Husson football players receive ECAC honors
Husson senior left tackle Matt Archer and sophomore running back John Smith have been named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Football DIII North All-Stars second team.
Smith broke nine single-season school records at Husson this season, including rushing yards (1,733), rushing touchdowns (20), rushing yards per game (173.3) and total offense yards (1,733).
He is the first Husson player to score 100 points in a single-season and the second player in program history to surpass the 3,000-yard career rushing plateau and now has 3,141 in just two seasons.
As a captain, Archer allowed zero sacks on the season and anchored a line that produced single-season records for total offense (4,206), points scored (374), and passing touchdowns (24).
Colts QB Hasselbeck probable to start vs. Texans
Indianapolis Colts Matt Hasselbeck was listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, head coach Chuck Pagano said Friday.
Pagano confirmed Hasselbeck will get the start after leaving the previous two games with injuries.
The 40-year-old Hasselbeck returned to practice Thursday after he aggravated his injured ribs in last Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been battling neck, ribs and shoulder injuries that were worsened during the game.
The Colts are at least a week away from getting Andrew Luck back at quarterback. Luck is still recovering from a lacerated kidney and an abdominal tear.
QB Hubenak sudden starter for Aggies
Jake Hubenak became the best option for Texas A&M at quarterback this week, when he happened to become the only option for the Aggies in the Music City Bowl.
Hubenak, a junior college transfer, unwittingly jumped into the starting spot by default with the top two quarterbacks on the roster filed transfer paperwork six days apart.
Kyler Murray followed Kyle Allen to the transfer trail officially on Thursday.
“To all my family, friends and fans out there, I thank you for your love and continued support,” Murray said on Twitter. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and relationships I’ve made at Texas A&M. I wish nothing but the best to all my guys in that locker room.”
Allen announced his decision to transfer six days earlier.
Tigers agree to terms with infielder Aviles
The Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year deal with infielder Mike Aviles, ESPN reported on Friday.
Aviles batted .231 with five homers and 17 RBIs for Cleveland last season. The 34-year-old can also play the outfield as well as second base and third base.
Aviles, 34, has a career batting average of .265. He has also played for the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox.
Jets place receiver Smith on IR
The New Jets placed wide receiver Devin Smith on injured reserve Friday and signed linebacker Taiwan Jones from the practice squad to the active roster.
Smith suffered an ACL tear during the third quarter of last Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. The second-round rookie out of Ohio State had nine receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown before his injury.
The 6-foot-3, 252-pound Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in May. He was signed to the practice squad in September.