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  1. *IF YOU GUYS BAN ME FOR THIS YOU HAVE NO HEART* AFL Mourns Loss of Kirton AFL Communications 05/29/2012 12:29 PM The Arena Football League is deeply saddened by the news that we’ve lost one of our players this morning. Johnie Kirton, 26, made lasting memories over three seasons with the Chicago Rush, Arizona Rattlers, and San Jose SaberCats. Information about his passing is limited at this time, but we hope that everyone will respect the privacy of the Kirton family and all those who knew Johnie as his loss is grieved. San Jose SaberCats Head Coach Darren Arbet on the loss of Kirton: "It is with great shock and sadness that we confirm that Johnie Kirton has passed away. He was such a great kid, and in the short time he was in San Jose he was such a valued member of our organization’s family. Johnie was a great team guy and hard-nosed player, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Johnie’s family in this difficult time." SaberCats players will honor the memory of Johnie Kirton by wearing stickers on their helmets with the number 37 in their game this Saturday against the Milwaukee Mustangs. played his last game saturday night even scored the game winning TD IN OVERTIME! San Jose SaberCats fullback/linebacker Johnie Kirton died at age... (Courtesy of San Jose SaberCats)«12»SaberCats fullback Johnie Kirton was found dead in a Santa Clara hotel room Monday night, leaving his Arena Football League teammates shocked and struggling for answers. "Nobody knows much at this point," said Mark Grieb, the team's star quarterback. "We're just stunned. One minute you're playing with a guy and then the next you hear that this has happened. He was such a good guy who really fit in well with the team." Kirton, 26, a native of Everett, Wash. who played collegiately at the University of Washington, was a newcomer to the SaberCats. The team had acquired the 6-foot-3, 290-pound fullback from the rival Arizona Rattlers on May 9. He had made an immediate impact on the field, scoring five touchdowns in the two games he played with San Jose. Just Saturday night, Kirton has scored three touchdowns -- including the game-winning score in overtime -- as the SaberCats defeated the Chicago Rush, 84-77. "He was such a great kid, and in the short time he was in San Jose he was such a valued member of our organization's family," said team co-owner and coach Darren Arbet in a statement. "Johnie was a great team guy and hard-nosed player, and he will be sorely missed." Grieb said a teammate discovered Kirton's body after a receiving a call from the player's girlfriend. She was concerned that she couldn't reach Kirton and asked the teammate to look in on him. Santa Clara police Capt. Phil Cooke said they received a call -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- to a Santa Clara hotel room shortly after 11 p.m. Monday where they found an unidentified man dead. Cooke said he would not speculate on the person's identity until it was confirmed, but that there was no reason at this point to suspect any crime had been committed in connection with his death. "It's a tough situation because he just came here two weeks ago," Grieb said. "But it's like one of my teammates said, you could just tell that he had a kind heart." Kirton, Grieb added, has a young daughter, "and that just makes this even worse." He was the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Washington in 2003 when he rushed for 2,675 yards as a high school senior. With the Huskies, he first played tight end and then defensive tackle. As a senior captain in 2008, he played 12 games, making 27 tackles, including two for a loss, and a sack. After playing in Arizona as an AFL rookie in 2010, he spent the 2011 AFL season with Chicago where he broke four team records, including rushing yards in a season. He had returned to the Rattlers this season, playing two games before being traded to the SaberCats. "My love of the game is still there," Kirton told the Ahwatukee (Ariz.) Foothill News earlier this month. "I'm playing it because I love it." Kirton also had worked for the Kyrene School District in Tempe, helping run an after-school program called the Road Crew. "I just try to find ways to keep their attention and interest," Kirton told the newspaper. "Growing up as the oldest of nine children, I was a natural leader just because the other kids looked up to me. That is how I will relate to these kids." Arbet cancelled the team's practice Tuesday, but many team members still gathered at the SaberCats' training facility in Sunnyvale so they could mourn together. Grief counselors also were going to be made available for anyone who wanted to talk, Grieb said. The team plans to honor Kirton by wearing helmet stickers bearing his number 37 at their game Saturday against the Milwaukee Mustangs
  2. i know it does not mean much now but G Daryl Kurtz was also in camp....number 68
  3. http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg878/scaled.php?tn=0&server=878&filename=m10xor.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640 http://yfrog.com/mgx2uboj it's not letting me post the pics not sure why ALSO Scotty Mcknight not sure why hes not on the roster so 14 vets show up at mini camp terrance Ganaway is number 42
  4. so the correct answer is 14 if you had Royce Adams DB Purdue Travis Baltz P Maryland Matthias Berning LB Central Michigan Derek Chard LS Uconn Nelson Coleman LB Tulsa JOJO Dickenson LB Idaho Damarcus Ganaway WR Kentucky Weslyn RB John Griffin UMASS Eddie Jones LB Texas Dennis Landolt T Penn State Kris O Dowd C USC Julian Posey CB Ohio T.J Williams WR Valosoda State Scooty MCKnight WR your a winner
  5. http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2012/05/02/live-video-broadcast-during-rookie-minicamp/ Live Video Broadcast During Rookie Minicamp Posted by Eric Allen on May 2, 2012 – 2:21 pm The Jets’ rookie minicamp begins Friday with a morning practice and then we invite you to join us for a special live video broadcast at 1 p.m. ET. You will be able to view exclusive footage of the first session and also hear and interact with some of the new Jets as we’ll take questions on facebook.com/Jets, Twitter @nyjets and right here on newyorkjets.com. You can also watch head coach Rex Ryan’s Friday and Saturday news conferences scheduled to be streamed live on newyorkjets.com at 3 p.m. both days. In addition to their eight draft selections, the Jets’ have agreed in principle with 10 undrafted free agents and have scheduled 23 players for tryouts. Friday will mark the first professional workout for dozens of talented players. “We got some really good players who we think can contribute to us winning some football games,” said VP of scouting Joey Clinkscales. Four months remain before the season commences for New York’s AFC representative with a visit from the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 9. But players will put their cleats on, button up their chinstraps and hit the field this weekend. While the youngsters will arrive shortly, the veterans have already begun training under strength coach Bill Hughan at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, and a soft May rain didn’t force them inside this morning. Spring is here, but fall is around the corner. It’s time for a little football so stay tuned to newyorkjets.com throughout the weekend for complete coverage of rookie camp.
  6. The New York Jets have agreed in principle with 10 undrafted free agents and have invited 23 players to this weekend's rookie minicamp for tryouts. Among the undrafted free agents is DB D'Anton Lynn out of Penn State, son of Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn. And among the list of tryouts is QB Matt Simms, the Tennessee and Don Bosco Prep player who is the son of CBS analyst and former Giants QB Phil Simms. And tryout RB Joe Suhey from Penn State is the son of Matt Suhey, the Nittany Lions standout and 10-year RB for the Chicago Bears. The team has also re-signed free agent WR DaMarcus Ganaway (6'2", 185) from Kentucky Wesleyan (no relation to sixth-round pick RB Terrance Ganaway out of Baylor). UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS OL John Cullen (6'5", 300), Utah ILB Marcus Dowtin (6'2", 226), North Alabama CB Donnie Fletcher (6'1", 195), Boston College DL Damon Harrison (6'4", 350), William Penn QB G.J. Kinne (6'2", 234), Tulsa TE Brian Linthicum (6'5", 245), Michigan State DB D'Anton Lynn (6'1", 208), Penn State CB Ryan Steed (5'11", 185), Furman LB Donovan Robinson (6'3", 250), Jackson State LB Brett Roy (6'4", 280), Nevada TRYOUT PLAYERS RB Pushaun Brown (5'10", 210), Maine WR Kris Burd (6'1", 200), Virginia LB Nelson Coleman (6'2", 235), Tulsa DL Randy Colling (6'5", 320), Gannon OL Paul Cornick (6'6", 309), North Dakota State WR Danny Dembry (6'2", 185), Wake Forest LB JoJo Dickson (6'2", 235), Idaho QB Dan DiLella (6'5", 225), Albany DB Tremayne Graham (5'10", 185), Richmond DL Matt Hardison (6'4", 285), Delaware OL Fred Koloto (6'3", 297), San Jose State C Randy Martinez (6'1", 286), Cincinnati K Brody McKnight (6'0", 204), Montana DB Lance Mitchell (6'2", 207), Oregon State OL Anthony Parker (6'5", 321), Western Michigan WR Royce Pollard (6'1", 175), Hawaii LB Josue Ortiz (6'4", 260), Harvard DL Richie Smith (6'3", 289), Buffalo QB Matt Simms (6'3', 210), Tennessee RB Joe Suhey (6'1", 222), Penn State DL Stephen Ruempolhamer (6'3", 298), Iowa State OL Dan Wenger (6'3", 294), Florida WR T.J. Williams (6'2", 184), Valdosta State
  7. read the original post last rookie mini camp 13 showed up and practiced only 4 are still on the team but still some Veterans practice at rookie mini camp
  8. University of Tennessee's Matt Simms, UAlbany's Dan Di Lella & University of Tulsa's G.J. Kinne. thoughts?
  9. any guesses which Veterans will be at rookie mini camp starting friday? last rookie mini camp 13 showed up (only 4 still on the team Matt Kroul Josh Mauga T.J. Conley, Tanner Purdum)
  10. no way he makes the roster but good signing for the preseason
  11. Add CB D'Anton Lynn the son of Jets RB coach Anthony Lynn
  12. So far on Twitter DT Damon Harrison CB Donnie Fletcher The #Jets have signed Furman CB Ryan Steed
  13. it's not like old the offspring but i like the song
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