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"Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington had a good teacher"
http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-quarterback-kyle-essington-had-a-good-teacher-1.3926662

Great article:

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It started with his father tossing him a football in the backyard of their home in Chino Hills, Calif. Kyle Essington, then a fifth-grader and now the star quarterback at Stony Brook University, initially thought nothing more of it than a chance to spend time with his dad, Randy.

Then it started to click. The way Randy handled the ball -- the grip, the spiral, the distance -- was like the quarterbacks Kyle saw when they watched college football on television.

Nothing in the Essington household advertised that Randy had been a premier college quarterback at Colorado who was drafted by the Super Bowl champion Raiders in 1984. "You know how kids are; they want to be like their dad,'' Randy said. "My whole life, I never had any memorabilia of me playing. I never wanted him to think it was everything in the world to me that he played football.''

So Dad never mentioned his football career. "I think Kyle overheard people conversing with Randy and I regarding Randy playing,'' said Julie Essington, Kyle's mom. "Kyle started asking questions. We said, 'It was wonderful. Your dad was drafted by the Raiders.' It made Kyle think, 'Wow, my dad was kind of a big deal.' ''  .....

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Big South Awards:

FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OFFENSE
QB Aramis Hillary, Sr., Coastal Carolina
RB Miguel Maysonet, Sr., Stony Brook  (Player of the year)   
RB Aldreakis Allen, Jr., Liberty
WR Kevin Norrell, Sr., Stony Brook
WR Pat Kelly, Sr., Liberty
WR Matt Hazel, Jr., Coastal Carolina
TE Seth Cranfill, R-Soph., Gardner-Webb
OL Michael Bamiro, R-Jr., Stony Brook
OL Pat Williams, Sr., Coastal Carolina
OL Mike Lisi, Soph., Stony Brook
OL Steve Demilio, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb
OL Aaron Lundy, R-Sr., Liberty

DEFENSE
DL Jonathan Coats, Sr., Stony Brook
DL Charlie Jones, Sr., VMI
DL Johnny Hartsfield, Sr., Coastal Carolina
DL Quinton Davis, Sr., Coastal Carolina
LB Quinn Backus, Soph., Coastal Carolina
LB Nick Sigmon, R-Soph., Liberty
LB Tanner Burch, Soph., Gardner-Webb
LB Jawara Dudley, Jr., Stony Brook
DB Charles James, R-Sr., Charleston Southern
DB Dominick Reyes, R-Sr., Stony Brook
DB Brent Vinson, Sr., Liberty
DB Dontavais Johnson, Sr., Coastal Carolina

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Wesley Skiffington, R-Sr., Stony Brook
P Bo Lindsey, Sr., Gardner-Webb
LS Richard Wright, R-Jr., Liberty
KR Michael Ruff, Sr., Presbyterian
PR Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., Coastal Carolina

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OFFENSE
QB Kyle Essington, Sr., Stony Brook
RB Jeremy Height, Sr., Coastal Carolina
RB Kenny Little, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb
WR Kenny Cook, R-Soph., Gardner-Webb
WR Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., Coastal Carolina
WR Larry Jones III, Fr., Charleston Southern
TE David Duran, R-Sr., Coastal Carolina
OL Scott Hernandez, R-Jr., Stony Brook
OL Jamie Dunaway, Sr., Gardner-Webb
OL Jay Weatherington, Sr., Liberty
OL Chad Hamilton, R-Soph., Coastal Carolina
OL Austin Sargent, Sr., Gardner-Webb

DEFENSE
DL Maurice Dickson, Jr., Gardner-Webb
DL Bryant Lewellyn, R-Sr., Liberty
DL Preston Pemasa, Jr., Gardner-Webb
DL Cory Freeman, R-Jr., Liberty
LB Mike McClure, Jr., Coastal Carolina
LB Scott Hyland, Jr., Liberty
LB Donelle Williams, Soph., Presbyterian
LB LJ Perry, Jr., Presbyterian
DB Walt Aikens, R-Jr., Liberty
DB Davonte Anderson, Jr., Stony Brook
DB Elijah Lee, Jr., Charleston Southern
DB Cedrick Moore, Sr., Stony Brook

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK John Lunsford, Fr., Liberty
P Grant Bowden, Jr., Liberty
LS Hudson Smith, Jr., Gardner-Webb
KR J.J. Hubbard, Soph., Gardner-Webb
PR J.J. Hubbard, Soph., Gardner-Webb

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Nick Kemper, Gr., OL, Charleston Southern
Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., WR, Coastal Carolina
Lucas Beatty, R-Soph., QB, Gardner-Webb
Pat Kelly, Sr., WR, Liberty
Breyon Williams, Soph., LB, Presbyterian College
Kyle Essington, Sr., QB, Stony Brook
Ty Garvin, Soph., LB, VMI

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Stony Brook (unanimous)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Quinn Backus, Soph., LB, Coastal Carolina

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Josh Woodrum, R-Fr., QB, Liberty

COACH OF THE YEAR
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Pat Kelly, Sr., WR, Liberty


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 SBU alum Paul Fenaroli was signed to the NY Giants practice squad

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Sam Houston St put the smack down on Montana St last night 34-16

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Yeah, and it doesn't do much for our loss to Montana State. However, it also makes our close loss to SHSU last year look a bit better (the silver lining).

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http://www.goseawolves.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121012aab.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Closing out the year in style, the Stony Brook football team held the 2012 Grant Family Banquet at the Student Activities Center on campus Sunday. Head coach Chuck Priore handed out the team's awards and announced the 2013 captains.

The Ernest Owusu Offensive MVP went to senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.). Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for 1,964 yards, the 11th most yards in a season in FCS history, and scored 23 total touchdowns. The 5-10, 210-pound back accounted for more than 100 rushing yards in a game six times and had three games with 200 or more yards in 2012. During a four-game span, he rushed for a career-high three times, capped by a 233-yard, two-touchdown performance at Coastal Carolina.

Senior Dominick Reyes (Hesperia, Calif.) captured the team's Defensive MVP award. Reyes finished the season with a career-best 75 tackles, becoming the Seawolves' all-time leader with 158 solo tackles. He was second on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss, starting each game for a third straight season.

Redshirt freshman Naim Cheeseboro (King of Prussia, Pa.) garnered the Ray Downey Special Teams MVP. The special teams ace made 26 tackles, often being the first player downfield on kick-off coverage. His recovery of a free kick against Villanova helped the Seawolves extend their lead in the first-round victory.

The Offensive Rookie of the Year went to junior Marcus Coker (Beltsville, Md.). Coker, a transfer from Iowa, rushed for 1,018 yards and 9 TDs, giving the Seawolves two backs with 1,000 yards for a third straight season. Eight of his nine scores were inside four yards.

Junior Leston Simpson (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) led Stony Brook with 10.0 tackles for loss en route to Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Simpson, who finished second among all defensive linemen with 35 tackles, also made four sacks, and totaled a career-high seven tackles against Pace and Coastal Carolina.

Senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) earned the Fred Kemp Award, given to the upperclassman who is dedicated to excellence on and off the field, while leading the team with pride and intensity. The Mark Motroni Award, which goes to the upperclassman who demonstrates great pride in the Stony Brook football program and consistently exhibits unselfish dedication to the team, was awarded to senior Chris Fenelon (Bellerose, N.Y.).

For a second straight year, senior Jonathan Coats (Elmira Heights, N.Y.) received the Frank Conti Work Horse Award and junior Victor Spinelli (Northport, N.Y.) earned the Academic Achievement Award.

Priore also announced that seniors Davonte Anderson (Corona, Calif.), Michael Bamiro (Tobyhanna, Pa.), Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) and Matt Faiella (Freehold, N.J.) will be the 2013 captains.

A special thanks goes to Alphonzo Grant '93, '94 and Isis Sapp-Grant '93 for sponsoring the dinner, Mark Motroni, Jr. '88 for sponsoring the awards and Mike Derice '08 for sponsoring the coaches' table.

Thanks to John Campolettano, Jr., Chuck Downey '88, Steven Mardy '05, Jim Megna '89, Dan Michitsch '07, Stu Sharoff '88, Roberto Tillman '78, Tony Thompson '97 and Sean Van Slyck '95 for sponsoring the student-athletes.


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What an awesome Highlight video. What a great season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIw6ewzcFXs&feature=youtu.be
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Great video. Someone to watch out for next year is Ricard. He really made or was involved in a lot of big plays in the video.

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Watching our guys garner AA awards, all Big South reminds a little of baseball last season.  Seven players went to the majors  to start hopefully geat careers.  We are drawing really talented  kids  and yes Warney almost had another double -double last night. Missed by 1 rebound!

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Jim DiPietro '76 donates $50,000 back to Stony Brook Football; Stony Brook's All-America running back in 1974 still active with the program.
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Do any of you know if the Walter Payton Award ceremony tonight is to be televised or broadcast anywhere live?  I've been looking, but no luck so far.

I'd sure like to see Maysonnet accept it in real time!!!  Go Miguel!!

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I can't find any info on it as well. The awards will be on the Sport Network web site though..

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Maysonet came in 2nd. :(

Quarterback from Old Dominion got it.

Always the damn QB...

Still proud of having such a great player being part of Stony Brook history. I wish the best in the Pros!
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Yep, the QB usually get the awards. Manziel got the Heisman when many people thought Mati  Te'o should have won , both great athletes but because Manziel is a QB he wins !!