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  1. Will Gore have a lessened role?

    Tom Carpenter

    Father Time created a cliff for NFL running backs who turn 30, and few avoid falling right off the edge. Somehow Frank Gore managed to eschew that dropoff during his age-30 campaign in 2013, despite being a workhorse for the San Francisco 49ers. "...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Bryce Brown's role with Bills

    Tom Carpenter

    The Buffalo Bills have a pair of veteran running backs who are entering the final year of their respective contracts. C.J. Spiller is a playmaker but has battled injuries. Fred Jackson is a 33-year-old but keeps holding Father Time at bay. Together, ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. Clock ticking on All Day's tenure in MIN?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's tough to doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to battle Father Time as he heads toward age 30, but All Day has touched the ball a whopping 2,239 times during his seven NFL seasons. He won't hit 30 until next offseason, but he his base salary will be ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. All Day's battle with Father Time

    Tom Carpenter

    It appears that Adrian Peterson may require surgery to repair the groin injury that bothered him throughout the second half of the 2013 campaign. "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to visit Philadelphia-based specialist D...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  5. Can Tom Brady beat Father Time?

    Tom Carpenter

    ESPN NFL Insider KC Joyner noted last year, when Tom Brady was "only" 35 years old, that there were signs of decline for the aging quarterback. His age-36 campaign got off to a rough start, largely due to injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Chryst quietly adds to family legacy

    Erik McKinney

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) has plenty of history to follow. His grandfather, George Chryst, was a longtime high school football coach and the head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His father...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  7. Tennessee picks up big OL

    Dave Hooker

    Orlando Brown Jr. had a special tutor when he chose Tennessee. Brown, who committed to the Volunteers over Arkansas and Oklahoma on Thursday, knew where to go when he needed to brush up on his technique. He watched video of his late father, Orland...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. Tulsa an early leader for Ray Crockett

    Damon Sayles

    Cornerback Ray Crockett (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) has the name recognition. His father, also named Ray, played 14 years in the NFL and won two Super Bowl titles with the Denver Broncos. So like most players with NFL fathers, Crockett was tested b...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  9. Na'Ty Rodgers, father Tyrone Rodgers have bond with Oklahoma Soon...

    Bob Przybylo

    Maryland four-star offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers, who has an offer from Oklahoma and will be visiting the Sooners in two weeks, has a family tie to OU. His father, Tyrone, played for the Sooners for a season.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  10. Nick Watkins becoming top football recruit with father's help

    William Wilkerson

    Nick Watkins growth as a top 2014 cornerback prospect has come with the help of his father, a former NFL DB.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  11. Josh Klecko spurns Owls for Rutgers

    Defensive tackle Josh Klecko's (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) brother (Dan) and father (Joe) played football at Temple before embarking on successful careers in the NFL. However, Josh has decided against following the family tradition, as he has...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  12. Orlando Brown Jr. ponders Georgia Bulldogs offer

    Radi Nabulsi

    The son of a late NFL player, UGA target Orlando Brown Jr. shares his father's mythological nickname and propensity for mauling opponents.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2012
  13. Wharton sees interest growing fast

    Dave Hooker

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vic Wharton III was just 6 years old when he learned the most valuable lesson of his athletic career. The teachings from his father had nothing to do with throwing a football, hitting a baseball or how to shoot a basketball. It ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  14. HornsNation: Cayleb Jones catches on

    William Wilkerson

    Elite receiver prospect Cayleb Jones is taking the professional lessons from his father to become a better player.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  15. MMA - Tim Keown: Marv Marinovich is a sports dad disaster, but he...

    Tim Keown

    Word association: Marinovich. Think of Todd immediately? His dad Marv, a monument to how NOT to father an athlete? That's probably what comes to mind, but as Tim Keown explains in this ESPN The Magazine, Marv Marinovich is back, with help from B.J. Penn.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  16. NFL: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has shown a strong commit...

    Len Pasquarelli

    Colts owner Jim Irsay has shown a commitment to stability in Indianapolis, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2009