Players work to stand out on Pro Day at UMass Amherst

Only 2 UMass football players have been drafted

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Pro-Day only comes once a year, and for many of these football players, it’s the opportunity of a life time.

On Pro Day, standout seniors and alumni are invited to show off their skills. It’s the closest some of them will get to playing for the NFL or CFL. Former UMass football players have caught the eye of scouts in the past.

UMass Football Player Vondell Langston told 22News, “It’s something we’ve been looking forward to since we were little kids, and it’s a big day for everybody. It determines a lot of people’s futures. See you just want to come out here and do the best you can so we can bring to the table, to show what you bring to the table for the scouts and for the teams you want to be playing for.”

This year, players came from colleges across New England including Holy Cross, Westfield State, AIC, and of course, UMass. 27 year-old UMass tight end, Jean Sifrin, is one of the school’s standout players. He’s expected to be a 5th or 6th round draft pick.

Sifrin would be the third UMass football player to get drafted in the past 3 years.

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