Sunday, May 15, 2016

S.C. State's Hemingway says hello to Hollywood

OXNARD, California -- It’s a long way away; definitely not right around the corner.

In fact, it’s 2,458 miles to be exact—the distance former South Carolina State standout tight end Temarrick Hemingway traveled from Orangeburg to reach the Rams rookie training camp in Oxnard, California in recent days.

Hemingway, a 6-5, 245-pound tight end, was the 177th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on April 30. Since then, he left his dorm room on the SCSU campus, caught a flight headed West, and continued on until he stepped onto the Rams practice field.

Once there, he entered a new chapter in his life, filled with wide-eyed excitement and pride at being a member of the newly minted Los Angeles Rams, after their recent return move from St. Louis after the 2015 season.

Hemingway says he is “ready and willing to work hard for this opportunity of a lifetime.”

When asked about his thoughts as he took the field as a professional for the very first day, Hemingway didn’t hesitate to talk of a close family bond.


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