Springfield, Mass. - May 8, 2019 - Following a tremendous career at Springfield College, Nick Giorgio (Cumberland, R.I.) has been invited to to attend the New Orleans Saints Rookie Minicamp. The Saints will try out a number of rookies and veteran free agents on May 10-12.
In late March, Giorgio worked out for 12 NFL franchises at Harvard's Pro Day, and in conjunction with the efforts of his agent Paul Sheehy of ProStar Sports Agency, Giorgio earned an invitation the minicamp as an undrafted free agent. This marks the first time that a Springfield College football player has earned an invitation to try out for a NFL team since Fran Papasedero '91 was in camp with the New York Jets in 1994.
At the conclusion of his collegiate career, Giorgio received numerous national honors in recognition of his tremendous senior season. An AFCA and AP First Team All-America selection, Giorgio was one of 13 semifinalists for the Gagliardi National Player of the Year Trophy, and was named both the Gridrion Club of Greater Boston's Division II/III New England Defensive Player of the Year and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Year. He also received the most votes among Division III student-athletes for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the nation's top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.
Set to graduate next week with a degree in Business Management, Giorgio totaled 82 tackles, including 29 tackles-for-loss and 14 sacks, to go along with four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two blocked kicks last season. He ranked second among all active college football players for career tackles-for-loss per game (1.91), was the Division III active leader for career forced fumbles (9), while his 82 tackles was the third most for a defensive end in Division III football this year.
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