Baskett optimistic for third year

By Jon Marks: Special to the PNT PHILADELPHIA — Hank Baskett said players are never comfortable this time of year — when NFL teams make their cuts — not matter how long they’ve been in the league. Baskett, a former Clovis High and New Mexico Lobos standout, appears to have secured a roster spot again […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

Freedom New Mexico FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback […]

Baskett, Eagles shake Rock Staubus Gym

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By Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to Philadelphia, so he did his best Saturday to bring Philadelphia to Clovis. Joined by his Philadelphia Eagle teammates, Baskett entertained a packed Rock Staubus Gymnasium Saturday night in a less-than-serious basketball contest against Clovis High School Alumni. Before the tip-off, the third-year receiver knew Clovis had […]

Baskett giving back to eastern New Mexico

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Long before Hank Baskett III was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was receiving from Clovis. Now, he’s spending his NFL days trying to give back. “You always hear the clich

Eagles receiver Baskett will teach at CCC

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according to college officials. Baskett will teach an eight-week sociology of sport course starting March 14. CCC students will earn three credits for the […]

Baskett readies for camp

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his Philadelphia Eagles teammates in Bethlehem, Pa., for the start of preseason drills. Rookies report on Friday while the veterans are scheduled to start on Monday. He caught 21 passes […]

Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Philly plays Baskett-ball

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By Rick White Hank Baskett describes his rookie season in the NFL as a blur. Even his first touchdown — an 87-yard catch and run that helped Philadelphia beat the Dallas Cowboys — is hard to recall, he said. “I’ve been describing it for people. I tell them I can remember 10 percent of it. […]

Baskett finishes regular season with bang

Freedom Newspapers PHILADELPHIA — Not only did Clovis’ Hank Baskett turn in his best performance of the year Sunday in Philadelphia’s 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field he became the second rookie in NFL history to record two touchdown receptions of 85 yards or more in a season. One play […]

Baskett headed for playoffs

By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he reached the locker room. Earlier in the night, it was Baskett and the Philadelphia Eagles who sent a message, dominating the Dallas Cowboys 23-7 Monday at Texas Stadium to earn a share of the NFC East […]

Baskett flying high with Eagles

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By Jon Marks: CNJ Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — On Labor Day, Hank Baskett worked. And also packed. He worked for his new employer, the Philadelphia Eagles, having learned over the weekend — while he turned his cell phone off to take a nap — he had beaten the odds and made Andy Reid’s 53-man roster. Hank […]

Baskett’s friends excited about pal’s NFL success

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent J.C. Pacheco can easily remember one of the first times that Hank Baskett was tried out at wide receiver. He recalls the pure athleticism, the jumping ability, the good hands, the overall potential. Of course, it’s a fonder memory for Pacheco than most defensive backs because the two were teammates […]

Baskett gets set for Eagles training camp

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. The former Clovis High and University of New Mexico football standout is preparing for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles this month. “Nothing’s guaranteed,” […]

Vikings trade Baskett to Philly

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — After sitting through the recent National Football League draft and never hearing his named called, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has now been a part of two NFL organizations. Shortly after the draft, Baskett signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, they traded […]

Baskett only days from NFL draft

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett has found something to keep his mind off this weekend’s NFL draft — softball. “I’m just keeping myself busy,” said Baskett, an all-conference wide receiver at New Mexico whose combination of size and athleticism make him a likely NFL pick. “Baseball was my first love, and (Clovis softball […]

Baskett gets ready to go bowling

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett III has a lot of running in front of men with clipboards and stopwatches in his future. The University of New Mexico all-conference receiver will play in the 55th annual Senior Bowl Jan. 28 in Montgomery, Ala., and has accepted an invitation to the […]

Ex-Clovis star Baskett looking for big year at UNM

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In his 22 years, Hank Baskett has grown into a 6-foot-4, 220-pound specimen that Mountain West Conference defenses can’t ignore. Recently, he’s also grown out of many things, like creating himself as a video game football character. After all, he does play Division I football, so he already exists in […]

Baskett to play in Las Vegas Bowl today

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]