Buccaneers Lineman Ali Marpet Joins 1045 The Team
The 2016 NFL Draft is still more than a month away. Last year, the most intriguing prospect hailed from a Division 3 school three hours west of us in Albany, NY. Ali Marpet, an offensive lineman from Hobart College in Geneva, NY was selected 61st overall in last year's draft, the highest position of any player ever from a Division 3 school in draft history. The selection was not only exciting for Buccaneers' fans but also our host/producer Tom "Goz" Goslowski. Goz, like Marpet, played for the Hobart College football team from 2008-2010. In fact, Marpet and Goslowski would have been teammates on the 2011 Hobart Football roster but an injury for Goslowski during his junior season ended his career. Goslowski moved to the radio booth during his senior season and broadcasted Marpet's rookie season for the Statesmen on WEOS and WHWS radio.
Does Ali Marpet believe the Hobart Football program is as good as Goz says it on air during the afternoon? Marpet told Goz this earlier this afternoon said
"So obviously I played Division 3 and now I've played against the best so I can say, I can honestly say that the best at Hobart is not far off from the best at Florida State and I can honestly say that"
In Marpet's rookie season, the Buccaneers finished with a 6-10 record. Head Coach Lovie Smith was led go following the season the 2016 Buccaneers will be led by former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Hobart College Statesmen kick off their football season September 3rd on the road against Brockport. Marpet addressed his rise to the NFL and his goals for the NFL season with Goz in the interview below.