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April 25, 2013

Big year for Ivy League in draft with 3 prospects


“A lot of coaches I’ve talked to in the Ivy League have talked about how proud they are of how many kids they got that had BCS offers who spurned the BCS to go to the Ivy League,” Linta said. “You’re probably getting more of that now than you ever had.”

Some current NFL players have carved out productive careers after playing in the Ivy League — quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from Harvard, drafted by St. Louis in 2005 in the seventh round, Boothe in 2006, and Zak DeOssie of Brown, the Giants long snapper who they drafted in the fourth round in 2007.

Only two Ivy players were drafted in the past five years, and both — defensive tackle David Howard from Brown by Tennessee in 2010 and fullback Shane Bannon from Yale by Kansas City in 2011 — went in the seventh and final round.

But this year, the league known more for academics than athletics likely will have one of its best draft showings.

“The NFL doesn’t care where you go to school,” Murphy said. “If you’re good enough, they’re going to find you.”

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