More Cardinal football players sign with the pros

Jonathan Martin

“Indianapolis is seeing red, and there is a Moose loose in Miami,” was the lead of a story on Friday, April 27.

Translation: The Indianapolis Colts selected Cardinal tight end COBY FLEENER in the NFL Daft. He will join quarterback ANDREW LUCK,who was drafted by the Colts as the number one overall draft pick.

Coby Fleener

As for the “Moose” reference, that’s the nickname for left tackle JONATHAN  MARTIN, who was selected by the Miami Dolphins.

David DeCastro

Add DAVID DECASTRO, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and for the first time in NFL history, Stanford had four players who were selected within the first 42 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Meanwhile, after the draft concluded Saturday, defensive end MATT MASIFILO signed a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver GRIFF WHALEN signed with the Colts.


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