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Pro Football (NFL, WFL)

Alfred (Al) Joris Wooten #34, Running Back Syracuse University, Philadelphia Eagles and London Monarchs





Alfred (Al) J. Wooten is known best for making things happen, his high energy and creativity. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and one of 16 children of Alice and the late Samuel J. Wooten, Al has truly made an impact as an athlete, corporate executive, entrepreneur and community leader. From 1989-1993, Al was a starting fullback for the Mighty Orangemen of Syracuse University. In 1994, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in retail management and a minor in general management, Al enjoyed a stint in professional sports with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League and the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football. After experiencing several set backs in professional sports, Al made a decision to cross over from the gridiron to politics. From 1995-1998, he worked as a professional staff member on the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs where he specialized in federal housing and real estate finance policy. Al was instrumental in the development and passage of the Multi-Family Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 that prevented over 15 billion dollars in FHA insured mortgages from defaulting and thousands of low-income residents from being displaced. He also assisted in the development and passage of the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 that prevented homeowners from being charged expensive and unnecessary private mortgage insurance premiums. In addition, he spearheaded the reauthorization of the Community Development and Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund (appropriated $225 million from 1994 – 1998).  In 1998, Al returned to Syracuse University to earn a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and General Management. During his first year back in Syracuse he put his skills to work serving as an economic development specialist for the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development. In this role, he developed a marketing campaign to promote the city as a “Business Class Community” and led a research study to determine how remanufactured products and waste management could lead to future business and economic development.After earning his MBA in 2000, Al was recruited to work for FedEx in Memphis, TN and became engaged in many economic opportunities in the city. Al was determined to invest in a venture that allowed him to utilize his education and passion for people. Al noticed a void in image and grooming services offered to professionals and in late 2006, decided to open a day-spa boutique combo that includes a full service hair salon, custom tailored suits, designer boutique clothing and spa services for men and woman.  AJW Clothier & Day Spa was created from concepts learned in college relating to his retail management degree and his desire to create a top-notch retail destination for people all across the country.   Currently, Al serves as a Marketing Executive in International Marketing for FedEx Corporate Services. His responsibilities include leading corporate growth strategies, business development and product development for the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe regions.  He has also served on the Common Table Health Alliance and The Works, Inc. Board of Directors.  Al and his wife, the former Vera C. Hilliard, reside in Lakeland, TN, and have two children, Alfred J. and Aleyla.
 

Pro Football (NFL)
James Starks #44: Running Back, Green Bay Packers

JAMES STARKS
RB#44
Height:6-2
Weight: 218
Age: 29
College: Buffalo
Experience: 6

QUICK STATS (2014):

CAR - 85
YDS - 333
AVG - 3.9
TDS - 2
Career Stats
SEASON TEAM GAMES RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
G GS ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LONG TD FUM LOST
TOTAL 407 1,760 4.3 41 7 63 491 7.8 28 1 5 1
2014 GB 16 0 85 333 3.9 41 2 18 140 7.8 28 0 1 0
2013 GB 13 1 89 493 5.5 41 3 10 89 8.9 23 1 1 0
2012 GB 6 2 71 255 3.6 22T 1 4 31 7.8 9 0 1 0
2011 GB 13 2 133 578 4.3 40 1 29 216 7.4 17 0 2 1
2010 GB 3 0 29 101 3.5 16 0 2 15 7.5 12 0 -- --
Recent Games
WK OPP RESULT RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
17 DET W 30-20 5 26 5.2 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @TB W 20-3 7 3 0.4 4 0 4 22 5.5 9 0 -- --
15 @BUF L 13-21 4 19 4.8 12 0 1 10 10 10 0 -- --
14 ATL W 43-37 10 75 7.5 41 1 2 26 13 14 0 -- --
13 NE W 26-21 1 2 2 2 0 2 34 17 28 0 -- --
12 @MIN W 24-21 1 -4 -4 -4 0 0 0 -- -- 0 1 0
11 PHI W 53-20 8 9 1.1 7 0 2 17 8.5 14 0 -- --
10 CHI W 55-14 5 10 2 6 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
8 @NO L 23-44 2 5 2.5 3 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
7 CAR W 38-17 7 36 5.1 14 1 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
6 @MIA W 27-24 8 31 3.9 12 0 2 11 5.5 10 0 -- --
5 MIN W 42-10 12 46 3.8 17 0 2 2 1 3 0 -- --
4 @CHI W 38-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @DET L 7-19 8 38 4.8 15 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2 NYJ W 31-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1 @SEA L 16-36 7 37 5.3 12 0 2 11 5.5 11 0 -- --








BIOGRAPHY

PRO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rushed for 493 yards and aCAREER-high three TDs on 89 carries in 2013, an average of 5.54 yards per carry that ranked No. 1 in the NFL among players with 80-plus attempts.
  • Was tied for No. 2 in the NFL last season with three TD runs of 20-plus yards, trailing only Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (four).
  • Posted a combined 1,326 rushing yards from 2011-13, the most by a Packer over that span.
  • Led the team with 578 rushing yards on 133 carries (4.3 avg.) in 2011, while also leading the running backs with 29 receptions for 216 yards (7.4 avg.).
  • Limited to just three games as a rookie in 2010 as he worked his way back from a hamstring injury, but burst onto the scene with a league-leading 315 rushing yards in the 2010 postseason.
  • Those 315 yards in the ’10 playoffs were the third-most ever by a rookie RB in the postseason behind only Washington’s Timmy Smith (342 in 1987) and Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis (338 in 2000).
  • Posted 73 yards on 18 carries in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco in Week 13 of 2010, the highest yardage total by a Green Bay rookie RB in his first game since Ralph Earhart had 78 in his debut at Boston (Sept. 17, 1948).
  • Originally injured his hamstring during OTAs in May of his rookie campaign, and spent the entire preseason and the first nine regular-season games on the physically unable to perform list.
  • Selected by the Packers in the sixth round (193rd overall), the 13th running back taken in the draft and the first running back drafted into the NFL from theUNIVERSITY at Buffalo.

COLLEGE:

Finished his career as the University at Buffalo’s all-time leader in rushing yards (3,140), rushing touchdowns (34) and points scored (222), despite missing his senior campaign due to a shoulder injury…Played 36 games in three seasons, rushing 698 times for 3,140 yards (4.5 avg.) with 34 TDs, adding 127 receptions for 898 yards (7.1 avg.) and three more scores…Reception total ranks eighth on the school’s all-time list…His 3,140 yards broke the previous record of 3,103 held by Anthony Swan (1994-97), his 34 rushing TDs broke the previous record of 29 by Lee Jones (1965-67) and Swan, and his 222 points topped the previous record of 184 by Alan Bell (1989-92)…His 12 100-yard rushing games fell one shy of Swan’s mark, and his 698 carries are also second to Swan (812) in school annals…One of only four players in school history to generate more than 4,000 all-purpose yards, finishing with 4,045…Had his most decorated year as a junior in 2008, when he set single-season school records for carries (272), rushing yards (1,333), all-purpose yards (1,694) and points scored (102)…Was recruited as a QB,CONVERTED to CB during his redshirt season in 2005 and then became a part-time starter at RB in ’06…Graduated with a degree in sociology.

PERSONAL:

Given name James Darell Starks…Nicknamed “Buck”…Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. SINGLE…Says his two uncles, who are pastors, have been a big influence on him as an athlete…High school: As a QB at Niagara Falls High, was a three-time team captain…Ran for 1,048 yards and threw for more than 600 yards as a senior, earning All-Western New York honors…Played for coach Joe Shifflet, a formerUNIVERSITY at Buffalo football player…Also played shooting guard on a basketball team that included future Syracuse stars Paul Harris and Jonny Flynn…Was a four-year letterman in basketball as well as track, running sprints and relays and competing in the jumping events…Community involvement: Was given a key to the city of Niagara Falls on Feb. 23, 2011, his birthday, following the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory…Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, which raises money for a cancer-relatedCHARITY…Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Has worked as a counselor at sports camps, made hospital visits and worked with a local Boys and Girls Club among his charitable endeavors…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys drawing and playing basketball…Lists Above The Rim as his favorite movie and R&B and rap as his favorite types of music…Residence: Niagara Falls, N.Y.



Pro Basketball (Overseas) 
Jonny Flynn: Point Guard, 

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Jonny William Flynn
 (born February 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Orlandina Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played collegiate basketball for the Syracuse Orange.

High school

Flynn and Niagara Falls High School won the 2005 New York state public high school and federation championships. He was also from rea berring New York State Mr. Basketball following his senior year. When he graduated with the class of 2007, he was ranked the No. 22 overall recruit and No. 4 point guard by Rivals.com as well as the No. 23 overall and the No. 4 point guard by Scout.com. Flynn was a 2007 McDonald's All-American and he was named to the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that competed against the World Select Team in the 10th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tennessee. Flynn was a former high school and college teammate of guard/forward Paul Harris, whom he played alongside as members of the Minnesota Timberwolves' summer league team. In his senior year, Flynn averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.3 rebounds.

College

2007–08

In his first game ever, on November 12, 2007, Flynn scored 28 points which eclipsed former Orange standout Carmelo Anthony's record for most points in a freshman's debut. Later in the season, he matched his debut performance with another 28-point effort in an 82-77 loss to Pittsburgh on March 21, 2008. Flynn would go on to a prolific freshman year, collecting co-Big East Rookie of the Year honors with averages of 15.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. Flynn and fellow freshman Donte Greene were the second-highest scoring freshman duo in the country, combining to average 33.4 points per outing.

2008–09

Flynn was named to the preseason All Big East team and started the season with a 27-point effort against Richmond on November 18, 2008.Seven days later, Flynn scored 25 points and hit a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in regulation as Syracuse defeated then-No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP Kansas 89-81 in overtime in the championship game of the CBE Classic. Flynn was named MVP of the Tournament.

Flynn's leaping ability was on display on a January 11, 2009, game against Rutgers. With Syracuse clinging to a 52-48 lead, Flynn drove to the hoop and threw down a monstrous dunk over 6-foot-3 Rutgers guard Michael Rosario as he attempted to draw a charge.

In the quarterfinals of the 2009 Big East Tournament on March 12 and 13th, Flynn led the Orange to a 127-117 win in six overtimes over the favored University of Connecticut Huskies. Flynn played 67 out of a possible 70 minutes on the floor that evening, leading the Orange by scoring 34 points, adding 11 assists and making all 16 of his free throw attempts.The next day, Flynn then played all 45 minutes of Syracuse's 74-69 overtime victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Big East semifinals. He scored 15 points and had 9 assists.Syracuse, however, would eventually fall to Louisville in the Big East championship game, 76-66. For his efforts, Flynn was named the 2009 Big East Tournament's MVP, the fourth player from the losing team to win the award in the tournament's history..

In his first career NCAA tournament game in 2009, Flynn led all scorers in their first round matchup against Stephen F. Austin, tallying 16 points and 7 assists. Syracuse went on to win the game 59-44. On March 22, 2009 Flynn would score 11 points and add 7 assists as Syracuse defeated Arizona State 78-67 advancing Syracuse to its first Sweet Sixteen since 2004.

On April 9, it was announced by Syracuse University that Flynn would declare himself eligible for the upcoming 2009 NBA draft. However, Flynn would retain his NCAA eligibility by not immediately hiring an agent.Flynn officially decided to forgo his final two years at Syracuse and signed with Creative Artists Agency Sports, run by agent Leon Rose, on April 15.He was ultimately drafted sixth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA draft.

Team USA

Flynn was named as a 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team member on June 26, 2006 at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in San Antonio, Texas. During the tournament, he averaged 8.5 ppg., 3.8 rpg., a team-high 5.3 apg. and 1.8 spg.

Flynn would once again play on Team USA in the 2007 USA Basketball U19 World Championships. The team took home the silver medal, as Flynn averaged 9.6 points per game in the USA's nine games.

Professional career

NBA

Flynn was drafted No. 6 overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On October 28, 2009, Flynn made his professional debut and sparked a rally for the Timberwolves, coming back from 19 points down. Flynn scored 13 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Timberwolves to a victory over the New Jersey Nets.

On December 14, 2009, he made the driving game-winning layup to beat the Utah Jazz 110 to 108, scoring 28 points.

On January 18, 2010, he set a new career high with 29 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in a 108-103 overtime victory.

At the end of the season, Flynn was selected to the All-Rookie 2nd team.

Flynn underwent hip surgery during the summer of 2010. His 2010-11 campaign was widely considered to be a disappointment, as his numbers dipped to 5.3 points per game and only 3.4 assists per game. This led to much speculation of his departure following the season.

During the 2011 NBA Draft, Flynn was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Donatas Motiejunas in exchange for Brad Miller, the number 23 and 38 picks in the draft, and a future first round draft pick.

On March 15, 2012, Flynn was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with Hasheem Thabeet and a future second round pick for Marcus Camby.

On October 1, 2012, Flynn signed with the Detroit Pistons.On October 22, 2012, Flynn was waived by the Pistons.

Flynn joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2013 Orlando Summer League.He then joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the Las Vegas Summer League.

NBL

On November 5, 2012, Flynn signed with the Melbourne Tigers of the Australian National Basketball League. In his first game in the NBL, and after only a few days of preparation, Flynn was impressive with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 block and lifted the struggling Tigers to a dominant 96-66 win over the Adelaide 36ers.

Flynn continued to have an impact on the NBL and, following an injury to Kevin Lisch, was selected as the substitute starting point guard for the South All-Stars in their 134-114 win over the North All-Stars in the 2012 NBL All-Star Game held at the Adelaide Arena on December 22, 2012. In 19:56 of game time, Flynn recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists.

CBA

In September 2013, Flynn joined the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. However, he left a month later due to injury.

Europe

On August 30, 2014, Flynn signed with Orlandina Basket of Italy for the 2014–15 season. On November 24, 2014, he parted ways with Orlandina, after playing only two games in Serie A before getting injured.

NBA career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goalpercentage 3P% 3-point field goalpercentage FT% Free throwpercentage
RPG Reboundsper game APG Assistsper game SPG Stealsper game
BPG Blocksper game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season


Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Minnesota 81 81 28.9 .417 .358 .826 2.4 4.4 1.0 .0 13.5
2010–11 Minnesota 53 8 18.5 .365 .310 .762 1.5 3.4 .6 .1 5.3
2011–12 Houston 11 0 12.3 .293 .222 .786 .7 2.5 .3 .1 3.4
2011–12 Portland 18 1 15.6 .378 .320 .720 1.7 3.8 .2 .1 5.2
Career 163 90 22.9 .400 .338 .809 1.9 3.9 .7 .0 9.2


College Football (NCAA) 
Qadree Ollison # 37: Running Back - University of Pittsburgh (ACC)

http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/qadree_ollison_908341.html
 
Qadree Ollison
Qadree Ollison
Player Profile
Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
High School:
Canisius
Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215
POSITION
RB


2015:
 Began his first active collegiate campaign as Pitt’s third-string tailback but finished it as an All-ACC honoree and 1,000-yard rusher…was thrust into a prominent role when starter James Conner was lost for the season due to a knee injury in the opener against Youngstown State…Ollison seized the opportunity by becoming just the fifth freshman in Pitt history to achieve a 1,000-yard season…rushed for 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns on 212 carries (5.3 avg.) and also had 14 receptions for 77 yards (5.5 avg.) and a TD…selected the ACC’s Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and league coaches…was a co-recipient of the coaches’ overall Rookie of the Year award with Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead…selected All-ACC (second team) by the media and coaches…was twice named the ACC Rookie of the Week (for his performances against Youngstown State and Syracuse)…in his Pitt debut, Ollison ripped off 207 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries (12.9 avg.)—all in the second half—in Pitt’s 45-37 win over YSU…it marked the most rushing yards in a season opener by a freshman in school history and the fifth most by a Pitt freshman overall…Ollison’s TD against YSU was a 71-yarder on just his third career carry…was awarded a “Helmet Sticker” on ESPN College Football Final for his dazzling debut…facing the nation’s No. 11 rushing defense in Louisville (108.9 yards/game), Ollison churned out 152 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries (5.4 avg.), sparking a 45-34 win…in the Panthers’ 17-13 victory at Virginia Tech, rushed for 122 yards and a TD on 19 carries (6.4 avg.)…had 111 yards and a TD on 26 carries (4.3 avg.) in Pitt’s 31-13 win at Duke…netted 103 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries (4.5 avg.) in a 23-20 win at Syracuse.2014: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: The top running back prospect in the state of New York according to Rivals and 247Sports...rated a consensus Top 5 overall prospect in New York by the major scouting services...two-time New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) Class AA All-State selection...finished as the all-timeCAREER rushing leader at Canisius with 4,147 yards, a total that ranked third in Monsignor Martin Association (MMA) history...scored 57 career touchdowns...rushed for 1,465 yards and scored 22 touchdowns as a senior...in the MMA championship game played in Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium, Ollison closed his high school career by rushing for 240 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries (12.0 avg.) to lead Canisius to a 41-7 victory over rival St. Joe's...as a junior, rushed for 1,876 yards and scored 26 TDs...led Canisius to a 20-2 record (.909) his final two seasons, including back-to-back MMA championships...played under Coach Rich Robbins. 

PERSONAL: Qadree Waymond Ollison, born 9/8/96, is the son of Vicki Harris and Wayne Ollison...has three brothers and one sister...parents were college basketball players...father played at Buffalo State and mother played at Alabama State..ENROLLED in the Dietrich School of Arts and Science



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Dale Stewart Jr # : Running Back - Buffalo State University (ECAC)


Rhasheen Williams FB/LB - (Blue and Gold) Emory and Henry College 

Rhasheen Williams Originally from Niagara Falls NY, grew up in the Unity park
Projects. He is the son Tamaron Winn and Rhasheen Bowden. He started playing for Cateract
at the age 6, starting off at the Rapids all the way to the Eagles, and overall his
Cataract career was for 7 years. He moved to Charlotte NC, played High School Football for
the Hopewell Titans! Now, He is currently the starting  LB for the Emory and Henry
college Wasp! They were conference champs this past season!

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