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Former Colt Ben Utecht delivers serious message through music

...Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.He fears that the effects...had not done yet in my life after my football career ended: writing that love letter...he pursue music as a profession.When football disappeared as an option ? Utecht was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-25/former-colt-ben-utecht-delive
TCU coach Gary Patterson named AP Coach of the Year for second time

...exclusive club.Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press...season.TCU was in the hunt for a College Football Playoff spot and came into the final...rosters in the toughest division in college football.RICH RODRIGUEZAnother coach doing more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/tcu-coach-gary-patterson-
Mixed martial arts techniques helping some top pass rushers in the NFL

...himself a mixed martial artist on the football field.Ever since his rookie year in...quarterbacks before they can throw the football.Ware credits the moves he's learned...techniques and transferring them to the football field "allow you to rush the passer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/mixed-martial-arts-techniques
Washington County's Gray is easy pick for player of the year

...life?Some players would be happy with four rushing touchdowns, but to do that on only interception returns?High school football players dream of record runs and eye-popping statistics. But A.J. Gray is real life.This season, the Washington County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-24/washington-c
Ex-Gamecock Connor Shaw might get start in Browns' finale

...under the ultra-demanding Steve Spurrier in college. If that won't toughen a guy's skin, nothing will.Raised in a football family, Shaw knew when he was 5 years old that all he ever wanted to do was be an NFL starting quarterback.The undrafted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/ex-gamecock-connor-shaw-might
Western Kentucky escapes Central Michigan in wild Bahamas Bowl

...conversion pass fell incomplete.Rush was officially credited with seven touchdown passes, a bowl record, in the first college football postseason game played outside the U.S. or Canada since Jan. 1, 1937. The last of his TD passes came on a wild sequence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/western-kentucky-escapes-
Close games have tested Alabama

...That kind of experience in nail-biters could come in handy on New Year's Day against No. 4 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff, or in the championship game if the Crimson Tide makes it that far."We've just been saying we're not going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/close-games-have-tested-a
Matt Ryan, Mike Smith not ready to see end to Falcons partnership

...has been 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
Washington County's Joel Ingram is coach of the year

Washington County football coach Joel Ingram is the Georgia coach of the year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-24/washington-c
Marcus Mariota adds AP Player of the Year to list of accolades

...The Ducks' star quarterback is The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, adding yet another honor to his spectacular...winner and AP Player of the Year, Winston, in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl. The winner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-23/marcus-mariota-adds-ap-pl