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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #855 on: March 09, 2018, 05:30:32 pm »
Was watching a replay of this years NFL combine and DB Michael Joseph from University of Dubuque received an invite! Congrats to him, hopefully he can carve out a spot in the NFL!

EDIT: NFL Network interviewed Bill Belichick and he was wearing Johns hopkins sweatshirt. I googled if he had any connections there, knowing he was a Wesleyan grad with many D3 connections in coaching tree. Nothing much but and found this article, highlighting he is friends with the LAX coach at JHU.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/3/3/14801500/why-is-bill-belichick-wearing-john-hopkins-lacrosse-gear-all-the-time
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #856 on: March 26, 2018, 12:28:44 pm »
Was watching a replay of this years NFL combine and DB Michael Joseph from University of Dubuque received an invite! Congrats to him, hopefully he can carve out a spot in the NFL!

EDIT: NFL Network interviewed Bill Belichick and he was wearing Johns hopkins sweatshirt. I googled if he had any connections there, knowing he was a Wesleyan grad with many D3 connections in coaching tree. Nothing much but and found this article, highlighting he is friends with the LAX coach at JHU.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/3/3/14801500/why-is-bill-belichick-wearing-john-hopkins-lacrosse-gear-all-the-time

Very cool!

Somewhat related, Bill Belichick maintains some loose connections to Case Western Reserve.  The football weight room is known as the "Belichick Varsity Weight Room" ... named after his father Steve who played for the team in the 1940s:  http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2012/12/bill_belichick_makes_donation.html

in fact, one of Belichick's coaches was pulled from Case Western Reserve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Schuplinski

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #857 on: March 30, 2018, 11:06:47 am »
Wesley's Matt Gono had 17 NFL scouts show up for a tryout.  His future is looking pretty bright right now.  Keeping my fingers crossed for the draft.

https://delawarestatenews.net/sports/nfl-scouts-flock-to-see-wesleys-gono/

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« Reply #858 on: March 30, 2018, 02:39:27 pm »
Wesley's Matt Gono had 17 NFL scouts show up for a tryout.  His future is looking pretty bright right now.  Keeping my fingers crossed for the draft.

https://delawarestatenews.net/sports/nfl-scouts-flock-to-see-wesleys-gono/

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   If he's got 17 scouts showing up for a tryout I'd say he probably has a good shot, and it only takes one who really likes him to get his name called.
   Any word on what's up with Joe Callahan since the Packers traded for Kizer?
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #859 on: March 30, 2018, 02:40:44 pm »
Hendrix WR Nate Hodapp was invited to the University of Central Arkansas (Division 1 FCS) Pro Day last weekend. Hope it went well!

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #860 on: March 30, 2018, 03:39:43 pm »
Wesley's Matt Gono had 17 NFL scouts show up for a tryout.  His future is looking pretty bright right now.  Keeping my fingers crossed for the draft.

https://delawarestatenews.net/sports/nfl-scouts-flock-to-see-wesleys-gono/

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   If he's got 17 scouts showing up for a tryout I'd say he probably has a good shot, and it only takes one who really likes him to get his name called.
   Any word on what's up with Joe Callahan since the Packers traded for Kizer?
Last I heard they decided to tender Joe for the time being. Looks like a QB competition is brewing between Hundley, Callahan and Kizer. Trade rumors have also been swirling around Hundley lately.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #861 on: April 24, 2018, 11:13:40 pm »
Goodluck to McKenrick of JCU:

Mason McKenrick hoping to be first John Carroll football player drafted since 1991

http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20180424/mason-mckenrick-hoping-to-be-first-john-carroll-football-player-drafted-since-1991

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #862 on: April 28, 2018, 10:31:53 am »
Keeping my fingers crossed for Matt Gono in the draft......Predictions show him in the 6th or 7th round.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #863 on: April 28, 2018, 10:19:27 pm »
Oh well, at Least Gono got signed by Atlanta even if not drafted.  Good luck Matt!

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« Reply #864 on: April 28, 2018, 11:21:41 pm »
University of Dubuque cornerback, Michael Joseph, signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #865 on: April 30, 2018, 02:57:42 pm »
Packers have cut Callahan, per ESPN

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« Reply #866 on: May 09, 2018, 01:18:51 am »
Packers have cut Callahan, per ESPN

As mentioned in another thread, Callahan signed a two year contract with the Eagles......

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #867 on: May 14, 2018, 02:45:56 pm »
Detroit Lions signed WR Deontez Alexander from Franklin College to a free agent contract.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #868 on: July 25, 2018, 08:47:42 am »
There was an article in this morning's Janesville, WI paper about Derek Carrier going to the Raiders from the Rams. He also played for the Redskins. It says he went to Beloit College. I don't remember seeing his name before.

He is primarily a Special Teams specialist, but is listed as the #2 at TE.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #869 on: July 31, 2018, 10:06:14 am »
Madden 19 is out and Ali Marpet of Hobart is ranked as the 11th starting RG and 51 out of 160 starting NFL linemen. There are some other rankings that have him as high as a top 5 Guard. He has started at RG for 2 years, Center last year and now moved to LG...with an injury free year he will be signing for beaucoup bucks with TB or new team. On his way to possibly being best D3 player in NFL, ever.
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