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#NECFB Believe It Or Not (Week 11)

Through 10 weeks, Northeast Conference athletes and teams have logged numerous spectacular accomplishments on the gridiron. In prepping for Week 11, we stumbled upon some timely eye-popping facts to share with our readers.

Believe them or not, the following NEC Football-related statements are TRUE…

Sacred Heart rushed for nearly 900 yards (538+347) over its last two NEC contests.

Bryant LB Thomas Costigan, who has logged at least 1.0 TFL in seven of his last eight appearances, had totaled 6.0 stops for a loss over his two most-recent outings.

Sacred Heart DE Chris Agyemang, who totaled only nine tackles last season, has made 5.0 hits for a loss over the past two weeks.

Saint Francis safety Nick Rinella was his team’s leading tackler (11) and rusher (60 yards) during a Week 10 win over Bryant.

Limiting rushers to 2.8 yards per carry, Duquesne has allowed only 383 rush yards through four conference contests.

Saint Francis’ Former Stud Safety Lands in NFC West Again

It was a nearly a 10-month wait, but former all-NEC safety Lorenzo Jerome has a second opportunity in the National Football League.

The Saint Francis U alumnus, who earned All-America honors as a defensive back and kick returner at different points during his collegiate career, has signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jerome, who went undrafted despite excelling in two pre-draft All-Star Games, originally inked a rookie deal with the San Francisco 49ers during Spring 2017. He proceeded to earn a spot on the team’s opening day 53-man roster and appear in four games before being released following Week 5 of the regular season.

He subsequently participated in workouts with a number of NFL teams, but remained unsigned until the Seahawks officially added him to their 90-man training camp roster on July 30.

Jerome was the first-ever defensive back in Northeast Conference history to earn four consecutive all-NEC first team honors.

After making 18 career interceptions for Saint Francis, Jerome picked off two passes en-route to winning the MVP award at the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. One week later, he caused three turnovers in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

 

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