MANOA (KHNL) - Former University of Hawaii football players, Jake Ingram and Ryan Mouton were selected on day two of the NFL Draft.
Long snapper, Ingram was selected by the New England Patriots in the 6th round. He was rated as the best long snapper in this year's draft. In fact, ESPN draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr. called Ingram "the best long snapper I've seen in the past three years", high praise for the Mililani native, who is just happy to see his NFL dreams come true.
"You don't ever expect it to happen to you, in your lifetime. It was always my dream to play a professional sport. I got to high school, I wanted to play for Hawaii and I wanted to go pro after Hawaii, leave a name for myself out here. For all of it to happen... it's very humbling. It's just an honor. I'm really proud" said Ingram.
Former UH defensive back, Mouton was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 3rd round. He was the 94th player taken overall and can't wait to get started with the Titans, a team that finished 13-and-3, a year ago.
Mouton played several positions for the Warriors last season, from cornerback and safety, to even slotback. Now he will head to Tennessee to help improve the Titans secondary.
Former UH defensive lineman, Josh Leonard signs a free agent contract with the Houston Texans and Maui native, Vaka Manupuna signs a free agent deal with the Washington Redskins