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Former Kentucky Christian DL Glen Rowell lobbying for pro football roster spot

Because of his solid 5-foot-10 frame and the assertiveness and poise he displays on the defensive side of the ball, Glenn Rowell’s football skills have drawn comparisons to London Fletcher, a former NFL All-Pro inside linebacker who played for three different teams during a professional career that spanned 15 seasons.

When the 2015 NFL seasons begins in approximately six months, Rowell hopes to be amongst those fulfilling his dream of playing on football’s grandest stage.

DREAM CHASER --- Because of his solid 5-foot-10 frame and the assertiveness and poise he displays on the defensive side of the ball, Glenn Rowell’s football skills have drawn comparisons to London Fletcher, a former NFL All-Pro inside linebacker who played for three different teams during a professional career that spanned 15 seasons. (Phots courtesy of KCU Athletics)

DREAM CHASER — Because of his solid 5-foot-10 frame and the assertiveness and poise he displays on the defensive side of the ball, Glenn Rowell’s football skills have drawn comparisons to London Fletcher, a former NFL All-Pro inside linebacker who played for three different teams during a professional career that spanned 15 seasons. (Phots courtesy of KCU Athletics)

Fortunately for the former Kentucky Christian University star, it’s safe to assume he will be given a fair shot at playing on Sundays in the coming months.

As the NFL prepares to raise the curtain on its annual draft April 28-May 2 in Chicago, Rowell will be amongst the hopefuls aiming to impress scouts and general managers.

First up for the Danville, Illinois native is an appearance at the NFL Regional Combine March 8th in nearby Chicago. That much-anticipated encounter will be followed by an organized Canadian Football League tryout for the British Columbia Lions May 17in Seattle.

According to Gene Peterson, Rowell’s former college coach, the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit for a player whom he believes has the tools to become a household name like Fletcher.

“Glen has a very high motor,” Peterson said. “He has very good lateral movements and comes downhill very fast. He is a student of the game. He can play both inside and outside linebacker. He has a knack of getting to the ball and brings a lot of force when he hits. He is a fine young man with high goals for achievement. He is going to do well in anything he does.”

Just as he did while starring at Kentucky Christian the previous two seasons.

For starters, Rowell enjoyed two efficient seasons at Joliet Community College before transitioning to Kentucky Christian, where he played multiple defensive positions for the Knights, most notably middle linebacker and defensive end.

To his credit, he turned in a remarkable display his junior campaign for the Knights when he amassed a team-best 66 tackles, although the Knights limped to a 3-8 finish.

STAR WATCH --- For starters, Rowell enjoyed two efficient seasons at Joliet Community College before transitioning to Kentucky Christian, where he played multiple defensive positions for the Knights, most notably middle linebacker and defensive end.  To his credit, he turned in a remarkable display his junior campaign for the Knights when he amassed a team-best 66 tackles, although the Knights limped to a 3-8 finish. Last year, Rowell helped propelled KCU to a 5-6 mark in a year in which he admittedly endured his share of “ups and downs.”

STAR WATCH — For starters, Rowell enjoyed two efficient seasons at Joliet Community College before transitioning to Kentucky Christian, where he played multiple defensive positions for the Knights, most notably middle linebacker and defensive end.
To his credit, he turned in a remarkable display his junior campaign for the Knights when he amassed a team-best 66 tackles, although the Knights limped to a 3-8 finish.
Last year, Rowell helped propelled KCU to a 5-6 mark in a year in which he admittedly endured his share of “ups and downs.”

Last year, Rowell helped propelled KCU to a 5-6 mark in a year in which he admittedly endured his share of “ups and downs.”

Still, his talents and mechanics didn’t unnoticed by pro scouts, something they will witness once again in the coming weeks.

“I’m just going to keep trying to live out my dream of playing professional football,” Rowell said. “Football taught me how to be disciplined, how to work as one, and also to never give up. It taught me how to step up and be a man and fight through adversity and also it taught me not to forget my family values.”

As Rowell, a 24-year-old former Danville (Ill.) High standout lobbies for a roster spot on a professional team, he said among his biggest supporters have been his mother, Beretta King, as well as his aunt and uncle, Diane and Michael Taylor.

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“Really just my close family and friends (supported me) because they were there when I needed them the most,” Rowell said. “Even on my down times, they never lost faith in me and they kept pushing me.”

Looking ahead, Rowell said his tireless family support and relentless showing on the gridiron are amongst the biggest reasons he’s destined to shine unlike never before at the forthcoming combines in the coming days.

“The reason I think they should give me a chance is because I’m a hard worker,” Rowell said. “I can separate myself from others, and I’m ready to make any move position wise for the team in order for us to win. I’m a hungry player. And I’m also loyal and somebody you can count on at any given time. I just have a strong passion for the game of football.”

An essential attribute he hopes scouts and general managers will take into account in his quest to assume a roster spot for a pro football franchise.

Just like they did for London Fletcher 17 years ago.

DrePicAndre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send an email to andre@memphisport.net. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Titans-49ers game will not be on TV in Memphis

Tennessee_Titans_Jake_LockerToday’s late afternoon Tennessee Titans game against the San Fransisco 49ers will not air on local TV in the Memphis market.

Per NFL policy, Fox network affiliates have the exclusive rights to broadcast this week’s Titans home game. Memphis affiliate Fox 13 opted to show the Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles game instead.

While the Titans try to upset the Super Bowl runner-ups at LP Field, Fox 13 is scheduled to broadcast BEING: Mariano. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh will air on WREG Channel 3.

The last time Memphians were blacked out from watching their state’s NFL team was 2012′s memorable overtime contest against the Detroit Lions.

For those fans in Memphis wanting coverage of Sunday’s game, MemphiSport’s Andre Johnson will be live tweeting from LP Field  @AJ_Journalist.

Email: kevin@memphisport.com
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Titans star Chris Johnson is hosting an event at a Memphis strip club

Memphis will probably never get a NFL team, but that doesn’t mean the Bluff City will never get a NFL player to appear at a local strip club.

If you are a 21 or up fan of Tennessee Titans star running back Chris Johnson and scantily clad women, the Yellow Rose‘s grand reopening on May 14 is something you should circle on your calender. CJ is hosting.

In addition to the NFL’s 2009 Offensive Player of the Year, the event will also include over 50 ladies from Memphis, Orlando, and Atlanta.

Here’s the promotional flyer:

chrisjohnsonstripclub

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NFL Picks Week 17: Dec 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 12-4, 154-86 year to date record         

 Team and Location                                 Line                              Who will win

NY Jets at Buffalo

-3.5

Jets will win 14-10

Miami at New England

-10.0

Patriots will win 21-17

Baltimore at Cincinnati

-3.0

Ravens will win 24-17

Cleveland at Pittsburgh

Pick em

Steelers will win 28-17

Houston at Indianapolis

+4.5

Texans will win 24-21

Jacksonville at Tennessee

-4.5

Titans will win 27-21

Philadelphia at NY Giants

-9.5

Giants will win 21-20

Dallas at Washington

-3.5

Redskins will win 31-28

Chicago at Detroit

+6.5

Bears will win 21-17

Green Bay at Minnesota

+3.0

      Packers will win 27-24

Tampa Bay at Atlanta

Pick em

Falcons will win 21-10

Carolina at New Orleans

-4.5

Saints will win 34-21

Kansas City at Denver    -16.5

Broncos will win 24-10

Oakland at San Diego

Pick em

Chargers will win 21-7

Arizona at San Francisco

-15.0

49’ers will win 24-21

St. Louis at Seattle

-10.5

Seahawks will win 17-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NFL Picks Week 16: Dec 22 – 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 11-5, 142-82 year to date record        

 Team and Location                                  Line                                Who will win

Atlanta at Detroit

+3.5

Falcons will win 24-10

Tennessee at Green Bay

-12.5

Packers will win 21-7

Oakland at Carolina

+8.5

Panthers will win 14-10

Buffalo at Miami

-5.0

Dolphins will win 28-17

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

-3.5

Steelers will win 24-21

New England at Jacksonville

+14.5

Patriots will win 27-10

Indianapolis at Kansas City

+7.0

Colts will win 21-7

New Orleans at Dallas

-3.0

Saints will win 31-28

Washington at Philadelphia

+6.5

Redskins will win 21-17

St. Louis at Tampa Bay

-3.0

          Rams will win 17-14

NY Giants at Baltimore

+2.5

Giants will win 21-20

Minnesota at Houston

-7.5

Texans will win 17-14

Cleveland at Denver    -13.0

Broncos will win 24-10

Chicago at Arizona

+5.5

Bears will win 21-10

San Francisco at Seattle

-1.0

Seahawks will win 24-21

San Diego at NY Jets

-2.5

Jets will win 17-10

 

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NFL Picks Week 15: Dec 13 – 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 10-6, 131-77 year to date record       

 Team and Location                                  Line                  Who will win

Cincinnati at Philadelphia

+3.0

Bengals will win 21-10

Green Bay at Chicago

+2.5

Packers will win 21-20

NY Giants at Atlanta

-1.5

Falcons will win 27-17

Tampa Bay at New Orleans

-3.0

Saints will win 14-10

Minnesota at St. Louis

-3.0

Vikings will win 24-21

Washington at Cleveland

-1.0

Redskins will win 14-10

Jacksonville at Miami

-7.0

Dolphins will win 27-24

Denver at Baltimore

+2.5

Ravens will win 24-14

Indianapolis at Houston

-8.0

Texans will win 14-7

Carolina at San Diego

-3.0

    Chargers will win 17-14

Seattle at Buffalo

+5.0

Seahawks will win 31-28

Detroit at Arizona

+6.0

Lions will win 21-10

Pittsburgh at Dallas    +1.5

Steelers will win 24-21

Kansas City at Oakland

-2.5

Raiders will win 21-10

San Francisco at New England

-5.5

Patriots will win 34-21

NY Jets at Tennessee

-1.5

Jets will win 27-24

 

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NFL Picks Week 14: Dec 6 – 10

Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 7-9, 121-71 year to date record

 Team and Location                                  Line                  Who will win

Denver at Oakland

+10.0

Denver will win 21-10

Baltimore at Washington

-2.5

Redskins will win 21-20

Kansas City at Cleveland

-6.5

Browns will win 27-17

San Diego at Pittsburgh

-6.5

Steelers will win 14-10

Tennessee at Indianapolis

+5.5

Colts will win 24-21

NY Jets at Jacksonville

+2.5

Jets will win 14-10

Chicago at Minnesota

+3.0

Bears will win 27-24

Atlanta at Carolina

+3.5

Falcons will win 24-14

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

-7.5

Bucs will win 14-7

St. Louis at Buffalo

-3.5

      Bills will win 17-14

Dallas at Cincinnati

-3.0

Bengals will win 31-28

Miami at San Francisco

-10.0

49’ers will win 21-10

New Orleans at NY Giants      -5.0

Giants will win 24-21

Arizona at Seattle

-10.5

Seahawks will win 21-10

Detroit at Green Bay

-7.0

Packers will win 34-21

Houston at New England

-3.5

Patriots will win 27-24

 

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NFL Picks Week 13: Nov 29 – Dec 23

Photo courtesy of the Houston Texans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 8-8, 114-63 year to date record

 Team and Location                                 Line                  Who will win

New Orleans at Atlanta

-3.5

Saints will win 31-27

Seattle at Chicago

-3.5

Bears will win 21-20

Minnesota at Green Bay

-8.0

Packers will win 27-17

San Francisco at St. Louis

+7.0

49’ers will win 24-10

Arizona at NY Jets

-4.5

Jets will win 14-10

Carolina at Kansas City

+3.0

Panthers will win 21-13

Indianapolis at Detroit

-4.5

Lions will win 24-21

Jacksonville at Buffalo

-6.0

Bills will win 17-14

New England at Miami

-7.5

Patriots will win 24-21

Houston at Tennessee

+5.5

      Texans will win 27-14

Tampa Bay at  Denver

-7.0

Broncos will win 31-21

Pittsburgh at Baltimore

-7.5

Ravens will win 21-10

Cleveland at Oakland      PK

Raiders will win 17-14

Cincinnati at San Diego

+2.0

Chargers will win 14-10

Philadelphia at Dallas

-10.0

Cowboys will win 34-21

NY Giants at Washington

+2.5

Redskins will win 27-24

 

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NFL Picks Week 12: November 22-26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 11-3, 106-55 year to date record

 Team and Location                      Line                  Who will win

Houston at Detroit

+3.0

Texans will win 31-17

Washington at Dallas

-3.0

Redskins will win 28-21

New England at NY Jets

+6.5

Patriots will win 17-10

Oakland at Cincinnati

-8.0

Bengals will win 24-21

Pittsburgh at Cleveland

+1.5

Steelers will win 14-10

Buffalo at Indianapolis

-3.0

Colts will win 14-13

Denver at Kansas City

+10.5

Broncos will win 24-10

Tennessee at Jacksonville

+3.0

Titans will win 31-28

Minnesota at Chicago

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Vikings will win 14-10

Atlanta at Tampa Bay

+1.0

      Falcons will win 27-24

Seattle at Miami

+3.0

Seahawks will win 31-28

Baltimore at San Diego

+1.0

Chargers will win 21-20

San Francisco at New Orleans

+2.5

49’ers will win 27-24

St. Louis at Arizona

-2.5

Cardinals will win 14-10

Green Bay at NY Giants

-2.5

Packers will win 34-31

Carolina at Philadelphia

-2.5

Eagles will win 17-10

 

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NFL Picks Week 11: November 15-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Week’s record 9-5, 95-52 year to date record

 Team and Location                                 Line                   Who will win

Miami at Buffalo

+2.5

Dolphins will win 21-17

Philadelphia at Washington

-3.5

Redskins will win 24-21

Green Bay at Detroit

+3.5

Packers will win 27-21

Arizona at Atlanta

-10.0

Falcons will win 31-21

Tampa at Carolina

+1.5

Panthers will win 31-27

Cleveland at Dallas

-8.0

Cowboys will win 24-10

NY Jets at St. Louis

-3.5

Rams will win 14-10

Indianapolis at New England

-9.0

Patriots will win 28-21

Jacksonville at Houston

-15.5

Houston will win 34-14

Cincinnati at Kansas City

+3.5

Bengals will win 27-24

New Orleans at Oakland

+5.0

Saints will win 24-21

San Diego at Denver

-7.5

Broncos will win 21-20

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

+3.5

Ravens will win 17-14

Chicago at San Francisco

-5.5

49’er will win 14-10

 

Terry Davis covers the Tennessee Titans for MemphiSport. Follow him @Terryd515.

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