Linebackers Making National News

As the start of the 2013 season draws nearer, NEC linebackers of past and present have been making headlines.

Overtime! Blog has already brought you the lowdown on the preseason honors bestowed upon Duquesne linebacker Dorian Bell. Just last week, Bell’s hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, ran a story on the Buck Buchanan Award hopeful.

Read: Gateway Graduate earns preseason honors at Duquesne

news clip PG dorian bell buchanan

When training camps commence around the NFL this week, two former Wagner linebackers will be in action.

One of those men is Julian Stanford. The native Floridian and former all-NEC selection was signed as an UDFA by Jacksonville following the 2012 NFL Draft. He worked his way onto the Jags’ 53-man roster and eventually into the starting rotation. Staten Island Advance columnist Cormac Gordon caught up with Stanford while the former Seahawk was spending time working out at his alma mater.

Read: Former Wagner College football player Julian Stanford seeks perfection with Jacksonville Jaguars

news clip julian stanford SI feature

While Stanford looks to turn some heads with his sophomore NFL season on the horizon, rookie C.O. Prime will attempt to latch on with the Indianapolis Colts. Prime, who earned all-NEC honors as a senior and helped Wagner to the 2012 NEC title, was signed to a free agent contract following the 2013 NFL Draft.

C.O. Prime’s Colts Player Profile

screencap Prime Colts profile


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