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Harris and Carlock Inked; Martin and Unaegbu Earn Minicamp Invites.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Since the NFL Draft took place from April 25-27 in Nashville, Northeast 10 Conference football programs have been making waves - as four players from the league have been either signed or invited to minicamps by NFL organizations.
Assumption’s Deonte Harris and LIU Post’s Jake Carlock were signed as undrafted free agents by the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants, respectively, following the conclusion of the draft. Both received First Team All-Conference recognition back in the fall.
In addition, Pace’s Jah’Sheem Martin was invited to attend a minicamp with the Giants, while Prince Unaegbu received an invite from the San Francisco 49ers. Both Setters received All-Conference recognition after the 2018 season, including Martin on the First Team.
Harris, arguably the most prolific return specialist in NCAA history, was a two-time AFCA All-American who broke the Division II career record for combined return touchdowns with 14. He totaled over 3,000 return yards while averaging 32.6 yards per kickoff return with six touchdowns and 20.4 yards per punt return with eight touchdowns. Harris has signed a three-year contract with the Saints.
Carlock, the reigning NE10 Defensive Player of the Year, is coming off one of his most productive collegiate seasons with the Pioneers – totaling a team-high 67 tackels, including 12 for a loss, and four sacks. He also accounted for two interceptions, a team-best 11 pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Giants’ rookie minicamp began on May 5 with mandatory minicamp scheduled for June 4.
Martin and Unaegbu, who combined for 10.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for a loss for Pace during the 2018 season, will both get a chance to show their NFL readiness in rookie minicamps for the Giants and 49ers. The duo helped the Setters to a 6-3 record in NE10 play, tied for third-place in the league, and set a program record with seven overall wins – the most victories for Pace since moving to Division II.
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- Cole Tracy, a kicker who transferred from Assumption to LSU for his senior season, made a huge impact for the nationally-ranked Tigers – earning All-SEC recognition and finishing his career with 97 made field goals, the most of any kicker in NCAA history across all divisions. He has rookie minicamp tryouts with the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints lined up.
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