Defensive end Shawn King was the 36th pick in the 1995 draft. His career with the Carolina Panthers didn’t turn out as planned.
A profile of the Carolina Panthers quarterback, this season’s likely MVP.
Brian Chavez was supposed to be the one who made it out of Odessa. It didn’t turn out that way.
Previously: The original "Friday Night Lights" article, from 1990, reprinted on Longform.
How a disgruntled group of University of Miami football fans got the head coach fired by flying insulting airplane banners high over Sun Life Stadium.
How a tiny island 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland has produced so many NFL players.
The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.
On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.
How one woman’s sexual assault by four University of Oregon football players in 1980 unwittingly led to the state’s expansive free speech protections.
Todd Marinovich was engineered from birth to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He ended up doing heroin in the locker room. A 2010 National Magazine Award winner, reprinted on Longform.
The life of the former defensive tackle, who was paralyzed during a kickoff return.