NFL Career in the Future of Pinstripe Bowl Competitors? • Latino Sports


NFL Career in the Future of Pinstripe Bowl Competitors?


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Bronx, NY – The percentage of the more than five million players in the ranks of college football who have moved up to play in the NFL is minute, yet the dream still lives on in the minds of many.

Whether realistic or not, many college student-athletes competing on college gridirons have hopes of earning salaries of several millions and playing in nationally televised NFL games every weekend.

Two such student-athletes, linebacker Mike Hull of Penn State and quarterback Tyler Murphy of Boston College were interviewed at Yankee Stadium during Pinstripe Bowl Media Day on Christmas Eve, three days before their appearance at the Pinstripe Bowl.

Hull hopes to join the 27 alums who re currently on the rosters of NFL teams. Hull has been the most effective member of one of the top defensive units in the nation. The Nittany Lions rank first in rushing defense, third in passing efficiency defense and total defense and fourth in scoring defense.

Hull ranks first in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation in tackles per game with 11.2. He is second in the Big Ten and 16th in the country in solo tackles per game with an average of 6.2. Hull’s 134 tackles this season raises his career total to 288, sixth in Penn State history.

His accomplishments have earned him the Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year and All-Big Ten first team honors. He was also named a second and third team All-American by many college football organizations.

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About Howard Goldin

Howard Goldin is a 72-year-old Bronx native whose passion for sports is evidenced by his 15 years of sports writing with Latino Sports. A former English instructor at Monroe College, his love for sports started with baseball and have expanded since. If there's a sport or a community event, Howard will be in attendance covering it.

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