Written by Cortez Strickland
With age comes maturity.
Donell Taylor isn’t the fresh-faced teen who guided Sidney Lanier to the state championship more than a decade ago, nor is he the 20-something UAB star who helped the Blazers stun then-top seeded Kentucky in the 2004 NCAA tournament.
Now a husband and father of two who marks his 30th birthday today, Taylor’s priorities and outlook naturally have shifted in regard to how he dedicates his time and manages his basketball aspirations.
Published August 11, 2011
DAVE BOLING; THE NEWS TRIBUNE BY DAVE BOLING | STAFF WRITER
Tarvaris Jackson made a good first impression, saying the right things about joining the Seahawks, citing the great opportunity ahead and the benefits of learning from those things in the past.
He’s a better person and quarterback for having gone through his experience in five seasons in Minnesota, he said. As for Seattle, well, he’s all about competing and being part of a team.
For greater depth about him is best supplied by others, by those who can provide an idea of just who is this Tarvaris Fox Jackson III who takes over the Seahawks’ offense tonight in the first exhibition game at San Diego.
Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune:
When Tarvaris Jackson arrives in Seattle and makes his way through the locker room today, he’ll see at least one familiar face from his childhood. Seattle Seahawks receiver Ben Obomanu grew up playing against the team’s newest quarterback in Alabama. The two attended rival schools and played each other in high school, with Obomanu attending Selma High in Selma, Ala., and Jackson attending Sidney Lanier High in Montgomery, about a 30-minute drive away. "We shared some of the same friends when he transferred to Alabama State," Obomanu said. "A lot of my good friends played on his team and were classmates of his. So he’s a good friend of mine, so I’m looking forward to him coming in and seeing what he can do in this offense."
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Alan S. Thompson Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Thompson is the son of Cassandra Miller of Montgomery. The airman graduated in 2001 from Sidney Lanier High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Troy University, both in Montgomery.