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Two Explorers Get The Call To The NFL

Two Explorers Get The Call To The NFL

LB Zaire Franklin '14 drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and P Ryan Winslow '13 signed by the Chicago Bears.


Two former La Salle Football Student-Athletes got the call from the NFL during the 2018 NFL Draft this weekend.

Syracuse Linebacker Zaire Franklin '14 was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 235th overall pick (7th Round). Franklin was the second three-time captain in Syracuse history and a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity and the great people with the Colts for believing in me and taking a chance on me. It's my turn to make everyone proud."

Video Interview with Zaire Franklin

Franklin LSCHS Senior Highlight Film

Punter Ryan Winslow '13 was signed as a rookie free agent immediately after the draft by the Chicago Bears.

"I am very exited to join the Bears and have the opportunity to compete for a job in the NFL. It's been a life-long dream to make it to this level, and I am going to continue to work hard to make it possible." Winslow led the ACC in punting last season with 44.5 yard average (11th in the nation).

Article on Ryan Winslow from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ryan Winslow LSCHS Senior Film

Both young men were members of the Explorers 2011 & 2012 PCL Championship Teams. Relive the 2012 PCL Championship here. Learn more about the La Salle Football Program at