Category:NFL
Posted on: March 14, 2009 2:29 pm
 

On The Clock(49ers)

RB Knowshon Moreno

Taylor Price
March 13, 2009

Leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft, 49ers.com will feature some of the top prospects at their respective positions. This week, we look at one of the top running backs in the country, Georgia's Knowshon Moreno.

The more NFL scouts know about Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno, the better his chances are of being the first running back selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The shifty 5-foot-10, 217-pound tailback who finished in the top 10 of all running backs in most of the Combine drills, proved he’s a player that most teams will covet.

Only a poor start on his 40-yard dash prevented Moreno from being one of the most talked about prospects in the upcoming Draft. Although it wasn’t the result he was looking for, Moreno ran a 4.62 and can improve upon that time at his pro day.

The first-team All-SEC running back and second-team All-American put up 25 reps of 225-pounds on the bench press, showing scouts he has strength to go along with his lateral quickness.

During the course of his career at the University of Georgia, Moreno became the second running back in school history to rush for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. The other back was Heisman Trophy Winner Herschel Walker.

As a Bulldog, Moreno totaled 2,734 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 53 passes for 645 yards and two scores.

Playing on the same team with potential no. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford, Moreno was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Had he gone back to school where he had two years of eligibility remaining, Moreno would have been considered a top contender for the Heisman.

Instead, the redshirt sophomore decided to leave school early so he could help support his family.
“It came down to a financial reason for my family,” Moreno said to the gathered media during his individual press conference at the Combine. “I talked to my family and made my decision.” 

The choice was even harder for Moreno because of the relationships he had formed in school.

“It was definitely tough,” he said. “The reason why I came to Georgia was that the coaches really made me feel at home. Leaving those coaches and the players was really a tough decision. It came down to the last day and down to the wire.”

Now that he’s come to grips with leaving school early, Moreno is looking forward to proving himself at the pro level and showing scouts his love for the game of football.

When asked about his fearless rushing style, Moreno answered:

“I think it just comes from the love of the game, loving being out
there with my teammates, enjoying the game and just the moments out there on the field,” he said.

No matter what team selects Moreno, he’s excited to validate their choice from day one.

“I’ll be happy to go anywhere,” he said. “They’ll be getting a great person – an accountable guy. I will be ready to participate and compete.” 



His physical running style:
“ I used to play defense when I was in high school. I think that kind of mentality came from high school. You have to deliver the blow.”
Leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft, 49ers.com will feature some of the top prospects at their respective positions. This week, we look at one of the top running backs in the country, Georgia's Knowshon Moreno.

The more NFL scouts know about Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno, the better his chances are of being the first running back selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The shifty 5-foot-10, 217-pound tailback who finished in the top 10 of all running backs in most of the Combine drills, proved he’s a player that most teams will covet.

Only a poor start on his 40-yard dash prevented Moreno from being one of the most talked about prospects in the upcoming Draft. Although it wasn’t the result he was looking for, Moreno ran a 4.62 and can improve upon that time at his pro day.

The first-team All-SEC running back and second-team All-American put up 25 reps of 225-pounds on the bench press, showing scouts he has strength to go along with his lateral quickness.

During the course of his career at the University of Georgia, Moreno became the second running back in school history to rush for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. The other back was Heisman Trophy Winner Herschel Walker.

As a Bulldog, Moreno totaled 2,734 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 53 passes for 645 yards and two scores.

Playing on the same team with potential no. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford, Moreno was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Had he gone back to school where he had two years of eligibility remaining, Moreno would have been considered a top contender for the Heisman.

Instead, the redshirt sophomore decided to leave school early so he could help support his family.
“It came down to a financial reason for my family,” Moreno said to the gathered media during his individual press conference at the Combine. “I talked to my family and made my decision.”

The choice was even harder for Moreno because of the relationships he had formed in school.

“It was definitely tough,” he said. “The reason why I came to Georgia was that the coaches really made me feel at home. Leaving those coaches and the players was really a tough decision. It came down to the last day and down to the wire.”

Now that he’s come to grips with leaving school early, Moreno is looking forward to proving himself at the pro level and showing scouts his love for the game of football.

When asked about his fearless rushing style, Moreno answered:

“I think it just comes from the love of the game, loving being out
there with my teammates, enjoying the game and just the moments out there on the field,” he said.

No matter what team selects Moreno, he’s excited to validate their choice from day one.

“I’ll be happy to go anywhere,” he said. “They’ll be getting a great person – an accountable guy. I will be ready to participate and compete
 

 

 

Category: NFL
Tags: 49ERS
 
Posted on: March 14, 2009 2:08 pm
 

Who do you like in NFL draft?

I like a lot of the guys that's up for the draft but right now I'm just confused and I don't know who I like the best I'm on the fence with Smith and White for my top picks but I also like B.J.  So I would like to know what everyone think and who is your Top Picks?

 

Category: NFL
Posted on: March 11, 2009 3:56 pm
 

49ERS

Vernon Davis Meets with Members of Congress

 

Lisa Goodwin
March 11, 2009

 

On National Health-through-Fitness Day (NHTF) on March 4, 49ers Tight End Vernon Davis spent the day in meetings lobbying for assistance to fight the increasing issue of obesity and ‘Get America Moving’.

Davis joined the Sports Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), other athletes and celebrities and conducted a total of 87 meetings with U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators and an additional 33 meetings with key Congressional aides and key staff members to propose programs that will enable our society to be more physically active and address the ever increasing problem of obesity in our society. Davis met with Congressman Michael M. Honda, Congressman Sanford Bishop, and Congressman Dale E. Kildee in addition to staff members of Congresswomen Donna Edwards and Lynn C. Woolsey.

The programs proposed included the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) and the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) program. Each program in its own way is designed to increase the amount of physical activity an individual does in their daily life.

As someone who makes a living out of staying physically fit and active, Davis knows the importance of fighting for this cause. “I understand the severity of this issue,” said Davis. “Both PEP and PHIT will help improve health levels, reduce absenteeism, and increase productivity.”

The first program, PEP, is a highly competitive grant program administered by the Department of Education designed to jumpstart innovative physical education programs in America’s schools and community based organizations. Since 2001, PEP has provided more than a half a billion dollars in physical education grants to schools and community-based organizations for the creation and expansion of quality physical education programs.

Throughout the country, physical education programs for our youth are consistently declining as less than 10% of U.S. schools have daily physical education class. According to Davis, physical education for our youth is one of the reasons Davis was excited to participate in the day’s efforts. He mentioned that not only does it help youth decrease the odds of being obese later in life but also helps them with their school work.

“If you look at the facts and statistics, as far as kids in school, kids that are more active have better grades in school and kids that were less active have worse grades,” said Davis.

The second program, PHIT, addresses the cost restrictions some people have on remaining physically active. This bill (HR245) would provide a way to ease the financial burden of participating in physical activity via a tax deduction or the use of funds in pre-tax accounts.

If passed, PHIT would expand the definition of ‘medical expenses’ for tax purposes to include ‘physical activity’ as preventive medicine. According to the bill, reporting physical activity as medical expense would allow taxpayers to deduct physical activity expenses once the 7.5 percent medical expense threshold is met and use pre-tax dollars to pay for expenses related to exercise, fitness, organized sports and other physical activities. This would allow Americans to deduct up to $1,000 annually in physical activity expenses or invest up to $1,000 annually to pay for these activities expenses using money placed in existing pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Medical Savings Accounts, and/or medical reimbursements arrangements.

Davis was excited about spending the day fighting for these two programs and believes, if implemented, they could make a big impact on the health of our society.

“I think the programs will help, the more you can do, the better,” said Davis. “I think they are right, we need more physical education classes to get these kids going and especially the adults because they are not as physically active these days.”

Davis and the other athletes and celebrities were a part of the day’s meetings to act as a vehicle to address obesity and get Americans healthy and active on a consistent, daily basis. Although lobbying in front of Members of Congress may not be a part of Davis’ regular routine, he was honored to be a part of it and looks forward to any future help he can do with SGMA to continue this fight.

In addition to Davis, athletes and celebrities participating in National Health Through Fitness Day included 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker (University of Georgia); former U.S. women’s soccer World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist Mia Hamm; 1984 Olympic women’s marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit-Samuelson; former Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis champ Stan Smith; current U.S. women’s soccer star/2008 Olympic soccer gold medalist Abby Wambach; former IBF welterweight boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi; 1989 World Series MVP pitcher Dave Stewart (A’s); 9-time UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes; active NFL players Chris Draft (Panthers & Rams), Trent Cole (Eagles), and Kerry Rhodes (Jets); current Canadian Football League player Claude Harriet (Toronto Argonauts); former NFL players Ken Harvey (Redskins & Cardinals) and John Booty (Cardinals, Jets, Giants, Eagles, & Buccaneers); and Bernie Salazar from the NBC hit show “The Biggest Loser.”  

 

 

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Tags: 49ers
 
Posted on: December 7, 2008 7:04 pm
 

49ers should keep Singletary for next season!

Here it is from the faithful fans of the 49ers.

On the message board we all agree that Singletary should be the coach for the 49ers in 2009 even if this is the end of the season we all know that the way the niners have been playing lately is the way the 49ers should have played the whole season. What a different a good coach can make to a team like the niners, With the win over the Jets today this will be a team to watch next season so for all the hater you got us this year but don't hold your breath too long you may not make it to see the 49ers be The Team to try and bet next year!

 

Go Niners

Category: NFL
Posted on: November 30, 2008 2:35 pm
 

Halftime Question

The 49ers are in the lead 10-0 against the Bills

Question can the 49ers keep the lead and bet the Bills or will they come back from halftime and fall apart?

Go 49ers

Category: NFL
Tags: 49ers
 
Posted on: November 16, 2008 4:31 pm
 
Category: NFL
Posted on: November 16, 2008 11:59 am
 

You be the expert!!

Will the Titans lose their first game this week? Yes or No and Why?
Category: NFL
Tags: 49ers, Titans
 
Posted on: November 9, 2008 5:56 pm
 

Why is Tennessee still undefeated?

You may or may not like them, but you have to admit The Tennessee Titans must be doing some thing right this is week 10 and no-one has bet them yet? So for all you naysayers give me your feedback.

Why is The Tennessee Titans still undefeated?

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Tags: Tennessee
 
 
 
 
 
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