Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Brad Lester, a high school and college running back, is having an impact in Lilburn. The busy team player talks to Patch about his training facility, his days as a football star and the future.
Lilburn resident Brad Lester is betting on his football prowess -- in high school and college -- to boost his training business to be one of the best in the area. The 2004 Parkview High graduate, opened the 7,000-square-foot Athletes Elite Performance in late April. About the same time, he closed a Suwanee facility under the same name. Located on Wayside Court in Lilburn, the facility is a training hub for adult and youth sports players. Others can get specialized training, as well. "It's going good," said Lester, 26. "The community is really supporting it. Really, I think because I'm from this area." When he went to Parkview, Lester said he enjoyed the community spirit, and he can see that the school community is still dedicated to that. …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The inspirational NFL player will visit 12Stone Church.
Professional football player Tim Tebow is slated to speak at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville on Wednesday, May 2nd. Tebow will join John C. Maxwell for a talk about sports, leadership and faith. The event is presented by EQUIP Leadership, Inc. of Suwanee. Tickets for the Q&A session start at $25. There will also be a VIP dinner and reception with the quarterback who was recently acquired by the New York Jets. Those tickets are on sale for $4,000.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A house divided by NFL fans of Green Bay and Atlanta will at least get a clean bedroom from the outcome.
The NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons has created at least one divided house in metro Atlanta. I have lived in Atlanta for more than half of my life (we won’t go into how many years that is). I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, with one exception: When the Dirty Birds play the Green Bay Packers — like they do this Sunday night — I see only green-and-gold. Yep, I’m a Cheesehead. That’s not a big deal, with one exception: My 14-year-old son is partial to the red-and-black of the Falcons. He’s a big fan, with more Falcons gear than most of his friends. Yep, I failed miserably as a football father. You can probably guess that the house will hear a little bit of trash-talking this weekend. Of how Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
King came to an agreement with the Minnesota team after being passed over in the NFL supplemental draft Monday.
UGA running back Caleb King, a former Parkview High School athlete, has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Kevin Conner, King's agent. King went undrafted Monday in the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. King will have to fight for a spot on the roster as the Vikings running back depth chart includes pro-bowler Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, and Lorenzo Booker. King could be given a chance to compete in the final two preseason games for the Vikings against Dallas and Houston. King had entered the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft after being declared academically ineligible by the UGA in July. He immediately became a free agent after not being drafted by NFL team Monday.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Former Parkview player Caleb King was widely expected to be drafted in the sixth or seventh round of the supplemental draft.
Caleb King, the University of Georgia running back who was ruled academically ineligible, has not been drafted by any team in the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, according to NFL.com. It was widely expected that King would be selected in the sixth or seventh round of the supplemental draft. King will have a chance to sign with an NFL team through free agency. King was red-shirted his first season in Athens and had to play behind Knowshon Moreno his sophomore year. Moreno was drafted by the Broncos, allowing King to get more playing time. However, injuries and off-the-field issues plagued King as he was unable to become a solid starter for UGA. King, who played for Parkview his sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to GAC, rushed …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The UGA running back, who played football at Parkview and GAC, will enter NFL supplemental draft.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Caleb King, the former Parkview running back who was ruled academically ineligible for his final season at the University of Georgia, confirmed Tuesday that he intends to turn pro. Making his announcement through the UGA athletics department website, King said he would entered the NFL supplemental draft, which has yet to be scheduled. “I will continue to put my situation and future career in God's hands,” he said in the prepared statement. “I look forward to pursuing an opportunity at the next level through the NFL's supplemental draft and playing the game that I have loved since I was a young boy." In his statement, King said he appreciated the role coach Mark Richt and the rest of the UGA program has played in his development. “I have …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Blog post cites source close to the player that he'll turn pro.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Caleb King, the Georgia running back who was declared academically ineligible for the 2011 season, may be considering entering the NFL supplemental draft. Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph, citing a source close to the former Parkview and Greater Atlanta Christian high-schooler, wrote on his blog that an announcement could come soon. The report was picked up by College Football Talk and other internet sites. The NFL supplemental draft has not been scheduled yet. King, who played for Parkview his sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to GAC, rushed for 430 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Bulldogs.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Berkmar Middle PE teacher honored for her work.
For such a go-getter, procrastination nearly cost Dana Griffith. The Berkmar Middle School physical education teacher confessed she uncharacteristic left that packet on her desk so long, wishy-washy about whether to formally apply for NFL Network's PE Teacher of the Year competition. Funny, but if a student had doubted his worthiness the way she had, she said she'd have jumped all over him. "It was funny," she said. "It kind of sat on the corner of my desk, and I kept asking myself, 'Should I do this? Is it worth it?'" Unknowingly nominated by seventh-grade student Hamzo Bosjnak, she received the application packet in January. At the urging of principal Kenney Wells just before the deadline, she finally submitted her application. She …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Father and son square off in predicting the big game.
As you may remember from a column I wrote in November, I live in a divided house over NFL football. I’m a diehard Green Bay Packers fan; my 13-year-old son, Kris, is a Falcons fan. So, here we are for the second time this season, facing off against each other in the world of fandom. The Falcons played, and beat, the Packers on Nov. 28. The NFC Divisional playoff game between the two teams in the Georgia Dome will be the center of attention in the house on Saturday. Without further set-up, here are our top 10 reasons why our teams will win and advance to the NFC Championship. Kris’ Top 10 Reasons the Falcons Will Win Final Score: It’s going to be a close game. Falcons win 38-28. My Top 10 Reasons the Falcons Will Lose Final Score: It will …
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Packers-Falcons strike a nerve between father and son.
It may not be Georgia-Georgia Tech, Alabama-Auburn or even Parkview-Brookwood, but there's a definite football split in my Lilburn home this weekend. You see, I'm a Green Bay Packers fan. I can't help it. I was born that way. My 13-year-old son, Kris, is an Atlanta Falcons fan. He can't help it either. He was born that way. When my Packers play his Falcons today in an important NFL game in the Georgia Dome, I'll be wearing green-and-gold and cheering for the visiting team. He'll wear his red-and-black Matt Ryan jersey and cheer for the other guys. I don't know where I went wrong with the boy. I've tried teaching him the ways of Lombardi, Starr and Favre (minus the past three seasons, that is). I gave him my favorite Favre rookie card when …