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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Bethany College - Swede football bolsters 2013 roster

  • The Bethany College football Swedes announced the signing of 11 more recruits for the 2013 season.
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    The Bethany College football Swedes announced the signing of 11 more recruits for the 2013 season.
    Trevor Cobb of Clarendon, Texas, comes to Bethany from Clarendon High School where he played football as a defensive back. He earned all-state second team linebacker honors and was named to the Pigskin Superteam.
    He had 700 receiving yards, 102 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions his senior year.
    Cobb is the son of Craig Cobb and plans to major in biology.
    Joining Cobb will be teammate Austen McNelly. McNelly played football as a center and defensive tackle all four years. In addition to football, McNelly also played tennis. He was in powerlifting and threw the shot put and discus in track and field. He is the son of Rebecca Dzamko and is undecided on his major.
    Lance Felder of Brooklyn, N.Y., comes to Bethany from Kings Borough Community College where he played football as an inside linebacker. He earned Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2011 and an athletic achievement award in 2012. He compiled 60 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions. Prior to college, Felder attended Fredrick Douglass Academy VII.
    He is the son of Shiretta Felton and plans to major in physical education.
    Gary Jordan, Dallas, Texas, comes to Bethany from James Madison High School where he played football as a defensive end. He played in the All-State Football Game. In addition to football, Jordan also played baseball.
    Jordan is the son of Samonia Jordan and is undecided on his major.
    Nathaniel Ocran of Oklahoma City, Okla., comes to Bethany from Putnam City North High School where he played football as a running back for four years.
    He had 678 rushing yards, 37 receiving yards, 67 tackles and four sacks his senior year. He also earned athlete of the week honors. In addition to playing football, Ocran also played soccer, ran track and wrestled. Ocran is the son of Evelyn Ocran and plans to major in engineering.
    Jonathan Rijo, Richmond Hill, N.Y., played for one year at ASA College as a defensive lineman. Prior to college, he attended Information Technology High School in Long Island City, N.Y., where he played football all four years.
    He earned All-Queen's Selection his junior year and senior year. Rijo played in the North vs. South All-Star Bowl and was voted Defensive Player of the Year.
    Rijo is the son of Jose Rijo and Marilyn Estevez and plans to major in criminal justice.
    Sean Stroud, Newark, N.J., comes to Bethany from University High School where he played football as a safety. He was voted Most Improved Player in football. In addition to football, Stroud played baseball.
    He is the son of Sean Edmonds and Shakira Stroud and plans to major in journalism.
    Page 2 of 2 - Roosevelt Turner V, Oklahoma City, Okla., comes to Bethany from Putnam City North High School where he played football as a running back, wide receiver, defensive back and corner back.
    He earned 6A-3 all-district honors and Friday Player of the Week honors. He was named the National Underclassman Defensive Back Most Valuable Player.
    Turner had 110 receiving yards and 49 tackles. In addition to football, he also participated in track and field. Turner was a member of DECA and earned Citizen of the Month honors.
    Turner is the son of Roosevelt Turner IV and Ummil Baaqee and plans to major in business marketing.
    Njeri Cameron, King Wood, Texas, comes to Bethany from Clear Lake High School where he played football as a running back. He earned all-state second team honors. In his senior season, he had 888 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards.
    Cameron is the son of Bonita Cameron and plans to major in biology.
    Andrew Reynolds of Wakefield comes to Bethany from Wakefield High School where he played football as a linebacker.
    He was the team captain, earned all-district linebacker honors and was a member of the 8-man All-Star team. Reynolds had 114 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his senior season. He also did numerous events in track and field including the shot put, 100-meter dash, the 4x100m relay and the 200m dash. He was a two-year letter winner in powerlifting with a seventh overall finish for the 220 pound weight class in 2013.
    Reynolds is the son of Jon and Laura Reynolds and plans to major in physical health and wellness.
    Jafar Thomas, East Orange, N.J., comes to Bethany from East Orange High School where he played football and ran track.
    He is the son of Takyba Thomas and plans to major in sports management.
    Bethany kicks off its 2013 season with a scrimmage Aug. 24 against Mid-American Nazarene University. That game will kick off at 10 a.m. in Olathe. The regular season opener is Sept. 7 at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

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