Sixteen Former Vikings on Division I Rosters in 2006

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, August 18, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College football team has been ranked in the top 20 in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in each of the last three seasons and it is easy to see why. Sixteen former Hudson Valley student-athletes are on NCAA Division I football rosters this fall.

Headlining the list of former Vikings is Rutgers University center Darnell Stapleton, who has been named to a couple of preseason award watch lists. Michigan State University defensive end Jonal Saint-Dic, Syracuse University tight end J.J. Nesheiwat and Clemson University punter Bobby Collett all played football at Hudson Valley.

The Vikings will kick off the 2006 campaign at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 8 against Army Prep. The game will be played at Michie Stadium in West Point.

List of Former Vikings at Division I Schools

Division I-A
Name Pos. Current School
Bobby Collett P Clemson
J.J. Nesheiwat TE Syracuse
Jonal Saint-Dic DE Michigan State
Darnell Stapleton C Rutgers
Division I-AA
Name Pos. Current School
Juan Chamba TE Iona
Reggie Dorsainvil S Iona
Bobby Faison LB Iona
Shonda Faulkner S Indiana State
Lamar Gordon-Holmes S Central Connecticut
Dominic Howard S Indiana State
Rashad Howard WR Norfolk State
Dan Hughes LB Liberty
Emmanuel Marc RB Delaware State
Josh Nelson OL Albany
Dane Samuels RB Iona
Demarcus White WR Iona