Half Dozen Fork Union Military Academy Alumni Hope to be Picked in 2016 NFL Draft

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At least half a dozen former Fork Union Military Academy cadets are hoping to be selected by an NFL football team during this year's draft, including quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Cardale Jones.

Alumni of Fork Union Military Academy in the 2016 NFL Draft

Alumni of Fork Union Military Academy in the 2016 NFL Draft

At least half a dozen former Fork Union Military Academy cadets are hoping to be selected by an NFL football team during this year's draft, including quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Cardale Jones.

This weekend's 2016 NFL Draft that begins Thursday night, April 28, 2016, is once again "must see TV" for fans of Fork Union Military Academy. At least half a dozen former cadets are hoping to be selected by an NFL football team during this year's draft. The top six Fork Union names to watch for include:

Christian Hackenberg, quarterback, Penn State
Says his former coach, Micky Sullivan, "Christian is not only an outstanding player, but, perhaps more imprtantly, he is a fine young man. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to play a role in his development. He has been a credit to every team he has played for and because of his work ethic and character, he will continue to make any team he plays for better."

Cardale Jones, quarterback, Ohio State
Coach John Shuman says, "Cardale Jones is a super star in the making. A big, explosive player who can withstand the NFL hits, Jones has great arm strength and big-time velocity, but needs more mental work."

Michael Thomas, wide receiver, Ohio State
"Michael Thomas was a great FUMA player who had an outstanding college career. Thomas will be an early pick because of his size and work in the red zone. A great player who comes out of the Under Armour All-Star game, Thomas has great bloodlines as he is the nephew of Keyshawn Johnson."—Coach John Shuman

Deon King, linebacker, Norfolk State
"An overachiever who blossomed in the body, mind and spirit, Deon King had a great year at Fork Union. King reminds us a lot like Dexter Coakley, a tackling machine who relies on speed rather than power."—Coach John Shuman

Jerell Adams, tight end, South Carolina
"Jerell Adams was a great high school basketball and football player. Adams has the size and speed to play in the NFL. His unique build and long arms make him a great target. Adams was an outstanding cadet who is well liked by his Fork Union teammates."—Coach John Shuman

Jamar Lewter, offensive lineman, Marshall
"Jamar Lewter was a great Fork Union player who is massive with athletic feet. Lewter’s size and tenacity should help."—Coach John Shuman

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