NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jennifer Hudson will join the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing ``America the Beautiful'' before Sunday's Super Bowl game.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer would join the Sandy Hook chorus. It features 26 children from the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.
The performance will be part of CBS's pre-game show before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, and will be broadcast live. Alicia Keys will sing the national anthem.
Children who survived the shooting rampage also recorded a version of ``Over the Rainbow'' to raise money for charity. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy.
Trace McSorley dominated the Eagles in Week 3 of the preseason, but the favorite to back up Lamar Jackson against the Dolphins in the season opener remains Robert Griffin III.
Here are the latest news and notes on the Ravens.
Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Saturday that QB Robert Griffin III is still on track to return to the field in time for week one of the regular season. The backup QB hasn't played since early in training camp due to a thumb injury.
LB Paul Worrilow agreed to terms with the Ravens on Friday, but changed his mind and decided to retire on Saturday. Per reports, Worrilow is stepping away to spend time with his pregnant wife.
Preseason Week 4: Thursday, August 29 at Washington Redskins
Week 1: Sunday, September 8 at Miami Dolphins, 1 PM
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Many younger Washington fans know Sonny Jurgensen for his wit and wisdom, shared every Sunday in the fall for decades via the Redskins radio broadcast.
For plenty of other fans, however, Jurgensen is arguably the best passer to ever wear Burgundy and Gold. Even though he played more than 40 years ago in a very different version of the NFL, Sonny still holds a number of team passing records, including most touchdowns in a season (31).
Saturday marks Jurgensen’s 85th birthday, and to celebrate, this highlight video popped up on Twitter. For the fans that never saw Sonny, this will be a lot of fun.
Jurgensen was known for incredible arm strength and touch, and that’s on display in the video. Another Redskins Hall of Famer looked pretty great too - No. 42 wide receiver Charley Taylor.
The most ridiculous throw? At the 1:30 mark when deep in the back of his own end zone, Jurgensen uncorks a throw between the goal posts (then located on the goal line) and deep down field for a TD.
It’s important for Washington fans that never got to see Jurgensen play to watch the video, as this fall, he stepped down from his role as the lead analyst during Redskins games. It’s a sad moment for the fan base, but understandable for an 85-year-old man.
Happy Birthday Sonny.
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