Three TCU Alumni Currently Playing in the NFL

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Andy Dalton
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Albuquerque attorney Geoffrey Scovil has practiced law in New Mexico since 1998 and has extensive experience in felony trials and habeas corpus cases. Prior to earning his juris doctor and relocating to Albuquerque, Geoff Scovil was an undergraduate student in Texas, and he continues to follow the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs.

TCU’s Division I NCAA football program has seen over 150 of its former players enter into the National Football League (NFL), including Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson. Below are three current NFLers who previously played for TCU.

1. Andy Dalton: The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback played for TCU for four years from 2007-10, compiling 71 touchdowns in 50 games. The Bengals drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and, to date, he has 142 career touchdowns.

2. Josh Doctson: Drafted 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Doctson is a wide receiver who transferred to TCU in 2013 after playing one season for Wyoming. He played only sparingly as a rookie in the NFL due to injury but remains confident he will contribute to the Redskins in 2017.

3. Jason Verrett: A cornerback drafted 25th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Verrett has recorded five interceptions and 71 tackles through his first three years in the league. He had eight interceptions in three seasons with the Horned Frogs.

Terrelle Pryor’s Career Season as Wide Receiver

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Terrelle Pryor
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Geoffrey Scovil is a criminal defense attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he isn’t defending the civil and constitutional rights of his clients, Geoff Scovil enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps “enjoys” is not the right word.

Though it was another disaster season for the Browns – who won just four of 32 games in the past two seasons – there were a few bright spots for the team, namely Terrelle Pryor. Selected by the Oakland Raiders as a quarterback in the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, Pryor was never able to establish himself at the position and was waived by five teams prior to the 2015 season. As a quarterback, his career record is 3-7 and he has thrown for nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

At one point, Pryor was even cut by the Browns, but he was later re-signed to play wide receiver for the team at the end of the 2015 season. He made one catch in the team’s final game and entered training camp in 2016 with a chance to assume the number-one receiver role. He impressed enough in preseason to earn the job and continued to do so in the regular season, recording 14 catches and 244 yards receiving in his first three games. Pryor finished the year as the Browns’ top receiver with 77 receptions, four touchdowns, and 1,007 yards.

Lesser-Known Attractions in Hong Kong

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Lantau Island
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Attorney at law Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has a private law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not busy trying cases or writing petitions to the state supreme court, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque. Over the years, he has visited such places as Hong Kong.

Featuring a unique blend of numerous cultures and influences, Hong Kong is home to an array of major and lesser-known attractions. Following are just a few of Hong Kong’s hidden tourist attractions:

Lantau Island – As Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau Island provides visitors with a calming escape from the city. The island’s historic and natural heritage has been preserved over the years, and tourists can enjoy everything from clean beaches and countryside to small fishing villages. There are a few big attractions on the island, meaning the preserved natural and cultural areas are often overlooked.

Kowloon Walled City Park – Originally the home of 3.3 million people, Kowloon was built as a military base. It was later occupied by immigrants and eventually became a relatively lawless area filled with drugs, gangs, and unlicensed businesses in the 1950s and 1960s. Although much of the city was demolished, the remnants are open to the public.

Ping Shan Heritage Trail – Appropriate for tourists who love history, the Ping Shan Heritage Trail takes visitors to some of Hong Kong’s most interesting historic sites. Many of these sites are found in the New Territories and include everything from monuments and monasteries to temples and Hakka villages.

Visiting San Francisco – A Guide to the Seasons

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San Francisco
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his law practice, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys visiting cities around the world. He has been many places both internationally and domestically. One of his favorite cities is San Francisco, where he and his wife eloped under the rotunda at City Hall, where Joe DeMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.

San Francisco’s peak tourist time runs from June to August. Visitors from around the United States flock to the city to take part in San Francisco’s many summer events, including the North Beach Festival and Fillmore Jazz Festival. Summertime in the city sees average temperatures in the high 60s along with damp fog and brisk winds.

Winter, spring, and fall all have more manageable crowds, but the weather is often significantly cooler. Winter lasts from December to February and has average temperatures in the high 50s. Fog is present almost every day, as are cold winds. San Francisco is also at its wettest during these months. Still, hotel prices are significantly lower than in the summer. Spring offers similar benefits, but the average temperatures are a bit higher. The city still stays fairly wet, especially during March, but dries and warms as it gets closer to summer.

Fall is typically the best time to visit San Francisco. From September to November, visitors enjoy such events as the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival. Temperatures are actually warmer than they are during summer and normally average in the low 70s. There are still some breezes coming in from the coast, but the skies stay clear most of the time, and hotel rates and crowds drop.

The Outpost Jazz Education Program

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Outpost Performance Space
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Geoffrey Scovil is an Albuquerque attorney. Formerly an attorney for the Law Office of the Public Defender, Geoffrey Scovil now focuses on private practice in criminal defense and habeas corpus law. Geoff Scovil is a dedicated supporter of the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque.

A nonprofit performing arts center, the Outpost Performance Space relies on the support of its members and the community. Formed in 1988, Outpost Productions brings a variety of talent to its stage, including poets, visual artists, and jazz and classical musicians.

The Outpost also offers an educational course called the Outpost Jazz Education Program. Started in 1996, the program provides 30 weeks of classes to students age 10 and older who demonstrate interest and ability.

So far, more than 2,000 students have benefited from the jazz program’s instruction and assistance. The Outpost also offers the Youth Opera Program, which focuses on the classical side of music. For more information, please visit www.outpostspace.org.

Remote Places to See in Hong Kong

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Dragon’s Back
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As a proponent of constitutional rights, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is also committed to defending people who are indigent in criminal cases. An attorney at law since 1998, he is currently working as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque. When not focusing on his work, Geoffrey Scovil leaves Albuquerque for periods to travel to different parts of the world. One of the places he has visited is Hong Kong, China.

About 236 islands make up the archipelago of Hong Kong, a large number of which are local and tourist favorites. Some of these islands are iconic, while others are lesser known. The most popular tourist spots tend to become crowded, especially during the peak season, so tourists may want to consider the following remote yet striking spots in Hong Kong.

1. Dragon’s Back – Its ridge-top path, looking much like the spine of a dragon, is considered a stunning hiking trail in Shek O Country Park.

2. Sai Wan Swimming Shed – This last surviving swimming shed on the westernmost part of the island has become quite popular with Instagram users.

3. Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse – Built in 1875 on the southeastern tip of the island, the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse is one of five surviving prewar lighthouses, and the oldest in Hong Kong.

Instruments Used in Jazz Music

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Jazz Music
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An experienced habeas corpus attorney, Geoffrey Scovil has established himself as a leading lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Geoffrey Scovil founded his law firm in Albuquerque in 1998 and has practiced there since. An aficionado of jazz, he is learning to play the guitar in his free time.

A form of music that traces its origins to both African and European cultures, jazz in its modern incarnation stems from New Orleans, which served as a melting pot for the musical traditions of various cultures. Today, jazz and its influences can be found in music all over the world.

Jazz features a variety of instruments, including horns, which encompass the saxophone, trombone, and trumpet that are responsible for the music’s melody. Another set of instruments, known as the rhythm section, includes the piano, drum, and bass. These instruments act as a complement to the horns and provide a steady beat and musical foundation. Lastly, the guitar is the most flexible instrument and can provide benefits to both the horns and rhythm instruments.