Cerge Sincere is a player I always enjoy having a conversation with. I had a chance to talk with him after the basketball game against Florida International, the annual "Bury the Burrow in Red" game, and it seems like he has been busy keeping his dream alive of playing football after college.
One of the most memorable talks I had with Cerge was on Bourbon Street in Dec., 2007 after the New Orleans Bowl victory. Cerge exemplifies the character of what a true ambassador of a growing program should be and the experience of watching the players and how they conducted themselves on Bourbon Street that night brought a great sense of pride in the program. These young men where representing their school and how they (the players) are true ambassadors for a growing program in a positive manner.
His hard work has paid off as he finds himself on a roster of a new development league, the United National Gridiron League, playing for the Ohio Bulldogs ( Team Ohio Roster).
He is joined by a few Sun-Belt conference members: LB Marcus Richardson (Troy) and DT Marcus Pittman (Troy).
Here is an article on the new league: Story
The league kickoff date is set for a February 8, with training camp opening on January 23.
Sincere isn't the only ex-Owl on a UNGL roster. Former kicker/punter Mike Brown, who will be playing for Team Texas (Team Texas Roster), will also be teammates with former Sun-Belt members LB Keyonvis Bouie (FIU) and LB Romanique Lewis (Troy).
And former Linebacker Quentin Swain will be lining-up for Team Georgia (Team Georgia Roster), along with FB Keronna Henderson from North Texas.
With NFL Europe now defunct, it's not a surprise that another league found a way into existence. Hopefully, the league stays intact long enough to give guys like Sincere, Swain and Brown an opportunity to show off what they are capable of doing as they continue to pursue their dream of playing in the NFL.