Sunday, May 1, 2016

Buddy Ball Puts Two S.C. State Bulldogs In the NFL Draf

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- A major weekend for South Carolina State at the NFL Draft continued on Saturday.

All-America tight end Temarrick Hemingway was selected by the Los Angeles Rams, formerly of St. Louis, in the sixth round of the 2016 National Football League Draft.

The Rams selected Hemingway with the 177th pick overall. The 6-foot-5, 244-pound Loris, S.C. native was the second player from South Carolina State University and third player drafted from an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) in this year's draft.

On Friday, two-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Year Javon Hargrave was chosen with the 89th selection of the NFL Draft.

Head coach Buddy Pough says this weekend will be a major boost for his program going forward as he sells Buddy Ball to high school prospects.

"Well, anytime you can go out and tell kids you've had guys drafted that high, it's a star in your crown of sorts," Pough said.

The coach added with Hargrave being a third-round selection, that is something his program can use not only in recruiting but marketing as well.


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