Oiler alumni working to make it in The League

By Kwesi Caldwell and Pulse Staff

caldwellk1@findlay.edu

He was been touted as one of the rising stars in training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. In fact USA Today reports the Colts had an eye on Andrew Ogletree for two years before signing in the in the 6th round with the 192nd pick.

“My party started at 5 p.m., because that is when the sixth and seventh round started that day,” Ogletree said. “I just remember the getting a call around like 4:15, and the feeling that went through my body was like no other.”

While Ogletree spent his last year in collegiate football at Youngstown State University he spent his first three years playing as an Oiler at the University of Findlay.

“Speaking with the GM and Head Coach, my family and friends being there for me showing love in all sorts of ways… that’s what it’s all about, and who I’m doing this for!”

After the first two weeks in training camp, USA Today’s Kevin Hickey reported that Ogletree made a strong impression on his coaches and teammates.

On Aug. 17 the 6’5” rookie tore his ACL during a joint training camp with the Detroit Lions.

“Right now, I’m just getting ready for next season,” Ogletree said. “Thinking back to my Findlay days and the hardships I had to endure there during practices and games. Not having all of the high-tech equipment we have around the facility in Indy, how could I not be excited?”

Jason Moore II is going on his fourth year in the league and is with the LA Chargers. Sept. 4 the team announced it had signed Moore along with 13 other players to the practice squad. More has been working with the practice squad quite a bit over the last few years making a handful of appearances in regular season games.

The regular season starts next week with the Los Angeles Chargers slated to kick off against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday Sept. 11, 4:25 p.m. and the Indianapolis Colts scheduled against the Houston Texans Sunday Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m.

 

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