There is a new developmental football league that is tailored to football players looking for a chance to impress scouts and NFL coaches. From March 28 - April 13, four teams of players will be competing in Austin Texas in the “Spring League”. The teams, made up of former NCAA players and broken down by where they played college will play games and drills for scouts. There are four Eagles in this league, three on the “North” team and one on the “East”.
Dan Crimmins (Wide Receiver/ Tight End): Class of 2014. This 6’5 wide receiver played a little TE and a little WR for the Eagles before transferring to Eastern Kentucky for a post grad year where he had 31 catches for 531 yards and three touchdowns. According to the roster he could be trying out at offensive lineman as well.
Al Louis Jean (Cornerback): Class of 2013. One of Frank Spaziani’s most sought after recruits, Louis-Jean only played for the Eagles for two seasons before leaving the Heights for the NFL draft. He ended up not getting drafted, but had a couple of seasons with the Chicago Bears where he saw some playing time, he tried to catch on with the Washington Redskins in 2016 but was released.
Shakim Phillips (Wide Receiver): Class of 2014. Spent two seasons with Boston College in between two years of
purgatory, sorry time with the UConn Huskies. When he came back to the Eagles he saw time in the starting lineup, finishing with 13 receptions for 282 yards and four touchdowns. He saw some time in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tyler Murphy (quarterback): Class of 2014. A transfer from the Florida Gators, Murphy had an explosive final season with the Eagles, setting the ACC record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,079 yards and finishing with 11 touchdowns. He moved to wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers and saw some playing time before ultimately being released. He is being scouted as a WR again in this league.
Good luck to these Eagles as they continue their quest for an NFL career!