Sunday, February 26, 2017

Value Added

Former Dartmouth linebacker Folarin Orimolade gets top photo billing in a STATS story about "undervalued" pro prospects in the FCS. Read the full story HERE.

Craig Haley, senior FCS editor for STATS, and a former beat writer covering Princeton sports, writes:
Some players not going to the combine who I would put on this list are Dartmouth linebacker Folarin Orimolade and San Diego cornerback Jamal Agnew. Both were not invited and yet they can play. I understand why Orimolade did not get one because he is a little pigeon-toed and was a little overweight at the NFLPA Bowl, but he can rush the passer and is fun to watch.
Brian White '95, a former Dartmouth football and lacrosse standout who got a pro look in both sports,  instead has made his name in show business and he's about to get another star turn. From an NBC press release:
Brian White launched his acting career playing the role of Jason in "The Matchmaker" in 1997, graduating to the role of Omar in BET's hit show, "The Parkers." Brian White went on to star in the movies "Stomp The Yard," "The Cabin In The Woods," and ABC's show "Scandal." Now, White takes on a new role as Michael Jones in TV One's latest TV-movie, "Media."
For the "cliff notes" version of White's career, check out his Wikipedia page. A first-team All-Ivy League defensive back at Dartmouth, White is the son of former Boston Celtics hall-of-famer JoJo White.
Remember that Swedish football player who moved to San Diego and was being recruited as a defensive back by Notre Dame? As this STORY notes, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound high school senior is headed to South Bend. From the story:
Notre Dame-bound Jordan Genmark-Heath "had offers to play quarterback at Cal Poly, San Jose State and Dartmouth." 
It was one of those days when Griff the Wonder Dog and I head outside for his morning constitutional and I end up going back in for the camera. Strong winds cleared the skies and we were able to see five Vermont ski areas from across the road: Killington and Pico (pictured), Okemo, Stratton Mountain and Ascutney (defunct). Click the photos to enlarge them.

Mount Ascutney, a monadnock, or free-standing mountain, is the nearest of the areas.