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Cliff Avril matches sack numbers, builds 12 homes in Haiti

Following the destruction Haiti saw when Hurricane Matthew struck last year, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril made a pretty awesome promise.He would match his 2016 sack numbers to coincide with the number of homes he would build in the downtrodden nation. Avril ended up recording a career-high 11.5 sacks.True to his word, Avril built 12 houses in order to help the country...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril fulfills pledge to build homes in Haiti for every sack totaled last year

After Hurricane Matthew savaged the country of Haiti last October, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril pledged to build a home in the country for every sack he managed to total last season. Avril’s parents are Haitian and left the country in the 1980s to come to the United States. His family still feels a…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Cliff Avril laments injuring Tony Romo but praises Dak Prescott

One play during the 2016 preseason changed the fate of Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Cliff Avril made a hard tackle on Romo last August that sent Cowboys Nation into a state of shock (watch here). Romo ended up breaking a bone in his back, which caused him to eventually be shelved indefinitely.Without any (apparent) viable options at the quarterback...
Via Sportsnaut
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril 'surprised' over criticism of hit on Romo

Seattle Seahawks lineman Cliff Avril was responsible for the hit that ultimately knocked Tony Romo out for the start of the season, and he doesn’t understand why he’s getting hate for it. Avril told reporters that he was “surprised” by the reaction to the hit, and he has reached out to Romo after the injury. “I’m definitely surprised,” Avril said, via Gregg Bell of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Romo exits preseason game with apparent back injury

In just his second action of the preseason, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has already been forced from a game due to a gruesome looking injury. The veteran quarterback was hit to the ground by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril in the first half of Thursday’s game. Following the hit, Romo was seen in obvious pain on the turf. The injury itself appears to be to...
Via Sportsnaut
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch building homes in Haiti

Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has always been involved in the community. The work he’s done in his hometown of Oakland, CA. is by now well known to the local citizens. The same can be said for Seattle, where he suited up as a football player for five-plus seasons before retiring in February. Lynch is now extending his humanitarian efforts to outside of the United States...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril trolls Rams punter after receiving cheap shot

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril isn’t the type of player that will just sit idle and remain quiet after opposing players attempt to get one over on him. No, Avril is the type of guy that gets his revenge. That’s exactly what happened to St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who came up behind Avril toward the end of one particular play in Sunday’s game and shoved...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks must prepare for the 2015 contract hit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril played only half the snaps last season, but still racked up 33 QB hurries, five forced fumbles and eight sacks and was a crucial weapon for Seattle’s 1# ranked defense. Two years ago Avril turned down a $30 million deal from the Detroit Lions to try his luck in free agency. Things didn’t work out so hot on that front, so Avril decided...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril: From winless to Super Bowl contender

Six years ago, Cliff Avril was a rookie on arguably the worst team in NFL history: the 0-16 Detroit Lions. It’s amazing how much it has all come full circle for the defensive end, as he and the Seattle Seahawks are now just one win away from being a Super Bowl champion. Avril, a third-round pick by the Lions in 2008, has quickly developed into one of the league’s best pass rushers...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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