2013 NFL Draft RECAP:
Very proud to say that the 2012 Rare Disease Champion and eight other Uplifting Athletes were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. More are expected to sign as free agents this week. Here is a summary from the NFL.com Draft Tracker:
|6(38)||Chargers (From Cardinals)||Te’o, Manti||ILB||6’1″||241||Notre Dame|
|19(51)||Redskins||Amerson, David||CB||6’1″||205||N.C. State|
|11(73)||Buccaneers||Glennon, Mike||QB||6’7″||225||N.C. State|
|25(87)||Seahawks||Hill, Jordan||DT||6’1″||303||Penn St.|
|23(120)||Vikings||Hodges, Gerald||OLB||6’1″||243||Penn St.|
|7(213)||Vikings (From Cardinals)||Mauti, Michael||ILB||6’2″||243||Penn St.|
|18(224)||Packers (From Cowboys through Dolphins)||Dorsey, Kevin||WR||6’3″||210||Maryland|
These student-athletes join 35 additional Uplifting Athletes “Lettermen” currently in the NFL who have either held leadership positions or raised money for rare disease research through their university chapter.
Here is a quick breakdown: Boston College (5), Colgate (1), Maryland (2), NC State (1), Northwestern (2), Ohio State (5), Penn State (17) and Wisconsin (2).
There are hundreds more who have embarked on fulfilling careers outside of the NFL, too. Uplifting Athletes has raised over $1.5 million to support rare disease research.
We are very lucky to work with so many talented yet selfless young men in the fight against rare diseases. Together…We Are…Stronger!
Please visit www.upliftingathletes.org to learn more and join our team!