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 »
Menelik Watson, a former post player on the Marist basketball team, will wear the silver and black.
The Oakland Raiders used their second-round pick – the 42nd selection overall – on Watson, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive tackle from Manchester, England. After spending two years at Marist, Watson transferred to Saddlebrook, a junior college in Mission Viejo, Calif., where he began playing...Read more »
A former Marist athlete could very well be selected in the first round of this week's NFL Draft.
Ironically, he never played football for the Red Foxes.
Instead, Menelik Watson, a native of Manchester, England, spent two years on Marist's basketball team. After being redshirted his first season and then averaging just 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds the next year, he decided against returning...Read more »