2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Dec. 27

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NEPB alumni in the NFL, Part I

After capping off their collegiate careers at Yankee Stadium, these players are making their presence felt in the National Football League. 10/28/2013
sanu Former Rutgers great Mohamed Sanu is one of the many Pinstripe Bowl alums now thriving in the NFL.

Terence Garvin - 2012 West Virginia - LB Pittsburgh Steelers

Following four years at West Virginia, Garvin was signed as an undrafted free agent in May. The Baltimore native has appeared in seven games with the Steelers this season and recorded five tackles.




Kelechi Osemele - 2011 Iowa State - G/T Baltimore Ravens

Since being selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Osemele has appeared in every one of the Ravens' games, including Baltimore's Super Bowl run. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Houston native started 43 consecutive games at Iowa State and was named first team All-Big 12 following his senior season.




Mohamed Sanu - 2011 Rutgers - WR Cincinnati Bengals

After catching six balls for 62 yards in Rutgers' 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory, Sanu was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons, he has caught 41 balls for more than 400 yards and four touchdowns, and on Sept. 23, 2012, he completed a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green on the game's first play from scrimmage.




Shamarko Thomas - 2012 Syracuse - S Pittsburgh Steelers

Thomas capped a four-year career at Syracuse by helping hold West Virginia to just 14 points in the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, native was selected in the fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft and has appeared in seven games for the Steelers this season.




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