C. Backup had pedestrian numbers in 13 games (eight receptions, 96 yards) but one catch stands out in the minds of NFL fans everywhere. Lewis’ last second snag of a Brett Favre sizzler in the back of the end zone kept the Vikings unbeaten and was a high moment in a season that ended in the NFC title game..

Murphy redshirted a year at Florida. With only six starts at quarterback in three seasons, he was unsure how much he would play as a fifth year senior. He transferred to Boston College, where he knew the system, knew coach Steve Addazio and showcased his talents as the starter while earning his master’s in administrative studies..

6. Herculean effort in UtahWashington State’s defense created seven turnovers at Rice Eccles Stadium and defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa spent all night chasing down Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley. Mata’afa dropped Huntley for three sacks, racked up five tackles for loss and tied Jahad Wood for the team lead in total tackles (8).

Those votes now have been tallied, and guests overwhelmingly chose ocelots as their favorite this year: The Zoological Society will gift $10,000 to the Friends of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas, a group that works to save ocelots and their diminishing habitat. The Turtle Survival Alliance will receive a $5,000 donation; while Friends of the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens will receive $2,500. Representatives from these groups will visit Abilene next week to meet with staff, tour the zoo’s programs and pick up the donations..

Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski USA TODAY Sports”,”Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Joey Bosa (Ohio State) arrives on the red carpet before the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski USA TODAY Sports”,”Joey Bosa (Ohio State) after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the number three overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski USA TODAY Sports.

Accomplishments of our 12 inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award winners are tangible proof of the global impact made by NSM graduates, Wells said. Outstanding leaders represent bold innovations in the fields of space exploration, energy, medicine, entertainment, sports, public service and social service. Awards are bestowed upon NSM alumni for exceptional achievement in their professional field, involvement in the community, and demonstrated innovative change to improve the lives of others through their work..