Thursday, July 10, 2014

No UConn products in NFL Supplemental Draft

When Lyle McCombs, the fourth all-time leading rusher in UConn history, was dismissed from the program one of the options suggested for McCombs was having him enter the NFL Supplemental Draft.

Well, that draft will be held later today and McCombs is not one of the four available players.

McCombs would have been a long shot to be taken even if he had entered his name in the NFL Supplemental Draft. Perhaps had receiver Shakim Phillips opted to go down that road rather than playing his final season at Boston College, he would be been a more likely option to be taken in the NFL Supplemental Draft.

None of the six available players were taken in last year's draft.

UConn announced that football coach Bon Diaco will take part in an event at Rentschler Field on July 29 titled “An Evening With Head Football Coach Bob Diaco.” The event is being run by the Greater Hartford Chapter of the UConn Alumni Association.

The 12th annual event begins at 4:45 p.m. when fans can take to the playing field and have a football toss and get their pictures taken. A buffet dinner will then be served in the Club Level at Rentschler Field with a cash bar and silent auction. Diaco will then address the group, including a question and answer period.Tickets are priced at $45 for dues paying members of the UConn Alumni Association and $55 for the non-dues paying attendees.For additional information or to register, visit or contact the UConn Alumni Association toll-free at 888-822-5861.

Temple rising junior linebacker Tyler Matakevich from Stratford is one of four American Athletic Conference players named to the Bronko Nagurski Award watch list.

Other AAC players named to the list for the award, presented annually to the nation's best defensive player, were Tulane defensive back Lorenzo Doss, Memphis defensive end Martin Ifedi and Houston linebacker Derrick Mathews.


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