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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

August 28, 2014 07:11 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

L.A. Angels 6 Miami 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Texas 12, Seattle 4

Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1

Toronto 5, Boston 2

N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 4

Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2

Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1

Oakland 5, Houston 4

Thursday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 9-8) at Detroit (Lobstein 0-0), 1:08 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Baltimore (B.Norris 11-8), 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 5-4) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 9-8), 8:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Milone 6-4) at Kansas City (Guthrie 10-10), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Tepesch 4-8) at Houston (McHugh 6-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 13-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 10-8), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1

Philadelphia 8, Washington 4

Atlanta 3, N.Y. Mets 2

Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Diego 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings

L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 1

San Francisco 4, Colorado 2

Thursday's Games

Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 7-4) at Cincinnati (Axelrod 0-0), 12:35 p.m.

Colorado (Lyles 6-1) at San Francisco (Y.Petit 3-3), 3:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Minor 5-8) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-9), 7:10 p.m.

NFL PRESEASON

Thursday, Aug. 28

Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6 p.m.

Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 7 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m.

Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Denver at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Arizona at San Diego, 10 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday's Games

Los Angeles 4, D.C. United 1

Friday's Games

Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.

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KEYE-TV Sports Team


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