Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 2 — Former Bulldog Eric Saubert Drafted in the NFL

first_imgStory Links As a senior in 2016, Saubert ranked second among FCS tight ends in the nation in receiving yards per game (70.5) and receiving touchdown (10). He led Drake with a career-best 56 catches for 776 yards receiving.Get in the red zone and he will find the end zone.Looking good, Eric Saubert!#FalconsDraft pic.twitter.com/QBCJ3EKAyJ— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 29, 2017 No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake The 6-foot-5 and 253-pound tight end’s speed and agility caught Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s attention, and Saubert continues to impress Quinn and the Falcons after the rookie minicamp. No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History Under-recruited and overlooked, TE Eric Saubert is ready to compete. pic.twitter.com/ACSLWNOqg6— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 27, 2017 Saubert finished his career at Drake with 191 receptions for 2,253 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns. He collected four All-America honors in 2016, including the Associated Press, AFCA, STATS FCS and HERO Sports FCS; as well as three All-America honors in 2015. In addition to his All-America accolades, Saubert was a three-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection. No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated center_img The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong The No. 2 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from a former tight end for the Drake football team, Eric Saubert, becoming the first Bulldog since 1983 to be drafted into the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons selected Saubert in the 31st pick of the fifth round (147 overall) of the National Football League 2017 Draft in Philadelphia. No. 3 – Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors Check back on July 27 as the No. 1 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more