Five former University at Buffalo football players signed free agent contracts with NFL teams on Saturday. Quarterback Tyree Jackson, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, center James O’Hagan, defensive end Chuck Harris and cornerback Cameron Lewis will all get an opportunity to continue their careers in the NFL.
Prior to the University at Buffalo’s final spring football scrimmage on Friday night, head coach Lance Leipold held a press conference announcing the signing of the Bulls newest team member, Peyton Longo. The 16-year-old from Cheektowaga signed with the Bulls through a program called Team IMPACT.
Former University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson has been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society – comprised of college football players who maintained a cumulative 3.2 or better grade point average throughout their college career. It is the eight straight year a UB player has made the list.
The University at Buffalo football team will wrap up spring drills with its annual Blue & White Spring Scrimmage on Friday night at UB Stadium. Admission is free and the scrimmage is scheduled to start at 7 pm.
Scott Fuchs, a 25-year veteran of college coaching, has been hired as offensive line coach at the University at Buffalo, head coach Lance Leipold announced on Friday. Fuchs comes to Buffalo after spending the previous five seasons as offensive line coach at Wyoming. Leipold and Fuchs also worked on the same staff at Nebraska-Omaha from 2004-06.
University at Buffalo Director of Football Recruiting Operations Cady Oster will participate in the National Football League’s Women’s Careers in Football Forum held at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The forum is part of the NFL’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Fresh off a school-record 10-win campaign and a berth in the Dollar General Bowl, the University at Buffalo football team announced it will kick off the 2019 campaign at home against Robert Morris on Thursday, August. 29. The Bulls released their entire 2019 football schedule on Wednesday.
Brad McCaslin, who spent two seasons on the University at Buffalo football staff, is returning to the UB program to serve as defensive tackles coach, head coach Lance Leipold announced on Friday. McCaslin previous served as a defensive analyst as well as a defensive assistant and director of player personnel for the Bulls during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
University at Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson was honored by the Touchdown Club of Columbus on Saturday night as one of the Mid-American Conference players to watch in 2019. The sophomore running back was one of eight players from the MAC named to the annual list.
Former University at Buffalo football players Tyree Jackson and Anthony Johnson have earned invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, the National Football League announced on Thursday. It marks the first time in school history Buffalo has had two players invited to the Combine in the same year.
University at Buffalo football head coach Lance Leipold announced the addition of six more signees to the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday. Two wide receivers, two defensive linemen, a running back and a cornerback will join the 17-member class that signed in December.
2018 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Lance Leipold has agreed to a new five-year contract with the University at Buffalo, Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt announced on Tuesday. Leipold’s new contract runs through the 2023 season.
Three former University at Buffalo football players have made Alliance of American Football rosters. Branden Oliver, John Kling and Matt Weiser will all play in the newly created professional football league.
Following a standout performance, former University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was named the South Most Valuable Player at the Reese’s Senior Bowl held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL on Saturday. Jackson along with former wide receiver Anthony Johnson played for the South team in the prestigious all-star game.
Tyree Jackson and Anthony Johnson will participate in the 2019 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 21st edition of the All-Star Football Challenge will air on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 1. The skills competition will feature 24 of college football’s brightest stars divided into six teams based on their college conference. Each team will consist of four players from the same conference that will compete for conference supremacy in a series of skills competitions. The conferences represented are the ACC, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12, the SEC, and four of the best players outside of the Power Five that will be called the “Wild Card” team.
Former University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson has been selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL on January 26. Jackson will join former teammate Anthony Johnson who is also playing in the prestigious post-season all-star game.
Matt Gildersleeve has been tabbed the new head football strength and conditioning coach at the University at Buffalo, head coach Lance Leipold announced on Tuesday. Gildersleeve comes from the University of Akron where he spent the past seven seasons. He will oversee UB football’s strength program as well as the nutrition program and fueling station.
A pair of University at Buffalo football players have been selected to play in SPIRAL Tropical Bowl. Defensive end Chuck Harris and cornerback Cameron Lewis will both play in one of the premier FBS Division I level all-star games scheduled for January 13 in Daytona Beach, FL.
University at Buffalo senior linebacker Khalil Hodge was named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele, it was announced on Friday. The publication also listed 10 UB football players on its All-Mid-American Conference team.
The Mid-American Conference announced the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the seven fall sports during this 2018-19 academic season and four University at Buffalo student-athletes made the list. Volleyball’s Scout McLerran and Kristina Nieves, women’s soccer’s Carissima Cutrona and football’s Matt Otwinwoski were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the ‘best of the best’ from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams.
The University at Buffalo football team uncharacteristically turned the ball over four times and it proved to be the difference in a 42-32 loss to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday night. The Trojans were able to score 14 points off turnovers and had possession of the ball for much of the second half.