Monday, April 29, 2013
The De Smet Jesuit graduate from Florissant signed a free agent deal with his hometown team over the weekend.
Patch reported over the weekend that Robert Steeples, a cornerback from the University of Memphis who attended De Smet Jesuit High School and grew up in Florissant signed a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams after the NFL draft ended Saturday. On Sunday, he talked to Patch about a weekend of activity that only saw him get six hours sleep. He followed through on the plans he described in a Patch blog, getting a workout in before coaching a youth flag football team he said played with confidence Saturday. As the last rounds of the NFL Draft wound down, Steeples said his agent heard from The Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, New York Giants and the Rams. Steeples said he and his agent had studied up on …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Florissant native who went to De Smet Jesuit High School was not selected in this weekend's NFL Draft.
Robert Steeples wrote earlier this week in a Patch blog that the best advice he received about waiting out the NFL Draft was to "Keep your phone in reach, and your faith in God". Steeples, a Florissant native who graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School before moving on to a college career at the University of Missouri and the University of Memphis, was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. Read: Robert Steeples Has NFL Dreams Instead, Steeples, a cornerback, announced on Twitter after the draft that he would be signing with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent. The team had a private workout with him before the draft. While it may be everyone's dream to have their name called at the draft, not being selected can give players a chance to …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Evan Silva is a senior football writer for Rotoworld.com. He is also a 2001 Chaminade graduate.
The NFL Draft is only 2 short weeks away. What do you think the Rams should do? We asked Chaminade graduate Evan Silva, now Senior Football writer for Rotoworld.com, who also contributes to NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com to weigh in. Read More: Chaminade Grad Evan Silva: Red Devil Turned Fantasy Football Guru On the Rams offseason and their draft priorities: "The Rams have essentially been through 1 1/2 offseasons under the current regime. I think GM Les Snead, coach Jeff Fisher, and VP of Football Operations Kevin Demoff have done a terrific job of improving the roster. They inherited a team that arguably possessed the least talent in football. You could now argue that the Rams are into the teens in terms of top-to-bottom roster …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Florissant native Robert Steeples graduated from De Smet Jesuit and is now training for a shot at an NFL career.
When the National Football League holds the 2013 NFL Draft later this month in New York City, a handful of the top college prospects will be present to hear their name, walk out on stage to shake NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's hand and celebrate the start of their pro football careers. Robert Steeples, a Florissant native, knows that's not the path he'll take. Steeples, a De Smet Jesuit graduate in 2008, redshirted his freshman year at the University of Missouri and played sparingly at defensive back for the Tigers before graduating in 2012. Under NCAA rules, he was able to transfer and play immediately at Memphis, where he completed his eligibility, starting 10 games this past season. The same bedroom posters featuring longtime NFL …
The school will receive tickets to see the NFL team next fall.
The St. Louis Rams have announced that Ladue Middle School is one of three schools in the area to be named 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools. According to a news release from the team, Character Fitness "combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise." The team praised Ladue Middle School's participation in the NFL Play 60 program, which encourages children to spend 60 active minutes a day to combat childhood obesity. The school will receive tickets to a 2013 Rams game and a banner. Other schools honored include Mehlville Point Elementary School and Rockwood Woerther Elementary School.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The former St. Louis Ram and Arizona Cardinal was a finalist for the second straight year.
For the second year, Aeneas Williams made it to the final day of voting for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. But for the second straight year, the Creve Coeur resident did not gain enough support to be chosen in the class of 2013, the league announced Saturday night. Williams, who played for the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams, made it through Saturday's cutdown from 17 to the round of the final 10 candidates. In the end, voters elected Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, and Warren Sapp as modern era candidates. Curley Culp and Dave Robinson were also elected by a separate vote. In a career which began in 1991 and ended in 2004, Williams tallied 55 interceptions and registered 220 …
Joe Larrew will be part of the officiating crew Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens.
Super Bowl XLVII, in New Orleans, will have a Pattonville connection. Joe Larrew, a partner at Hammond and Shinners, P.C., in Clayton has been a National Football League line judge since 2002, according to the website, Pro-Football Reference.com. Larrew, who is also a municipal judge in Bridgeton, is the father of Pattonville High School graduates, including the late Jake Larrew, who died in a car accident while his father was away as part of an NFL officiating crew in 2003. He confirmed with Patch that he will be part of the Super Bowl XLVII officiating crew on Sunday. Larrew's jersey number is 73. The NFL doesn't allow interviews of officials before a game. Larrew has worked as an instructor at the Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Parkway Northeast Middle School Principal Kim Brandon channeled her inner-Ray Lewis in making the announcement.
Several new principals will be gracing the halls of public and private schools in Creve Coeur beginning in August. Parkway Northeast Middle School Principal Dr. Kim Brandon shared the news with her staff last week. In a note to the school community that went out Monday, she quoted Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced his retirement effective at the end of the NFL season. "All things that start have an end.” After 14 years at the school, Brandon said the decision was bittersweet. "While I am excited about trying something new, I am sad about walking away from the one thing that has given my work purpose for the past 26 years—kids." Chaminade College Preparatory School will see a pair of principal changes. The school …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings are among the National Football League teams recognizing the events which unfolded in Newtown, CT Friday.
The National Football League is honoring the memory of those lost in the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Friday, when a gunman took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself. The St. Louis Rams, and the Minnesota Vikings held a moment of silence Sunday afternoon prior to kickoff at the Edward Jones Dome. The head coaches for both teams gathered at midfield and held and held hands with Daryl Richardson and Antoine Winfield. Both players wear the number 26 on their jerseys. The New York Giants, New York Jets, and New England Patriots were among other teams planning Newtown tributes this weekend.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The NFL team's staff worked with The Mission Continues to beautify the St. Louis County park in Maryland Heights park last week.
While the players were busy game-planning for their Sunday matchup against the Miami Dolphins, employees of the St. Louis Rams were at work in Maryland Heights, making a difference at Creve Coeur Park. Team employees worked with "The Mission Continues" and the Audobon Society to plant trees and shrubbery at the park October 12. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a Parkway North High School graduate. The organization is devoted to putting a returning veteran's skills to use by serve their communities at home.