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  1. It may not be a Quarterback U, but UNLV has churned out some players whose names became recognizable to fans around the country. Here are our top 10: 1. Randall Cunningham Cunningham, who played quarterback at UNLV 1981-1984, holds several UNLV records, including career passing with 8,020 yards, career touchdowns with 59, and all-time punting average at 45.6 yards. Cunningham was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles 37th overall in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft and remained with the team through the 1995 season, when he took a job as an analyst for TNT. In 1996, Cunningham returned to football, going on to play for the Minnesota Vikings, the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens before returning to the Eagles to retire in 2002. In 1988, Cunningham became the first black quarterback ever elected a starter in the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. 2. Ickey Woods Woods was a pretty nondescript player until his senior year at UNLV, in 1987, when he ran for 1,658 yards, scored 10 touchdowns, averaged 6.4 yards per carry and had nine 100-yard games. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 31st overall pick in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft. The running back is perhaps best remembered, though, for the Ickey shuffle, the end zone dance he performed when he scored a touchdown that made him an NFL fan favorite. The dance even scored Woods some TV commercials. Woods played for the Bengals until 1991, when a knee injury ended his football career. Read more: http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/10-well-known-players-come-out-unlv
  2. Once at the bottom of the garbage can of FBS teams in Texas, the Mean Green are in the process of remaking their image and are now in a bowl game for the first time in ... 45 years. Wait, that's not right - it just feels like it. The last time UNT was in a bowl was 2004, and this appearance snaps a nine-year drought - the sixth-longest in the nation. "There is no such thing as a bad bowl game," McCarney said on a conference call Sunday night. First of all, that's a load. There are tons of bad bowl games, but McCarney is right in this case. There is no bad bowl for North Texas. The job he has done turning UNT into a winner is not too different than the success he had at Iowa State. Now it's time for a fan base that was broken, disinterested or ambivalent to show up. There is no way the 92,000-seat Cotton Bowl is going to be full for the Heart of Dallas Bowl, but UNT's fan base needs to buy their allotment of tickets and demonstrate to future bowl representatives they will go places to watch their team. Barring another hellish ice storm, the game is too close to skip. Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/mac-engel/2013/12/north-texas-fans-you-gotta-show-up-to-the-bowl-game.html
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