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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 […]

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LB in NFL: DeSean Jackson, JuJu Smith-Schuster Set Records

The superstar pair of Long Beach Poly alums set another pair of NFL records on Sunday, as DeSean Jackson and JuJu Smith-Schuster are in the headlines yet again. Jackson caught a 60-yard touchdown in the Buccaneers’ narrow loss to the Bengals on Sunday, giving him 24 60+ yard touchdowns in his career, the most in […]

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LB In NFL: Is DeSean Jackson A Hall Of Famer?

Long Beach Poly alum DeSean Jackson hit a rare milestone last weekend with the Buccaneers. Although he only had two catches for 25 yards, that yardage took him across the 10,000 yards receiving line, putting his career stats at 571 catches for 10,013 yards and 52 touchdowns, an average of 17.5 yards per reception. That’s […]

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LB In NFL: JuJu Smith-Schuster Hauls In Catch Of The Year

It’s not often that you know something is the “Fill in the Blank of the Year” as it happens, but there’s not likely to be a catch by a Long Beach NFL player this year that tops the one JuJu Smith-Schuster hauled in on Sunday for the Steelers in a narrow Pittsburgh win over the […]

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LB In NFL: Joel Bitonio’s Browns Win, Jayon Brown Leading Titans

The good news: Wilson alum Joel Bitonio’s Cleveland Browns got their second win of the season on Sunday, defeating the Ravens to improve to 2-2-1. The bad news? Bitonio and his teammates are on pace to put in a free game’s worth of work at this point. The 12-9 win on Sunday actually had some […]

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LB NFL: Jayon Brown And The Power Of Patience

In another world, Jayon Brown might not be a Long Beach Poly alum. Brown exhibited something often lacking in high school athletes: patience. The second-year Titans linebacker didn’t start as a Jackrabbit until his senior year of high school, and ended up signing with UCLA after being lightly recruited. He didn’t start for the Bruins […]

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PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach?! Locals In The Pros

This week we’re talking talking about Long Beach athletes making headlines in Major League Baseball and the National Football League. 00:00 Why are there fewer high school officials? 04:15 Long Beach representation in Major League Baseball 12:00 Long Beach representation in National Football League 15:25 Long Beach State soccer and volleyball update 19:45 Should athletes […]

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LB In NFL: Wilson Alum Joel Bitonio Snags Historic Win With Browns

It finally happened. On national television last Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns finally won a football game. It had been 635 days since the Browns’ last win, on Christmas Eve of 2016, and their 19-game winless streak was the second-longest in NFL history. For Wilson alum Joel Bitonio, a stud offensive lineman for Cleveland, the […]

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LB In NFL: Long Beach Poly Alums DeSean Jackson, JuJu Smith-Schuster Dominating

With eight players in the NFL including two dominating the highlight reels, this is a new golden era for Long Beach Poly football fans. Yes, there have been plenty of Jackrabbits in the league before, but what’s happening this year is special, and Poly fans had better be savoring it. Poly alums DeSean Jackson and […]