Two former ICC Pirates find success in Division 1 Football
Indiana University running back Stephen Houston recorded his seventh career 100-yard game and moved into a tie for fifth on the all-time rushing touchdowns list at Indiana (21) He also is tied for sixth in total touchdowns with 25.
Idaho University running back James Baker ran for more than 100 yards for the second time in three games. His 114 yards on 24 carries was his second highest career yardage output, while his 24 carries were a career high. Baker leads the Vandals in rushing this year with 543 yards and 6 touchdowns.
2008 ICC Pirate Emmanuel Lamur, who continued his career at K-State, signed with the Cincinnatti Bengals on May 5th, 2012. Played in all four preseason games, logging six tackles ... Waived on Aug. 31, and signed Sept. 1 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to active roster on Nov. 2 and made NFL debut two days later, in Game 8, Nov. 4 vs. Denver ... Played in nine games (Games 8-16), with 19 tackles and two passes defensed ... Ranked fifth on team in special teams tackles (eight), despite playing in just nine games. Check out more information regarding Emmanuel Lamur and his career with the Cincinnatti Bengals. 2008 Pirate Emmanuel Lamur
Tray signed with the University of Central Oklahoma (NCAA D-2; MIAA) for the fall of 2013. Tray came to ICC from Florida and played cornerback for the Pirates. UCO Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Russ Pickett had this to say about Tray:
"Tray is a big, physical corner that you can do a lot of things with. We are very excited about having him join our program and we are looking for him to make an impact immediately. Independence Community College did a marvelous job of preparing him to come to this level ready to play immediately. We look forward to big things from Tray."
TJ Reynard signed with the University of Wisconsin (NCAA D-1; Big Ten) for the fall of 2013. TJ came to ICC from Virginia and played defensive back for the Pirates. Wisconsin Defensive Backs coach Bill Busch gave these comments on TJ:
"We are very excited to have TJ join our football program. He is an exceptional athlete who could play a multitude of positions for us in the fall. He's very athletic and his work ethic is second to none. Coach Carson and his staff did an excellent job preparing him mentally and physically for Division 1 football.
2013 Mid Year Signees: 4 Yr. Schools
Tommy Dover-Toano, VA (DL)-West Georgia
Ty'Quan Hayes-Dillon, SC (QB)-Missouri Southern
Cristobal Dinham-Livonia, GA (RB) South Alabama,
Lawson Short, Pratt, KS (LB) Kansas State Univ., WO,
Jacob McGuire, Newton, KS (OL) Northwest Oklahoma State,
Trey McCluskey, Sabetha, KS (OL) Missouri Southern,
Justin Armstrong, McPherson, KS (OL) Ottawa University,
Tommy Crayton, McPherson, KS (OL) Midlands University.