Monday, January 29, 2018

And Another

Jalen Mackie, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas has selected Dartmouth after receiving offers from Memphis, Tulane, Appalachian State and Akron among others.

Mackie Tweeted his choice HERE.

Find his 247Sports two-star ranking HERE and his highlights HERE.

Mackie was a Broward Country 8A-6A honorable mention selection last fall. He transferred to Aquinas from University School for his junior year.
A Minneapolis Star Tribune story under the headline, America's most popular sport, football, takes on its toughest foe, brain trauma begins this way:
Buddy Teevens had a vision. The Dartmouth College head coach wanted to shed a football way of life ingrained through numerous head-bashing Oklahoma drills. But only after he asked his players to stop tackling each other following a 2-8 season in 2009.
“The guys thought I was kidding,” Teevens said. “But I just thought it was the right thing to do, and I also thought we could protect our players.”
Read the full story HERE.