Summer Football Updates


Posted Jun 14, 2004


Several former WVU football players continue to perform well during play in various summer football leagues.

The first stop on the roundup is NFL Europe, where four former Mountaineers have concluded the season. Cologne Centurions running back Avon Cobourne wrapped up an excellent year by racking up 570 yards (4.3 per carry) on the ground, good for third place in the league. Cobourne also had 242 yards receiving, giving him a total of 812 yards from scrimmage, also third-best in NFLE.

Cobourne's totals would likely have been even higher but for a leg injury that limited him to one carry in Week 8 of the ten-week regular season. Cologne finished the season witha 4-6 mark.

Teaming with Cobourne was offensive lineman Lance Nimmo, who was allocated to the team by the New York Jets. Nimmo, who was not on the active roster for the Jets last year, should benefit from the experience he received in Cologne.

Running back Corey McIntyre made it to the World Bowl with the Frankfurt Galaxy, but saw his team's rally fall short as they dropped the championship game to the Berlin Thunder. McIntyre had 12 carries for 76 yards, including a 55-yarder, and also had 14 receptions for 98 yards on the season.

Former WVU linebacker Chris Edmonds was a teammate of McIntyre's, but was on the injured reserve list for much of the season. In limited action, Edmonds did manage one rush for 14 yards and one reception for five yards from his tight end position.

Closer to home, the Ohio Valley Greyhounds of the National Indoor Football League are well into their season, and lead the Atlantic East Division with a 9-3 mark.

Greyhound defensive back Angel Estrada leads the NIFL with 11 interceptions in 12 games, and also tops league lists with 30 pass breakups over the same span. He ran his latest pick, against Lake Charles, back for a touchdown. Estrada has also seen some time as a wide receiver this year.

West Virginia also has a number of alumni in the Arena Football League, which concludes play on June 27. We'll have a review of those players once the AFL season has finished.


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