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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #900 on: September 02, 2018, 09:43:45 am »
Seems like a good year for DIII in the NFL.....

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #901 on: September 04, 2018, 10:20:49 am »
   I noticed that Alex Tanney of Monmouth (IL) is still hanging in there, making the Giants' 53 man roster.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #902 on: September 07, 2018, 11:14:24 am »
   I noticed that Alex Tanney of Monmouth (IL) is still hanging in there, making the Giants' 53 man roster.
Tanney looked good in preseason and deserved his spot.....although I hope the Giants never need him to play
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #903 on: October 02, 2018, 06:25:20 pm »
Ali Marpet , Hobart and TB Bucs, is currently the third highest ranked Olineman in the entire NFL as per Pro Football Focus, as of week #3...this should be his ProBowl year
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #904 on: October 09, 2018, 09:11:34 pm »
Ali Marpet , Hobart and TB Bucs, is currently the third highest ranked Olineman in the entire NFL as per Pro Football Focus, as of week #3...this should be his ProBowl year

He just signed a 5 year extension:  https://es.pn/2RDvWKs

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #905 on: October 10, 2018, 10:17:45 am »
Ali Marpet , Hobart and TB Bucs, is currently the third highest ranked Olineman in the entire NFL as per Pro Football Focus, as of week #3...this should be his ProBowl year

He just signed a 5 year extension:  https://es.pn/2RDvWKs

$54 million. $26.8 million guaranteed
He was humble enough to attend the Hobart-Union game in Geneva on his bye week this Saturday. A total class guy that came out on the field for the Geneva youth program kids at half time. Proud to call him a Statesman .
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #906 on: October 10, 2018, 11:21:58 am »
Ali Marpet , Hobart and TB Bucs, is currently the third highest ranked Olineman in the entire NFL as per Pro Football Focus, as of week #3...this should be his ProBowl year

He just signed a 5 year extension:  https://es.pn/2RDvWKs

$54 million. $26.8 million guaranteed
He was humble enough to attend the Hobart-Union game in Geneva on his bye week this Saturday. A total class guy that came out on the field for the Geneva youth program kids at half time. Proud to call him a Statesman .

Witfoot has come a long way!

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #907 on: October 10, 2018, 05:38:46 pm »
I miss Whittfoot....he was just a friendly Wittenberg player who had heard that Ali Marpet was awesome....he was right ;)
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #908 on: January 31, 2019, 03:34:49 pm »
Only 3 of the 520 roster spots in the AAF went to former D3FB guys. I don't know why, but I honestly thought this league would be a good place for D3 kids with pro aspirations to catch on. Not so much.

Guys selected were Heidelberg's Donteea Dye (played on Bucs) by Orlando, NC Wesleyan's Dwayne Hollis (Philly Soul) by Atlanta, and Jake Payne (Shenandoah, played in AFL) by Birmingham.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #909 on: February 02, 2019, 02:22:50 pm »
Only 3 of the 520 roster spots in the AAF went to former D3FB guys. I don't know why, but I honestly thought this league would be a good place for D3 kids with pro aspirations to catch on. Not so much.

Guys selected were Heidelberg's Donteea Dye (played on Bucs) by Orlando, NC Wesleyan's Dwayne Hollis (Philly Soul) by Atlanta, and Jake Payne (Shenandoah, played in AFL) by Birmingham.

I posted a while ago the AAF is going to live or die by how much local support it can attract. Having big name college players that washed out of the NFL is going to draw more of a crowd than a better roster of no name D3 players. Especially in the first years. That is just the reality.People will pay for one more view of their favorite college player from Football Factory U.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #911 on: February 28, 2019, 02:04:31 pm »
It not ehre NFL or even the CFL, However it is still Professional Football. Mason Espinosa of OWU fame is still playing. He is the QB of the Columbus Lions in the National  Arena League.
http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/rosters/columbus-lions/193-mason-espinosa.html

http://columbuslions.net/team/roster/index.html?player_id=2

He looks to be doing fairly well.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #912 on: March 12, 2019, 11:20:59 am »
It not ehre NFL or even the CFL, However it is still Professional Football. Mason Espinosa of OWU fame is still playing. He is the QB of the Columbus Lions in the National  Arena League.
http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/rosters/columbus-lions/193-mason-espinosa.html

http://columbuslions.net/team/roster/index.html?player_id=2

He looks to be doing fairly well.
Mason moved up to the AFL. He signed with the Albany Empire.
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Though he may be a rookie to the AFL, Mason Espinosa brings plenty of indoor football experience to the Empire. Espinosa played his college ball at Ohio Wesleyan where he was a four-time All-NCAC selection and Conference Player of the Year in 2012. He holds numerous school and Conference records including career passing yards (11,069), and total yards (10,839). After college, Espinosa had partaken in various Pro Days with NFL teams, as well as, a minicamp with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Shortly after his stint in the NFL, the quarterback joined the Erie Explosion of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). He jumped from the American Indoor Football League, to the IFL before landing in the National Arena League with the Columbus Lions in 2017 and remaining there for the past two seasons.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #913 on: March 27, 2019, 10:33:27 am »
After recovering from an injury, Jake Payne of Shenandoah U has been playing well for the Birmingham Iron in the AAF. Going to try and see him when they come here to Orlando in a couple of weeks. Donteaa Dye of Heidelberg is also in that game, as he's made some good plays as a WR for the Apollos.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #914 on: April 02, 2019, 02:43:56 pm »
News releases say that the AAF is folding.  I lost interest when so few DIII guys made any of the rosters.  Too bad, it seemed like a good concept at the onset.  I guess we wait for the XFL next year.