Jean Sifrin was a Massachusetts Minuteman for just one season but he certainly made to most of his shortened stay. He has signed a UDFA contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
Sifrin shined in what was actually not even one full season. He sat out the first game against Boston College due to ineligibility. In his first game with the Minutemen he showed why he was so coveted as he made headlines with this incredible one handed grab.
This highlight machine would go on to catch 42 passes for 642 yards and six touchdowns. Toledo is still wondering what the heck just happened.
He finished third out of all the tight ends in Division 1-A in receiving touchdowns, fourth in receiving yards, and tenth in catches.
These statistical feats earned him the John Mackey Tight End of the Week Award (10/29) and he was named to the First-Team All-MAC.
At 27 years of age, Sifrin is one of the oldest rookies by far. He also has had one of the more unusual paths to the NFL. After moving from the Bahamas to Miami at age 3, he was a high school dropout in 2005 but earned his GED to provide for his son and girlfriend.
He then was recruited to play football and basketball in a small college in Brooklyn before getting kicked out. He then enrolled in El Camino Junior College where he was a standout tight end. After yielding offers from schools with prestigious football programs like USC and Oklahoma, Sifrin chose to become a Massachusetts Minuteman.
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