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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

July 31, 2014 07:09 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Milwaukee 5 Tampa Bay 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Houston 8, Oakland 1

Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 3

Cleveland 2, Seattle 0

Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2

Toronto 6, Boston 1

Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 2

Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2

Thursday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 9-6) at Detroit (Smyly 6-9), 1:08 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Skaggs 5-5) at Baltimore (B.Norris 8-7), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (C.Young 9-6) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-6), 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Correia 5-13) at Kansas City (Ventura 7-8), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Hutchison 7-9) at Houston (Cosart 9-7), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

N.Y. Mets 11, Philadelphia 2

Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4

Washington 4, Miami 3

San Francisco 7, Pittsburgh 5

Colorado 6, Chicago Cubs 4, 10 innings

L.A. Dodgers 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings

San Diego 12, St. Louis 1

Thursday's Games

Colorado (P.Hernandez 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 5-2), 2:20 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 7-8) at San Diego (Despaigne 2-2), 3:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 4-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-6), 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 11-6) at Miami (Koehler 7-7), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 2-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 8-5), 9:40 p.m.

Atlanta (Teheran 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-2), 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Wednesday's Games

No games scheduled=

Thursday's Games

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

Indiana at Seattle, 10 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday's Games

D.C. United 3, Toronto FC 0

New England 3, Colorado 0

Chicago 0, Vancouver 0, tie

Real Salt Lake 1, New York 1, tie

Friday, Aug. 1

Philadelphia at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.

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