau, the Dolphins will get the 26th pick in the event the Cincinnati Bengals also lose their divisional-round game. The way Miami gets the 25th selection is if San Francisco loses and the Bengals win. The Dolphins own the 49ers’ selection while the Philadelphia Eagles have Miami’s pick due to the two trades the Dolphins pulled off with the NFC teams last offseason … [Read more...] about Dolphins’ first-round pick pushed further back by 49ers’ win over Cowboys
The Chicago Bears are in the market for a new general manager and head coach. While the move to fire coach Matt Nagy was expected as the losses piled up in his fourth season, GM Ryan Pace’s fate after seven years in his role seemed less clear over the last month. Ultimately after the 6-11 season , Bears Chairman George McCaskey also cut ties with Pace, whose teams posted a 48-65 record, qualified for the postseason twice and failed to record a playoff victory. So who will the Bears hire? We’ve got possible head coaching and general manager candidates to keep an eye one, plus the latest moves and interview requests from around the NFL. <mark class="hl_orange"> Coach interviews </mark> Leslie Frazier : What to know about the Bills defensive coordinator Brian Daboll : What to know about the Bills offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell : What to know about the former Colts and Lions head coach Nathaniel Hackett : What to know about the … [Read more...] about Who will the Chicago Bears hire as their new coach and GM? Here’s what to know about the searches — including the latest interviews.
Three years ago, Philip Rivers told somebody to hold his Pepsi. He went onto the dance floor at a playoff game in Baltimore. Rivers, whose feet were his least functional collection of cells, somehow slithered his way for a 9-yard gain on third-and-eight. As the Chargers whooped and as San Diego blinked, Rivers stood there for a second and then gave the first down sign, the way the real runners do, dozens of times on an NFL weekend. It was far rarer than a pitcher hitting a home run. Funnier, too. Rivers is now retired, followed at some point by quarterbacks like him. Where he was pointing was the future. On Monday night the Rams will run Matthew Stafford out there against the Cardinals in a playoff game, and Arizona will counter with Kyler Murray. On some days Stafford is a better quarterback than Murray. But there are more Murrays on the way than Staffords. A quarterback running with intent is the most exciting, and maybe the most ironic, part of what the NFL has … [Read more...] about Whicker: Rams try to postpone the future when they face Kyler Murray’s quick feet Monday night