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Curtis Martin Leads Charge to Hall of Fame

Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis among those who don't make Canton's cut

(Newser) - Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons was one of six players elected yesterday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it to escape... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

This Year's Heisman Finalists

Joined on ballot by Tebow, McCoy, Gerhart, and defender Suh

(Newser) - Five finalists will compete for the coveted Heisman Trophy this year, the AP notes, the largest ballot for college football's crowning achievement since 2004. They are:
  • Mark Ingram, Alabama: The running back appears to be the favorite as his team is No. 1 in the standings. If he pulls it
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Saints Work Out Deal to Keep McAllister

Running back in New Orleans for at least one more year

(Newser) - Saints running back Deuce McAllister, coming off the second knee surgery of his career, will remain with New Orleans for at least one more season. A member of the team with knowledge of the contract negotiations confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on Monday night. The person did not... More »

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