Non-NFL Recap #3
This recap seems to get smaller and smaller by each post. In the last recap, the fate of Austin Scott seemed in limbo because I couldn’t find any traces of him in the Internet world. Well it turns out that was because he is now a construction worker in Scranton, PA (go to the last few paragraphs of the first section). Despite being the leading rusher in the GFL last season, Scott felt homesick in Germany and decided to take his talents to South Lackawanna. If anything pops up about him playing again, I’ll let you guys know.
Not all players have given up on Europe though. Tony Hunt, who is playing for the Raiffeisen Vikings (aka the Vienne Vikings) of the Austrian Football League slowed down a bit off his torrid pace. The Vikings have had 2 games since the last post. The first game was an AFL league game in which his team won 42-0 over the Danube Dragons. Hunt only rushed 14 times for 44 yards and lost a funble in that game. In the second game, which was a European Cup game, the Vikings lost 15-12 to the Swarco Raiders Tirol, who also play in the Austrian league. This loss eliminated the Vikings from contention in the Eurobowl. In the loss, Hunt had a strong game in which he rushed 9 times for 70 yards and scored a touchdown. He also caught a pass for -3 yards. The Vikings have one more game in their regular season.
Despite the fact that we lost Austin Scott from these recaps, I did rediscover another Penn Stater playing pro football. I say rediscover because I had posted a while back that Jerome Hayes was one of a handful of Penn Staters that had signed with Arena Football League teams in the offseason, but somehow I lost track of him. Anyhow, he is currently a member of the Philadelphia Soul where he is a linebacker. In his most recent game, which was a 39-37 victory over the Milwaukee Mustangs, he recorded 2 tackles. On the season, he has 16 tackles and 1 sack.
As you may have seen yesterday, Anthony Morelli is trying out for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League (the same league Terelle Pryor is rumored to be going to) which means his tenure with the Pittsburgh Power of the AFL is likely over. I’m not exactly sure how the logistics work, but he had recently lost his starting job on the team and was reassigned. I’ll keep you posted as to the outcome of the tryout.
Also, news of another Nittany Lion abroad has surfaced. In November, I posted saying that offensive lineman Gerald Cadogan was released from his CFL team. Well, apparently I misread the CFL transactions page and Cadogan (Class of ’08) is still very much a member of the Calgary Stampeders and according to the Calgary Herald, is making a great impression on his teammates and coaches this offseason. He was on the practice squad for most of last season and is looking to make the active roster this year. He will no longer be joined by Daryll Clark, who was on the Stampeders last year, but was released after the season ended.