Former Hudson Valley Community College Baseball Player Signed to the New York Giants Active Roster for Playoffs

CONTACT: Kristan M. Pelletier (518) 629-8063;
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Super Bowl Champion New York Giants signed former Hudson Valley Community College baseball player Rashad Barksdale from their practice squad to their active roster yesterday.

Barksdale, who is 6-0 and 208 pounds, played baseball at Hudson Valley Community College for two years before moving on to the University at Albany, where he played baseball and was also a walk on for the football program. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 and was the 201st overall pick.