Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson opens up about a life, family and legacy spanning New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Charlotte. Donte Jackson looks down, then locks eyes with his opponent. He thinks about the film he’s watched, scanning the receiver for tendencies and tells. He watches each step, practicing his own cuts so he can
Boston Renegades wide receiver Adrienne Smith reflects on a historic WFA season as the Renegades relish a four-peat championship year. Many football fans recall their first memory seeing the NFL on television. A three-year-old Adrienne Smith was among them, and she even began practicing her moves against a formidable opponent: a teddy bear named Ginger.
January 30, 1988. San Diego, California. Super Bowl XXII. Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos. On the field, Doug Williams. The first Black quarterback to start in a Super Bowl. Eddie Robinson, James Harris and Warren Moon watched from the stands. Marlin Briscoe watched from jail. The ensuing hours proved a touchstone. Williams was brilliant, leading
Journalists Frankie de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, and Semi-Pro Hall of Fame linebacker Holly Custis, discuss women’s football as a safe queer space. Heterosexual men have fought to keep football reserved for men, justifying gendered exclusion with everything from quack medical theories about female anatomy to a sneaky clause in Title IX that still
New England Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo details how his diverse leadership background, developed under Bill Belichick, distinguishes him. Living up to a name can be as lofty a goal as it sounds, but it can also be a natural extension of identity. For Jerod Mayo, teaming up with Hellmann’s Mayo for a Super