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Football: Oley Valley senior faces unique challenge at Gallaudet

By Mike Drago

GallaudetFleetwood offensive lineman Cress Fisher realizes the step up to college football will be demanding, but the most challenging aspect for him will come in communicating with his teammates.

At Gallaudet University most of the players around him will be deaf or hard of hearing; they will speak with their hands, not their voices.

The same will apply to the classroom where Fisher's instructors and classmates will not communicate verbally. Fisher, who is neither deaf nor hard of hearing, will be expected to communicate like those around him, through sign language.

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Source: Reading Eagle


By Damon Sayles

Texas Christian UniversityLANCASTER, Texas — With every reception and touchdown scored throughout his high school—all 79 and 20, respectively—Omar Manning maintained the same philosophy.

Family first.

"Everything I do," he said, "I do it for my family."

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Source: Bleacher Report

I’m Darrion Green: Gallaudet University, You Have My Word

By Darrion Green

GallaudetMy journey started when I was seven years old, holding dreams of playing college football and then graduating to the NFL. Four years later I finally saw the field for a Pop Warner team, the Mesquite Jaguars out of Mesquite, Texas. It was my first time playing, and the first time the coach ever had a deaf player on his team. I was 11 years old.

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Source: Campus Insiders


GallaudetWhat is your name?

Carneilus Smith

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 208lb

What is your position?


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Source: NFL Draft Diamonds

Charlotte 49ers punter won't let deafness define him, finds comfort in football

By Pat James

UNC-Charlotte 49ersArthur Hart won’t let you say he’s different from any other football player.

Charlotte’s junior punter sees himself as no better, no worse, than anyone else, with no advantages or disadvantages. Most of the time.

On Sept. 1, 53,127 people filled Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the 49ers’ season opener at Louisville, where fans released eight months of football-free anxiety, creating an unprecedented hostile environment for Charlotte. Many players could only wish to silence the crowd during the 70-14 defeat.

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Source: The Charlotte Observer

Deaf football coach training hundreds in New England

By Mark Boyle

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Craig Bryden is a 43-year-old Connecticut native, who always wanted to play football, but his parents wouldn't let him because he was deaf. As an adult, he worked in various schools for the deaf, coached basketball and was even an athletic director in Maine. Then son Daron was born, and he quickly got into football. After taking him around the country for the best football training possible, Craig decided to take it up himself, and from there, nothing has stopped him from his true passion; Working with young football players like his son so that they can be the best they can be.

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