Former Fighting Saint Pursues NFL Career

0915 Former Fighting Saint Troy TorrenceCongratulations are in order for former University of St. Francis wide receiver and Fighting Saint, Troy Torrence, who is one of eight college football players featured on the Emmy nominated series “Undrafted.”

Undrafted” tells the story of eight collegiate players who went without being drafted to the NFL and attended small colleges. The show follows them in and out of training sessions, doing whatever it takes to make their dream of playing professional football come true.

“Torrence was a pleasure to coach for the three years he was here at USF,” says head football coach, Joe Curry. “He worked extremely hard to be the best wide receiver we have ever had and he became just that.”

Torrence was also instrumental in leading the Saints to a top 25 ranking all season in 2013. He also holds school records for the most receiving touch downs in a career (20 between 2012-14), most yard receiving in a season (1,141 in 2013) and most yards receiving in a game (243 against St. Xavier in 2013). Torrence was also named to the Mid-States Football Association All-Mideast League First Team in 2013 and 2014.

Undrafted” had a special premiere on CBS Sept. 16 and will continue to air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET from Sept. 22 to Nov. 3 on the NFL Network.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,700 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are 46,000 USF alumni throughout the country. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.