Emmanuel Sanders: NFL Stardom With Rodeo Roots

In 2015, Emmanuel Sanders led the Pittsburgh Steelers in receiving yards en route to a victory in Super Bowl 50 over the New England Patriots. His illustrious professional career started in 2010, when the Steelers drafted Sanders out of SMU. With three consecutive years of over 1,000 yards in receiving, he's got a lot left in his tank.

But here's one thing football fans — or rodeo fans, for that matter — may not know about Sanders: the 30-year-old native of Bellville, Texas, found much of his athletic inspiration in his bull-riding uncle.

In the video below, produced by SB Nation, Sanders discusses the love, passion, hard work, and craftsmanship that every cowboy possesses, and how those traits translated to his journey on the gridiron. Sanders was such a fan of rodeo, apparently, that he grabbed a rope as a kid and roped anything in his path — garbage cans, chairs, even his sister. 

That sounds like dedication to us.

JR Vezain On The Mend After Sustaining Broken Back In Pasadena

Bareback rider JR Vezain has begun physiotherapy after his horse flipped over on him during competition in Pasadena, Texas and fractured two of his vertebrae. Vezain was flown to the Memorial Herman Texas Medical Center where–after a night of testing–surgeons decided to operate on the athlete’s spine.

JR Vezain On The Mend After Sustaining Broken Back In Pasadena

Bareback rider JR Vezain has already begun physiotherapy after his horse flipped over on him during competition in Pasadena, Texas and fractured two of his vertebrae on Saturday. Vezain was flown to the Memorial Herman Texas Medical Center where–after a night of testing–surgeons decided to operate on the athlete’s back.

Tallman, Kiesner, Rumford, Cheyenne Among PRCA Award Nominees

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced their nominees in each category for the PRCA Awards in a press release today. The eligible contestants will now pick their favorite from the top names in each category and the winners will be announced at the awards banquet in Las Vegas on December 5. 

Cinderella Stories, Triumph, & Heartbreak: The Grass Roots Final

Titles won, Cinderella stories played out, and yes, heartbreak, all come from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Associations Grass Roots Final in Calgary, Alberta this week. Since the event's inauguration in 2014, competitors have made this event a nail-biter for rodeos fans who are keeping their eyes not only on the leaderboard, but more importantly on the Canadian Standings. 

TFB's Tasmanian Devil Comes In A Whirlwind To Win Chap Vote

By Gabi Jaffee

How Did They Get There? Watch Grass Roots Rodeo Replays Again

The Grass Roots rodeo circuit consists of 32 CPRA rodeos that have $7,999 or less in added money. Competitors have been working hard all year to get into the top 10 and make it to the Grass Roots Final in Calgary, Alberta where they’ll have a final chance at a big paycheck.

Congratulations To The 2018 CPRA Award Winners

Many will say the award that they are proudest to receive is one that's voted on by your peers. That is exactly the case when the CPRA announces their awards each and every year, with the cowboy's and cowgirl's faithful four-legged athletes getting a nod from their fellow competitors and the contact personnel not only receiving an award, but also a job offer for the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

See Who's On The Bubble With 29 PRCA Rodeos Left In The 2018 Season

More than 600 rodeos and over $36 million dollars all boil down to this. September 30 marks the final day of the 2018 PRCA regular season, meaning we have less than two weeks until the fate of the top 15 competitors in the world is sealed.

Pendleton 2018: Pictures From The Green Mile

The "Green Mile."

VOTE: Who Has The Rankest Chaps In Roughstock?

by Gabi Jaffee