Defensive lineman Adam Hoppel can add his name to the long list of Bearcats that will will be trying to make an NFL roster this summer. The Lisbon, Ohio native has signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.
Here is a link to an article about Adam going to the Browns: Click Here.
For most of the Bearcats that were drafted we were able to find a video or audio link from the teams they were drafted by that discusses the player. On the Dallas site there is no video links specific to DeAngelo Smith or Mike Mickens. We did find a video where Jerry Jones and the rest of the staff discuss the draft. Feel free to listen to the entire 41 minutes, however if you want to hear them discuss Mickens and Smith start at about 17 minutes in.
Cowboys Press Conference: Click here.
By now you have heard the story about how Kevin was on the 17th hole when Marvin Lewis called him, here is a link for his press conference at Paul Brown Stadium over the weekend. It can be found at the Bengals web site.
Video of press conference: Click here.
While the spring game was being played at Nippert Stadium, Connor Barwin was sitting home watching TV. As much as he wanted to be in Clifton he was waiting for a phone call. Mid way through the second round that call came, from Houston. Connor was a Texan. Below is a link for the press conference he and first round pick Brian Cushing had Sunday afternoon.
Video press conference: Click here. Right side “Cushing, Barwin arrive in Houston”.
The Green Bay Packers used their sixth round pick on UC defensive back Brandon Underwood. There are two areas of interest for Bearcat fans on the Packers web site. An article and a video. The video is Shaun Herock, the teams assistant director of college scouting talking about why the team took the UC corner.
Article: Click here.
Video: Click here. Click video on the right and look for Shawn Herock, should be near the top.
“First round, seventh round, free agent…I’m coming to play ball!”
Late Sunday afternoon Trevor Canfield finally got the call. It came from the Arizona Cardinals. Below is a link to the Cardinals web site. On the right hand side, look in the multimedia area under “videos”. You will find “Trevor Canfield highlights” and ‘Trevor Canfield conference call”.
We just got word that Khalil El-Amin has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Fellow offensive lineman Trevor Canfield was drafted by Arizona in the 7th round. More Bearcats are expected to sign as the day progresses, we will keep you posted.
Here is a quick list the the Bearcats chosen in the NFL draft this weekend. Many more players are expected to be invited to training camp as free agents. We will have more on this as it develops as well as coverage from Saturdays Bearcat Bowl.
Saturday night was the the end of the beginning. Spring football was over but it was just the beginning of the 2009 football season. Here is a quick video capturing some of the sights and sounds of Bearcat Bowl III.
One of the high lights Saturday happened after the first quarter when last years senior received their Big East Championship rings at mid field.
This brings spring practice to a close but we will have continued coverage of Beracat football leading up to summer camp in August. If it happens, we will have it.
This time last year Haruki Nakamura was one Bearcat sitting by the phone on draft weekend. His call came on day two in the 6th round from the Baltimore Ravens. He’s in town this weekend for the spring game and the rest of the festivities. We caught up with Haruki Friday at the golf outing and asked him what advise he would have for the guys sitting by the phone this weekend.