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Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova went 6-for-14 for 85 yards and an interception in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

That's a 42.9-percent completion percentage along with no touchdowns. We hope you savored Nova's last underwhelming collegiate performance. He entered this year with an ugly 51/39 TD/INT rate and a career completion percentage of less than 57 percent, but Nova showed great improvement in 2014 under new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen. He isn't going to be drafted, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he were brought into a summer camp.
Jan 11 - 9:37 PM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Nova isn't going to be drafted, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he were brought into a summer camp. He entered this year with an ugly 51/39 TD/INT rate and a career completion of less than 57 percent, but Nova showed great improvement in 2014. There were even some believers who thought new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen might improve his passing mechanics enough to give Nova a legitimate look in the pros. We shall see.
Jan 6 - 4:50 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior TE Tyler Kroft is a "terrific athlete for the position and with the route acceleration to stress defenses downfield," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Kroft will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. "He displays smooth body control and balance to catch and create while working around defenders, extending well to pluck and make something happen as a ballcarrier," Brugler wrote. "Kroft wore several hats for the Rutgers offense, lining up in the slot, backfield and occasionally on the offensive line and has a style reminiscent of Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper." The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Kroft caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, but fell off to 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns this season. "My biggest concern is the production and how few catches I had this year," Kroft said. "But once they (NFL scouts) put on the tape, I think they'll see that obviously football is an 11-person game and you need all 11 people doing their job to be successful." Shots fired, Gary Nova.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 3 - 6:59 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior TE Tyler Kroft will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

"He has four credits left to graduate, which he should be able to get that done this spring, and we're looking forward to him having a great career in the NFL going forward," Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood said. Kroft caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, but fell off to 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns this season. "He has been clocked as fast as 4.72 seconds in the 40, and how he tests in the pre-draft run-up will be closely monitored," wrote Mike Huguenin. "This isn't considered a great draft for tight ends, which could help Kroft's stock." The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Kroft is more of a receiver than a blocker, but he'll mix it willingly. He can be used as a traditional TE, in the slot, or as an H-back.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Rutgers junior WR Leonte Carroo will return to school in 2015.

He announced the news after the school's bowl victory against North Carolina. "Coach (Kyle Flood) just came in here and said, 'Do you want to say something to the team?' I was like, 'Sure,' and he gave me the opening," Carroo said. "I announced it to the team and everyone was going crazy. I know they're very excited." Carroo posted 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
Source: nj.com
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova completed 9 of 20 attempts for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 40-21 win over UNC.

Nova added another 30 rushing yards. We doubt Nova gets a look in the NFL, but this was a nice final performance to end his 12-year college career on.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Rutgers junior WR Leonte Carroo is listed as probable for the school's bowl game with an upper body injury.

Carroo has posted 53 catches for 1,043 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. According to mycentraljersey.com, the Rutgers' star "could be playing his final collegiate game as he is considering early entry into the NFL Draft." Rutgers is set to play Friday against North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl. "I think by gametime he’ll be 100 percent," Knights HC Kyle Flood said after watching Carroo practice.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Rutgers junior DL Darius Hamilton has no intention of "testing NFL waters."

"Not this year. I'm coming back," Hamilton told NJ Advance Media. "I have a senior year. I'm looking forward to another year with these guys. We have a lot more we have to accomplish." Hamilton has been asked to move around the defensive line over the years, starting his career at 250 pounds, before dropping to around 230. He has since added 30 pounds and his up to 260 to 270. Hamilton believes he will play defensive end in the NFL.
Source: NJ.com
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior TE Tyler Kroft caught four passes for 44 yards in Saturday's win over Indiana.

Kroft was considered a prospect over the summer, when TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that he was a "solid pass catcher with nice length" who needed to improve if he wanted to be drafted. We haven't really seen that improvement this season. Kroft caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, but has just 17 catches for 179 yards through eight games in 2014. Staying in school for another year seems like his best option for draftability purposes.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:35:00 PM

Rutgers sophomore WR Ruhann Peele has been suspended for the rest of the 2014 campaign in relation to an assault charge from late August.

Peele had not played this season, though his previous absences had been related to an upper-body injury. He's been medically cleared to play, but obviously, the suspension negates that. The news of his assault charge did not surface until several weeks ago. A year ago, the sophomore caught 28 passes for 478 yards. He also played cornerback for several games.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova is available to play against Wisconsin, but the team will not disclose a starter until kickoff.

Nova was helped off the field against Nebraska last week with what appeared to be a nasty knee injury. Apparently it was not as serious as first guessed. Nova has thrown 14 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes. If not Nova, Chris Laviano would start.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova was helped off the field just before half time in the game against Nebraska with a knee injury.

It looked potentially serious, but we won't speculate on specifics. It seems like Nova is in his seventh season as the school's starter. Prior to exiting, Nova completed 8 of 19 attempts for 71 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova improved his draft stock during Saturday's 26-24 win over Michigan, according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

Nova had one of his finest performances on the collegiate gridiron, going 22-for-39 for 400-plus yards and three touchdown passes. He found nine different receivers to help the Scarlett Knights improve to 5-1. Nova entered this year with an ugly 51/39 TD/INT rate and a career completion of less than 57 percent, but there are believers who think new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen might improve his passing mechanics enough to give Nova a shot at getting a look in the pros.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt freshman DE Kemoko Turay has blocked three kicks in 2014.

The 6'6/235 lbs Scarlet Knight has also contributed on defense, posting 5.5 tackles for loss. Rutgers has quietly put together a solid 5-1 season, and they face Ohio State after an off week.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior RB Paul James will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL against Navy over the weekend.

James, who came into the matchup No. 5 on the Big Ten’s rushing list, ends his 2014 campaign with 63 carries for 363 yards and five touchdowns. Before the helmet of a Navy defender struck James' knee and ended his season, the star running back had carried seven times for 96 yards and a touchdown. This is a devastating blow for both the school and player; Rutgers' loses its premier playmaker, while James' NFL dreams are now delayed for at least a year. James reminds CBS Sports' Dane Brugler of "a not-as-cut version of Chargers back Ryan Mathews." James led Rutgers with 881 yards a year ago, missing four games with a broken fibula.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 02:05:00 AM


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