Burges graduate drafted by Cardinals

Full story: El Paso Times

John Skelton, a former Burges High School and Fordham University quarterback, was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
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Proud El Pasoan

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Congrats Skelton. Wish you the best.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Hey, is he the first kid from El Paso(attended high school here) that has made it to the NFL?
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#3
Apr 24, 2010
 
What someone from El Paso not involved in boxing on the front page of the sports section? Good job John Skelton don't know about the rest of these sports fan around here since ya didn't go to all migthy UTEP. Good luck big guy hope you will be a starter in the NFL some day.
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#5
Apr 24, 2010
 
leave uptoo el pasoans to sh@t on each other since you cant do nothing with yourselves but point ur dirty finger at someone better than you lol losers
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Nathan wrote:
Now maybe this Dead Beat Dad can pay his long over due child support. This guy abandoned his beautiful daughter and never mentions her in his interviews or conversations. Unfortunately, he’ll never suit up for an NFL team. Million dollar arm on a two dollar brain.
That is not correct. John was one of my students and he is NOT stupid. I am happy for him. I have been told that the mother refuses to have a paternity or DNA test on the little girl. Why is that?
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Apr 24, 2010
 
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#10
Apr 24, 2010
 
my brother played football with him in high school... said they shoved his head in the urinals because he was a jerk.
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#17
Apr 24, 2010
 
Congratulations winner

Its good to now that el paso fully supports men who have made it instead of bringing them down.

Much succes to you and brush the HATERS off your shoulder.

He's going to be getting prime rib instead of the crap here in el paso.
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#19
Apr 24, 2010
 
Good for him in going to college out of town.

Kurt Warner's wife wanted him to retire and focus on his family.
He was awsome!

Congrats to a former EL Pasoan.
I went to Burgess for part of a year and it was known more as a rocker highschool way back when.

Good for him in getting into sports now NFL!!!
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Comment wrote:
Hey, is he the first kid from El Paso(attended high school here) that has made it to the NFL?
Bryan Young- Andress
Eric Jack- Eastwood
Paul Smith- Andress
Ray Mickens- Andress
Rufus Brown- Austin
Robert Rodriguez- Montwood

I know Eastwood had a a couple of other players make the NFL and I am sure that schools like Bel Air and Coronado must of had a few who got a shot. Of the list above, Young and Mickens are the only ones I know that had were starters. My knowledge of El Pasoans going to the NFL before the mid-80's is fairly limited. Anyone else know about El Paso kids before this time?
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Billy Davis a graduate of Irvin High School (my Alma mater). University of Pittsburgh, 2 time Super Bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Unfortunately , most jocks have a bad reputation as being womanizers. People in a public eye will always have groupies and hangers on. NFL these days is into lawbreakers and ones with personal problems. That is what the NFL needs to clean up.
Warner, Tebow and McCoy are the few who have their priorities right.
The same thing with teams like Broncos and Browns, who are more professional. Some other teams are like gangster thugs with menacing team culture.

Bottom line that is not bloggers business what is going on in Skelton's and childs'(if it is his) personal life. Maybe the girl didn't want his money. sheesh.
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#25
Apr 24, 2010
 
Are you sure the father ain't some wanna be rapper from here in El Paso. I've seen a lot of those Christopher Wallace wannabe's riding around being catered to by some good looking but skanky latina's!
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Apr 24, 2010
 
And perverts need to get out of the gutter, and quit with the insults, you sound like bigger losers.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Nope wrote:
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Bryan Young- Andress
Eric Jack- Eastwood
Paul Smith- Andress
Ray Mickens- Andress
Rufus Brown- Austin
Robert Rodriguez- Montwood
I know Eastwood had a a couple of other players make the NFL and I am sure that schools like Bel Air and Coronado must of had a few who got a shot. Of the list above, Young and Mickens are the only ones I know that had were starters. My knowledge of El Pasoans going to the NFL before the mid-80's is fairly limited. Anyone else know about El Paso kids before this time?
Billy Davis at Irvin
Jarman the O-Lineman from Franklin
The D-Tackle from Coronado from the 1980s
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Apr 24, 2010
 
skanky latina's
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#29
Apr 24, 2010
 
Way to go! All your hard work is paying off more and more. No easy road to glory.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
congrats wrote:
Good for him in going to college out of town.
Kurt Warner's wife wanted him to retire and focus on his family.
He was awsome!
Congrats to a former EL Pasoan.
I went to Burgess for part of a year and it was known more as a rocker highschool way back when.
Good for him in getting into sports now NFL!!!
If you went to Burges, why don't you know how to spell it? There's no way you went there.
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#31
Apr 24, 2010
 
Hoochie doesn't discriminate : it can be anybody and from money, not from money, anglo, minority, men, women, educated, dumb.

Don't be a hooch male or female!
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Solidarity wrote:
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If you went to Burges, why don't you know how to spell it? There's no way you went there.
All you care about is spelling..on a blog about the NFL recruiting someone else from El Paso??? What is up with the "Solidarity" bit?

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