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Joe Hansley might not have heard his name called at the recent NFL Draft, but the former Colorado State wide receiver is making a name for himself since signing with the Raiders as an UDFA. Hansley always found a way to make an impact for the Rams, both as a receiver and as a return man. The crafty wideout from Highlands…...

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After trying out for the team, former Colorado State standout WR Joe Hanlsey officially signed with the Oakland Raiders Monday, and will likely have a spot on the team’s 90-man roster throughout training camp. The 5-foot-10 wide receiver was one of the most versatile and exciting players in CSU history and has been proving people wrong his entire career. https://twitter.com/JoeHansley/status/731947436613079041...

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In order to move up to the next level, former Colorado State Rams players had to be either drafted, signed to a deal or invited to a workout. In total, nine players who wore the green and gold last year have moved up and into the NFL. We’ve covered all the most recent undrafted signings of the draft-eligible former Rams,...

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What an exciting last few days it’s been for former Colorado State Rams football players. For two defensive linemen, Terry Jackson and Martavius Foster, their dreams are one step closer to being fulfilled as each will get a chance to prove their worth at teams’ rookie minicamps in the very near future. Jackson was invited to work out for the...

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Congrats, Jasen Oden. A lifelong dream has come true. Yesterday, Oden signed with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL as an undrafted free agent, becoming the sixth former Colorado State Rams player to be picked up by an NFL team this weekend. Rashard Higgins and Cory James were drafted, by the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders, respectively, while Oden, Sam...

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Rashard Higgins’ dreams have come true. Welcome to Cleveland, “Hollywood.” Hate to say I told you so, but we did call this pick somewhat earlier in the month here at BSN. In our article on how Higgins was PFF’s 6th best WR in this class, I concluded the piece by saying: “Not just his statistical output but also the fact...

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The 2016 NFL draft may be over, and two Colorado State Rams were selected this time around; Rashard Higgins in the 5th round by the Cleveland Browns, and Cory James in the sixth by the Oakland Raiders. But, they’re not the only players to become Next Level Rams. In fact, former CSU players are finding NFL homes left and right....

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Welcome to the big league, Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins. Higgins, the hard-worker out of Mesquite, Texas, has finally realized a life-long dream, being selected 172nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. Higgins to Cleveland was somewhat of a surprise, considering he is the fifth wide receiver the Browns have selected in the 2016 NFL...

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For Colorado State, the “student” part of student-athlete is important. Earlier in the month, Wyatt Bryan and Nolan Peralta were named to the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter’s first-team for their academic success, while eight others were honorable mention. Of those eight, former tight end Kivon Cartwright was included. And now, Cartwright has been recognized again by the NFF, as...

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With the NFL Draft kicking off tomorrow, we’re taking a look at another potential “Next Level Ram” in Trent Matthews. Trent Matthews isn’t as under the radar as say his teammate and fellow safety Kevin Pierre-Louis, who had only one website profile him, but neither are getting the exposure they deserve. Especially in the eyes of the national draft media,...

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It’s almost time for the NFL Draft, which is why we’re bringing you another NFL Draft Profile; this time on Kevin Pierre-Louis. The next couple “Potential Next Level Rams” haven’t received much publicity or notoriety, but Rams fans should be no strangers to them and the NFL could quickly learn about them as well. Despite his fame amongst Rams fans...

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It’s time for another installment of “Film Study,” you know what that means, time to take an in-depth look at some of the other future “Next Level Rams” we haven’t covered yet. The more of these we do and the deeper we start to dig into “Potential Next Level Rams,” means resources become scarce, less film available and less media...

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Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins is the surefire bet to become the very next “Next Level Ram.” Without a doubt, Higgins is the greatest receiver in the history of Colorado State Rams football. He set the Rams’ single-season records for receptions (96), yards (1,750) and touchdowns (17) in his sophomore season, becoming only the third ever consensus All-American in CSU history. And when his...

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Go Joe, go! Colorado State University and the Denver Broncos have a strong relationship in multiple ways, including their Denver Broncos Sports Management Institute which began being offered as a minor in the sports management degree in the spring of 2015. Beyond that partnership, current Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak had two sons, Klay and Klint, play football at CSU...

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Welcome to the second edition of “What are they saying,” our new piece in which we take a look at what media outlets around the web and newsstands are saying about the potential “Next Level Rams.” Unlike Rashard Higgins, most of the other potential “Next Level Rams” are not receiving the same amount of publicity. After having given our in...

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Next Level Rams, they’re seemingly everywhere! We know one former Colorado State receiver will be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft — Rashard Higgins (read his Draft Profile here) — and it looks like another former CSU wideout is gaining attention as well. According to NFL Draft Diamonds, Joe Hansley will work out for the Denver Broncos during their “local...

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Recognition has come quickly for New York Giants center Weston Richburg, a former star lineman for the Colorado State Rams. Richburg was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Giants, spent 2014 as the team’s right guard due to injuries, starting 15 games and playing in all 16. But 2015 was his “breakout” season. Pro...

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Pro Day, when all the Rams put their skills on display. And, boy, did they! First up, lets watch Rashard Higgins, Joe Hansley and Kivon Cartwright catch passes. Higgins caught 6-6 thrown his way and made it look effortless most of the time he was running routes. Hansley showed off speed and Cartwright has great body control for his size....

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DeAndre Elliott is one of 15 former Colorado State Rams football players who is looking to become a “Next Level Ram.” Elliott, an accomplished cornerback with CSU, was one of two players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, which took place Feb. 23-29. On the 29th, Elliott competed with the rest of the defensive backs, really making a name for...

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Colorado State Rams Pro Day 2016 was a big day for 12 former players as they look to take the next step and become “Next Level Rams.” Visiting Fort Collins today were 26 NFL scouts, four NFL coaches and one CFL scout as well as two former Colorado State greats in Joey Porter and Joel Dreessen. Porter was there pulling...

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