Quick hits: Eight football players to take part in GVSU pro day

By Lanthorn Staff | 3/19/17 11:00pm

 Eight football players to take part in GVSU pro day

Grand Valley State is hosting its annual NFL Pro Day Monday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m at the Kelly Family Sports Center. The Lakers will have eight players participate in a variety of drills in front of NFL scouts.

Aaron Cox, Marquez Gollman, Alton Voss, De’Ondre Hogan, David Talley, Mark Rosenquist, Donte Carey and Sydney Omameh will all participate in the event. GVSU has had success in the recent past marketing its players to the professional scouts.

The Lakers have five former players in the NFL and two in the Canadian Football League. Charles Johnson recently signed with the Carolina Panthers while Dan Skuta is continuing his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brandon Carr recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens to join up with former Laker Matt Judon on the defensive side of the ball. Offensive lineman Tim Lelito is currently a free agent but recently visited with the Detroit Lions.

Brandon Revenberg will play his second season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats while Josh Bourke currently plays for the Toronto Argonauts.

GVSU men’s and women’s tennis teams win Saturday match

The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s tennis teams won its out-of-conference matchups over the weekend. The men’s team beat DePauw 5-4 while the women’s team cruised to a 9-0 win.

In the men’s match, the Lakers used a strong showing in singles play to guide them to a win. Sebastien Lescoulie won the No. 1 matchup 6-2, 6-0. The No. 3 player Jack Geissler won a close match 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Both Zach Phillips and Jack Heiniger lost close three-set matches in singles play, but Nicholas Urban and Alex van de Steenoven gave the Lakers a 4-2 advantage after singles play.

In doubles play, the Lakers faltered a little but did enough to get the 5-4 win. GVSU’s No. 1 and 2 doubles partners lost their match, but No. 3 pairing of Urban and Geissler won their match handily 8-2.

On the women’s side, the Lakers coasted to a 9-0 win over Aquinas. In singles play, all six matches were decided in two sets with Aquinas reaching only three game wins in two of the 12 sets. Doubles play saw much of the same with No. 1 pairing Madison Ballard and Rachel Sumner winning their matchup 8-3. The No. 2 and 3 pairings won their matches 8-1 and 8-0 respectively.

Brandon Carr signs with the Baltimore Ravens

Former Grand Valley State cornerback and free agent Brandon Carr recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year contract worth $6 million. Carr spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys.

Carr’s contract includes three years of team options that add up for a $23 million contract. Carr is a former fifth-round pick that spent five seasons solidifying the Cowboys defense. He has started every game of his career since 2008 which is the longest active streak in the NFL for cornerbacks.

Carr has not recorded an interception since 2013, but with the Ravens he may be asked to be more aggressive on the ball. He is also active in the defensive run game.

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