How Jamaal Williams’ time at BYU helped prepare him for Green Bay Packers, NFL experience

Jamaal Williams arrived on BYU's campus in 2012 as a 17-year-old freshman, not knowing much about the school's unique culture. He was about to embark on what would be a turbulent and prolific career as a Cougar running back. Over the next five years, an array of accomplishments and trials came his way. full DesNews … Continue reading How Jamaal Williams’ time at BYU helped prepare him for Green Bay Packers, NFL experience

Former BYU player and current Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid reaching legendary status

The true measure of a man is how his life is reflected in deeds, how he traverses adversity and how his image is created, cast and stored in the minds of those who’ve crossed his path. If that’s the standard, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid easily makes the Mankind Hall of Fame. The … Continue reading Former BYU player and current Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid reaching legendary status

Former BYU football player Paul Lasike brings unique experiences together as leader of Utah Warriors, USA Rugby

When Paul Lasike was released from the Chicago Bears 18 months ago, he assumed his days as a professional athlete were over. “I was walking around at 270-275 (at 5-foot-11) around this time last year,” the former BYU fullback said laughing. “I realized fairly quickly that I was done with football after they released me. … Continue reading Former BYU football player Paul Lasike brings unique experiences together as leader of Utah Warriors, USA Rugby

Persistence pays off for former BYU running back Algernon Brown, who signs with the Kansas City Chiefs

It’s been a year and a half since running back Algernon “Alge” Brown strapped on the pads for the BYU football team, capping a career where he gained 1,310 yards on 259 carries with 285 receiving yards on 35 receptions and 20 total touchdowns. Since that point, he has worked and waited and hoped and … Continue reading Persistence pays off for former BYU running back Algernon Brown, who signs with the Kansas City Chiefs