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Five Seawolves Get an Opportunity With NFL Teams

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The NFL Draft has still eluded the Stony Brook football program, but following Sunday’s final day of the draft, former Seawolves Timon Parris and Chris Cooper signed FA contracts with NFL teams and Tyrice BeveretteRay Bolden and Stacey Bedell were each invited to an NFL Camp.

Parris, the All-America LT from Floral Park, N.Y., signed a contact to join the Washington Redskins, while Cooper, a DB from Mount Vernon, N.Y., signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Beverette was invited to the New York Jets camp, while Bolden will head down to Philadelphia for the Eagles camp and Bedell travels west to join the San Francisco 49ers camp.

Parris started the first eight games of 2017 at LT before he suffered a season-ending leg injury in the first half at Richmond. The AFCA, Associated Press and STATS FCS All-American helped Stony Brook average 29.2 points and 351.2 yards per game.

Cooper earned second team All-CAA Football honors in 2017 following a season that saw him collected 88 total tackles. For his three-year Stony Brook career, Cooper recorded 147 tackles and 12 TFLs.

Beverette, a two-time second team All-CAA Football honoree, led the Seawolves with 96 total tackles in 2017 and collected 262 career stops that included 27.5 TFLs.

Bolden, a two-time first team All-CAA Football selection at WR, pulled down 66 receptions for 780 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017 to lead the Seawolves’ receiving corps. He completed his three seasons at Stony Brook with 171 catches for 2,081 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Bedell, a 2017 first team All-CAA Football selection, gained 835 yards on 159 carries with eight touchdowns this past season for the Seawolves. He tallied 2954 yards and 31 touchdowns during his career at Stony Brook.

The NFL teams can elect to hold one three-day post draft rookie minicamp on May 4-7 or May 11-14.

Read more at Stony Brook Athletics.

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