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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on Jean Sifrin as the NFL Draft approaches later this week. Vautour's feature focuses on the process of preparing for the draft and the media exposure Sifrin has received. Sifrin says he is excited about the draft, but is more anxious to find out what team he could be playing for so he can begin preparing for pre-season camp as soon as possible.

Bleacher Report has an in-depth feature on UMass football tight end Jean Sifrin as he prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft. The production crew spent several days with Jean and the UMass football program prior to the Minutemen's NFL Pro Day event at McGuirk Stadium.

Jean Sifrin is 27 and hoping to be a sleeper pick in this year's NFL draft. He ran an uninspiring 4.84 40-yard dash at the combine and needed to impress scouts at his pro day if he was going to have any chance of getting drafted.   

At 23, Sifrin was scouted playing flag football, and three years later he found his way onto the University of Massachusetts roster. In his only D-I season, the 6'5", 245-pound tight end caught 41 balls for 637 yards and six touchdowns. He's now on the fringes of being drafted, but his age and speed are holding him back.   

Making it to the NFL would mean providing a better life for his eight-year-old son, Jabari. Can Sifrin impress his way onto a roster?

With the NFL Draft coming this weekend, Dan Malone of takes a look at where Jean Sifrin could likely be drafted. While no other Minutemen are likely to be drafted, Stanley Andre does have a strong chance of being picked up as a free agent. Malone also looks ahead to next year as several Minutemen are potential Draft prospects including Tajae Sharpe, Blake Frohnapfel, Jovan Santos-Knox and Randall Jette.

As part of a Draft Prospect series featuring the New England Patriots, Dan Malone of looks at the way UMass football tight end Jean Sifrin could benefit the franchise in the upcoming NFL Draft. 
Emily Kaplan of Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback on has a terrific feature story on Jean Sifrin chronicling his journey and its many twists-and-turns to the NFL Draft. Sifrin's tale is one of overcoming adversity, learning from mistakes and taking hold of opportunities whenever possible which is how he ended up with the UMass football program. It's a well written piece on one of the most interesting and dynamic personalities in program history and this year's potential NFL draftees.
Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on the NFL Pro Day performances and experiences of UMass football standouts Jean Sifrin, Daniel Maynes and Stanley Andre.
Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a feature on Jean Sifrin and his performance at Monday's UMass Football NFL Pro Day. Sifrin showed improvement on his performance earlier this Spring at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and hopes that will help his positioning in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass Football Pro Day that was held at McGuirk Stadium yesterday. Nearly two dozen players were on hand to perform in front of over 20 NFL scouts. Jean Sifrin was the top player on hand as he improved on the marks he set at the recent NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Kevin Duffy of the Springfield Republican has a feature story from last week's NFL Combine on Jean Sifrin and his intriguing possibility as a future NFL player. Sifrin's story has been well-documented during his one-year with the Minutemen, but he gained national attention by competing in this year's combine.

Continued Media Coverage of @UMassFootball Jean Sifrin at @NFL Combine

There is continuing media coverage of Jean Sifrin taking part in the NFL Combine this week. On Thursday, measurements were released with Sifrin having the largest hands (11 inches) of the group and the second longest arm length (33 3/8").

Herald: At 27, @UMassFootball Jean Sifrin going on NFL draft ride

UMass alum Jeff Howe has a story on Jean Sifrin from Thursday's media day for offensive linemen and tight ends at the 2015 NFL Combine. Howe writes that despite Sifrin's age and relative rawness, teams will give him a serious look due to his athletic ability and size.

Coverage Of @UMassFootball Jean Sifrin As @NFL Combine Begins Today

Lots of Jean Sifrin mentions in the news today as the NFL Combine is officially underway. Today in Indianapolis, the kickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends will undergo measurements and medical exams followed by a media session and interviews. The NFL Network will carry Friday's on-the-field workouts live.

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Mike Huguenin of has a number of under-the-radar story lines on players entering this year's NFL Draft including former UMass football tight end Jean Sifrin. Huguenin relates Sifrin's path to the Minutemen and now, potentially, to the NFL.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican both have stories on former UMass football tight end Jean Sifrin who has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

On Tuesday, it was announced that standout tight end Jean Sifrin would forego his senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft this Spring. Sifrin went from a relative unknown player in his first year with the Minutemen to one of the nation's top receiving tight ends during the course of the season.

Game Coverage Of @UMassFootball At Akron On Tuesday Night

It's a cold and snowy Tuesday morning here in Northern Ohio as the UMass football team gets ready for tonight's game at Akron which kicks off at 7 PM.

Massachusetts (3-7, 3-3 MAC) at Akron (4-6, 2-4 MAC) 
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Podcast Of Bud Light @UMassFootball Radio Show (11/10) Now Available

Get ready for Wednesday's UMass football game at McGuirk Stadium against Ball State by listening to the podcast of Monday's Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show. Head coach Mark Whipple breaks down the Cardinals and the player guests on the show were tight end Jean Sifrin and safety Joe Colton.

Previews Of Wednesday's @UMassFootball Game Vs. Ball State

Join head coach Mark Whipple tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show. Host Josh Maurer and coach Whipple will preview Wednesday's nationally-televised matchup against Ball State at McGuirk Stadium following the team's bye week. Player guests include safety Joey Colton and tight end Jean Sifrin.

If you can't make it to The Hangar, listen live on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester). Fans can also listen live online at or on mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on Tuesday morning.

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or by clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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Coverage and Recaps of @UMassFootball 42-35 Loss At Toledo

The John Mackey Award unveiled its Midseason Watch List on Monday with UMass tight end Jean Sifrin being added to the group. The award is presented annually to college football's top tight end. Sifrin is the second player this year to be named to a national award watch list after Tajae Sharpe was added to the Biletnikoff Award for best wide receiver. This is also the second year that a UMass tight end has been on the Mackey Award watch list after Rob Blanchflower was on it in 2013.

Headlines & Previews Of @UMassFootball At Miami (Ohio)

Coverage and Recaps From @UMassFootball Loss To Bowling Green

It was a shootout at McGuirk Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Bowling Green narrowly defeated UMass 47-42 in the Minutemen's first game back on campus since 2011. Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel set school records with 589 yards through the air and five touchdowns, while Tajae Sharpe had 179 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Highlights & Coverage Of @UMassFootball Narrow 41-38 Loss To Colorado

It was a grand welcome party for tight end Jean Sifrin whose two touchdown performance in his first game at UMass sparked the Minutemen against Colorado. The Buffs proved too much in the end, however, overcoming an 11-point UMass lead in the third quarter to take a 41-38 win over the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Here's the full coverage of the game.

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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has incoming tight ends Jean Sifrin and Jon Denton, both junior college transfers, as being tied as No. 15 on his top 25 players to watch list for UMass football this season. Sifrin seems to be a strong receiving tight end, while Denton looks to be more of a point-of-attack blocker with good hands in the pass game. The combo combined with UMass' returning corps of tight ends will give the Minutemen several options in replacing Rob Blanchflower who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers this past May.