SUNY athletic departments strive to provide preparation and knowledge to succeed at the next level. Throughout SUNY’s 64 campuses, they provide collegiate athletic programs ranging from Division III, up to Division I. Being able to make it to the next level after playing college ball is an achievement, but talent is not the only thing needed in order to achieve success. SUNY allows students to not only be physically ready for the next level, but mentally as well. Many SUNY colleges are nationally ranked for their education, and this provides that extra edge needed to accomplish goals at the next level.
Athletes work harder and harder every year, and our athletic programs grow because of it. Recently, SUNY football has had some collegiate players attempt success on the next level. Miguel Maysonet, a recent Stony Brook Alum, achieved many awards throughout his time in Stony Brook. One of these prestigious awards was the “All Purpose Award” within his conference.
Drew Smith, a former University at Albany running back who decided to pursue his dream of making it to the NFL, agreed to talk with us and tell us a bit about how his time in college football compared and helped him with his journey to the NFL.