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 »
Keith Bulluck, the former Tennessee Titans All-Pro linebacker, says NFL fans should get used to the idea that the pro football will be less violent in the future.
In an interview with Newsday, Bulluck, a Suffern native who played at Clarkstown North High School, said that without rule changes to make the NFL safer, the league faces extinction.
“I come from the age where we use to watch...Read more »
The Army Black Knights lacrosse team is heading into postseason play hoping to win its first Patriot League title since 2010.
The Black Knights have had success during the past decade under head coach Joe Alderici, who had led Army to eight straight appearances in the Patriot League tournament. Only the top four teams in the eight-team conference play in the tournament.
Third-seeded...Read more »
Former Mount Vernon High School basketball star Jabarie Hinds is set to transfer to the University of Massachusetts, he confirmed to SNY.tv Wednesday.
Hinds, who played the past two years at West Virginia University, would be required to sit out the upcoming season under NCAA rules. He would have two years of eligibility remaining once he suits up again in 2014-15.
“I gained a good relationship...Read more »
Marist wide receiver Mike Rios may or may not get selected in this week’s NFL Draft, but there are 4.38 reasons to believe he’ll be on some team’s roster when training camps open.
Rios, the Red Foxes’ record-setting deep threat, worked out for pro scouts last month at Florida International University’s Pro Day in his hometown of Miami, running the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.38 seconds. That...Read more »
Sure, NFL scouts might have some concerns about drafting Brandon Hepburn this week. His intelligence and character are not among them.
The North Rockland High School alum might very well cure cancer after all.
Hepburn, 23, an inside linebacker who played at Florida A&M, already has graduated with a degree in biochemistry, is a member of the National Honor Society and even discovered...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 »
Marist has released its football schedule for the upcoming season. On paper, at least, it’s not the most intimidating slate.
The Red Foxes will face just three teams that had winning records a year ago (Dayton, San Diego and Jacksonville), as well as two first-year programs, Stetson and Mercer. Marist, however, will have to play the entire month of September away from Poughkeepsie.
The...Read more »
As of now, Trent Steelman has a commitment to serve in the Army next year. But take one look at his Twitter profile, and it’s pretty clear he’d rather be lacing up cleats than combat boots this fall.
“Former Army Football QB and (h)opefully get the opportunity to play at the next level,” Steelman’s profile proclaims.
Thanks to a 2008 directive by the Department of Defense, there is a...Read more »