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Former Oakland Athletics player and American River College alumnus, Dallas Braden speaks to attendees of the Los Rios Foundation Honors and Awards Gala at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 2015. Braden was a guest at the gala where he was one of four alumni honored by the foundation on the occasion of the Los Rios district's 50th anniversary. (File Photo).

10 professional athletes who once attended ARC

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 11, 2021

When people normally think of professional athletes, they think that most of them were five-star athletes who went to Division One colleges. Well, that isn’t always the case, as some start out at smaller...

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

Professional athletes are making their voices heard in the charge toward social justice and police reform. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Pro athletes lead the charge in 2020 culture war

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

In an era when human decency and non-politicized love for our fellow humans has all but disappeared from the cultural norm, it’s not politicians who are leading the charge toward a better tomorrow; it...

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy...

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

ARC student arrested for allegedly flying drone over NFL game

Luis Gael November 28, 2017

[UPDATED] An American River College student was arrested on Sunday after allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over Levi’s Stadium and Oakland-Alameda Stadium during two different NFL games.  Tracy...

Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone gives the keynote speech during a Linemen Win Games (LWG) coaches clinic on May 21, 2016 at American River College. LWG was founded and run by current ARC football coach Jon Osterhout in order to bring more exposure to linemen in football. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Super Bowl coach Barone speaks at ARC

Mack Ervin III May 22, 2016

Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone gave the keynote speech during a two-day Linemen Win Games (LWG) coaches clinic at American River College on Saturday. Barone showed...

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker was selected in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Booker ran for 1,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior season and was named an All-American. (File Photo)

Former ARC RB Booker drafted to Super Bowl Champion Broncos

Mack Ervin III April 30, 2016

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 136th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Booker, recruited out of Grant Union...

Former ARC RB Devontae Booker is considered to be one of the top backs in this year's draft, and CBS Sports projects him to be a late 2nd-early 3rd round pick. (File Photo)

Former ARC star waits for 2016 NFL Draft

Mack Ervin III April 26, 2016

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker could find out which NFL team he will be playing for next season during the 2016 NFL draft this weekend. Booker is one of hundreds of hopeful...

Coach Wheeler walks onto the field during a time out during American River College's 42-10 loss to College of San Mateo on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Former NFL cornerback leads ARC’s defensive backs

Johnnie Heard October 12, 2015

Former NFL corner Damen Wheeler has become quite accustomed to the defensive backfield he coaches at American River College. Wheeler was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers in 2000,...

A very loud pat on the back

By Brooke Purves and Shedric Allen After Richard Sherman made a fantastic game-saving pass deflection that turned into an interception to seal the NFC Championship for the Seattle Seahawks, America...

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