College Connection: St. Francis is Tops

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St. Francis is the best school in WNY when it comes to connecting its players with college football programs.

For the past few decades, one school has connected their student-athletes to play college football at a level that exceeds any other school in WNY. This school is St. Francis and Head Coach Jerry Smith and Assistant Coach John Scibetta continue to do a remarkable job by connecting their players to collegiate football programs throughout the country.

An example to illustrate their success is that 16 Red Raider alumni from the Class of 2013 are currently playing collegiate football.

St. Francis former players currently playing/coaching football:
Gerald Gorczyca - Assistant Coach at St. Francis (1973)
Joseph Volpe - Assistant Coach at St. Francis  (1985)
Jim Sarra - Associate Athletic Director, U of Texas San Antonio (1986)
Chris Polian - Area Scout, Atlanta Falcons (1989)
Dave Hack - Athletic Director, Orchard Park High (1990)
Jim Kubiak - Color Analysts, UB Bulls (1990)
Steve Otremba - Assistant Coach, St. Francis/Athletic Director, St. Francis (1990)
Tom Telesco - General Manager, San Diego Chargers (1990)
Matt Davis - Offensive Coordinator, ECC (1991)
Dave Caldwell - GM, Jacksonville Jaguars (1992)
Brian Daboll - Assistant Coach, New England Patriots (1992)
Brian Polian - Head Coach, University of Nevada (1992)
Matt DiCarlo - Head Coach, Central Square High School (1995)
Neil Herman - Assistant Coach, Buffalo State (1996)
Rob Currin - Head Coach, Alden High School (1998)
Joe Gawron - Assistant Coach, Alden High School (1998)
Dan Puckhaber - Offensive Line Coach, St. Lawrence University (1999)
Brian Ferris - Assistant Coach, St. Francis (2000)
Nate Suchyna - Athletic Trainer, St. Francis (2000)
Kyle Smith - Southwestern Conference Scout, Washington Redskins (2002)
Nick Suchyna - Assistant Coach, St. Francis (2003)
Pasquale Raimondo - Assistant Coach, Florida High School (2004)
Chris Smith - Offensive Line Coach, University of Northern Colorado (2005)
Doug Worthington - DT, Washington Redskins (2005)
Pat Denecke - Graduates Assisant Defense, University of Northern Colorado (2005)
Luke Tasker - WR, Hamilton Tiger Cats (2009)
Ozzie Lumpkin - Mercyhurst College WR (Erie, PA) (2009)
Brendon Barthel - Assistant Coach, Canisius High School (2009)
Anthony Bartholomew - University at Buffalo OL (2009)
Adam Redden - University at Buffalo DB (2010)
Desmond Howard - Buffalo State DE (2010)
Adam Pasnik - University of Albany OL (2011)
Nick Borgese - Rutgers University (walk on) (2011)
Mike Chuchla - Alfred University QB (2011)
Dave Murphy - University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Zakk Packard - Hartwick College (2011)
Pat Sullivan - Union College - DB & Lacrosse (2011)
Phil Ward - Alfred University (2011)
Miles Bartholomew - University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Jeff Basty - John Carroll University OL (2012)
Dave Call - Assumption College WR (2012)
Alex Cauley - West Point Military Academy DL (2012)
John Denecke - John Carroll University OL (2012)
Derek Freitas - St. John Fischer LB (2012)
Akeel Lynch - Penn State University RB (2012)
Dan Mangino - University of Rochester OL (2012)
Matt Morcio - Monmouth University DB (2012)
Mike Neville - Alleghany College WR (2012)
Raudric Parks - Cortland State University (2012)
Tap Tasker - Case Western University WR (2012)
Zach Wells - St. Lawrence University WR (2012)
Jordan Zakroczemski - Mercyhurst (2013)
Jarrett Dolegala - Mercyhurst (2013)
Alex Misterman - Mercyhurst (2013)
Brian Melisz - Cortland (2013)
John Sorgi - John Carroll (2013)
Brenden Fitzpatrick - Bethany College (2013)

 

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