Marist Football History: Two Former Players Meet In NFL Game
Sunday marked an historic day for Marist College and their football program as two former Red Fox football players faced each other in an NFL game.
The first NFL game featuring two Marist football alums ended in storybook fashion. Former Red Fox kicker Jason Myers kicked a 28-yard field goal in the game’s final minute to lead Jacksonville over former Marist Defensive Linemen Terrence Fede and his Miami Dolphins, 23-20.
Fede, a former Nyack High School football standout, played at Marist from 2009-2013. He’s the Red Foxes all-time single season and career sacks leader. With the 234th overall pick, in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Fede making him the first ex-Marist football player to be taken in the NFL draft. He was also the first former Red Fox football player to play in an NFL game. He blocked a punt for the Dolphins which led to a game winning safety against Minnesota on December 21, 2014.
Myers played with Fede at Marist from 2009-12. He’s the programs all-time leader in points by a kicker and holds the record for longest field goal at Marist. After kicking in the Arena Football League, Myers signed a free-agent contract with Jacksonville in March of 2015.
According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, in the first NFL meeting of Red Fox football alumni, Myers accounted for the Jaguars final seven points. He drilled a 58-yard kick as the first half expired. The rookie who played in his second NFL game finished 5-5 on kicks, with two extra points and three field goals.
Fede, a second year defensive end, made one tackle for Miami in the losing effort.
The game was historic for Marist football, but it did not mark the first time two Red Foxes met in the NFL. In Fede’s first NFL game on September 28, 2014, the Dolphins battled the Oakland Raiders and Menelik Waston. Watson played basketball at Marist before transferring to play football at Florida State.