The five-star recruit went on to rush for 436 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman backup to Leonard Fournette.

With Fournette battling an ankle injury for much of the 2016 season, Guice racked up an SEC-best 1,387 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns while averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

He was also named the MVP of the Citrus Bowl. Guice battled nagging injuries in 2017 but still managed to rush for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding 18 catches for 124 yards and two more scores in being named second-team All-SEC. He is one of only five players in LSU history to record consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus rushing yards and at least 10 rushing TDs. He decided to forgo his senior season, leaving as the fifth-leading rusher in program history with 3,074 yards.

He joined Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Nick Chubb to form a dominant backfield in 2014. Michel had his chance to see the field as a sophomore when Chubb went down with a serious knee injury, accounting for 1,161 rushing yards in 2015. Despite only four starts his final two years in Athens, he played a significant role in the Georgia offense.

Freeman broke LaMichael James’ single-season school rushing record with 1,836 yards in 2015 while being the only FBS player in the country to amass at least 100 yards from scrimmage in every game.

I’m really excited, definitely going to enjoy it, having a draft party at home Friday and Saturday in Macomb, Conklin said. My goal was to play basketball, play overseas, but then when I started playing football, made the transition, I felt it was automatically the right move and I felt it was something I could do personally.

I always believed I could be here, just needed to get the opportunity to show what I could do and once I got it I took advantage of it. My agent (Michael Perrett of Element Sports Group) feels I could go in the third or fourth round.

Conklin’s performance against Oklahoma State put him on the radar, but his TD catch in the Senior Bowl also got attention.

It was great to go out and play with the best, especially not being from a Power Five Conference school, Conklin Cheap Echl Jerseys said. It was important to compete against the best players and also be around NFL personnel. I’ve had private workouts since then with the Cheap Giants Jerseys Lions, the Jets, the Saints and Eagles and just got off the phone during a meeting with the Vikings and it seems like they like me a lot. Tight ends are a hot commodity right now.

Marlins bringing back facial hair, players rejoice

The Marlins have lifted their ban on facial hair, and players could not be happier.

Manager Don Mattingly finally relented on to allow players to let their facial follicles grow free because so many grumbled about having to stay clean shaven.
“It was a constant fight last year, honestly, with guys,” Mattingly said, via the Miami Herald.

The ban went into effect when Mattingly took over as manager two seasons ago. However, the facial hair ban has been a hot topic with the Marlins for about 15 years, when Jeffrey Loria became the owner of the team.

Beards and mustaches were allowed in 2012, but the ban was put in place again in 2016.

While players are allowed to grow out their facial hair again, their beards and mustaches must look neat, according to Mattingly.

“Groomed is what we talked about,” Mattingly said. “We talked about keeping it groomed and being professional.”

But that’s a different discussion, and that doesn’t apply to Manny. He served the punishment that was in place when he broke the rules. He’s back in baseball’s good graces. He’s on the Cheap Echl Jerseys Hall of Fame ballot, with what should be a clean slate. And I believe the Hall should reflect this actual wonderful, flawed sport that I’ve loved watching since I was a kid.

nike_steelers_2636