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April 27, 2008

Former Conway standout taken in NFL Draft

Former Conway standout Allen Patrick, who played collegiately at Oklahoma, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 240th pick of the NFL Draft on Sunday, while former Andrews defensive end Jeremy Geathers signed a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints after going undrafted.

Patrick was chosen at 6:13 p.m., more than eight hours after the second day of the draft began, with the 33rd pick of the seventh round. He is believed to be the first player from Conway to ever be drafted, Tigers coach Chuck Jordan said.

Patrick was a standout on special teams at Oklahoma and that will likely play a large part in his future.

``That's where he'll have to make this team,'' ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said.

Geathers was not chosen in the draft, although the Saints considered taking him in the seventh round. Either way, he is headed to the city where his father, Jumpy Geathers, made his name as a star defensive end.

For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Sun News.

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