University at Buffalo Football

Bulls Release Football Signees

14 players, including WNY Player and Lineman of the Year, choose Buffalo

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BUFFALO, NY – For a guy that had never set foot in Buffalo, New York before accepting the head coaching job at the University at Buffalo in December, head coach Turner Gill’s first recruiting class has a decidedly Western New York flavor to it.
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Turner Gill

Headlining a class of 14 players who have signed National Letter of Intents on the first day of the national signing period are three players with strong Buffalo ties – quarterback Naaman Roosevelt, the consensus Western New York Player of the Year, offensive lineman Peter Bittner, the WNY Lineman of the Year, and offensive lineman Brian Kelly, a highly-recruited player from Richmond, VA who just happens to be the nephew of Jim Kelly, the most famous Buffalo Bill of all-time and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“This is a quality group of student-athletes that have a passion for the game of football,” said Gill. “They are a physical and athletic group of young men who we look forward to building the foundation of this program with.”

Gill went on to thank his coaching staff by saying, “this football program is so blessed to have such a phenonemal group of coaches at this University. They did an outstanding job of identifying players in such a short period of time.”

The initial 2006 Buffalo football signees:

Peter Bittner OL 6-4 289 Williamsville, NY/Williamsville North
Kyle Brey TE 6-2 250 Granger, IN/Penn HS
Tom Drewes* LB 6-1 242 Dunmore, PA/Dunmore HS/Milford Prep
Richard Ferere LB 6-1 205 Brooklyn, NY/Saint Thomas More
Brandon Flanagan OL 6-2 299 North Reading, MA/Wakefield HS
Skyler Hagg WR 5-11 185 Glendale, AZ/Ironwood HS
Jordan Jerrold OT 6-8 285 Fairless Hills, PA/Pennsbury HS
Brian Kelly OL/LS 6-6 305 Richmond, VA/Monacan HS/Hargrave Academy
Anel Montanez DL 6-0 285 Trumbull, CT/Trumbull HS
Keon Perry CB 5-9 170 Brunswick, GA/Brunswick HS/Coffeyville CC
Patrick Pinson LB 6-1 244 Melrose Park, IL/Walther Lutheran
Solomon Richberg OL 6-4 299 Queens, NY/August Martin
Naaman Roosevelt QB 6-0 185 Buffalo, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate
Zack Williams DL 6-3 255 Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep


02/01/2006
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