Hudson Valley Home Stand
Brandon Hepburn drafted by Lions; Trent Steelman, Gilbert Pena and Mike Rios to sign free agent deals
Four Hudson Valley football standouts learned Saturday that they will get their chance in the NFL.
The Detroit Lions used a seventh-round draft pick-- 245th overall -- on Brandon Hepburn, an inside linebacker who played at North Rockland High School and Florida A&M.
After the draft concluded, former Army quarterback Trent Steelman, who projects as a slot receiver in the NFL, agreed...Read more »
After graduating from Saunders High School in Yonkers, Gilbert Pena took four years off from playing football to care for his mother, who was battling cancer.
"I didn't want to leave her alone,” Pena told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in December. “Eighteen years she'd been raising me, taking care of me. The least I could do was go out and get a job and kind of help her around...Read more »