Athletes Beyond Bartow: Injuries sideline Falcons' Beasley and Bama's Forristall


VIC BEASLEY — Atlanta Falcons (3rd-year pro; OLB/DE; Clemson University; Adairsville HS). . . had one sack and one tackle assist Sunday night in the Falcons’ 34-23 victory over visiting Green Bay. The tackle also forced a fumble. Beasley left the game in the second half with a reported hamstring injury and on Monday afternoon NFL writer Marc Sessler reported the Falcons' linebacker will miss "about a month." Beasley was the NFL sack leader last season with 15.5 sacks. He has recorded one sack in each of the Falcons' first two games. Atlanta (2-0) plays at the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon and has one bye week in the midst of Beasley's projected absence. Based on Sessler's report, Beasley could be ready to return for Atlanta's Week 6 game against the Dolphins.




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QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (Jr., DB, Woodland HS). . . saw playing time in the Pioneers’ 30-24 loss at Limestone last Saturday. Tusculum (1-2, 0-1 South Atlantic Conference) plays at UNC-Pembroke this Saturday night.


DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia State University (Jr., DB, Adairsville HS). . . had two tackles Saturday in the Panthers’ 56-0 loss at 5th-ranked Penn State. Georgia State (0-2) plays this Saturday night at UNC-Charlotte.


CHRIS BLACKSTON — University of West Georgia (Soph. DB, Adairsville HS). . . saw playing time in the Wolves 17-7 loss last Saturday at Delta State. West Georgia (2-1, 0-1 Gulf South Conference) hosts Albany State Saturday afternoon.


TERRIUS CALLAHAN — Austin Peay State University (R-Fr., WR, Cartersville HS). . . received playing time in the Governors’ 69-13 home blowout of Morehead State. APSU (1-2) plays at Murray State this Saturday night.


MARCUS CHILDERS — Northern Illinois University (R-Fr., QB, Adairsville HS). . . ran for 10 yards on two carries in the Huskies 21-17 upset of Nebraska Saturday in Lincoln. NIU (2-1) is idle this week and travels to San Diego State Sepetember 30.


XAVIOR COAXUM — LaGrange College (Fr., DB, Cartersville HS) (photo right). . . had six solo tackles and two assists last Saturday in the Panthers’ 39-30 win at Methodist College. LaGrange (1-2, 1-0 USA South Athletic Conferene) hosts Brevard College in a non-conference game Saturday.


DALEN CURTIS — Brevard College (Fr., OL, Cartersville HS). . . started at center for the Tornados as their offense rolled up over 500 yards of total offense in a 63-7 road rout at Greensboro College last Saturday afternoon. Brevard (1-2) plays at LaGrange College this Saturday.


TRASE FEZZIA — Ellsworth CC (Fr., DB, Cartersville HS). . . saw action in the Panthers’ 36-30 home loss last Saturday to Dodge City CC. Ellsworth (2-2) has the week off, but will host College of DuPage Saturday, September 30.


T.L. FORD — UNC-Charlotte (Sr., WR, Cartersville HS). . . hauled in a pair of receptions last Saturday for 41 yards including a third quarter 29-yard touchdown, but the 49ers lost at home to North Carolina A&T 35-31. Charlotte (0-3) entertains Georgia State this Saturday night.


MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (Soph., TE, Cartersville HS) (photo right). . . exited Alabama’s 41-23 victory Saturday over visiting Colorado State following a 12-yard reception for a first down at the CSU nine yard line. Forristall did not return. Head coach Nick Saban said Forristall received an MRI that confirmed a torn ACL that will end his 2017 season.


GABE GRIDLEY — ASA-New York (R-Fr., Punter, Cartersville HS). . . punted five times in ASA New York’s 39-38 loss Sunday to Georgia Military College in Harrisonburg, VA. ASA-NY (2-1) plays Gattica CC this Saturday afternoon at Lincoln HS in Brooklyn.


SEAN HOLTON — Davidson College (Fr., LB, Cartersville HS). . . saw action in the Wildcats’ 42-21 home win over Guilford College last Saturday night. Davidson (2-1) has this week open and will host Marist September 30.


EMMANUEL JONES — Colorado State University (Fr., LB, Woodland HS). . . had a pair of tackle assists Saturday in the Rams’ 41-23 loss at top-ranked Alabama. CSU (2-2) is idle this week and travels to Hawai’i for their opening Mountain West Conference game September 30.


RODNEY MITCHELL — Coastal Carolina University (Sr., OL, Cartersville HS). . . the starting left tackle for the Chanticleers held lead his team’s offense to 227 yards rushing and 327 total yards in a 30-23 loss at Alabama-Birmingham. Coastal Carolina (1-1) has a home game this Saturday night against Western Illinois.


MARK QUATTLEBAUM — UNC-Charlotte (R-Jr., SL, Cartersville HS). . . made one reception for 3 yards in the 49ers’ 35-31 loss at home to North Carolina A&T last Saturday. UCCC (0-3) hosts Georgia State Saturday night.


ISAIAH ROSS — Point University (Sr., LB, Woodland HS). . . made two solo tackles and added one tackle assist last Saturday in the Skyhawks’ 25-7 loss at 16th-ranked Georgetown College (KY). Point (1-2) plays at Charleston Southern University this Saturday night.


TORRIAN SCRUTCHINS — Ellsworth CC (Fr., DB, Cartersville HS). . . made two tackles including one for loss and was credited with one quarterback hurry, but the Panthers loss to visiting Dodge City CC last Saturday 36-30. Ellsworth (2-2) is idle this week and hosts College of DuPage September 30.


BRETT SHEDD — Shorter University (Soph., Long Snapper, Woodland HS). . . saw action in the Hawks’ 31-6 loss at Florida Tech. Shorter (0-3) hosts Gulf South Conference rival Delta State Saturday at Barron Stadium in Rome.


DONAVAN TATE — University of Arizona (Fr., QB, Cartersville HS) (photo right). . . saw action in his second game and completed his first pass for 10 yards as the Wildcats blew out UTEP 63-16 last Saturday night at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso. Arizone (2-1) opens Pac-12 Conference play Friday night at home against Utah.


BRANDON WADE — Ellsworth CC (Fr., DL, Cartersville HS). . . saw action in last Saturday’s 36-30 home loss to Dodge City CC. Ellsworth (2-2) is idle this week and resumes action September 30 at home against College of DuPage.


JAKE WALKER — Furman University (Fr., TE, Cartersville, Darlington HS). . . has seen action in all three games this season but made his first catch of his collegiate career Saturday for 10 yards in the Paladins’ 49-16 loss at NC State. Furman (0-3) travels to Hamilton, NY to face Colgate this Saturday afternoon.

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