clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Brian Toal, Jon Loyte Get Tryouts With New York Giants

Two more Eagles will get an opportunity to attend camp and tryout for a roster spot on an NFL team. Both BC's Brian Toal and Jon Loyte will get a chance to tryout with the BC-friendly New York Giants. 

The SB Nation New York Giants Big Blue View blog has your full list of mini camp attendees:

That group includes quarterback Riley Skinner of Wake Forest, running backs Deshawn Wynn of Florida, Tony Hunt of Penn State and Andre Dixon of Connecticut, running back/fullback Brian Toal of Boston College, fullback Anthony Cotrone of Maine, tight end Mitch Ryan of San Diego, tight end/long snapper Jon Loyte of Boston College, wide receivers Lance Leggett of Miami and D.J. McAuley of William & Mary, centers Robby Felix of UTEP and Nick Richmond of Delaware State, tackles Kyle Webber of Gardner-Webb and Ben Benshoof of Wingate, guard Chris Poole of Holy Cross, defensive end Brandon Crawford of Ball State, defensive tackles Abe Koroma of Western Illinois and Santonio Thomas of Miami, linebacker Micah Johnson of Kentucky, cornerbacks Wondy Pierre-Louis of Florida and Ben Hannula of San Diego, safety John Busing of Miami (Ohio) and long snapper Ryan Neill of Rutgers.

During his senior year, Toal suffered a broken right fibula that ended his career. He went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, but signed with the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives last year where he played under ... Jim Fassel. The Las Vegas UFL team won the inaugural UFL Championship Game.

A transfer from Vanderbilt, Loyte played two seasons for the Eagles as a tight end and long snapper at BC. He finished his senior year with 13 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. Since he graduated from BC in 2007, he has been playing with the arena league's Mahoning Valley Thunder in Youngstown, Ohio.

The G-Men are of course no strangers to Boston College football. Big Blue actually has many ties to the school starting at the top of the organization. Including HC Tom Coughlin, a total of five members of the Giants coaching staff have ties to BC, including Jack Bicknell Jr. (who coached Loyte in his senior year), Jerald Ingram, Sean Ryan and Jerry Palmeiri. When you include both Snee and Kiwi, the Giants are loaded with ties back to the Heights.

The Giants mini camp begins on April 29 and will last 4 days.