Pirate Success in NFL
Former Pirates, James Baker (Idaho) and Stephen Houston (Indiana) have both signed free agent contracts with NFL teams! Baker signed with the Kansas City Chiefs while Houston signed with the New England Patriots. Independence Pirate Football is building champions!
Five Pirates to Transfer Schools
- Dwayne Carter (Running Back) - Harding University
- Greg McKillion (Wide Receiver) - University of Memphis
- Demecho Crawford (Defensive Line) - Missouri Southern University
- Kyle Nitz (Wide Receiver) - Arkansas Tech University
- Terrance McDaniel (Offensive Line) - Ottawa University
- Marcus Shearhart(Offensive Line) - Ottawa University
- Joao Lopas (Offensive Line) - Point University
- Nash Nelson (Offensive Line) - McPherson College
2008 ICC Pirate Emmanuel Lamur, who continued his career at K-State, signed with the Cincinnatti Bengals on May 5th, 2012. Played in all four preseason games, logging six tackles ... Waived on Aug. 31, and signed Sept. 1 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to active roster on Nov. 2 and made NFL debut two days later, in Game 8, Nov. 4 vs. Denver ... Played in nine games (Games 8-16), with 19 tackles and two passes defensed ... Ranked fifth on team in special teams tackles (eight), despite playing in just nine games. Check out more information regarding Emmanuel Lamur and his career with the Cincinnatti Bengals. 2008 Pirate Emmanuel Lamur
Tray signed with the University of Central Oklahoma (NCAA D-2; MIAA) for the fall of 2013. Tray came to ICC from Florida and played cornerback for the Pirates. UCO Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Russ Pickett had this to say about Tray:
"Tray is a big, physical corner that you can do a lot of things with. We are very excited about having him join our program and we are looking for him to make an impact immediately. Independence Community College did a marvelous job of preparing him to come to this level ready to play immediately. We look forward to big things from Tray."
TJ Reynard signed with the University of Wisconsin (NCAA D-1; Big Ten) for the fall of 2013. TJ came to ICC from Virginia and played defensive back for the Pirates. Wisconsin Defensive Backs coach Bill Busch gave these comments on TJ:
"We are very excited to have TJ join our football program. He is an exceptional athlete who could play a multitude of positions for us in the fall. He's very athletic and his work ethic is second to none. Coach Carson and his staff did an excellent job preparing him mentally and physically for Division 1 football.
2013 Mid Year Signees: 4 Yr. Schools
Tommy Dover-Toano, VA (DL)-West Georgia
Ty'Quan Hayes-Dillon, SC (QB)-Missouri Southern
Cristobal Dinham-Livonia, GA (RB) South Alabama,
Lawson Short, Pratt, KS (LB) Kansas State Univ., WO,
Jacob McGuire, Newton, KS (OL) Northwest Oklahoma State,
Trey McCluskey, Sabetha, KS (OL) Missouri Southern,
Justin Armstrong, McPherson, KS (OL) Ottawa University,
Tommy Crayton, McPherson, KS (OL) Midlands University.