Sunday, November 18, 2012

House, Green contribute for respective NFL teams

(Davon House knocked down another former Western Athletic Conference player on Sunday: Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, formally of Boise State/AP photo)

Wrote a story that appeared in Sunday's Sun-News on Davon House and Jonte Green, former Aggie cornerbacks who are now contributors to NFL teams (House with Green Bay, Green with Detroit).

To read the story, click here.

Both teams, and in turn the players, squared off today, with the Packers getting a 24-20 win over the Lions. House recorded four tackles, a sack and a pass defensed. Green made two tackles.

Some tidbits that didn't make it to print:

As mentioned, while physically Green brought a lot to the table, from a production standpoint he was up and down at NMSU. One point that was addressed in the story was Aggie head coach DeWayne Walker's presence — being a former NFL defensive backs coach himself. The point is well taken: Walker's connected in the business, and for that reason could land on his feet regardless of how his future at NMSU shakes out — good, bad or otherwise.

And one more thing about House as well: This is a player who received zero scholarship offers coming from Palmdale High School in Southern California. Who sent out an email and highlight video to every Division-I program in the country, before getting a non-scholarship invite to NMSU in the summer of 2007.

"I got a lot of responses,” House told the Sun-News prior to the 2010 season. “Some said I wasn't good enough, some said they didn't have enough scholarships. There was rejection. Except for NMSU."

He performed well in 2007 fall training camp to earn a scholarship, got better every season going forward and was drafted four years later.

Some pretty cool stories.

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Anonymous said...

House & Green are some good stories of how NMSU took chances and found those rough diamonds.

Anonymous said...

how in the heck did walker get a new contract?