Justin Skaggs
Justin Skaggs
Justin Skaggs was an American football player. He died at the age of 28 from Stage III Oligodendroglioma, an inoperable brain cancer. He played college football at Evangel University. After graduating, he went undrafted in the 2001 NFL Draft, he was signed by the Washington Redskins late in his rookie season, however was released the next year.
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NYTimes - about 13 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS -- Agreed to terms with INF Shane Halter on a one-year contract. BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Agreed to terms with RHP Sidney Ponson on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS -- Agreed to terms with INF Greg Norton, C Bobby Estalella, INF Pablo Ozuna, RHP Craig Dingman, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Alex Lontayo, C Brandon
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NYTimes - over 13 years
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS--Signed INF Benji Gil and assigned him to Buffalo of the IL. DETROIT TIGERS--Recalled RHP Franklyn German and RHP Fernando Rodney from Toledo of the IL. Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Schmack from Erie of the Eastern League. Optioned C Matt Walbeck and LHP Eric Eckenstahler to Toledo. Released RHP
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NYTimes - over 13 years
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Placed OF B.J. Surhoff on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24. Recalled INF Jose Leon from Ottawa of the IL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Acquired LHP Scott Schoeneweis and RHP Doug Nickle from Anaheim for RHP Gary Glover, RHP Scott Dunn, and LHP Tim Bittner. KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Designated INF Gookie
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NYTimes - over 14 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Agreed to terms with Joe Maddon, bench coach; Ron Roenicke, third base coach; Alfredo Griffin, first base coach; Mickey Hatcher, hitting coach; and Orlando Mercado, bullpen catcher, on two-year contracts, and Bud Black, pitching coach, and Bobby Ramos, roving minor league catching instructor, on one-year
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NYTimes - over 14 years
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Recalled RHP Steve Bechler, 3B Jose Leon and OF Larry Bigbie from Rochester of the IL, and OF Luis Matos and SS Eddie Rogers from Bowie of the Eastern League. BOSTON RED SOX--Recalled OF Benny Agbayani, INF Shane Andrews, INF Freddy Sanchez and RHP Josh Hancock from Pawtucket of the IL. CLEVELAND
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NYTimes - over 14 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Activated OF Tim Salmon, LHP Dennis Cook and OF Julio Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list. Recalled LHP Mark Lukasiewicz from Salt Lake of the PCL. BOSTON RED SOX--Recalled RHP Wayne Gomes from Pawtucket of the IL. CLEVELAND INDIANS--Recalled RHP Dave Elder and OF Chris Magruder from Buffalo of the IL.
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NYTimes - about 15 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Signed RHP Aaron Sele to a three-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES--Promoted director of community relations Brian Smith to vice president of corporate and community relations. SEATTLE MARINERS--Signed OF Ruben Sierra to a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DENVER NUGGETS--Announced
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NYTimes - over 15 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Purchased the contract of 3B Jose Fernandez from Salt Lake of the PCL. Recalled RHP Brian Cooper, RHP Matt Wise and C Jose Molina from Salt Lake. BOSTON RED SOX--Named Ralph Treuel pitching coach. CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Recalled 3B Joe Crede and RHP Matt Ginter from Charlotte of the International League.
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NYTimes - over 15 years
BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Recalled RHP Josh Fogg from Charlotte of International League. CLEVELAND INDIANS--Recalled RHP Ryan Drese, RHP Tim Drew, INF John McDonald and OF Dave Roberts from Buffalo of International League. Purchased contracts of LHP Scott Radinsky, C Tim Laker and OF Karim Garcia from Buffalo. Recalled RHP Jaret
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PLUS: PRO FOOTBALL; Culpepper and Moss Connect for Vikings
NYTimes - over 15 years
Daunte Culpepper threw touchdowns of 74 and 54 yards to Randy Moss as the Minnesota Vikings remained unbeaten in the preseason with a 28-21 victory over the Indianapolis Colts last night in Minneapolis. Nate Jacquet returned a punt 76 yards to break a fourth-quarter tie for Minnesota (3-0), which played its starters into the third quarter. Moss,
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    TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 27
    Died on June 15, 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    His best season came in 2006, when he moved to the expansion Utah Blaze, becoming one of its inaugural players.
    More Details Hide Details For that year, he had 52 receptions for 665 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named the team's Iron Man of the Year, he also had 34 tackles, (eight solo), and three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Skaggs did well in 2007, with four receiving and four rushing touchdowns, as well as 22 tackles. However, he began suffering from headaches. Thinking it was a problem with his neck, Skaggs visited a doctor in late May. MRIs and CAT scans located several tumors in the left lobe of his brain, and doctors diagnosed him with stage III Oligodendroglioma, an inoperable brain cancer, on June 1. In spite of the diagnosis, he showed up for a game three days later against the Colorado Crush. Although he did not play, he inspired his team to an important 51-14 win that kept their playoff hopes alive.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    After not being able to stay with a team in the NFL, Skaggs turned to the Arena Football League, where he was signed by the Orlando Predators for the 2005 season.
    More Details Hide Details He had 33 receptions for 370 yards with three touchdowns in his first year.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    In 2004, he went to training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was again cut.
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  • 2003
    Age 23
    In 2003, he was invited to San Francisco 49ers training camp, but was cut from the team.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    He was released in 2002 after playing in only one NFL game, though in 2002 he also played for the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe.
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  • 2001
    Age 21
    After graduating, he went undrafted in the 2001 NFL Draft, he was signed by the Washington Redskins late in his rookie season, however was released the next year.
    More Details Hide Details In his career, Skaggs played for the Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He also played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, the Orlando Predators, and Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League (AFL). Skaggs went undrafted in the 2001 NFL Draft, and was later signed by the Washington Redskins late in the 2001 season.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on April 22, 1979.
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