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NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - College Football: Ranking the top 10 interior offensive linemen returning in 2021
By Anthony Treash
May 8, 2021
We are just over 100 days away until the kickoff of the 2021 college football season, and we at PFF are here to get you ready for it. This week, we start with our top 10 players by position and name a sleeper who could also make some noise.
Here are PFF’s top 10 interior offensive linemen returning to college in 2021. The list is based on a bevy of factors, including PFF grade and other advanced metrics available to CFB Premium Stats+ subscribers. And remember, this has nothing to do with pro potential.
1. C TYLER LINDERBAUM, IOWA
Linderbaum went from a defensive tackle to the ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central completes perfect season
By Bill Stone
Hinsdale Central senior Charlie Sessa's older brother Will contributed to a West Suburban Conference Silver Division football championship in 2018.
Friday was Charlie's chance to add to the tradition.
In this abbreviated, delayed and challenging season, the Red Devils could do no better as they completed an impressive undefeated run by beating rival Lyons Township 31-10 In Western Springs.
"It's definitely awesome. We're going to have some funny talks on which team was better," said Sessa, a Red Devils' wide receiver. "They were a great team, though. It's awesome to follow in their footsteps with a bunch of great players."
Hinsdale Central (6-0, 5-0 in Silver) ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Nine Fighting Hawks selected to All-MVFC teams
ST. LOUIS – After capturing its 27th conference crown and becoming the first team in the Missouri Valley Football Conference to do so in its first year in the league, nine North Dakota student-athletes were named to the conference's all-league teams on Thursday. The voting was conducted by the MVFC and featured coaches, sports information directors and select media from each school.
The Fighting Hawks, who played as an FCS Independent during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, saw two players earn All-MVFC First Team selections for the first time in their careers.
Running back Otis Weah led the conference in nearly every rushing category, pacing the league in yards per game (114.0), ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Nimz's TD pass & Alex Carrillo's interception in season-ending win point to promising future for rising VU
By DAVE MELTON
It’s been almost three years since Valparaiso University quarterback Ben Nimz arrived on campus.
And the 6-foot-5, 205-pound redshirt sophomore believes there’s something different about VU’s program these days.
“It just feels like we should be winning, and this is another step,” he said. “We’re going to keep getting better and move on from here. We’re confident in ourselves, that they have to beat us. That’s the mindset we have going into games now.”
Results like VU’s win Saturday are the ones driving this newfound belief.
VU (4-2) completed its abbreviated season with a thrilling 20-19 Pioneer Football League win against San Diego at Brown Field.READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Late touchdown lifts Valparaiso to first win over San Diego since 2003
Apr 17, 2021
VALPARAISO — Braden Contreras never had a doubt that he caught the football.
Valparaiso quarterback Ben Nimz believed his receiver, seeing a foot land in bounds on a fade to the corner of the end zone late in Saturday’s season finale against San Diego. Second-year coach Landon Fox was on the other side of the field without a good vantage point, so he started planning the next play.
Four agonizingly long seconds passed as Contreras pled his case to the officials. Finally, two arms went in the air and Brown Field exploded. When San Diego’s final heave was intercepted less than a minute later, the Victory Bell ... READ FULL STORY