Friday, August 20, 2010
Herb Taylor started all 48 games of his Horned Frog career after redshirting his Freshman year, setting a record for career starts in the process. Taylor for three years was the starting right tackle before spending his final season protecting the quarterback's blindside, only giving up one sack, as a rock solid left tackle.
A two-time All-Mountain West Conference performer Taylor was selected as a pre-season All-American in 2006 by: Street & Smiths, Sporting News, The Football Writers Association, and nationalchamps.net. For four years Taylor was a vocal leader, consistent performer and was the anchor of two conference champion teams. Taylor was drafted by Kansas City in 2007 and spent his first two years with the Chiefs before a stop off in Denver, he is now with the NY Giants
Don King, boxing promoter 1931
Robert Plant, 1948
Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer 1982
On this day:
In 1955, H.A. Hanes flew the first airplane to exceed 1800 mph.
In 1974, Nolan Ryan throws the first major league pitch faster than 100mph.
In 2000, Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953, to win three major championships in one year.
Rules Are Rules!
In Hatteras, North Carolina, a team of fishermen thought they had hit the big time after winning first place in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. However, as they were salivating over their $1.2 MILLION DOLLAR prize money-- including a bonus for single-largest catch-- one of the judges discovered that one member of the team, Peter Wann, had not gotten his $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Therefore, under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money. Ouch! (Virginian-Pilot)