By Mick Moninghoff
April, 10 2019
The Massachusetts Pirates professional arena football team in Worcester has signed two players with ties to the Texas Longhorns in defensive lineman Lourde-Quincy Vasser and offensive lineman Brandon Hodges.
Vasser, 6’4” 240 lbs. from Nyack, NY started his collegiate career at Navarro College and after two seasons transferred to the University of Texas where he played in 19 games over two seasons. In 2015 he appeared in eight games on defense and special teams. As a senior he saw the field 11 times on special teams and as a tight end.
After taking part in The Spring League, Vasser was invited to camp with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League and to camp with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
Hodges, from Aberdeen, MS last played college football in 2017 as a graduate transfer for the University of Pittsburgh. The 6”4” 315 lb. started three games at right guard for the Pitt Panthers. He went on to appear in eight other contests. Prior to playing in the steel city, Hodges started in nine of the 11 games he played in at Texas in 2016. After college Hodges went to NFL camps with the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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