LOGANTON, PA – The 2013 NFL Draft was somewhat a lackluster effort of advancing college football’s finest to the next level.

However, a few of Pennsylvania’s athletes made it to the big show.

Gerald Hodges (4th – #23) and Michael Mauti (#7 – #7), were drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Both linebackers from Penn State, under Head Coach Bill O’Brien were outstanding leaders on and off the field.

Mauti was sought out by the Vikings in a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Defensive Tackle Jordan Hill from Penn State (3rd – #25) was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks and should provide a stop – gap plug on the defensive line.

Of the remaining Nittany Lions with a chance of latching on with a NFL team, Stephon Morris (Cornerback) and Matt Stankiewich (Center) have a shot.

The Pitt Panthers did not have a draft pick come from within its ranks. But, hope is still abound for Ray Graham (Running Back) of getting picked up in Free Agency.

On the Division II level, California (of PA) standout, Eric Kush (Center) was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and new head coach Andy Reid, as the second pick in the 6th Round. The 6’4 – 305 pound player could see some immediate playing time in his new environment in Kansas City.

Rontez Miles (Free Safety), also from Cal (PA) might see some interest in the Free Agency circles as well.

Kush and Miles are the only Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference players that have the potential of making the roster of an NFL team in the upcoming 2013 season.