Jake Kernen

Jake Kernen

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Ranking the Active NFL Hall of Fame Candidates

Every year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes four to eight new members into its hallowed grounds to be forever enshrined as a bust among the best to have ever played the game. Players, coaches, and contributors are all eligible for enshrinement in Canton, and a class usually consists of some combination of the […]

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Four Key Super Bowl Matchups to Watch

Super Bowl LVI kicks off this weekend in Los Angeles, where the upstart Bengals travel to play the hometown Rams. Here are The 33rd Team’s four key Super Bowl matchups to watch during the big game that could decide who lifts the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night.  Rams CB Jalen Ramsey vs. […]

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In–State Recruiting: Which Schools Lock Down Their State?

In–State Recruiting: Which Schools Lock Down Their State?

Every college football coach across the country preaches the importance of recruiting and winning their home state, but to what level do they actually follow through on that intent? The 33rd Team wanted to know which teams are successfully defending their state against other schools and which states have just acknowledged their states don’t supply […]

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Early Look at Some of the First NIL Deals

Early Look at Some of the First NIL Deals

Name, Image and Likeness was officially introduced into collegiate athletics on July 1 and the landscape of college sports changed forever. The preparation by some players was evident, as they wasted no time announcing new partnerships. Several athletes – such as University of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King and the Cainder sisters from Fresno State women’s […]

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Recruiting on the Rise at These Four Schools

Recruiting on the Rise at These Four Schools

Recruiting in college football is a year-round job, despite the fact that the average football fan probably won’t spend much time keeping tabs on recruiting until December’s Early Signing Day. It’s a daunting task to have to host visitors on campus, build relationships over the phone and recruit multiple classes at once while leading a […]

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5 College Transfers That Will Have Big Impact on 2021 Season

5 College Transfers That Will Have Big Impact on 2021 Season

The Transfer Portal is one of the most debated and discussed aspects of modern college football. This was a big week for players in the portal, as June 1 marked the end of an NCAA-imposed “dead period” in which potential transfers couldn’t visit other schools. Of course, there are plenty who have already transferred. Love […]

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Top 15 Tight End Prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft

Florida’s Kyle Pitts is the only tight end projected to be a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but there are plenty of other prospects that could hear their names called in later rounds. Here are the 33rd Team’s top 15 tight end prospects:   1. Kyle Pitts, Florida, 6-6, 246 Pitts projects as […]

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Top 5 Rookie Performances of Week 17

Here are the 33rd Team’s standout rookie performances from Week 17: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts (2nd Round, Wisconsin) The Colts needed a big performance to get into the playoffs and Jonathan Taylor delivered. The workhorse from Wisconsin had his season highs in both carries and yards per carry, leading to an incredible 253-yard and […]

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College Football Playoff Matchups to Watch

The field is set and full of familiar faces. Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State have all won at least one National Championship in the College Football Playoff era and Notre Dame played in the Cotton Bowl semifinal two years ago. As with everything else in the past 12 months, there are some unique hurdles that […]

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Top 5 Rookie Performances From Week 15 in the NFL

Here are the 33rd Team’s standout rookie performances in the NFL from Week 15: Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (1st round, Oregon) Another week, another Justin Herbert appearance on the 33rd Team’s Top 5 Rookies list. In what turned out to be a battle of legendary Oregon Duck QBs on Thursday night, Herbert carried […]

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