Ryan Mallett seemingly has it all -- a 6-foot-7 frame, a cannon of an arm and 7,493 passing yards in a pro-style offense at Arkansas. So why are there still questions?
Apr 15 12:36 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson is known for his intelligence, focus and ability to keep things light. Where did he get all that? Elizabeth Merrill traces his roots.
Apr 8 12:46 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Five years after her death, the Army women's basketball coach continues to influence the lives of the people who knew her.
Apr 8 1:53 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The spotlight on Blaine Gabbert has grown increasingly bright -- he's battling Cam Newton, Ryan Mallett and Jake Locker to be the first quarterback selected in the NFL draft.
Mar 24 4:44 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Prince Amukamara's passion was playing running back, but his skills as a defender are about to pave his path to the NFL.
Mar 18 10:06 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
In a chaotic Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers' cool confidence was the difference for Green Bay, Elizabeth Merrill writes.
Feb 7 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Of course there are things said in the heat of battle that a football player wishes he could take back. It's not so easy on Twitter or other social networking sites.
Feb 8 3:32 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Mike Tomlin is going for Pittsburgh's seventh Lombardi trophy. In honor of that, here are seven perspectives of a man who, in some ways, is difficult to get to know.
Feb 3 4:39 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
No doubt Aaron Rodgers is all business this week as he and the Packers prepare to face Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. But the Green Bay quarterback also knows the value of unwinding.
Feb 1 1:13 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
How does it feel to be Mike McCarthy? To be days away from the game he's dreamed about his whole life? To be playing that game against the franchise that made him love football?
Jan 27 12:41 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, his supporters say, has grown up. He had to. The face of the Steelers franchise stood at the precipice of losing everything this past spring.
Jan 20 2:49 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Brett Keisel's now-legendary beard isn't going anywhere -- as long as the Steelers keep winning -- writes Elizabeth Merrill.
Jan 17 | By Elizabeth Merrill
North Platte is Cornhuskers territory, which means Saturdays are for the Big Red and Sundays are for doing chores and waiting another six days for a game. But not this season. Danny Woodhead is playing in the NFL. And in this western Nebraska town of about 25,000, the New England Patriots have about 25,000 fans.
Jan 16 1:12 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Perhaps it's somewhat fitting that Brett Favre's 20-year NFL career filled with so many ups and downs would end this way, with little emotion and no obvious bookend.
Jan 3 1:21 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
In the month since he was diagnosed with cancer, Titans assistant Mike Heimerdinger has started chemotherapy and says he's received tremendous support.
Oct 1 10:44 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The Green Bay Packers have 13 players on IR, including nine on defense. But somehow, they're hanging on and still in the playoff hunt as Sunday night's game in New England looms.
Dec 16 5:17 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Those close to the Jets receiver say he's grown up and shed bad-boy image
Dec 3 2:56 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
"All My Childress." That's what the local sports-radio station calls this 2010 football season that has made Minnesota the most fascinating, frustrating and dysfunctional team in the NFL.
Nov 17 2:39 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks say the back-and-forth of who will start has not caused a rift between them, or among their teammates.
Nov 5 1:25 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The rookie quarterback out of BYU has provided the spark the Arizona Cardinals have needed to stay in the thick of the NFC West.
Oct 21 1:37 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
How can you miss him? Packers linebacker Clay Matthews flies around the field tormenting quarterbacks -- with a mane of long hair bouncing out of his helmet.
Oct 7 3:31 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The Tennessee running back has set high expectations, saying his goal is to run for 2,500 yards this season
Sep 23 12:50 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Will Jeff Garcia's road to Omaha eventually lead from the UFL back to the NFL? The journeyman quarterback says he still has games left to play.
Sep 1 1:55 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
It would seem that Brett Favre is driving Minnesota's golf cart again. But Vikings coach Brad Childress doesn't care what the outside world thinks, he's in control, Elizabeth Merrill writes.
Aug 11 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Less than a year after his wife's death, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer finds some solace in coaching, Elizabeth Merrill writes.
Aug 2 | By Elizabeth Merrill