Errol Spence Jr. knows what he’s walking into when he enters the ring Saturday to face 147-pound titleholder Kell Brook in the champion’s hometown. With a partisan crowd of about 27,000 expected to be on hand at Bramall Lane soccer stadium in Sheffield, England (Showtime, 5:15 p.m. ET/2:15 p.m. PT), Spence is getting his first world title shot against Brook, who is making the fourth defense of his championship. “I’m going in there like the gladiator,” Spence said.
The rush of anticipation moved the 6-foot-3, 331-pound Marcell Dareus to the edge of his first-class aisle seat on a plane bound for the Caribbean. “No headphones, no music, no talking, nothing but silence,” the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle recalled. “I didn’t know what to say. After all of these years, I was finally on my way to Haiti.”During Haitian Heritage Month, Dareus can’t help but think about the humanitarian trip he made in February. Those images have stayed with him since he returned.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The 11 players selected out of the Mid-American Conference in the 2017 NFL Draft tied the conference record for draft selections in a seven-round draft. The 2005 NFL Draft also had 11 players selected. The MAC's impact in the latest NFL rookie class also includes an influx of undrafted free agents that have a chance to make rosters this summer. Following is a list of MAC players selected in the draft, followed by a list of undrafted rookie free agents out of Kent State and Akron.