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Rashad Barksdale & NFL Stars Invade Hudson For Charity Basketball Game

Friday night saw some big stars in Hudson, NY for former UAlbany football player Rashad Barksdale’s annual Chairty event.  This year he brought Bernard Pollard of the Baltimore Ravens, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Dion Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles and other local names.

photo by BJ Ragone

Who says you can’t go home?  That’s the case when it comes to Rashad Barksdale.  The football player hails from Hudson and is giving back to the kids in his community in a big way.  Friday night him a few players from the NFL helped to deliver some big money to kids at Hudson High School through the ‘It’s Ok To Dream’ scholarship.

The Hudson high gym was packed with people from all around the Albany area, and the players were more than willing to sign autographs and take pictures.  Barksdale was joined by his former teammates Bernard Pollard from the Raven’s, who he knows from his time with the Kansasa City Chiefs, Domique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Eagles, and Barksdale’s teammate in Arizona.  Dion Lewis from the Eagles, and former Albany star rounded out the celebrities.

The highlight of the night came at half time when Jordan Hoose, a senior at Taconic Hills high school put on a Michael Jordan jersey and dunked from the free throw line to win the slam dunk contest.

Jordan Hoose and his incredible skills

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