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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #915 on: April 02, 2019, 03:13:14 pm »
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 #916 on: April 08, 2019, 12:42:28 pm »
We did not. Speaking to Jake later today. Curious to get his reaction on how everything went down.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #917 on: June 02, 2019, 10:23:17 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.
Mason moved up to the AFL. He signed with the Albany Empire.
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Mason Espinosa, Quarterback

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.
http://thealbanyempire.com/news/story/?id=14012

Columbus must have a thing for DIII QB's. We went to see them last night and their current QB is Luke Collis of Occidental. Looks like he was a senior on the 2011 team. The backup is listed as Mitch Kidd of Redlands who was a senior on the 2017 team.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #918 on: June 11, 2019, 12:06:40 pm »
Delaware Valley grad Rasheed Bailey will be on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this CFL season, which I believe is starting this week.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #919 on: July 01, 2019, 01:39:45 pm »
Catching up on off season NFL  signings , I noticed that the Giants signed Jake Ceresna from Edmonton of the CFL who was a 2016 graduate of Cortland State. Good luck to this 6'5" 295 pound DE Cortland Dragon with the BIG BLUE....hey, CORTACA at MetLife Stadium this year and maybe a Dragon on the permanent roster.
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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #920 on: July 26, 2019, 03:26:34 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.
Mason moved up to the AFL. He signed with the Albany Empire.
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Mason Espinosa, Quarterback

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.
http://thealbanyempire.com/news/story/?id=14012

Columbus must have a thing for DIII QB's. We went to see them last night and their current QB is Luke Collis of Occidental. Looks like he was a senior on the 2011 team. The backup is listed as Mitch Kidd of Redlands who was a senior on the 2017 team.
Due to injuries Columbus has picked up another DIII QB, Bryan Hicks who was a senior for Southwestern in 2016.

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #921 on: August 30, 2019, 11:40:55 am »
Was happy to see Alex Tanney getting some good time with the Giants last night. The two picks he threw probably didn't help but with Jones and Manning on the roster, Tanney can't be looking for much more than some tape again. He was the primary backup last year and had a 2 year contract, but drafting Jones relegated him again. Got to give him credit though. He's 7 years and 9 different teams (counting TN twice) into an NFL career and has had some regular season game time. Not many people anywhere can say that.


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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #922 on: August 30, 2019, 09:41:44 pm »
Sorry if this has been discussed. Just wondering if the new league will open more opportunities for more DIII players next
year. supposedly the league will be real football and not the goofy things that Vince McMahon did with his last football adventure
Football !!! The ultimate team sport. Anyone who plays DIII football is a winner...

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Re: D-3 Players in the Pros
« Reply #923 on: September 01, 2019, 03:58:25 pm »
Was happy to see Alex Tanney getting some good time with the Giants last night. The two picks he threw probably didn't help but with Jones and Manning on the roster, Tanney can't be looking for much more than some tape again. He was the primary backup last year and had a 2 year contract, but drafting Jones relegated him again. Got to give him credit though. He's 7 years and 9 different teams (counting TN twice) into an NFL career and has had some regular season game time. Not many people anywhere can say that.
   
   I'm not sure what will happen after they go through the waiver list, but for now the Giants have kept him on their 53 man roster.