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Vaccaro Validating Leadership Role

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
    Kenny Vaccaro could be in an NFL training camp right now. He’s really glad he’s not.
   
    “I don’t think I’m ready for the NFL,” a candid Vaccaro told media members Sunday.  “I mean, y’all saw what happened (this summer) – that can’t happen in the NFL.  I think I need to grow as a man and mature.”
What happened this summer: an arrest for failure to obey law enforcement.  The charges were dropped, but not before the UT safety learned a lesson.

    “Austin is a crazy city.  People are always watching you, especially being a Longhorn.  People are just looking to see if you’re going to get in trouble.”
Vaccaro says he earned back the respect of his teammates once he said he was sorry.  The lesson learned wasn’t the only one of the summer for him though.

    In May Vaccaro took a trip to New Zealand.  He had the chance to watch some rugby, which may have taught him something even bigger.

    ”They really do care about the guy that’s next to them.  In rugby each player is really, really important.  I don’t think guys always understand that as a team.  They don’t understand that offense, defense and special teams have to come together to win a championship.”

    A year ago Vaccaro finished third on the team with 82 tackles.  He added two sacks and two interceptions, and will play a huge role in how good the defense is this year.
Vaccaro Validating Leadership Role


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Scores & Schedules

April 24, 2014 07:10 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Washington 5 L.A. Angels 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Texas 3, Oakland 0

Seattle 5, Houston 3

Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3

Baltimore 10, Toronto 8

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 4

Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4, 12 innings

Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1

Thursday's Games

Kansas City (B.Chen 1-1) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-2), 12:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Nolasco 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Baltimore (B.Norris 0-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-1), 7:07 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

Oakland (Kazmir 2-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Atlanta 3, Miami 1

Arizona 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Francisco 12, Colorado 10, 11 innings

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 2

N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2

Milwaukee 5, San Diego 2

L.A. Dodgers 5 Philadelphia 2

Thursday's Games

Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-0), 12:35 p.m.

St. Louis (Lynn 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-3), 1:10 p.m.

Arizona (Bolsinger 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-1), 2:20 p.m.

San Diego (Stults 1-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Wednesday, April 23

Miami 101, Charlotte 97, Miami leads series 2-0

Dallas 113, San Antonio 92, series tied 1-1

Portland 112, Houston 105, Portland leads series 2-0

Thursday, April 24

Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Wednesday, April 23

Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT, series tied 2-2

Dallas 4, Anaheim 2, series tied 2-2

Chicago 4, St. Louis 3, OT, series tied 2-2

Thursday, April 24

Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m.

San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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