Happy 51st Birthday Coach Christensen!

Troy Babbitt-US PRESSWIRE

The old ball coach is celebrating another year on planet earth today.

On the 17th of January we could write about the Cowboy basketball game last night against Fresno State. On the other hand we could just forget that ever happened and focus on some more positive news. What do you say? I vote for the latter and my vote is the only one that counts because I'm writing this article.

For 51 years Coach Christensen has been roaming the earth and working on his spread offense. Hope he is celebrating with a healthy slice of cake.

Christensen also shares a birthday with tons of other famous folks. Seriously, a lot of famous people were born on January, 17th.

Here is the cream of the crop:

Betty White, Michelle Obama, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, Al Capone, Dwayne Wade, Benjamin Franklin, Kid Rock, James Earl Jones, Maury Povich, Eartha Kitt, Andy Kaufman and Vidal Sassoon. Can you imagine the party if that whole crew got together?

Here is Stevie Wonder to sing a happy birthday to you DC!

To help him celebrate turning 51 the school announced a whole slew of new additions to the football roster. Five mid year players went on scholarship today.

Three are junior college signees and two are high schoolers that graduated early. James Diamanti and Omar Stover are the two high school athletes. Troy Boyland, J.D. Krill, and Jeff Lark are the junior college players. Here is the full list of athletes officially went on scholarship this semester.

2013 Mid-Year High School Signees (3)
Name - Pos. - Ht. - Wt. - Class - Hometown (Last School)
James Diamanti - DT - 6-4 - 285 - Fr. - Grand Junction, Colo. (Grand Junction)
Omar Stover - RB - 5-11 - 197 - Fr. - Boling Brook, Ill. (Boling Brook)
Tommy Thornton# - QB - 6-1 - 205 - Fr. - Tempe, Ariz. (Marcos de Niza)
#Tommy Thornton is a grayshirt. He originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Wyoming in February of 2012.

2013 Mid-Year Junior-College Signees (6)
Name - Pos. - Ht. - Wt. - Class - Hometown (Last School)
Troy Boyland - DT - 6-2 - 310 - Jr. - Palo Alto, Calif. (College Of San Mateo, Calif.)
J.D. Krill - TE - 6-6 - 245 - Jr. - Mission Viejo, Calif. (Saddleback CC, Calif.)
Jeff Lark - LB - 6-2 - 220 - So. - Cedar Hill, Texas (Arizona Western CC, Ariz.)
Malkaam Muhammad - LB - 6-0 - 225 - So. - St. Joseph, Mo. (Iowa Western CC, Iowa)
Jesse Sampson - S - 6-0 - 200 - Jr. - Canoga Park, Calif. (College of the Canyons, Calif.)
Jordan Stanton - LB - 6-0 - 250 - Jr. - Palmdale, Calif. (Los Angeles Pierce CC, Calif.)

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