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Pelletier, Duffy In NFL Training Camps

All WR Troy Pelleiter and OL Zach Duffy ever wanted was a shot at the NFL.

After the NFL Draft concluded this past Saturday, they learned that they both would be getting a chance.

Troy, whose name is plastered all over the Lehigh record books, was invited to minicamp with the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.  

And Zach Duffy, the fiery leader of the Mountain Hawk offensive line, was invited to minicamp with the Indianapolis Colts.

Lehigh Nation is thrilled that these two great Mountain Hawk football players will get their shot to play in the NFL.

Duffy and Pelletier are just two potential NFL athletes that competed at Murray Goodman Stadium over the last four years.  The latest class of NFL draftees and signees includes many players who competed against Lehigh as well.



Patriot League
Bucknell
DT Abdullah Anderson, FA - Bears
Fordham 
RB Chase Edmonds, 4th Round - Cardinals
OL Anthony Coyle, FA - Texans
Holy Cross
QB Pete Pujals, FA - Vikings
OL Jimmy Murray, FA - Chiefs
LB Nick McBeath, Minicamp - Bucs

Other NFL invitees of Lehigh opponents that Lehigh played over the last four years:

James Madison
OL Aaron Stinnie, FA - Titans
FS Raven Greene, FA - Packers
DE Andrew Ankrah, Minicamp - Titans
SS Jordan Brown, Minicamp - Ravens
QB Bryan Schor, Minicamp - Bears
Monmouth
OL Alex Thompson, FA - Ravens
FS Mike Basile, Minicamp - Colts
Penn
WR Justin Watson, 5th Round - Bucs
Princeton
QB Chad Kanoff, FA - Cardinals
Stony Brook
OL Timon Parris, FA - Washington
SS Chris Cooper, FA - Colts
DB Tyce Beverette, Minicamp - Jets
WR Ray Bolden, Minicamp - Eagles
RB Stacey Bedell, Tryout - 49ers

Wagner
OL Greg Senat, 6th Round - Ravens


Yale
DB Foye Olokun, 6th Round - Falcons
LB Matt Oplinger, FA - Cardinals
TE Jaeden Graham, Minicamp - Raiders


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