The fraternity of NFL players from South Florida grew again this past week after the 2018 NFL Draft. Of the 256 players that heard their names called over the three-day event, nine – or about 3 percent – played their high school football in South Florida.
Hurricane Irma’s impact began the week of September 6th, when South Florida schools shut down all operations – academic and extracurricular – in anticipation of the storm. What would’ve been week three of the high school football was washed out.
Building on the momentum of an 8-win season and appearing in its first bowl game in six years, there was a palpable optimism and buzz in the air as FIU held its annual “offense vs. defense” spring game Friday night at Riccardo Silva Stadium.