STORRS, Conn. -
As the 2016 UConn football team continues to prepare for its season, training camps around the National Football League are in full swing with practice and preseason games.
UConn is well-represented in the NFL this summer with 22 former Huskies in camps. For a look at all the Huskies in NFL camps, CLCK HERE.
The veteran of the group is Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky – the pride of Shelton, Conn. Orlovsky led UConn to its first-ever bowl game – a win in the 2004 Motor City Bowl – and originally played for the Lions from 2005-2008 with stops at Houston (2009-10), Indianapolis (2011), Tampa Bay (2012-13) before coming back to Detroit in 2014.
Robert McClain, pictured above at a Super Bowl 50 press conference last February, is once again with the Carolina Panthers as the defensive back prepares for his seventh NFL season. McClain originally played for Carolina in 2010 and, after stops at Jacksonville (2011) and Atlanta (2012-14), he was picked up by the Panthers again late last season was part of their run to Super Bowl 50.
Two member of last year’s UConn team that played in the St. Petersburg Bowl are looking to make NFL teams as undrafted free agents – defensive back Andrew Adams with the New York Giants and defensive lineman Kenton Adeyemi with the Cleveland Browns.
Meanwhile back in Storrs, here’s some video of UConn head coach Bob Diaco and comments he had about the camp that junior linebacker Vontae Diggs (Downers Grove, Ill.) is having.