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North Augusta's Rashad Byrd named South Carolina player of year

...a defensive stalwart as a North Augusta junior this season, earning him The Augusta Chronicle's South Carolina Football Player of the Year award.Rashad said when CJ comes home, the visits turn into competitions ranging from video games to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-25/north-august
Matt Ryan, Mike Smith not ready to see end to Falcons partnership

...the face of our franchise since the first game he played," Smith said. "He means the world to me, not only as a football player but also as someone that can mentor the other players on the team."The future of their relationship is uncertain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/matt-ryan-mike-smith-not-read
Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell is slain

AUBURN, Ala. - The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third...pulled a handgun and opened fire.Redshirted freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-14/auburn-football-player-ja
Marcus Mariota adds AP Player of the Year to list of accolades

...Mariota to win at Oregon is the national championship.The Ducks' star quarterback is The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, adding yet another honor to his spectacular season.Mariota won the AP vote in the same landslide fashion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-23/marcus-mariota-adds-ap-pl
Man charged in killing of Auburn player was on probation

...when he was charged with killing an Auburn University football player in a shooting eerily similar to a triple killing two...the fatal shooting of Mitchell, a redshirt freshman football player from neighboring Opelika. Mitchell's girlfriend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-15/man-charged-killing-aubur
Washington County's A.J. Gray earns Gatorade Georgia award

...quarterback A.J. Gray was named the Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year on Thursday.The award, in its 30th...Gray is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award announced later in December.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-04/washington-c
Athletic director Barry Alvarez to coach Badgers in bowl game

...85-5. NEBRASKA: The president of an animal rights group wants Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst to punish a football player for killing a raccoon that bit him during his attempt to take a picture of himself with the animal.Jack Gangwish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-11/athletic-director-barry-a
Adrian Peterson's appeal of suspension denied by NFL-appointed arbitrator

...Friday.Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He has also pleaded not guilty to the fatal shootings of two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-12/adrian-petersons-appeal-suspe
UGA player calms strip club brawl

...early Thursday following a brawl that started when the customer exposed himself to a dancer. A University of Georgia football player who witnessed the altercation helped remove the unruly customer from Toppers International Showbar by picking him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-05/uga-player-calms-strip-club-
Authorities receive autopsy results in Monday double homicide

...Jerald Carter Jr., of Augusta, showed he was shot in the torso and leg. The 17-year-old Butler High student and football player died from his wounds at Georgia Regents Medical Center after being found in the 3600 block of Jonathan Circle.A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-13/authorities-receive-au