More Columns > Jaylon Smith 's road from the 2016 Fiesta Bowl to Saturday night's preseason game has been a long, arduous and uncertain one. If you'd only heard his name after seeing
factor is stand that he is going to play in his first NFL game remember missing all of last season injured. In that Fiesta Bowl game when he was playing for Notre Dame against Asik bill Elliot actually and just think he's gonna get out there
left tackle Roderick Johnson had nightmares facing Ferrell midway through 2016, and later on Ferrell dominated the Fiesta Bowl as the game's most valuable defensive player (three tackles for loss, sack). He also displayed his combination
participated in full-contact drills for a second straight day Sunday, a terrific sign coming off the devastating Fiesta Bowl knee injury that forced him to miss all of last season. Cowboys camp is a petri dish of overstatement, but the respect
in 15 games played, including 11 starts. He was suspended from his final collegiate game at Ohio State -- the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame -- following a citation for solicitation .
with 37 receptions for 806 yards and eight touchdowns on an 11-1 team that capped off the season with an impressive Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. Although his modest numbers as a "one-year wonder" didn't necessarily suggest that he would
State won the Peach Bowl in 1970 and the first three Fiesta Bowls. His 1975 team went 12-0, capped by a 17-14 Fiesta Bowl victory over Nebraska. Kush's intense style figured prominently in his firing in October 1979 for what the university
amid concerns over his battle with drop foot, the result of nerve damage suffered when he hurt the knee in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl . Smith is still wearing a brace over the knee, but Pelissero described him as flashing "downhill burst" in individual
does this leave Smith, who was expected to be a franchise-changing linebacker before suffering the knee injury in a Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State? Smith is still wearing a brace to address his drop foot (as a result of the nerve damage), though
decision -- is still recovering from his injury. He, along with Jaylon Smith , who suffered a severe knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl before sliding into the second round last year (and who has yet to play), could become cautionary tales for premier
analyst Bucky Brooks, a former NFL scout, believes the knee injury suffered by Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith in the Fiesta Bowl in January, 2016 likely had a hand in the decisions made by Fournette and McCaffrey. Smith, considered a sure-fire
easily a special talent considered by some to be the most talented player in the draft before he towards India for the Fiesta Bowl . Dallas obviously believes in his potential and it was pretty cool to see the phone call the Jalen Smith got easily
situation that necessarily isn't the best for you. To be able to experience 4-8 and also experience a 10-win season Fiesta Bowl trip, I'm able to compare the two seasons and determine the different things that go into winning-- the leadership
▹ Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'? Giddy up! Nearly a year and a half after that Jan. 1, 2016 Fiesta Bowl , Smith is preparing to make his practice debut with Dallas. In a Friday appearance with 105.3 The Fan, executive vice president
a good twelve donor was that to a two and a half years. Then I want to ask you about this side you know and in the Fiesta Bowl your teammate Christian Wilkens. I got Internet famous for doing some not funny business with his fingers at the end
Jaylon Smith fell from first-round projection to second-round selection due to a serious knee injury suffered in the Fiesta Bowl , although Jeremiah notes some key differences between Smith's situation and that of Jones. "People can point to
s appearance in the Cactus Bowl. After former Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith suffered a devastating knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl following the 2015 season, it should come as little surprise that some draft prospects are now thinking twice about
Football Playoff to change the narrative surrounding his game and pro potential. Against Ohio State in the Dec. 31 Fiesta Bowl , Watson impressed evaluators with his athleticism and running skills. He leaned on his mobility and scrambling prowess
I never left. Coach Dabo Swinney and I have a unique relationship, like a father and son. I texted him before the Fiesta Bowl and wished him well. I told him it was time to go get it done, and he texted me back the fist-pump emoji. So I
skills with the kind of raw strength and power that's rarely seen in sound defenders. Ferrell stole the show at the Fiesta Bowl with his remarkable feats as an edge defender. He displays rare first-step quickness and burst off the ball, yet
When Williams was able to keep his footing in the Fiesta Bowl , he showed the strong hands and physicality to be a No. 1 receiver at the next level. General managers will want to check out his medical exams to ensure his neck is fine after missing almost all of the 2015 season with the injury. But ...
Ohio State bottled up Gallman pretty well through three quarters in the Fiesta Bowl , holding him to 40 yards on 15 carries. Once the Buckeyes were loosened up in the fourth quarter, he gained 45 yards on his final three carries. The junior back runs a bit high, allowing defenders to stop his ...
course, if Alabama's offense struggles out of the gate vs. a Clemson team that shut out Ohio State on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl . Follow College Football 24/7 on Twitter @NFL_CFB .
seven passes, three of which he returned for touchdowns. NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, who attended Ohio State's Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson, was especially impressed with the range Hooker displayed in intercepting Deshaun Watson. He also
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after the team's Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Ohio State, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Clemson won 31-0 to advance to the BCS championship game Jan. 9 against Alabama. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)