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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 […]

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LB In The NFL: DeSean Jackson, JuJu Smith-Schuster Have Huge Debuts

The opening weekend of the NFL season was yet another piece of proof that no city can turn out offensive playmakers like Long Beach. It’s well known that Poly has produced more NFL players than any other high school, but the Jackrabbits have also in particular produced more receivers and defensive backs than any other […]

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Eleven Long Beach Football Alums Make NFL Rosters

As expected, last Saturday’s NFL cut-down date was a hectic and chaotic experience, with more than 1,000 NFLers losing their jobs. Because the league eliminated their intermediary cut-down date this year, many NFL teams dropped close to 50% of their roster over the course of a day or two. After the dust settled? It looks […]

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These Long Beach Products Are Hoping To Make The NFL This Weekend

The next week is going to be critical for the more than 20 Long Beach football players hoping to make an NFL roster. Currently teams can hold as many as 90 players, but on Saturday, Sept. 1, by 1 p.m. west coast time, that number will drop to the regular season-sized roster of 53 players. […]

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LB in NFL: 23 Long Beach Football Players Hoping To Make NFL Roster

More than 20 Long Beach football players are out there across the country working hard to make an NFL roster during the dog days of minicamps and the preseason, and the date they’re all thinking about is September 1. That’s the day that teams have to cut their roster down to 53 players (currently they’re […]