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Three Moms with Sons in the NFL on Raising Successful Men

Posted on · (Above: (L-R) Ann Cockrell, the mother of Thurman Thomas, Cleotha Aldridge, the mother of Allen Aldridge, Jr., and Jeanie Arbuckle, the mother of Charles Arbuckle. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) In the 1980s, Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County was known for its successful football program, which yielded several successful NFL players. During the 1982-1983 season, […]

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Son of Bum: Wade Phillips Discusses Growing Up with a Houston Football Icon

Posted on · (Above: Former Oilers coach, Bum Phillips, and his son, veteran NFL coach Wade Phillips, shown while he was coaching for the Houston Texans. (Photo Courtesy: Brett Coomer | Houston Chronicle) Wade Phillips is about as much a part of Houston football as you can get. While he’s just signed on with the Los Angeles Rams […]