NFL CAMPS OPEN WITH THREE HORNETS IN ATTENDANCE

NFL CAMPS OPEN WITH THREE HORNETS IN ATTENDANCE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With all 32 NFL teams now in training camp, three former Sacramento State players will look to make opening day rosters.

Todd Davis, Denver Broncos

Davis is entering his fourth season in the NFL and third complete season with the Broncos. The inside linebacker started 15 games a year ago and finished the season with 97 total tackles. He led the NFL with the fewest missed tackles according to Pro Football Focus and added three pass breakups and a forced fumble. Davis was recently features in a profile in the Denver Post. At Sacramento State, Davis totaled 351 career tackles which ranks second in school history.

Preseason Schedule
Aug. 10 at Chicago Bears, 5 p.m. PT (NFL Network)
Aug. 19 at San Francisco 49ers, 7 p.m. PT (NFL Network)
Aug. 26 vs. Green Bay Packers, 6 p.m. PT
Aug. 31 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 6 p.m. PT

DeAndre Carter, San Francisco 49ers

Carter is looking to make the 53-man roster for the first time. The wide receiver, who earned All-America honors at Sacramento State, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens before stints on the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots' practice squads the last two years. He signed a free agent contract with the 49ers in February. Carter concluded his college career with 207 receptions for 2,760 yards and a school record 35 touchdowns.

Preseason Schedule
Aug. 11 at Kansas City Chiefs, 6 p.m. PT (NFL Network)
Aug. 19 vs. Denver Broncos, 7 p.m. PT (NFL Network)
Aug. 27 at Minnesota Vikings, 5 p.m. PT (NBC)
Aug. 31, vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 7 p.m. PT

Darnell Sankey, Minnesota Vikings

The newest Hornet in the NFL is Darnell Sankey who was signed by the Vikings on July 29. Sankey began his pro career with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. After being released, he was on the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs during the 2016 season. Sankey ranks fourth in school history with 330 career tackles.

Preseason Schedule
Aug. 10 at Buffalo Bills, 4 p.m. PT
Aug. 18 at Seattle Seahawks, 7 p.m. PT (NFL Network)
Aug. 27 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 5 p.m. PT (NBC)
Aug. 31 vs. Miami Dolphins, 5 p.m. PT

NORTH OF THE BORDER

Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray continues to pave his way to the CFL Hall of Fame. Ray became the all-time leading passer for the Toronto Argonauts in the team's most recent game against Saskatchewan. Ray now holds the franchise record with 2,020 attempts, 1,433 completions and a 70.9 career completion percentage. His most recent performance also earned the admiration of CFL legend Doug Flutie.



Ray has thrown for over 300 yards in six consecutive games — a feat he had never accomplished in his 15 year career — and leads the CFL with 2,282 passing yards this season. He is also fourth in CFL history with 56,779 career passing yards.

Osagie Odiase and Brandon Smith remain on the roster of the Calgary Stampeders. Smith, who's in his 12th season with the team, is currently on injured reserve and has yet to play in 2017. Odiase, who joined the Stampeders a year ago, has made 11 tackles and has started two games.

ALMOST TIME

Sacramento State opens its 2017 training camp on Tuesday, Aug. 1, with a 9-11 a.m. practice. The Hornets will conduct just one practice per day throughout the camp after the NCAA banned two-a-days. The team reported to campus on Sunday and has been attended team meetings throughout the day on Monday.