Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Just Gotta Plug Some Home State Pride

Yes, a very rare back-to-back day of posting, but this is a special occasion.

As a rule, I normally talk about my close friends in the most general of terms. This is to protect both their privacy and a bit of mine as well. But today, I wanted to do something nice for one of them.

I'm good friends with former co-worker of mine, and she has always gone out of her way to include my wife and daughter in certain weekly/monthly activities. So after she told me about another accomplishment of her nephew, I figure the least I could do would be to plug said accomplishment on my blog.
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Terrance Knighton is a local football player out of Windsor, CT who was able to hook onto a good program at Temple. He parlayed his successful career as a co-captain on the defensive line by being drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he was able to become a great starting defensive tackle. Not only did he become a great defensive tackle, but his peers thought so highly of him that he was made a potential Pro Bowl selection.

And as you all know, the various players of every major sport's All-Star game are voted on by the fans.

So here's your chance to help cap off this stellar rookie's season (starting defensive tackle on potential playoff team) by voting for his selection to this year's Pro Bowl in sunny Hawaii.

Go to NFL.com and vote for the pride of Windsor CT, #96 Terrance Knighton of the Jacksonville Jaguars. You'll be glad that you did.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats to Terrance! I'll head over to the NFL site right now!

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  2. Congrats to him! Or should I say, good luck :)

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  3. To everyone:

    Thanks! My state is basically a college b-ball junkie, and the only emphasis on non b-ball stuff has been minimal at best.

    To the best of my knowledge, CT hasn't had a good homegrown football player since Karl Schwanke played for the Green Bay Packers in the early 80's.

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  4. Kudos to Terrance, those are some commendable accomplishments there. Wishing him the best!

    And a Merry Christmas to you on Cedar Mountain. Enjoy the holidays, and wishing you a happy New Year too!

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  5. Thanks Joanne.

    And here's wishing you a Merry Christmas as well.

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  6. So nice of you to run an ad for the guy!
    Will google him for research n go check out the voting booth...

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  7. Oh yeah, have a great holiday week!

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  8. Congrats to Terrance!! Awesome start to hopefully a successful football career. I'll head on over to vote.

    Merry Christmas!! Wishing you all the best for 2010 :)

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  9. Snaggle: Thanks and you too.

    Kelly: Thanks.

    I like doing favors for friends when I can and I felt this was the easiest way to help out my friend.

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