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Former Eagles Roynell Young, Jimmie Giles picked to Black College Football Hall of Fame

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Former Eagles teammates Roynell Young and Jimmie Giles, who both played college football at Alcorn State, have been selected to the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Young and Giles and four other inductees were selected from a group of 25 finalists by an 11-member selection committee of journalists, broadcasters, football historians and former NFL executives.

Young, nicknamed The Quiet Storm, was the Eagles first-round pick in 1980 and spent his entire nine-year career with the Eagles, starting 109 games at cornerback and recording 23 interceptions. He started 16 games as a rookie on the 1980 Super Bowl team and made the Pro Bowl in 1981 in his second season.

Young had four interceptions in each of his first three seasons and a career-high six interceptions in 1986. Hes tied with Asante Samuel

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Chevrolet helps celebrate Jimmie Johnson as his full-time career comes to a close



a close up of a car going down the road: Chevrolet helps celebrate Jimmie Johnson as his full-time career comes to a close


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Chevrolet helps celebrate Jimmie Johnson as his full-time career comes to a close


Whoever said nice guys couldn’t finish first never met Jimmie Johnson. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet has conducted himself with class and dignity throughout his career, whether he was hoisting his seventh championship trophy or having one of those days when patience was tested.

That sort of attitude, backed with historically impressive results on the track — 83 wins, seven titles, 18,937 laps led, we could go on — has endeared Jimmie to fans young and old across the world.

So when the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion announced his plan to retire from full-time NASCAR racing at the conclusion of the 2020 season, he did so with an unspoken expectation of celebrating his final run surrounded by those who cheer for him the loudest — his fans in the

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Jimmie Johnson Ends NASCAR Cup Series Career with Final Race at Phoenix Raceway

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Racecar driver Jimmie Johnson’s storied NASCAR career came to an end on Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

Johnson, 45, drove in his final race as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

The athlete had a nearly two-decade career with NASCAR and is the only driver in NASCAR Cup Series history that has won five consecutive championships. According to NASCAR.com, Johnson won seven total NASCAR Cup Series championships, as well as 83 series races ahead of Sunday’s championship.

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The racer initially announced his retirement last November, saying at the time, “The sport has been good to me. It has allowed me to do something I truly love.”

In an interview ahead of his final run, Johnson reflected on his career to ESPN.

Johnson — who was positive for

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How a scary crash set the stage for Jimmie Johnson’s career

Jimmie Johnson pulled his legs away from the pedals. He curled up in his seat, but also tried to stay loose. There was nothing he could do to stop the car as it headed straight at a concrete wall.

He was 24-years-old, running in his first full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season (then known as the Busch Series) and he’d had that car in the top-10 at Watkins Glen International. He’d just pitted; his crew was abuzz about the chance to have a strong finish — maybe even a win.

Then he pushed his foot onto the brake. Nothing. Foot to the floor. Still nothing.

Instead of rounding the first turn, Johnson’s No. 92 Chevrolet shot off the track. It skittered across the grass before catching air over a sand trap. He had nanoseconds to consider what he might do next. His brain cycled.

Do I try to make the turn?!

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Jimmie Johnson set to conclude 7-time NASCAR Cup series championship career at Phoenix

For the past few years, NASCAR has been in a transition period on a variety of levels. From a social standpoint, they recently banned the Confederate flag and have made strides towards diversity. From an on-track perspective, they’re developing a new car to be unleashed in 2022 in addition to various schedule changes being implemented in 2021. 

Perhaps the biggest change in NASCAR has been in its base of drivers. In the past decade we’ve seen all-time greats like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart retire. The sport is now preparing to say goodbye to another legendary driver: Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson has just one race remaining in his seven-time Cup series championship career. Only two other drivers, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, have matched the amount of titles Johnson has accumulated. Johnson has 83 career wins and has been deadlocked with Cale Yarborough in a tie for sixth

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