Harvard’s Shelton-Mosley Signs With The Kansas City Chiefs


Justice Shelton-Mosley, who competed for Harvard University from 2015-2018, signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. (PHOTO COURTESY: Gil Talbot/Harvard University Athletics)

By Matt Noonan 

Former Harvard University wide receiver and special teamer Justice Shelton-Mosley, who competed for Vanderbilt University this past fall, has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Sacramento, California native competed in 32 games for the Crimson, catching 148 passes for 1,921 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, he returned kickoffs and punts in all four seasons – he returned a season-high two punt returns for touchdowns during the team’s 2017 campaign.

Shelton-Mosley is currently third in program history in career receptions (148) and fifth in career receiving yards and was a two-time STATS FCS All-American.

At Vanderbilt, Shelton-Mosley caught 14 passes for 97 yards while returning 17 kickoffs and 16 punt returns. He averaged 18.1 yards on kickoffs and 9.1 yards on punts.

Charlton’s McKeon Is Excited To “Get To Work” With The Dallas Cowboys


Charlton, Massachusetts native Sean McKeon, who played for the University of Michigan, signed an unrestricted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Sean McKeon, who played high school football at Shepherd Hill Regional in Dudley, Massachusetts, may have not heard his name called this past weekend during the 2020 NFL Draft, but did receive a call on Saturday about joining the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.

McKeon shared the news on Twitter Saturday evening, telling his fans and followers that he is “excited to get to work” with the Cowboys, who did not select a tight end this past weekend.

The Charlton, Massachusetts native could certainly make an impact with the Cowboys, who bid farewell to Jason Witten this offseason. Witten joined the Las Vegas Raiders last month, leaving Dallas with just four tight ends, including Blake Jarwin, who is projected to be the team’s starter this fall.

McKeon played four seasons for the University of Michigan, competing in 40 games while catching 60 passes for 668 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 11.1 yards per reception and enjoyed a very successful second season with the Wolverines by recording career-highs in receptions (31), receiving yards (301), and touchdowns (three).

BC’s Burt Signs With New England As An Unrestricted Free Agent


New England Patriots logo. (PHOTO COURTESY: Patriots.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Jake Burt, who played tight end for Boston College last fall, signed an unrestricted free agent contract this afternoon with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Lynnfield, Massachusetts native, who played high school football at nearby St. John’s Prep in Danvers, was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List prior to the start of the 2019 season. He recorded career-highs last fall in receptions (15) and receiving yards (212) while catching one touchdown in his team’s 45-13 win over Richmond.

Months after helping the Eagles beat Richmond, Burt registered a season-high four receptions for 66 yards in a 38-31 setback to Florida State.

Burt becomes the second tight end to sign an unrestricted free agent contract with the Patriots after Dan Hope announced last night that Ohio State‘s Rashod Berry will be competing for a roster spot with New England.

According to Patriots.com’s Mike Dussault, the “team has not yet confirmed these signings,” but have been keeping track of various reports from players, agents, and media members.

As of Sunday evening, the team has supposedly reportedly signed 16 undrafted rookies.

BC’s Dillon Drafted By The Green Bay Packers


AJ Dillon was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. (PHOTO COURTESY: JOHN TLUMACKI/ Boston Globe)

By NoontimeSports.com

AJ Dillon elected to forgo his senior season to pursue his “childhood dream” of competing in the NFL. And on Friday evening, Dillon’s dream of playing professional football came true as the Boston College halfback was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 62nd pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The New London, Connecticut native, who was named an All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) first-teamer for the third-straight season, departs campus as the all-time leader in career rushing yards (4,382) and rushing touchdowns (38). He also etched his name in the record book as the leader in all-purpose yards (4,618) and total touchdowns (40).

Dillon was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year while finishing the 2019 season fourth in the country in rushing yards (1,685). He joins a Green Bay Packers squad that came within one game of representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

Welcome To New England, Kyle Dugger


Kyle Dugger, who played for Lenoir-Rhyne, was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. (PHOTO COURTESY: Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics)

By Matt Noonan

Kyle Dugger is officially a member of the New England Patriots.

The former Lenoir-Rhyne University safety, who won the Cliff Harris Award last December, was selected by the Patriots this evening with the 37th pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Dugger becomes the most recent member of the Bears’ football program to be drafted since John Milem was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in 2000.

Dugger competed in 42 contests for the Bears, recording 237 total tackles, including 152 solo stops to go with 10 interceptions, six forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and two blocks. He returned 67 punts for 929 yards and scored six touchdowns.

The Decatur, Georgia native, who played in just seven games last season, secured first-team honors from both D2Football.com and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). He was also named to the Don Hansen All-America team, securing a spot on the third team while securing a spot on the 2019 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ All-America Team.

Dugger and the Bears finished their 2019 season in first place in the SAC with a 13-1 overall record, including an 8-0 conference mark. Lenoir-Rhyne advanced to the third round of the NCAA D-II Tournament, but saw their bid toward a national championship dashed by West Florida, which went onto beat Minnesota State, 48-40, in the finals.

Dugger will join a Patriots defense that ranked first in the league last year in total defense (275.9 yards per game) and second in passing yards per game (180.4).

Photo courtesy Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics.