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LB in NFL: Two Players Drafted, Four More Sign Undrafted

In addition to Long Beach Poly and USC alum Iman Marshall, five other Long Beach football products have joined NFL teams with training camp approaching. Marshall was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the Draft, but wasn’t the only Long Beach native to be selected. Quinton Bell played at Poly for […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Launches Foundation With Trojan Legends Banquet

Last Saturday evening at the glitzy Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach Poly and USC alum JuJu Smith-Schuster launched his charitable foundation with a well-produced gala entitled Trojan Legends. The banquet honored Anthony Munoz and longtime broadcaster Pete Arbogast, and featured that pair on conversation on the stage with Smith-Schuster, Sam “Bam” Cunningham, […]

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AAF Shutdown Leaves Long Beach Footballers In Limbo

A handful of Long Beach ballers grinding away in the Alliance of American Football League got bad news Tuesday afternoon, as the AAF announced it is suspending operations immediately. The league giving bubble NFL players a shot at putting together more film, as well as a chance at a second paycheck. The eight-team league had […]

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Jordan Retires John Ross’ Jersey

Last week at halftime of Jordan’s home basketball game against Long Beach Poly, the Panthers program retired John Ross’ jersey. The Jordan legend starred there for three years after transferring in, and has already gone on to become one of the most successful Panthers alums in history. Ross earned All-American honors at Washington, then broke […]

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LB In NFL: Smith-Schuster, Bitonio Receive Hometown Recognition In Pro Bowl

For the first time ever, three Long Beach athletes received Pro Bowl honors this year, as Poly alums JuJu Smith-Schuster and Jurrell Casey were joined by Wilson alum Joel Bitonio. It was the first Pro Bowl appearances for Smith-Schuster and Bitonio, both of whom have a strong chance of becoming mainstays. Casey was unable to […]

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LB in NFL: Wilson Alum Joel Bitonio Named To Pro Bowl

Wilson alum Joel Bitonio received a much-deserved honor on Thursday morning, as he became just the second Bruins alum to be named to the Pro Bowl. Bitonio joins Norm Standlee, who received the honor in 1941 and 1950. Bitonio, an offensive lineman for the Browns, has consistently been graded among the best at his position […]

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LB in NFL: JuJu Smith-Schuster Named To Pro Bowl

Long Beach Poly alum JuJu Smith-Schuster got great news Monday afternoon, as the 22 year-old has been named to this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. The Steelers wide receiver was the top Pro Bowl alternate and steps into a space vacated by his Pittsburgh teammate Antonio Brown, who is sitting out due to injury. “What a […]

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LB In NFL: Long Beach Poly Alum Jurrell Casey Named To Pro Bowl; JuJu Smith-Schuster Snubbed

The NFL’s announcement of this year’s Pro Bowl team was an historic affair for Long Beach Poly alum Jurrell Casey. The Titans’ defensive tackle was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, becoming the first Titans player in history to make four Pro Bowls. Casey made history in Long Beach as well, becoming just the […]

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LB In NFL: Pro Bowl Voting Closes Thursday

Six Long Beach products in the NFL are hoping for your votes as the fan voting concludes on Thursday night, so if you haven’t already, visit nfl.com and vote for Poly alums JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jayon Brown, Jurrell Casey, DeSean Jackson, and Jamize Olawale, and Wilson alum Joel Bitonio. Fan voting makes up one third of […]

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LB In NFL: Pro Bowl Voting Open For Six Long Beach Products

Pro Bowl voting has officially opened at NFL.com, and there are six Long Beach products on the ballot, including a few trying to make history. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Jayon Brown, both Poly alums, will have a decent shot to get their first Pro Bowl honors while DeSean Jackson and Jurrell Casey are aiming for their […]