At several different points along my journey from Holy Cross football to the NFL, I've been asked a certain question many different times. "When did you know you could do it?" Many of my current peers have described to me a distinct moment in which somebody told them that they could make it to the next level. Players recount hearing a coach or scout telling them of the opportunity, and remember a subsequent fire being lit within them. At once they began working harder than they ever had before and did everything in their power to turn that dream into a reality. Although it seems like it makes sense, I still struggle to find a response when I get that question.
Senior linebacker Ryan Brady and senior wide receiver Martin Dorsey, members of the Holy Cross football team, have been selected to the 2018 Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team. A total of 47 student-athletes from schools around the nation earned spots on this year's team.
Holy Cross head football coach Bob Chesney has announced the addition of 14 student-athletes to his team's roster for the 2019 season
Holy Cross sophomore Brian Foley has been selected to the 2018 Hero Sports Sophomore All-America team for the Football Championship Subdivision. Foley earned honorable mention distinction as an offensive lineman.
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Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady has been selected to the 2018 All-Eastern College Athletic Conference second team for the football championship subdivision. He was one of nine players from around the Patriot League to be named to the All-ECAC squad.
Holy Cross set school single-season records with seven blocked kicks, six blocked punts and four blocked punts returned for touchdowns in 2018.
Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady has been selected to the 2018 Division I All-New England football team, as announced by the New England Football Writers' Association. He was among 30 players from around New England named to the squad, which will be honored at the New England Football Writers' Banquet on Dec. 6 in Saugus, Mass.
Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady has been selected to the 2018 Academic All-Patriot League football team, as announced by the conference office. This marks the second straight season Brady has earned Academic All-Patriot League honors. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, and be a starter or key reserve.
Seven members of the Holy Cross football team have earned 2018 All-Patriot League honors, as announced by the conference office. Senior offensive lineman Brett Boddy, senior linebacker Ryan Brady, senior defensive lineman Teddy Capsis and sophomore offensive lineman Brian Foley were named to the first team, while junior running back Domenic Cozier, senior wide receiver Martin Dorsey and senior quarterback Geoff Wade received second team honors.
Holy Cross senior linebacker Ryan Brady, junior defensive back Macklin Kortebein and freshman wide receiver Spencer Gilliam have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 32-31 victory at Georgetown. Brady was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, Kortebein was selected as the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week and Gilliam was chosen as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
The Holy Cross football team rallied from a 26-point deficit with less than 20 minutes remaining to post a 32-31 victory Georgetown at Cooper Field. The Crusaders wrap up the season at 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League, while the Hoyas conclude the season at 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the conference.