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Update On NFL Players With Albany Area Ties

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Everyone is all fired up for the start of the NFL season. 

You’ve got your favorite team to root for.  You’ll also be rooting for your fantasy football team.  Well, here are a couple of other players you might want to keep an eye on this year.

There are 2 former Section II players now earning an NFL paycheck. 

Albany’s Dion Lewis is a rookie running back with the Philadelphia Eagles.  He’ll be the Eagles’ primary kickoff returner and 3rd string running back entering the season.  Lewis averaged 28.5 yards on two preseason returns with the Eagles.

The former Albany Academy standout was drafted in the 5th round (149th overall) in this past April’s NFL Draft. The 20-year old completed his sophomore season with the Panthers before opting for the NFL Draft.

In 1999, Lewis set the Big East freshman rushing record held by Tony Dorsett with 1,799 yards. He also scored 18 TD’s and was named Big East Rookie of the Year as well as Big East Offensive Player of the Year.  In his sophomore season, he rushed for 1,061 yards and 13 scores. Lewis led Albany Academy to a trip to the Class B New York State Championship game back in 2006.

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Queenbury’s Adam Terry is an offensive lineman with the Tennessee Titans.  Earlier this month, Terry was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

The former Syracuse offensive lineman was taken in the 2nd-round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2005 NFL Draft. Terry spent four seasons with the Ravens before he was placed on injured reserve in 2009. 

The 6-foot-8, 335-pound veteran has also played for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars.  In 5 seasons in the National Football League, Terry has played in 50 career games – starting in 18 of them. Back in 2007, he played in 13 games with Baltimore and was a starter for 9.

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