Friday, February 12, 2016

Player News - Tim Brown NFL Draft Prospects

Tight end Tim Brown appears on Draft Countdown's Tight End Rankings and Small School Sleeper Rankings. The 6'3" 235lb senior is listed at #24 among all draft eligible tight ends and is the highest rated tight end among non-FBS or FCS schools. On the Small School Sleeper Rankings list, which consists of players from non-FBS schools regardless of position, Brown appears at #49.


Brown has led the Golden Rams in all receiving categories for the past two seasons. As a junior, he had 53 catches for 1,059 yards and 17 scores and was named first team All-PSAC East, first team Super Region One by Daktronics, first team Super Region One by Beyond Sports Network, first team Super Region One by Don Hansen Football Gazette, second team All-American by Daktronics and Beyond Sports Network, and first team All-American by Don Hansen Football Gazette.

As a senior, despite missing the first two games of the season due to an NCAA issue and the last two games due to an injury, he still made 33 receptions for 444 yards and five touchdowns. Brown was named first team All-PSAC East, second team Super Region One by Don Hansen Football Gazette, first team All-American by USA College Football, and honorable mention All-ECAC.

In his three seasons as a Golden Ram, Brown made 106 catches for 1,932 yards and 27 touchdowns. In six playoff games, he had 20 receptions for 599 yards and eight touchdowns.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Player News - Dylan Krans Tweets WCU Commitment

Dylan Krans (Pennridge) has tweeted that he will continue his academic and athletic career in purple and gold. At 6-5 and 300lb, he was an imposing presence on both sides of the line as he played offensive and defensive tackle for the Rams.



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Alumni News - Rondell White, Dauphins de Nice Win Season Opener

Former Golden Ram running back Rondell White and the Nice Dauphins won their season opener over the Aix en Provence Argonauts by a score of 7-6. The game was played on a drenched and sloppy field of Stade Maurice David. On Sunday, the Daupins travel to Pessac to take on the Kangourous.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Player News - Steve Myers to Come to West Chester

Steve Myers (Owen J Roberts/Penn State) has tweeted that he will play football next year at West Chester. The 6-2, 315lb offensive lineman walked on at Penn State and was on their roster as a freshman in 2014, but did not see action. At Owen J. Roberts High School, he showed versatility as he played tackle, guard and center for the Wildcats. He also participated in the 2014 Valor Bowl.

- 2014 Second Team Pottstown Mercury All-Area



Friday, February 5, 2016

Alumni News - Shabazz Signs with Steelers

Former Golden Ram cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Shabazz spent last May as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and then spent August training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he registered a couple of solo tackles in a Monday night preseason game.

After his senior year at West Chester, Hajj was named All-PSAC East, first team Daktronics All-Super Region 1, first team Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, second team Beyond Sports Network All-American, an ECAC Division II Football All-Star, a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, first team D2football.com All-American, first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1, and first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.


PennLive - Pittsburgh Steelers sign 2 CBs, 2 WRs to futures deals

Steelers.com - Four players signed to Reserve/Future contracts

Steelers Depot - Steelers Sign Four to Futures Deals

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Player News - Rasheem James Coming to West Chester

Rasheem James (Ben Franklin) has tweeted his commitment to play football at West Chester University. In eight games as a senior, the 5-10, 180lb wide receiver hauled in 34 catches for 734 yards and 11 touchdowns and led the Electrons in points with 84. As a junior, he had 46 receptions for 632 yards and 7 scores. Franklin won the Philadelphia Public League Class AAAA in 2014 and advanced to the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs. This past season, they participated in the District 12 Class AAAA playoffs.

- 2015 Second Team Philadelphia Daily News All-City
- 2015 First Team Philadelphia All-Public Independence



Player News - Mike Devlin Tweets DubC

Mike Devlin (Archbishop Wood) has tweeted a verbal commitment to play football at West Chester. The 6-2, 185lb wide receiver enjoyed a lot of success as the Vikings racked up a record of 38-4 in his final three years, winning the PIAA Class AAA State Championship in 2013 and 2014 and losing only to the eventual state champion in 2015.

- 2015 Second Team All-Catholic




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Player News - Mike Alley Tweets WCU Commitment

Mike Alley (Pennsbury) has tweeted his commitment to play football for the Golden Rams. The 6-4, 230lb quarterback wasn't a prototypical signal caller for the Falcons as he ran for more yards (1,089) than he threw (845). But the team captain and MVP accounted for 26 total touchdowns in leading his squad to the District One Class AAAA semi-finals. As a junior, he guided the Falcons to the PIAA Class AAAA semi-finals. Alley, an honor student, also plays basketball for Pennsbury.

- 2015 Second Team All-Suburban One National
- 2014 Third Team All-Suburban One National



Player News - Cordell Cotto Joining the Golden Rams

Cordell Cotto (Bethlehem Freedom) has tweeted his intentions to play football for the Golden Rams. Accomplished on both sides of the ball, the 6'4" 270 lb tight end/defensive end was listed among the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) top prospects of 2016. The Patriots qualified for the District XI Class AAAA playoffs the past two seasons. He also finished third in District XI wrestling as a heavyweight as a junior, but missed his senior season due to an injury.

- 2015 Second Team PA Football News All-State (Defense)
- 2015 Honorable Mention EasternPAFootball.com (Defense)
- 2015 Morning Call All-Area (Defense)
- 2015 First Team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South (Offense)
- 2015 First Team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South (Defense)
- 2014 First Team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South (Offense)
- 2014 First Team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South (Defense)



Player News - Omar Peterkin Tweets WCU

Omar Peterkin (Archbishop Wood) has tweeted his commitment to play football at West Chester University. The 6-2, 295lb defensive tackle was #80 on last year's preseason Rally 100 list and also played guard for the Vikings who won their seventh consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League Class AAA championship. He played his junior season at Abington.

- 2015 Bucks County Courier Times Golden Teams First Team (Defense)
- 2015 Third Team Philadelphia Daily News All-City (Defense)
- 2015 First Team All-Catholic AAA Division (Defense)
- 2015 Second Team All-Catholic AAA Division (Offense)
- 2014 First Team All-Suburban One National (Defense)
- 2014 Second Team All-Suburban One National (Offense)