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Press Release from UConn Football Signing Day.

POSTED February 06, 2019
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


Football Adds Five Newcomers to Incoming Class

Signing Day Central

STORRS, Conn. – The UConn football team received National Letters of Intent from five future Huskies, as announced by head coach Randy Edsall on Wednesday morning. 

A couple of additions are possible later this afternoon and will be announced on the @UConnFootball twitter account when finalized. 

Edsall will hold a Signing Day press conference at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 in the Burton Family Football Complex and fans can watch live, or later, on the UConn Football Facebook page.

Mike Beaudry Graduate Student | Quarterback | 6-5, 250 | Orlando, Fla. | University of West Florida

Before UConn: Played at University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.… Was the first official signee in program history. 2018: Played in one game before being injured for remainder of the season. 2017 (R-Fr.): Led the Argos to the NCAA Division 2 National Championship game, going 10-4 as a starter (missed the Mississippi College game in concussion protocol)... Second Team All-America… Established school records for passing yards (3,215), passing TD (29) and wins as a starter (10)... 2017 GSC Offensive Freshman of the Year… Four-time GSC Offensive Freshman of the Week… Completed 55.1 pct. (266-of-483) of his passes for 229.6 yards per game... Completed at least 53 pct. of his passes in eight-consecutive games from game 7-14... Had at least 20 completions six times... Threw for a career-high 354 yards at home against Delta State (10/14) for his first-ever 300-yard game... A week later, he set the UWF single-game completion pct. mark at Shorter (10/21) with 75.8 pct. on 25-of-33 for 322 yards and a career-high 4 TDs... Completed 65.2 pct. (15-of-23) of his throws in the national semifinal win at Indiana-Pa. (12/9). 2016: Missed the season while rehabbing from the leg injury. 2015: Redshirted ... Injured his left fibula in spring 2016 practice and underwent surgery in July, 2016. High School: Lettered three seasons under Phil Zigler at Hagerty HS in Oviedo, Fla.… All-Seminole County Athletic Conference selection, All-District honorable mention ... Team captain and offensive most valuable player as a senior ... 12.4 yards per completion. Personal: Full name is Michael Beaudry ... Born in Saskatchewan, Canada ... Holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship ... Moved to Florida from Canada when he was 11 years old.

 

Ardell Brown Graduate Student | Wide Receiver | 5-10, 180 | Rochester, N.Y. | Seton Hill University

Before UConn: Played three seasons at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania… Posted career-high in games played (11), receptions (81), receiving yards (1267) and touchdown receptions (nine)… Posted 159 catches, 20 touchdowns and 2425 yards in Seton Hill career.

Kevens Clercius Freshman | Wide Receiver | 6-3, 195 | Montreal Quebec | Henri-Bourassa

Matt Drayton Freshman | Wide Receiver | 6-1, 185 | Jacksonville, Fla. | Raines

Before UConn: Lettered three seasons in football, basketball and track at William Raines HS in Jacksonville, Fla…. Captain of football team… Named to Super 24… Honor Roll student.

 

Jeff Woods Freshman | Defensive Line | 6-6, 259| Fayetteville, N.C. | Trinity Christian

Before UConn: Played at tackle and defensive end at Trinity Christian High School in Fayetteville, N.C…. Recorded 41 tackles, 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his senior season… Led team to 9-1 overall record and 5-0 conference mark his senior year… All-State basketball player… FBU Mass Elite and Iron Eagle Award winner in basketball… On the Dean’s List in high school.

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