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Art Demmas' legacy went well beyond the football field

Art Demmas ruled the arenas where giants fought and played.

As an NFL umpire, he was as passionate about his role as the competitors he surveyed during each play. 701 more words

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Funeral arrangements set for former NFL ref Art Demmas

The arrangements for longtime NFL referee and Nashville resident Art Demmas, who died Saturday at the age of 82, have been set.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. 129 more words

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Tony Dungy’s route to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy’s playing career came to a screeching halt one morning in the summer of 1980 when New York Giants coach Ray Perkins summoned him into his makeshift office at Pace University and told him he was being released. 1,611 more words


Deion Sanders' team cancels game with North Fort Myers

The North Fort Myers football team will not be playing Dallas, Texas-based Triple A Academy, which is coached by North alum Deion Sanders, after all. 633 more words


USC's Byrd aims to crack Panthers' roster

At this time a year ago, Damiere Byrd’s head was spinning as he was just beginning his career as a professional football player. Now that the former University of South Carolina star knows what the grind of training camp entails, he is ready to just go play football. 545 more words

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Position switch puts Wesley Walls in Miss. Sports HOF

OXFORD – Former Ole Miss star Wesley Walls spent a few moments before a spring practice in 1988 throwing a football around with quarterback John Darnell and a few other teammates, something that helped make him a five-time Pro Bowler who played 15 seasons in the NFL. 745 more words

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Former Rebels John Jerry, Michael Oher expecting big seasons

BATESVILLE – Former Ole Miss offensive lineman John Jerry needed a break after spending part of his summer working out in Arizona in preparation for training camp. 653 more words

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