Maysonet, Norrell, Moore ink free-agent deals
April 28, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Three former Stony Brook football standouts agreed to terms with their respective NFL teams on Saturday. Miguel Maysonet signed with Philadelphia, Kevin Norrell inked a deal with Buffalo and Cedrick Moore will head to rookie camp with Green Bay.
Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for 1,964 yards, the 11th most yards in a season in FCS history, and scored 23 total touchdowns in 2012.
The 5-10, 210-pound back accounted for more than 100 rushing yards in a game six times and had three games with 200 or more yards in 2012. During a four-game span, he rushed for a career-high three times, capped by a 233-yard, two-touchdown performance at Coastal Carolina.
In Stony Brook's two FBS games last season, Maysonet totaled 158 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse and 220 yards and two scores in a 23-3 win over Army. Maysonet increased his rushing totals in each of three seasons as a Seawolf, rushing for 1,128 yards as a sophomore to 1,633 as a junior to 1,964 as a senior.
Maysonet also owns school and conference records for career rushing yards (4,725), yards per game (127.7), touchdowns (53) and rushing attempts (695).
Norell's 2012 season will go down as one of the most prolific campaigns in school and Big South history. The all-conference performer caught 66 passes for 1,388 yards and 15 TDs. He's the only player in Stony Brook history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season, and owns the Big South single-season records for yards, yards per game (106.8) and yards per catch (21.0).
He recorded 100 yards and a touchdown in five straight games, including a school-record 214 yards against Charleston Southern. In back-to-back games against Presbyterian and VMI, Norrell tallied three touchdowns. Norrell owns the second and third-longest touchdown receptions with scores of 89 and 86 yards against Central Connecticut and Pace.
Norrell finished his two-year Seawolves career with 20 TDs and 2,061 yards, which are tied for second and third, respectively, in the program's Division I history.
Moore, a second team All-Big South performer, led Stony Brook with 85 tackles last season. Starting all 13 games, Moore tallied a career-high eight solo tackles at Presbyterian in 2012. He was part of a Stony Brook defense which recorded its first win over an FBS program as the Seawolves defeated Army, 23-3.
The 5-11, 205-pound safety had a fumble recovery against the Black Knights and led Stony Brook with 10 tackles in the second round of the Division I Championship at Montana State.
His 85 tackles is in the top 10 all-time in a season at Stony Brook.
Maysonet, Norrell and Moore will embark on their professional careers by attending mini-camps, which typically are held over the next two weeks.