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LB in NFL: Lakewood’s Matt Pryor Makes Debut With Eagles

Every week we check in with the 12 Long Beach alums currently in the NFL. Long Beach Poly As usual, it was an eventful week for Poly alums. JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Steelers fell to 0-3 for the first time in the Mike Tomlin era, but Smith-Schuster’s 76-yard touchdown was a rare highlight for the injury-bitten Steelers. […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach In NFL Headlines

This week we’re talking about Long Beach football talent in the city and in the National Football League. 03:25 Question O’ The Week: Where is the Long Beach football talent? 07:15 Athletes O’ The Week 10:25 Game O’ The Week: Battle For 7th Street 12:15 Player To Watch O’ The Week: Wilson girls’ volleyball junior […]

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LB in NFL: Long Beach Speedsters Leading NFL After Week One

Two of the best big-play receivers in the NFL this year hail from Long Beach, as Jordan’s John Ross and Long Beach Poly’s DeSean Jackson are at the top of the leaderboard after one week.  Ross had his breakout game for the Bengals after two years of waiting, posting seven catches for 158 yards and […]

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LB in NFL: 10 Long Beach Athletes Make NFL Rosters

There were 17 Long Beach athletes on NFL Training Camp rosters trying to make the team, and after the dust settled on Saturday’s cut-down day, 10 of them made it, plus an additional two guys who made practice squads. Here’s the full rundown as well as what to expect from each player as the season […]

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LB in NFL: Training Camp Preview

The arrival of August means it’s officially NFL Training Camp season, and another 17 Long Beach athletes are trying to make teams this year. This Thursday and Friday see the first full week of preseason games, and then local products have another three and a half weeks to earn their way onto a team. On […]

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John Ross’ Second Free Long Beach Football Camp A Big Hit

John Ross is famous in football for his speed, having broken the NFL’s record in the 40-yard dash at the rookie combine two years ago. In Long Beach, the speedster is known for his speed as well–but specifically the speed with which he’s begun giving back to the community. Last weekend, Ross hosted his second […]

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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 […]