The pilot for the series began as an ABC Movie of the Week airing on March 7, 1972. The TV movie features five rookies newly arrived at a police academy in southern California: cadets Jared Whitman (Robert F. Lyons), Kevin Lassiter (Jeff Pomerantz), Mike Danko (Sam Melville), William "Willie" Gillis (Michael Ontkean), and Terry Webster (Georg Stanford Brown), all coming from different backgrounds including the military, college and social work. The cadets' training sergeant was Eddie Ryker, played by Darren McGavin. In the later series, Sgt. Ryker was promoted to lieutenant and was played by Gerald S. O'Loughlin. The character of Jill Danko in the movie pilot was played by Jennifer Billingsley, but was recast for the series with Kate Jackson appearing as a registered nurse.
Hevy, Echo, Fives, and Cutup emerge from a maintenance tunnel into a deep crater below the outpost and plan their next move. Suddenly a massive Rishi eel silently emerges from one of the many caves in the crater, snatches Cutup in its jaws, and disappears back into its hole taking the other rookies by surprise. Just then Cody and Rex's shuttle flies in for a landing high above. Hevy, Fives, and Echo are unable to make contact by radio, so they decide to use a warning flare.
Up on the platform the clone officers are met by a peculiar "clone" who gestures awkwardly and talks like a droid. The "clone" tries to convince them that the base is in perfect condition, though Rex demands to see the sergeant in-command. When the "clone" responds with "Roger, roger," both officers become immediately suspicious before Rex spots the flare. Rex immediately shoots the impersonator, much to Cody's surprise. Rex tells Cody to relax, as he takes the helmet off, revealing it to be a droid commando. The remaining commando droids soon ambush the two officers; in the ensuing firefight, they manage to destroy one of them before the captain and another droid toss thermal detonators which destroy their ship. Under the cover of the explosion, Rex and Cody escape into the crater where they meet up with the rookie clones; unsure if they are droids or not, Rex demands they take off their helmets. They do so, reassuring Rex. The eel returns for a second attack, but Rex kills it before it can strike. The two officers then explain to the rookies that they need to take the base with the "shinies." Rex and Cody are determined to retake the base, and Hevy, Fives, and Echo are up for the task.
The Commanders' eight-player class will be arriving at the team's home facility for the start of rookie minicamp, which will take place from May 5-7. It will provide an opportunity for the rookies to get their experiences with the team's playbooks and practice some of those schemes on the field.
The rookies will be joined by other members of the team for Offseason Training Activities (OTA) for three, three-day stretches: May 23-26, May 31-June 2, June 6-8. Veteran minicamp will take place June 14-16 and will be mandatory for all players.
It was 1960 and Burford, a white man, and Haynes, a black man, were 22-year-old rookies playing football for the Dallas Texans. Haynes, who played running back, had grown up in Dallas and was one of two African-Americans to integrate the University of North Texas football team in 1956. He had been spit on and called names while he played in college, so Burford's invitation was shocking. After that dinner, Haynes stayed up for two hours telling his parents (who had never had dinner with a white person before) about his evening. "My parents had a million questions."
However, nearly 55 percent of all NFL rookies signed with their clubs as undrafted free agents. That meant that more than half of the new players were not receiving the information that they needed to successfully transition to the league.
There are 15 mandatory topics that are presented by the league and by the people who rookies will interact with on a daily basis. This peer-to-peer format creates a collaborative environment for clear and consistent communication.
First up in this rundown of the Rams' rookies is Cooper Kupp, the*wide receiver from Eastern Washington who absolutelycannot stand when Sam Rogers eats off his plateduring lunch after practice. He said he would be described as blond as a 5-year-old, and not in a bad way (same, Coop). But if he had to choose a different career path, itwould be in statistical analysis*. The wide receiver standout did major in economics and received the scholar-athlete award for this past school year, so the Rams definitely drafted a wise-guy for the team.
The rookies, who won the relay race event that looked more similar to the traditional Skills Challenge events of the past and finished second in the passing competition (a sort of passing free-for-all at various targets on the court), were likely the lowest point of the eventing. They made only two shots in the final shooting competition, perhaps the most straightforward part of the competition and the simplest skill an NBA player needs.
First mentioned in Volume 14 by Mephisto Pheles and later explained by Ravel, the Rookies Four refers to the four Devils - Sairaorg, Rias, Sona, and Seekvaira as "a generation gathered with promising rookies that are on an exceptional level". All of the Rookies Four were participants in the Youth Devil Rating Game Tournament, where they displayed their Rating Game prowess which led critics to notice their abilities.
Higgins left his final game as a rookie in Week 17 a few plays into the game with an injury that caused him to miss out on joining Cris Collinsworth and likely future Hall-of-Famer A.J. Green as the only 1,000-yard rookie receivers in franchise history. He was, however, one of the 10 most valuable rookies this year, ranking 26th in receiving grade (79.0). 041b061a72