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College Football Star’s Career Is Over With ‘Disabling Neck Injury’

first_imgMiami players running on the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Ahmmon Richards was expected to be one of Miami’s top playmakers this season. In 2016, he was a freshman All-American, and looked to bounce back from injuries that cost him a third of last season.Instead, Richards was limited to one nine-yard catch in the season-opening loss to LSU, before going out with what was described as a knee injury.According to a new report by Miami Herald writer Barry Jackson, Richards’ injury status is much worse.Jackson reports that Ahmmon Richards suffered a neck injury that will end his football career.From his story:UM junior receiver Ahmmon Richards’ football career is over because of a disabling neck injury, a source told The Miami Herald on Saturday evening.The injury will prevent him from ever playing again.The stunning news about Richards, who was considered a potential first-round NFL draft pick, was revealed on a day UM rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat Florida State, 28-27.Richards caught 49 passes for 934 yards and three touchdowns, and was also a second team All-ACC player in 2016. Lingering hamstring issues held him to 24 catches for 439 yards and three scores last year.He was expected to bounce back, and become one of the top NFL prospects at the position this year. Instead, unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back.According to Jackson, Miami hasn’t confirmed the extent of the injury, and it is not known how Richards suffered the neck injury at this time.[The Miami Herald]last_img read more

Feel Good Friday – BePacks

first_imgRory Rogan had no ideawhen he was fiddling around making a backpack to use on a hike, that he would end up creating a movement with BePacks. While in college at the United States Merchant Marines Academy, Rory started making a prototype of his dream backpack. While working on the pack he had an ‘aha’ moment. Rogan was familiar with The African Education Program (AEP) and realized that incorporating their non-profit into his bag company is where this dream was heading. Before traveling to Africa in 2012 Rory’s family had suggested he meet Mario Savarit, one of the Chairpersons of the African Education program. Prior to leaving, Rory met Mario and fell in love with the work the organization was doing in Zambia and wanted to learn more about how he could help.Children in Sub-Saharan Africa have to pay for their own school (about $175 a year including food and uniform). Roughly 22 million teenagers cannot afford to continue their education so the AEP is there to help, as is Be Packs. $10 from every bag goes directly to sponsoring a child’s education in Zambia. Every 20 bags sold provides a child with one year of education, one meal and a uniform.What makes Be Packs so unique is that in every pack, you will find a hand written patch of hope from a child in Zambia. The bags are made entirely start to finish in the USA, specifically in New York City where the company began. All of the materials used for the bags from the zipper to the straps to the actual fabric is sourced from within the US. Each Hope Patch begins as a simple 4×4 piece of fabric sourced here in the US.After the blank patches are collected into groups they are shipped to their friends at the African Education Program in Zambia. There, full time volunteers distribute the blank patches to the children at the center where they handwrite every inspiring Hope Patch. After the kids write out their message of hope, the finished patches are then driven to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, where they are sent back to our production facility in New York City. Finally, they are sewn into the packs where they take their place as the heart & soul of every bag. Just waiting to inspire you to be the change. 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Road SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Editors’ Recommendations 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts last_img read more

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