Over the last several years, SVSP has trained dozens of former college athletes during the run-up to each spring’s NFL draft. September is here, training camps are done, and the 53-man rosters are set heading into Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season.
Since the 2011 pre-draft program, there are eight SVSP-trained athletes on active NFL rosters and four more on practice squads. Whether you’re watching the Colts, your favorite team or getting football overload with Sunday Ticket, keep your eyes peeled for SVSP athletes. It shouldn’t be too hard, there’s at least one in six games this weekend! Up first are the 2014 pre-draft program graduates.
Alex Bayer, tight end, #82 for the St.Louis Rams
Shelby Harris, defensive end, #75 for the Oakland Raiders
Dez Southward, safety, #41 for the Atlanta Falcons
Zurlon Tipton, running back, #37 for the Indianapolis Colts
Also from the 2014 class, Keith Wenning, quarterback, is on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. Josh Andrews, guard, and Colton Underwood, linebacker, play together on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.
Looking at the 2013 pre-draft program grads, Jack Doyle, tight end #84, plays for the Indianapolis Colts.
The 2012 class boasts Ronnie Hillman, running back #23 for the Denver Broncos and Kelvin Beachum, tackle #68, on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tackle Andrew McDonald is on the Carolina Panthers practice squad and Sean Baker, defensive back is a member of the Atlanta Falcons practice squad.
Back to 2011, Dan Fletcher, linebacker #50 plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
We wish the best of luck this season to all the athletes that trained at SVSP! Let’s go football!