Devwah Whaley is on the island visiting his father Devoe Whaley and getting in some training as well.
Whaley is a running back for the University of Arkansas and in 2016 his Freshman Year, Whaley played a key role in the backfield and saw time in all 13 games, he Rushed 110 times for 602 yards and three touchdowns
In 2017, Whaley played in 12 games starting 11 of them, he had 127 Rushing Attempts for 559 yards, he also had 7 Rushing Touchdowns and 1 Touchdown Reception.
Whaley sat down with www.islandstats.com to talk about the season gone and the upcoming season.
Monday, April 09, 2018
Whaley Leads His team To Victory
Devwah Whaley and his Arkansas Football teammates held its Annual Red-White Spring Game in Little Rock, as Razorback fans braved the cold, wet weather to watch the White team (offense) defeat the Red team (defense), 27 - 25.
Quarterbacks Ty Storey and Cole Kelley alternated drives in the first half, as each tossed for 126 yards through the air and one touchdown each. Storey went 7-of-14 through the air, while Kelley completed 10-of-19 passes.
Running back Whaley led the White team on the ground, rushing for 62 yards on just eight carries. Maleek Williams carried the ball 15 times for 61 yards, powering in Arkansas’ only rushing touchdown.
Tight end Cheyenne O’Grady brought in both of Arkansas’ touchdown receptions, combining for 58 yards, including a 53-yard catch-and-run score. Wide receiver La’Michael Pettway led the receivers with six receptions for 91 yards, including a 34-yarder that set up Williams rushing touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Hayden Henry recorded a team-high eight tackles, including tying a team-best three solo stops. Jamario Bell and Randy Ramsey both led the team with two sacks, as Bell forced the lone turnover of the game, stripping quarterback Ty Storey as the first half came to an end.
Arkansas defensive backs combined for nine pass breakups, as senior Ryan Pulley had a team-best three.
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Whaley & Arkansas Begin Spring Training
Devwah Whaley and his Arkansas Football teammates held its first practice of the Chad Morris era at the Fred W. Smith Football Center Practice Fields.
Arkansas worked out for 21 periods in helmets and shorts. It was the first of 15 practices this spring, including the annual Red-White Game on April 7th.
The practice was upbeat and high-tempo, and the new Razorbacks head coach was complimentary of how his team responded on the first day.
“Overall, the energy level was extremely high, which is what we expect every day,” Morris said. “It starts with our coaching staff, and I thought our coaching staff did a really good job of having our players prepared … We had great energy, and I’m really proud of our players.”
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Pierce Joins Herm Edwards @ ASU
Father Cleo Burrows & Son Antonio Pierce
Former Arizona Wildcat Antonio Pierce is the new linebackers coach for the arch-rival Arizona State Sun Devils, the school announced.
The news broke a day after Pierce confirmed he would be stepping down as the head coach at Long Beach Poly High.
Pierce, 39, will work alongside new head man Herm Edwards in Tempe. The two have worked together at ESPN since 2010.
"Antonio has not only competed at the highest level of football as a linebacker himself in the NFL for nearly a decade, but he has also coached at the highest level of high school football in his time at Long Beach Poly,” Edwards said in a statement. “He will be a valuable addition to our staff and someone we expect to immediately have an impact on our program."
Despite going undrafted out of Arizona in 2001, Pierce spent nine seasons in the NFL and is most known for his five-year stint with the New York Giants, which included a Pro Bowl appearance in 2006 and a Super Bowl XLII ring in 2007.
He retired in 2010 and became Long Beach Poly’s head coach in 2014.
Pierce spent the 2000 season with the Wildcats after transferring in from Mount San Antonio College. Pierce tallied three sacks, 77 tackles (10 for loss), two forced fumbles, one interception, and one blocked kick in his lone year in Tucson.
Arizona has an ASU alum on its coaching staff in defensive line coach Vince Amey.
Friday, December 08, 2017
Roberts Selected to All-Super Region Team
Coming off an impressive 9-4 campaign and a Second Round appearance in the NCAA Division II Football Championship Playoff, Delta State University (DSU) placed six Statesmen including George Roberts on the Division II Conference Commissioners' Association All-Super Region II Team, including four First Team and two Second Team selections.
Senior All-Americans Chris Robinson (RB) and Roberts (OL) were named to the First Team for a second-straight year, while Brandon Gaddy (NG) and Jamoral Graham (CB) were tabbed to the First Team defense. Innis Claud, V (OL) and Landy Tullo (LB) were named to the Second Team.
"We are extremely proud of the effort these young men have put in this season and this honor is without a doubt deserved," DSU head coach Todd Cooley said. "All six of these young men exemplify what it means to me a part of the DSU Family and I am thankful for their efforts this season in the green-and-white."
Only West Alabama (8) had more selections on this year's D2CCA All-Super Region II Team. Delta State was second with six selections followed by West Georgia (5), Bowie State (4), Carson Newman (4), Catawba (4) and West Florida (4), Wingate (3), Newberry (2) and Valdosta State (2). Florida Tech, Mars Hill, Miles, Mississippi College, North Alabama, Tusculum, Tuskegee, and Virginia State all had one student-athlete selected to the squad.