Ryan O’Malley, a tight end who completed his senior season with Penn football last fall, was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday.
After going unselected in the seven rounds of the NFL draft, the New Jersey native agreed to an undisclosed contract with the AFC West team.
The vote by the eight Ivy League football coaches to end tackling at in-season practices is Penn Athletics' philosophy in action.
For Penn football, and the other seven Ivy League programs, two questions remained unanswered: Will the coaches’ proposal to eliminate tackling from regular season practices be passed? And if it does, what effect will it have on the players?
For a few, sunny hours on Franklin Field, Penn football was back on Sunday.
Capping off spring practices for the Quakers, the two-hour Spring Game gave alumni and students a glimpse of what the Red and Blue would look like once their quest to defend the Ivy title begins in September.
“We don’t get to play many games so coming out here, even if it’s our own players, going aggressive and being able to tackle, it’s awesome for us,” junior quarterback Alek Torgersen said.
The game of football tends to dominate a lot of conversation around Franklin Field, but the game of life is so much more important.