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Nate Bussey

Bussey joins Martez Wilson as the second Illini linebacker selected by the Saints in the 2011 NFL Draft. Nate was a 7th Rd Draft Pick & spent most of this season on the practice squad. He was recently activated to the 53 man roster right before the play offs. Bussey hails from Washington DC and graduated from Dunbar HS. Played QB and S at Dunbar HS (Washington, D.C.) as well as returning kicks. He was first-team All-Met by The Washington Post in 2006 & honorable mention in 2005. Totaled over 8,000 passing yards for his career and 102.7 QB rating. Defensively, recorded six interceptions, 2 returned for TDs. Threw for 2,473 yards & 28 TD's in 2006 as well as rushing for a team-high 553 yards & 12 TDs & recorded four interceptions as a senior...Passed for 2,543 yards and 37 TDs, also running for over 700 yards as a junior. HS teammate of former Illini teammates & current NFL players Arrelious Benn (WR, Tampa Bay) & Vontae Davis (CB, Miami). View Guest page

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Jarred Fayson

Jarred Fayson signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 11, 2012. Fayson was originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. He was waived by the team on September 3, 2011 due to an injury. Indianapolis signed Fayson to its practice squad on November 21, 2011 and he remained there for the rest of the season. Jarred originally committed to the University of Florida in 2006 (over offers from USC, Miami, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahmoma amongst others) where he was a member of the Florida Gators 2006 National Championship team. Originally, an "all-everything" dual threat QB in high school, Jarred led his team, Hillsborough High School, Tampa Florida, to an undefeated season totaling 30 total touchdowns. Regarded as a Top 50 player in the entire country (3rd rated WR, Scouts Inc...5th rated Athlete, Rivals), he played in the prestigious U.S. Army High School All-Star game in 2006. In 2007 he played in 11 games, recording 12 catches for 148 yards and catching three touchdown passes He also rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries. As a freshman, in 2006, Jarred had one reception for one yard and carried the ball 14 times for 126 yards (9.0 avg.) in 13 games After two seasons with the Florida Gators playing WR (he also lined up at running back and return punt and kickoffs), Jarred decided to transfer to the University of Illinois and play for Coach Ron Zook. During his 2 seasons with the Fighting Illini, Jarred played in 21 games, starting 10, totaling 54 catches for 573 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the 2010 season, Jarred recorded a career-high eight reception game for a career-best 83 yards against Ohio State. At the Illinois Pro Day on March 16, 2011, Jarred ran a blazing 40 yard dash time of 4.36 seconds along with a 39" vertical jump, 10'8" broad jump and 21 reps of 225 lbs on the bench press. View Guest page

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D.J. Young

D.J. Young was promoted to the active roster for the Arizona Cardinals on December 28, 2011. Prior to his promotion to the 53 man active roster, he spent the entire season on the practice squad for the Cardinals. D.J. was undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, however, once the NFL lockout was lifted, he quickly became a sought after commodity at the OT position as a free agent before ultimately deciding to play in Arizona. Young, a Lansing Michigan native, originally committed in 2006 to Bowling Green University in Ohio where he started off his college career at defensive tackle. D.J. was considered one of the top defenders in the state of Michigan during his senior year and was named to the Detroit Free Press All State Dream Team. He chose Bowling Green over offers from Cincinnati, North Carolina, Indiana, Purdue, Kentucky, Central Michigan and UCF. As a sophomore, D.J. recorded 23 tackles and 2.5 TFL for the Falcons. In his freshman year, he played a reserve roll with the team recording 7 tackles in 6 games played. After the 2007 season with Bowling Green, D.J. Young decided to transfer to his dream school that eluded him out of high school, Michigan State University. Not only did he risk giving up a scholarship from Bowling Green to sign with the Spartans as a walk-on and pay his own way, D.J. also had a monumental task in the classroom in order to complete his transfer to Michigan State. After sitting out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Young needed to complete a total of 49 college credits in order to be eligible for the 2009 football season as some of his classes from Bowling Green did not transfer. D.J. switched to the offensive side of the ball for the Spartans where he started 11 games in 2009 at right tackle and in 2010, switching to left tackle, started 12 games and was named second team All Big Ten by the coaches. D.J. was born Curtis Duane Young Jr. and is the son of former Michigan State University, San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills tight end, Duane Young. His father played 6 seasons in the NFL, 5 in San Diego and 1 in Buffalo. View Guest page

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The comeback Radio show

January 10, 2013
Hosted by Tony Farmer

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The Comeback Radio Show

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Sports Channel

The show is about athletes, celebrities, politicians, musicians and other individuals who have had the rise and fall in their lives and how they are making a comeback to get back on their feet. It’s also about other people who had to battle adversity and came through it all. So many people see things on the internet, newspaper and other media outlets. Our show will provide first-hand information and a chance to interact with the guests as well as learn the real story behind the scenes. We will discuss high school sports, college sports, professional sports, modeling, acting, music and other categories that pertain to the growth of ones quest to stardom.

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Tony Farmer

Tony Farmer is a retired professional basketball player that played in the NBA and Europe for 16 years. He played with the LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, and Golden State Warriors. He also played in France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Russia, and Puerto Rico.

Tony is very passionate about making a difference in life for other people. He has experienced the rise and fall of today’s athletes himself and has fought adversity to get back on his feet. He is a perfect fit for this show and wants to continue to educate people and other athletes both male and female in their quest to achieve more.

Tony has a reality show called “The Comeback” that will air next year which features athletes and celebrities who have made millions of dollars and lost it all but are making a comeback as well as those who have not lost it all but are maintaining their lifestyle.

The Comeback radio show will feature a variety of different guests weekly as Tony looks to educate people related to the sports world and not related to the sports world.

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