AMHERST, NY (WIVB) - Maybe the U.B. Bulls should just start practicing the Lambeau Leap. For the second time in three years, a Bulls football player is joining the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Receiver Marcus Rivers, a Lackawanna native, has signed as an undrafted free agent.
He joins his ex-Bulls teammate and Niagara Falls native James Starks, who was drafted by the Packers in 2010.
Rivers started his last two seasons with U.B., catching 117 passes and 7 touchdowns. He has great physical skills which appeal to the NFL. RIvers is 6-3, 220 pounds.
"My agent was calling me and telling me a bunch of teams were interested," said Rivers, recounting how the time after the draft led him his signing, "when he told me I was going to be a Packer, the first thing I thought about was James. I tried tell everybody and contact him and take the process in. My whole family laughed, cheered and cried together. It was a great experience."
He conducted his interview at U.B. Stadium wearing a Packers hat.
Rivers said Starks actually gave him workout shoes when Starks left for the Packers. Rivers used those and thinks that may have been the good luck he needed.
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