Friday, July 29, 2016

Ivy In The NFL

With full credit to the Ivy League website for digging this information up, here are the players from the Ivies at the opening of NFL camps:

AJ Cruz, CB – Miami Dolphins (2nd season)
Zak DeOssie, LS – New York Giants (10th season)
James Develin, FB – New England Patriots (5th season)

*Jeff Adams, OL – Houston Texans (3rd season)
Josh Martin, LB – New York Jets (4th season)

JC Tretter, OL – Green Bay Packers (4th season)
Bryan Walters, WR – Jacksonville Jaguars (7th season)

Jacob Flores, C – Green Bay Packers (1st season)
Vernon Harris, DB – Kansas City Chiefs (1st season)

Cameron Brate, TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3rd season)
Ben Braunecker, TE – Chicago Bears (1st season)
Desmond Bryant, DL – Cleveland Browns (8th season)
Nick Easton, C – Minnesota Vikings (2nd season)
Anthony Fabiano, C – Baltimore Ravens (1st season)
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB – New York Jets (12th season)
Kyle Juszczyk, FB – Baltimore Ravens (4th season)
Tyler Ott, LS – New York Giants (2nd season)
Adam Redmond, OL – Indianapolis Colts (1st season)
Cole Toner, OL – Arizona Cardinals (1st season)

Brandon Copeland, DE – Detroit Lions (3rd season)
Ryan O’Malley, TE – Oakland Raiders (1st season)

Mike Catapano, DE – New York Jets (4th season)
Seth DeValve, TE – Cleveland Browns (1st season)
Caraun Reid, DT – Detroit Lions (3rd season)

Tyler Varga, RB – Indianapolis Colts (Announced retirement this week)

*-Active/Physically Unable to Perform
From FootballScoop:
The NCAA’s Division I Oversight Committee dropped its formal recommendation for live-contact practices from two to one per week during the season, the NCAA announced Thursday.
Find the full story HERE.
From today through Sunday I'll be doing media relations for the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club. The tournament honors the memory of the legendary HCC pro and Dartmouth golf coach from 1922-1966. In addition to a blog with updates throughout the day (LINK) I cover the event for the local daily.

Check out the 4-minute video below for a little background featuring a few thoughts from former Dartmouth Athletic Director Seaver Peters.

And finally, That Certain Nittany Lion '16 was at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol yesterday courtesy of That Certain Aunt from Texas, who gave him the absolutely perfect graduation present of a couple of season passes to the event. Unfortunately, he has to work today through Sunday at the course (although he does get to play in the Keane), but believe me when I tell you he squeezed the orange pretty hard yesterday. I snapped this picture off the DVR that shows him just above the American flag wearing a white hat and Hanover Country Club shirt. You can see the artfully curved bill of Mrs. BGA's white hat behind him ;-)