Monday Playcard

Major Applewhite is Tom Herman's landlord.

Tom Herman has finally moved out of his 900 square foot apartment and into a new rental home while he and his wife do some house hunting. His landlord? One Major Applewhite. Applewhite apparently still owns the property in Austin from his stint as offensive coordinator under Mac Brown. (You know, when he was allegedly having relations with a student trainer.)

Think coaching isn't an all consuming endeavor? Herman saw his wife and kids all of once in the 60 plus days since he took the Texas job. Herman's wife will stay in Houston while the kids finish the school year. At least he'll have more room in his new digs.

Meet Jaeger Bull.

You've heard of Kobe Buffalomeat, Ye'Majesty Sanders, and DeeJay Dallas, now get to know Jaeger Bull. The way we figure is Flour Bluff tight end Jaeger Bull is at least the equal of Buffalomeat when it comes to the name game, now he wants to help turn Rice into a winner. Bull selected Rice for its academic reputation. "It is a great academic school," Bull said. "After being there for a camp and meeting the coaching staff, that was the main selling point and what did it for me. Coach Bailiff and the coaching staff there is awesome."

Bull was a high school quarterback in California prior to his transfer to the Corpus area and then again his senior season at Flower Bluff, leading the Hornets a couple rounds deep in the playoffs. At 6-4 he's got a good frame to build on and Rice will be moving Bull back to a position he played in his junior year, tight end. In the meantime Bull is playing for Flower Bluff's basketball team

Ladanian Tomlinson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Former Waco University Trojan and TCU Horned Frog Ladanian Tomlinson received his gold blazer thanks to his selection for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Tomlinson led NCAA in rushing in 2000 and currently sits 10th on the All-Time rushing list in the NCAA. He's TCU's career rushing leader with 5,387 yards. He joins Slinging Sammy Baugh and Bob Lilly as TCU greats enshrined in Canton.

Tomlinson ran for over 13,000 yards during his pro career and may be the last of the great every down backs. Tomlinson put together eight consecutive thousand yard seasons and led the NFL in rushing touchdowns three times. Tomlinson went to five Pro-Bowls and won the league MVP award in 2006. 

Widow of Former Longhorn Greg Ploetz files wrongful death suit.

The widow of Greg Ploetz has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, naming the NCAA as the defendant. Greg Ploetz played defensive tackle for Darrell Royal's Texas teams of the late 1960s. After his death in 2014, doctors found that Ploetz suffered from Stage Four Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the most severe form of CTE.

The lawsuit alleges that the NCAA was aware of the risks of head injury related to the game even back at the time Ploetz played. The suit does not name the University as a defendant. Ploetz went onto a career as an artist and teacher, however CTE eventually took away much of his ability to function on a daily basis. Ploetz' brain was evaluated at the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston, where CTE was discovered.

Posted on February 6, 2017 and filed under Rice, Houston, Southwest Round-Up, TCU, Texas.