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Al Lucas

Al Lucas (September 1, 1978April 10, 2005) was a football player in the NFL and Arena Football League who died in a game for the Los Angeles Avengers. This work is copyrighted. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2000 Home arena Staples Center City, State Los Angeles, California Wild card titles 3: 2002, 2003, 2004 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Los Angeles Avengers is an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...

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Early life and college career

Lucas was born in Macon, Georgia; his father was Georgia State Representative David Lucas and his mother was Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas. He attended and played football for Northeast High School. While there, he set the school record with a 440-pound bench press. Nicknamed "Big Luke", he went on to play football at Troy State University. Lucas also served as an assistant football coach at Northeast High. He was married to De-Shonda Lucas with one daughter, Mariah. Macon is a city located in central Georgia. ... A soldier from the U.S. Army performs a 345 lb (156 kg) bench press The bench press is a form of weightlifting which primarily focuses on the development of the pectoral or chest muscles. ... Troy Worldwide Logo Troy University (formerly Troy State University) is a public university located in Troy, Alabama and founded in 1887. ...


At Troy State, Lucas was a standout player. In his senior year (1999), he won the Buck Buchanan Award as the most outstanding defensive player in NCAA Division I-AA. He was also honored with unanimous All-America and All-Southland Football League first team selections that year, in which he compiled 126 tackles (twenty for losses), fifteen "quarterback hurries", four sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Buck Buchanan Award is presented annually to the nations outstanding Division I-AA college football defensive player. ... -1...


Lucas played a total of forty-three games for the Trojans, and finished his college career with 255 tackles (thirty-six for losses), twenty-five quarterback hurries, and eleven and a half sacks. In addition, he saw some limited action at running back in his junior and senior seasons, scoring seven touchdowns.


Professional football career

Lucas played in twenty games for the Carolina Panthers over the course of the 2000 and 2001 NFL seasons. He totaled 49.5 tackles, three "quarterback hurries", two batted down passes, a forced fumble, and a sack. He was selected by the Frankfurt Galaxy with the fourth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Europe free-agent draft, but chose instead to begin his AFL career with the Tampa Bay Storm. City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Year Founded 1991 Home Field Commerzbank-Arena City Frankfurt, Germany Team Colors Purple, Orange Head Coach Mike Jones Championships 3 (1995, 1999, 2003) The Frankfurt Galaxy is an American football team based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1987 Home arena St. ...


In his rookie season with Tampa Bay, Lucas was an immediate impact on his new team. He had 19.5 tackles, three for losses, 1.5 sacks, a blocked kick, and a safety, and was a major factor in the Storm's ArenaBowl victory over the Arizona Rattlers. After that season, Lucas was one of the most sought-after free agents in the League, and signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles on October 27, 2003. The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football Leagues championship game. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Wild card titles 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Arizona Rattlers are an Arena Football... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 2004 season, Lucas played in all sixteen games for the Avengers and led the team's linemen with 18.5 tackles. He also had three quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown), two batted down passes, a forced fumble, and a safety.


On April 10, 2005 in a game against the New York Dragons, Lucas tackled Corey Johnson during a kickoff return with ten minutes, seventeen seconds, to go in the first quarter. He appeared to suffer a spinal cord injury. He was rushed to nearby California Hospital, where he died at 1:28pm PDT. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 1995 Home arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum City, State Uniondale, New York Wild card titles 1: 1995 Division titles 8: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The New York Dragons are an Arena Football League team. ... Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle. ... A beginning: the kickoff of the project This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Segmental Spinal Cord Level and Function Level Function Cl-C6 Neck flexors Cl-T1 Neck extensors C3, C4, C5 Supply diaphragm (mostly C4) C5, C6 Shoulder movement, raise arm (deltoid); flexion of elbow (biceps); C6 externally rotates the arm (supinates) C6, C7, C8 Extends elbow and wrist (triceps and wrist... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ...


Statement on Lucas' death

Dr. Luga Podesta, Team Physician:

"During the game today, Al Lucas suffered a presumed spinal cord injury and was brought to California Hospital where all attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:28 p.m. (PT) today."

External links

  • Al Lucas at ArenaFan Online

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Al Lucas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Al Lucas (September 1, 1978 – April 10, 2005) was a football player in the NFL and Arena Football League who died in a game for the Los Angeles Avengers.
Lucas was born in Macon, Georgia; his father was Georgia State Representative David Lucas and his mother was Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas.
After that season, Lucas was one of the most sought-after free agents in the League, and signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles on October 27, 2003.
Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Al Lucas (559 words)
Al Lucas (September 1, 1978 – April 10, 2005) was a football player in the NFL and Arena Football League before being killed in a game for the Los Angeles Avengers on April 10, 2005.
Lucas was born in Macon, Georgia, where he attended and played football for Northeast High School.
Lucas played a total of 43 games for the Trojans, and finished his college career with 255 tackles (36 for losses), 25 quarterback hurries and 11.5 sacks.
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