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  1. Devine Redding ready to carry offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Hoosier State of Mind

    After watching Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard tear through defenses across the nation and then get drafted to the NFL, Devine Redding must be eagerly awaiting his chance to keep the trend going. Redding, who now enters his junior year and becomes eligible for the NFL draft, was originally in line to start last season before Jordan Howard transferred from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  2. Linebackers Zach Cunningham, Jarrad Davis go from unknown to All-SECRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | ESPN

    When Zach Cunningham began his senior year in high school, his lone offer was from UAB. He wasn't on the radar of SEC teams yet, and he had three stars from most, if not all, recruiting services at the time.

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  3. Hilltoppers feature high-powered offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Decatur Daily

    Key newcomers: LB Keith Brown, Gr-Sr. - 6-1, 240 lbs., former four-star signee with Louisville , 33 tackles in 2015 as a starter with Cardinals; DE Nick Dawson-Brents, Gr-Sr. - 6-3, 275 lbs., former four-star signee with Louisville , 23 tackles over three seasons with Cardinals; DT Chris Johnson, Tr-Jr. - 6-3, 290 lbs., two-stars . WR Taywan Taylor, Sr. - first-team preseason All-Conference USA; Maxwell and Biletnikoff award watch list candidates; had program-record year in 2015 with single-season marks of 1,467 receiving yards, 86 receptions and 17 touchdowns.

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  4. Howard featured in 'Meet the Rookies'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Chicago Bears

    Bears fifth-round draft pick Jordan Howard, a running back from Indiana, is featured in the fourth and final segment of "Meet the Rookies," which chronicles the inspirational stories of the team's newest players. After UAB dropped its football program following the 2014 season, the 6-foot, 230-pounder transferred to Indiana last year and continued to shine, rushing for 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns on 196 carries despite missing four games due to injuries.

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  5. Former UAB tight end Kennard Backman looks to 'perfect my craft' with Green Bay PackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Alabama Live

    Kennard Backman's versatility at UAB helped him get drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Now, the second-year tight end said his main goal is to "perfect my craft" leading into training camp, which begins on July 25. Green Bay will play Indianapolis in the preseason opener on Aug. 7, the Hall of Fame game.

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  6. Rookie RB studying playbook while rehabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Northwest Herald

    LAKE FOREST – Fifth-round draft pick Jordan Howard confirmed Wednesday a minor hamstring injury has prevented him from practicing since the first rookie minicamp session in May, but he has resumed running and expects to participate in the Bears' three-day minicamp next week at Halas Hall. “Yeah, it's been tough, but I've been in the playbook, learning the plays,” said the 6-foot, 230-pound running back, who earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors at Indiana in 2015, his only year in Bloomington after transferring from UAB once it shut down the football program.

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  7. Duwan Walker goes in depth on resignation of UAB defensive coordinator postRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Alabama Live

    UAB safety Jay Davis talks to Defensive Coordinator Duwan Walker during the first spring football practice session in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, March 12, 2014. ORG XMIT: ALBIN When this fall rolls around, Duwan Walker will be away from the game he loves for the first time in around 40 years.

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  8. Could Indiana's Howard emerge as Chicago Bears big-body back?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Daily Herald

    Training camp is almost two months away, but there already appears to be an interesting position battle shaping up at running back. Jeremy Langford, last year's fourth-round draft pick, is the presumptive successor to Matt Forte based on a promising rookie season.

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  9. Every NFL Team's Hidden Gem in the 2016 DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | BleacherReport

    Indiana product, former UAB star and current Chicago Bears rookie Jordan Howard is one of several players from the 2016 draft who could prove to be surprise stars.

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  10. Former Uab Te Steve Pickren returning to Blazers, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | MSNBC

    Speaking to al.com , Steve Pickren confirmed that he will be transferring back into the UAB football program and will play for the Blazers when they resume the sport for the 2017 season. Pickren played for UAB from 2012-14, but left the team and transferred to FCS Chattanooga after the university disbanded the sport.

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  11. Kenyan Drake already a champ among NFL playersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Alabama Live

    The players attending the 2016 NFL Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles pose for a photo in the NFL uniforms. The players including Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake, who played at Alabama ; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who played at Alabama ; Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who played at Gardendale High and UAB ; and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ricardo Louis, who played at Auburn .

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  12. Tight end Steve Pickren returning to UABRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Alabama Live

    The sale continues through Sunday. UAB head coach Bill Clark and offensive coordinator Les Koenning couldn't run some formations this spring because the Blazers had zero tight ends on the roster.

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  13. Physical RB Howard perfect for BearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Chicago Bears

    As a downhill, physical, north-south runner, rookie Jordan Howard appears to be a perfect fit for a team that makes no secret of its desire to pound opponents on the ground. was presented with a hypothetical situation by a reporter at Bears rookie minicamp, the fifth-round pick answered without hesitation.

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  14. Where does UAB fit in C-USA upon its return? Will the Blazers be a thorn in UNT's side?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Former North Texas quarterback Dajon Williams is sacked by UAB defensive end Chris Rabb at Legion Field in the 2014 season. UAB will return to C-USA in 2017 and could end up in the league's West Division with UNT.

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  15. 4 state players going to NFLPA Rookie PremiereRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Alabama Live

    Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carries the ball during rookie minicamp on Friday, May 13, 2016, in Lake Forest, Ill. Four players will Alabama football roots will attend the 22nd NFLPA Rookie Premiere this week in Los Angeles.

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  16. Veteran departures pave way for duo in Bears rookie campRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | USA Today

    Chicago Bears rookies Cody Whitehair and Deon Bush own cleaner paths to starting spots than most first-year NFL players thanks to roster moves made shortly after the draft Veteran departures pave way for duo in Bears rookie camp Chicago Bears rookies Cody Whitehair and Deon Bush own cleaner paths to starting spots than most first-year NFL players thanks to roster moves made shortly after the draft Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Tfr6i0 LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears rookies Cody Whitehair and Deon Bush own cleaner paths to starting spots than most first-year NFL players, thanks to roster moves made shortly after the draft.

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  17. NFL analyst lauds Jordan Howard pickRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Chicago Bears

    NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein's favorite pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft was the Bears' selection of Indiana running back Jordan Howard at No. 150 overall.

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  18. UAB Running Back Greg Bryant In Critical Condition After Being Found ShotRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Switched

    Greg Bryant runs with the ball against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Indiana. Bryant was shot and killed Saturday, May 7, 2016, in South Florida.

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  19. UAB running back Greg Bryant dies after being shot on south Florida interstateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Alabama Live

    Bryant was driving with passenger Maurice Grover, on I-95 southbound in south Florida near Delray Beach. The two were shot and the car was discovered at 4:45 a.m., per the Palm Beach Post.

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  20. Jordan Howard enters the NFL with 'my heart on my sleeve' for UABRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Alabama Live

    UAB running back Jordan Howard carries the ball against Troy on Aug. 30, 2014, at Legion Field in Birmingham. Former UAB football players Jake Ganus, Jordan Howard, Rolan Milligan and Jontavious Morris are heading off to NFL rookie minicamps.

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