Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Super Seniors

First a couple of "Super Senior" videos. One I should have posted during the winter and one I can't recall if I posted.
Longtime followers of Dartmouth football surely remember Tony Adams, the amiable retired sports anchor at WCAX TV in Burlington. Tony, who I had a chance to visit with in the press box at a Dartmouth game last fall, was the subject of one of his former station's Super Senior features in December. I meant to share this back then but forgot until getting an email link a couple of days ago.

Here's the video and story about Tony, now 92, who has long been a friend both of Dartmouth football and your editor.

And then there's the highlight reel for Dartmouth senior Jack Heneghan, which I may have posted earlier. Either way, after watching it again and thinking about the former Dartmouth standout signing with the San Francisco 49ers it's clear that it was way too easy to underestimate and underappreciate Quarterback Jack:

Athlon Sports has a piece about the top returning FCS receivers. (LINK) No. 6 is Princeton's 6-foot-4, 215-pound Jesper Horsted. Here's what the story has to say about him:
Horsted's tantalizing size commands attention the way he grabs passes. As a junior, he set Princeton single-season records for receptions (92) and touchdown receptions (14), and had its No. 2 mark in receiving yards (1,226). He caught two touchdowns in six different games.
Athlon also has two more Ivy Leaguers in its More Wide Receivers to Watch:
Stephen Carlson, Princeton, Sr.
Juston Christian, Marist, Sr.
Nehari Crawford, Duquesne, Sr.
Mitch Gueller, Idaho State, Jr.
Damion Jeanpiere, Nicholls, Sr.
Andre Lindsey, Sacramento State, Sr.
Cortrelle Simpson, Richmond, Jr.
Riley Stapleton, James Madison, R-Jr.
Justin Sumpter, Kennesaw State, Sr.
Josh Wainwright, Columbia, Jr.

Green Alert Take: Dartmouth's Hunter Hagdorn wouldn't look out of place on that list.
Athlon also has its preseason FCS top 25 and while no Ivy League team makes the cut, one does get a mention:

Athlon Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. James Madison
3. New Hampshire
4. South Dakota State
5. Kennesaw State
6. Eastern Washington
7. Sam Houston State
8. Jacksonville State
9. Weber State
10. Elon
11. Villanova
12. Samford
13. Delaware
14. Illinois State
15. Nichols
16. Wofford
17. McNeese
18. Montana
19. Northern Iowa
20. North Carolina A&T
21. Youngstown
22. Austin Peay
23. Sacramento State
24. Central Arkansas
25. Stony Brook
Others to watch: Idaho, Monmouth, Montana State, Northern Arizona, South Dakota, Western Illinois, Yale.