Joe Montana offers advice to fellow No. 82 pick Neville Gallimore

first_img“Believe me, being the 82nd pick in the draft ain’t so bad,” he wrote.” But, don’t let where you were chosen define you – be a sponge, soak up everything. Work hard and when your chance comes, show ‘em what you can do!”Congratulations @Path2Greatwork ! Believe me, being the 82nd pick in the draft ain’t so bad. But, don’t let where you were chosen define you – be a sponge, soak up everything. Work hard and when your chance comes, show ‘em what you can do! #NFLDraft https://t.co/ccR1Mdtuvx— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) April 25, 2020Montana was selected with the 82nd overall pick of the 1979 NFL Draft and went on to have an iconic career with the San Francisco 49ers, winning four Super Bowls and two MVP awards and making the Pro Bowl eight times. Like Canadian receiver Chase Claypool , who was picked by the Steelers in the second round this year, Montana played his college football at Notre Dame. MORE: ESPN badly misplaces Chase Claypool’s Canadian hometown on graphic Gallimore has been highly touted as a defensive tackle prospect in the weeks leading up to the draft. In four years with the Sooners, he racked up 148 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two pass breakups and five forced fumbles. He’ll join up with fellow Canadians L.P. Ladouceur, Tyrone Crawford and Christian Covington in Dallas.The Ottawa, Ont., native responded to Montana on Twitter with some appreciative words of his own. When one of the 🐐’s I gotta listen. Appreciate you sir.🙏🏿🙏🏿 https://t.co/Tif0WvPi3d— Neville Gallimore (@Path2Greatwork) April 25, 2020One thing is for sure: if Gallimore reaches anywhere close to the same level of success that Montana did as a No. 82 overall pick, he’ll have had one heck of a career. When Canadian defensive tackle Neville Gallimore was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday, he probably didn’t expect a personal message from an NFL Hall of Famer. But shortly after he went 82nd overall to the Dallas Cowboys, he got one.Legendary quarterback Joe Montana reached out to Gallimore via Twitter on Friday night to congratulate the Oklahoma product on his selection and offer some words of advice. last_img read more

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Thursday January 2nd Local Sports

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off a strong challenge from short-handed Minnesota in a 106-104 victory over the Timberwolves. Antetokounmpo got his 30th double-double in 33 games this season and Khris Middleton added 13 points despite shooting 5 for 18 as Milwaukee hit just 42.6% of its shots overall and only 9 of 36 from 3-point range. Shabazz Napier had 22 points to lead Minnesota, Gorgui Deng scored 15 and Josh Okogie added 12. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Homer Bailey and Rich Hill are joining the Minnesota Twins for the 2020 season. The Twins signed both to one-year contracts. The 33-year-old Bailey made 31 starts between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics last season. He was a combined 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA. He started 18 games for Kansas City before being traded in July. The 39-year-old Hill started 13 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He was 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA. He missed about two months with a left forearm strain. Hill has been in the majors parts of 15 seasons with eight teams. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2021 NHL Winter Classic will be on Target in Minnesota. The Wild will host next year’s game at Target Field, the home of the MLB’s Twins. The Wild’s opponent for that New Year’s Day game will be determined later. NHL officials announced Minnesota’s Winter Classic game during Wednesday’s game between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It will be the first Winter Classic for the Wild, but their second time hosting an outdoor game. AMES — Iowa State looks ahead to the Big 12 opener at TCU after a shocking home loss to Florida A&M. Playing without sophomore standout Tyrese Haliburton the Cyclones let a 13 point first half lead slip away in a 70-68 loss. It was the Rattlers second win of the season.It was ISU’s second home loss as they fall to 7-5.Prohm says Haliburton injured a wrist in practice. He hopes he is ready for Saturday’s conference opener.Tipoff in Fort Worth is scheduled for 5 o’clock on Saturday evening. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s investment in Kirk Cousins has yet to yield a postseason victory. His first opportunity to get one with the Vikings has arrived this week. Cousins has previously taken part in two playoff games, both losses at home with Washington. Coming off his career-best performance in 2019, Cousins and the Vikings will play at New Orleans in the first round on Sunday. The Vikings have only one win in the playoffs in the past 10 years. That came against the Saints after the 2017 season, on the “Minneapolis Miracle” touchdown pass on the final play of the game.last_img read more

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Plans for new skate park excite audience at workshop

first_imgTyler was most excited by the 360-degree tunnel included in the design, even though the beginning skater doesn’t yet have the skill to ride it. But Tyler’s mom, Denise Schumann, said she is sure he’ll get more experience before the park’s expected opening next summer. “This design is great and long overdue,” she said. Replacing the current 12,000-square-foot skate park, the new and improved 25,000-square-foot skate park promises to attract “shredders” from all over. Its amenities were compiled from ideas at a community workshop in December that allowed local skaters and bikers to design six different “dream parks.” CANYON COUNTRY – Full of state-of-the-art bowls, verts, grind boxes, rails and stairs, Santa Clarita’s new skate park promises to bring innovation to skaters and BMX riders across the valley. “The design is unique and hasn’t been done before in other skate parks,” said designer Brian Moore of Site Design Group. The current local skate park was built in 1998, “and skating and BMXing has changed a lot in nine years,” he said. The design was revealed at a Saturday community workshop meeting and was well-received by the extreme-sports crowd. “This design is dope,” said 9-year-old Tyler Schumann. The most-requested attractions for the new park included lighting for night skating, elaborate concrete hills and valleys, hips, ditches, half pipes and full pipes, ledges of various sizes and a stage and stairs. “We are really trying to hear the community to meet the needs of every skater and biker,” said Glenn Bogna, the city’s project manager for the skate park. The new skate park will be at Reuthers Avenue and Centre Pointe Parkway, the focal point of entrance to what will eventually be a new 60-acre sports complex. BMX riders Cody Davis and former pro-biker Brian Martin are just excited to see local government invest in a new skate park. “This (current) park is really small and more of a beginner park,” Martin said. Davis and Martin also favored longer operating hours for the new park to appease older riders who want to ride after work and on weekend nights. “There’s a youth session on weekend mornings, which I think is great, but maybe we should have an evening adult session, too,” Martin said. Still, most skaters and bikers at Saturday’s meeting were just excited and eager to see their dream park become a reality. The final design plan will be reviewed by the city Parks and Recreation Committee on March 1, with the goal of breaking ground by January. For more information, go to www.sitedesigngroup.com or call (661) 286-4000 and ask for the project manager. [email protected] (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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