Dartmouth senior tailback Ryder Stone was selected last night by the Montreal Alouettes in the fifth round of the CFL Draft.
Raised on a ranch outside of Calgary, the 5-foot-10, 204-pound Stone ran for 1,502 yards and 20 touchdowns, and caught 46 passes for 469 yards and one score in his Big Green career.
A member of the All-Ivy League honorable mention team, Stone was presented this spring with Dartmouth's Earl Hamilton Award given to the "senior football player who has displayed the sincere friendliness and sense of humor plus appreciation of the outdoors . . ."
Find the team-by-team CFL picks HERE.
•Menlo School football coach Mark Newton in a story about Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan signing with the San Francisco 49ers (LINK):
“He has Jerry Rice’s work ethic, Einstein’s brain and Tom Brady’s arm and looks.”
•The Morning Call in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley has a Q&A with new Lafayette athletic director Sherryta Freeman, a former Dartmouth basketball player. Here's the final entry:
Q: You’re a Dartmouth grad. Will we see Dartmouth on future schedules?
A: Football scheduling is done well in advance, but I would be thrilled to see Dartmouth on the schedule. They are aligned with the type of institutions we want to compete against for our nonconference schedule. So, definitely I would be happy to see that.Green Alert Take: Here's hoping.
•From a Dartmouth press release:
The Friends of Dartmouth Football are thrilled to announce the 8th Annual Dartmouth's In Town Again series!
Join Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach, at various locations for an evening of camaraderie among Dartmouth alumni, parents and friends. Coach Teevens will discuss the new coaching staff, this year’s recruiting class and a preview of the upcoming season.On the slate so far are visits to Los Angeles, Dallas and Tampa, perhaps not coincidentally in the football-rich states of California, Texas and Florida ;-)
•From a story about Ivy League players getting an NFL shot (LINK):
They’re not comparable to Power Five players, or even guys from the MAC, AAC or Mountain West. At least not on the football field.
In the classroom? That’s no contest.Green Alert Take: At some point national writers are going to appreciate that there are players in the Ivy League who are every bit the athletic match of those in Power Five conferences and there are Power Five football players who are every bit the match of Ivy League players in the classroom.
•Craig Haley of STATS continues his look at returning stat leaders in the FCS with this:
Top 2018 returning #FCS players in punt return average:
1. Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard: 18.8
2. D’Angelo Amos, James Madison: 15.8
3. Jamichael Baldwin, Savannah State: 13.5
4. Brandon Bowdell, Chattanooga: 13.6
5. Jaquan Brooks, Campbell: 12.6
Green Alert Take: Shelton-Mosley's average would be a little higher if not for a penalty that shaved a lot of yards off a long one in the Dartmouth game last fall ;-)
•It's not so much that there's rugby on the brain, although maybe there should be with Dartmouth offensive lineman Sean Dowling and the Big Green playing Mary Washington tomorrow afternoon in California for the national championship. It's just that this is the first chance to post something coming out of Guam!
From The Guam Daily Post:
Alejandra Ada, a soon-to-be graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, affixed her signature committing to play Ivy League rugby for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.'Round the girdled Earth indeed ;-)