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By Jeff Tully | April 29, 2009
BURBANK — As the 2009 NFL Draft continued to roll on Saturday, Eben Britton became more frustrated and angrier with each pick. Britton, a former Burroughs High standout, was predicted by many experts to be taken in the first round. Some even said if he had not come out after his junior year with the University of Arizona, he could have been a top-10 pick in next year’s draft. However, as the first round came to a close, Britton was still on the board. “It was very frustrating,” Britton said of waiting for his name to be called.
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From Staff Reports | April 3, 2014
Former Burroughs High standout Eben Britton will have a familiar home this upcoming season. The five-year National Football League offensive lineman signed a one-year deal to remain with the Chicago Bears on Thursday afternoon. "I'm really excited to be back with the Bears," Britton told ChicagoBears.com on Thursday. "After last season it was really the only way I hoped free agency would go. I'm just really excited to get back to work and back with the guys. "My family is really happy and excited.
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By Jeff Tully | August 15, 2009
BURBANK — Hot, tired, uncomfortable. Working out in full pads under the hot Florida sun in mid-August is not exactly a fun place to be. But for Burroughs High graduate Eben Britton, it is exactly where he wants to be. Britton, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman, is entrenched in preseason training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is not only learning the ropes in anticipation of his rookie NFL season, but he is fighting for a starting spot. Britton, a second-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona, is in camp after signing a four-year contract earlier this month with Jacksonville.
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September 21, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene . Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman returns from injury : Still recovering from minor back surgery last month, Burroughs High graduate Eben Britton missed the team's season opener last week. Although he's still not up to speed, Britton saw limited time Sunday in Jacksonville's 32-3 loss to the New York Jets. "[Britton's] not quite ready to play a full game," Jaguars head Coach Jack Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 31, 2010
The Burroughs High football program has developed quite a reputation for churning out quality offensive lineman. Current Jacksonville Jaguars starting tackle Eben Brinton is a product of the Indians' program. The talented group of linemen have allowed a long list of Burroughs running backs to thrive. Last season, senior Dalton Williams earned All-CIF and All-Area accolades after carrying the ball 196 times for 1,529 yards (7.8 yards a carry) and 21 touchdowns. The yardage total put him fourth on the Indians' all-time single-season rushing list.
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By Jeff Tully | December 29, 2009
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and tragic sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others. Chosen by the Leader, here is a list of the top 10 stories of 2009.   1 Bell-Jeff girls’ basketball team wins stats, CIF titles Bell-Jeff girls’ basketball team wins stats, CIF titles : In March, Bellarmine-Jefferson High defeated Pinewood, 55-47, in the CIF State Basketball Division V Championships at Arco Arena in Sacramento.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | November 8, 2011
Mike Reily is the type of person who brings a bouquet of flowers to Thanksgiving dinner, complements the host on the food, offers to give up his slice of pumpkin pie when the dessert offerings run out and even volunteers to help with the dishes. He is someone fathers brag about, mothers want their daughters to bring home and the person you know would come and pick you up in the middle of the night when your car conks out on the road. Reily is that nice. "He is just a really nice guy," Burroughs High head football Coach Keith Knoop said about Reily, the Indians' offensive and defensive line coach.
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From Staff Reports | April 3, 2014
Former Burroughs High standout Eben Britton will have a familiar home this upcoming season. The five-year National Football League offensive lineman signed a one-year deal to remain with the Chicago Bears on Thursday afternoon. "I'm really excited to be back with the Bears," Britton told ChicagoBears.com on Thursday. "After last season it was really the only way I hoped free agency would go. I'm just really excited to get back to work and back with the guys. "My family is really happy and excited.
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By Jeff Tully | August 15, 2009
BURBANK — Hot, tired, uncomfortable. Working out in full pads under the hot Florida sun in mid-August is not exactly a fun place to be. But for Burroughs High graduate Eben Britton, it is exactly where he wants to be. Britton, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman, is entrenched in preseason training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is not only learning the ropes in anticipation of his rookie NFL season, but he is fighting for a starting spot. Britton, a second-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona, is in camp after signing a four-year contract earlier this month with Jacksonville.
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By Jeff Tully | April 29, 2009
BURBANK — As the 2009 NFL Draft continued to roll on Saturday, Eben Britton became more frustrated and angrier with each pick. Britton, a former Burroughs High standout, was predicted by many experts to be taken in the first round. Some even said if he had not come out after his junior year with the University of Arizona, he could have been a top-10 pick in next year’s draft. However, as the first round came to a close, Britton was still on the board. “It was very frustrating,” Britton said of waiting for his name to be called.
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