A pair of former Flyers have shots of making the NFL.
graduates Luke Nawrocki and Greg Van Roten – both graduates of the University of Pennsylvania as well – received invitations to rookie mini-camps from major NFL teams. Nawrocki received an invite from the San Francisco 49ers while Van Roten got two – one from the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers, signing with the latter.
Nawrocki, a Syosset native, was the recipient of 2007 Joseph Thomas Award for top lineman in the NY Metro Catholic High School Football League and also helped the Flyers to the 2007 CHSAA lacrosse title. In his career as a Quaker, he played in 29 games after not seeing any varsity action his freshman year, scoring three touchdowns and 464 yards on 49 receptions. In 2011 the TE was fourth on the team with a career-high 20 receptions and 192 receiving yards.
Van Roten, an offensive linemen who comes from Rockville Centre, started all 30 games for the Quakers in the 2009-11 seasons and was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection. Midway through his senior season at Pennsylvania, Van Roten was forced to switch between the tackle and guard position midway through his senior season due to injuries along the line. As a Flyer Van Roten was a New York All-State and All-Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) selection.
Together the Chaminade alumni helped win two Ivy League titles and were just the third team to ever put together back-to-back undefeated Ivy seasons, winning 18 consecutive Ivy League games - the second-longest streak in league history.