Raiders place 5 more players on COVID-19 list
The Raiders held practice on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 without their starting five as they prepare for Sundays home game against Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)The Las Vegas Raiders placed four starting offensive linemen and safety Johnathan Abram on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were determined to be close contacts with a teammate who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The person said video shows the starting offensive linemen were not following the protocols. If not, we have to have somebody step up in his place and play at a high level.”The Raiders have now had eight players placed on the COVID-19 list since the start of the season, including the seven currently on the list. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was put on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago before being activated on Monday.
AP All-America teams dominated by LSU, Ohio State
Ohio State led all teams with seven players selected to the three All-America teams, including quarterback Justin Fields, who made the second team. DEFENSEEnds — Chase Young, junior, Ohio State; James Lynch, junior, Baylor. Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley, freshman, LSU; Jeff Okudah, junior, Ohio State. Running backs — J.K. Dobbins, junior, Ohio State; Travis Etienne, junior, Clemson. Guards — Jonah Jackson, senior, Ohio State; Ben Bredeson, senior, Michigan.
Hokies LB Ashby, CB Farley named to AP All-ACC team
RALEIGH, NC – Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. Led by unanimous selections Travis Etienne at running back and Isaiah Simmons at linebacker, eight Tigers made the first team. Clemson earned its fifth straight berth in the College Football Playoff a day after routing Virginia in the league title game. Etienne repeated as the offensive player of the year while Simmons was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Louisville coach Scott Satterfield is the coach of the year while North Carolina freshman quarterback Sam Howell is the newcomer of the year.
Clemson confident after second title in three seasons
- There's no question that Clemson has diverted a lot of attention to the ACC..capturing 2 National Championships in a 3 year span, including a 15-0 campaign last season. The Tigers balanced offensive attack behind freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence and ACC Player of the year Travis Ettienne, kept the team on track. It's in our offseason, strength and conditioning program, the way we practice and the way we meet and message with our team," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The amount of film we watch all summertime, springtime and now, getting into the season I think is what really sets us ahead of others," Clemson safety Tanner Muse said. Clemson opens with Georgia Tech on August 29.