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Classic Team Logo of The Day

27 Jan

Logo of a Division II college football team that plays in the South Atlantic Conference, the Catawba College Indians. The NCAA cited the school for it’s “abusive” nickname, but after appealing to continue to use the name, citing the approval of the Catawba Indian Nation, the NCAA relented. Catawba alumni who have gone on to pro football careers include Bucky Pope, a Rams’ receiver who was nicknamed “The Catawba Claw”, Ike Hill, Dave Taylor and Drew Buie.

 

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Jan

Logo of a scholastic football team from northern California, the Firebaugh High School Eagles. The school is located in Fresno County and has a majority of Hispanic students enrolled in it. It’s most famous athletic alumnus is current Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

25 Jan

Logo of a college football team that plays in the  American Conference, the University of Central Florida Golden Knights. The school’s football program began play in 1979, and formerly played in the Mid-America Conference and Conference USA. They have won 6 conference titles, and their home stadium is known as “The Bounce House”. Former Knights who have gone on to play pro football include Brandon Marshall, Kamar Aiken, Leger Douzable, Daunte Culpepper, Shawn Jefferson, Asante Samuel, Josh Sitton and current players Matt Prater, A.J. Bouye, Gabriel Davis, Latavius Murray, Blake Bortles, and Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

31 Dec

Logo of a college football team that plays in the West Division of the  Mountain West Conference, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels. The school played their first season in 1968. Former Rebels who have enjoyed pro football careers include Randall Cunningham, Ickey Woods, Eric Wright, Keenan McCardell and Charles Dimry. Besides pro football players, former UNLV alumni include ESPN SportsCenter  anchor Kenny Mayne and CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records Suge Knight.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

24 Dec

Logo of a Historically Black College (HBCU) football team that plays in the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The school began play in 1916 and has won a couple of recent division titles. Former Golden Lions who have played pro football include L.C. Greenwood, Manny Sistrunk, Robert Brown, Willie Frazier, Mike Lewis, Terry Nelson, Wallace Francis and Dante Wesley.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

17 Dec

Logo of a college football team that plays in the  Big 12 Conference, the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The school, based in Lubbock, Texas, began play in 1925 and has won 11 conference titles. Many former Red Raiders have enjoyed careers in pro football, including Patrick Mahomes, E.J. Holub, Donny Anderson, Zach Thomas, Dave Parks, Wes Welker, Joe Walter, LaAdrian Waddle, Bake Turner, Danny Amendola, Michael Crabtree, Curtis Jordan, Dave Lloyd, Anthony Lynn, Sammy Morris and Billy Joe Tolliver.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

10 Dec

Vintage logo, used from 1941 until 1945, of a college football team that plays in the Big 12 Conference, the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The program began play in 1890 and has won 6 conference titles. The list of former Jayhawks who have gone on to play pro football is long, and includes Nolan Cromwell, Gilbert Brown, Larry Brown, Galen Fiss, Bobby Douglass, Ron Jessie, John Hadl, Dana Stubblefield, Aqib Talib, John Zook, Delvin Williams and Pro Football Hall of Famers Mike McCormack, Gale Sayers and John Riggins.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

03 Dec

Logo of a small college football team that plays in the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Mount Union Purple Raiders. The Division III team first started play in 1893 and has won 30 conference championships and 13 small college national titles over the years. Former Purple Raiders who have gone on to play or coach in pro football include Pierre Garcon, Cecil Shorts, Kyle Miller, Jim Ballard and Dom Capers.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

26 Nov

Logo of a Division III college football team that plays in the Ohio Athletic Conference, the John Carroll University Blue Streaks. The program, which began play in 1920, has won 11 conference titles, and play their home games at Don Shula Stadium. Notable former JCU alumni who have played pro football include Shula, Carl Taseff, Ed Ecker and London Fletcher. Besides Shula, the school has provided numerous coaches and front office personnel to the NFL, including Greg Roman, Josh McDaniels, Nick Caley, Tom Telesco, Brian Polian, Nick Caserio and David Caldwell.

 
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Classic Team Logo of The Day

19 Nov

Logo of a Division III college football team that plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks. Coach Lance Leipold guided the team to 6 Division III national championships in his tenure, including 4 undefeated seasons, before moving on to the University of Buffalo. A perennial small school powerhouse, the Warhawks own an impressive 51-9 record overall in small college playoffs. They have sent a few players on to pro football, including Matt Turk, Jake Kumerow, Derek Stanley and Joe Panos.