Friday, April 29, 2011

Inside the Gates

The second round of the draft is underway. Edmond Gates is surrounded by friends and family at a cousin's house in Dallas where he's watching the ESPN coverage, waiting to find out where he'll play football professionally. I asked him how many are there. He said, "A lot."

It's the same cousin's house where they all gathered two years ago when another cousin, Bernard Scott, was taken in the 6th round by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gates Wide Open

Former Abilene Christian University All-America wide receiver Edmond "Clyde" Gates is projected to be taken as high as the second round of this weekend's NFL Draft. Not bad for a guy who came to ACU hoping to play basketball.

Here's my profile of his amazing journey from the wrong side of the tracks to sports' biggest stage.