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Blanchard joins Bears after tryout

Matt Blanchard signed with the Bears after a successful minicamp tryout.

The all-time leading passer in Division III history is getting an NFL look, as did two players from Mary Hardin-Baylor and from Endicott as NFL teams snapped up undrafted players shortly following the conclusion of the 2012 draft.

The NFL expanded training camp rosters for the upcoming season and Division III players got more of those opportunities. Former Monmouth quarterback Alex Tanney will get a tryout with the Buffalo Bills. He announced the change in plans Tuesday via social media after it was originally announced he was trying out with the Steelers.

Mary Hardin-Baylor tackle Nate Menkin and wide receiver Damian Davis each got picked up, by the Texans and Giants, respectively. Endicott defensive end Kevin Eagan will join D-III alumni with the Indianapolis Colts, while Gulls tight end Taylor Allen will do so with the Jaguars.

Derek Carrier, who had a stellar pro day at the University of Wisconsin in the winter, signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Dubuque wide receiver Michael Zweifel, the leading pass-catcher in NCAA football history, received an invitation to attend a rookie tryout camp with the Green Bay Packers. Cal Lutheran standout Justin Haulcy-Bateman later was invited to participate in the rookie camp for the Miami Dolphins starting on Friday, May 4, and Wesley linebacker Mike Asiedu was invited to the Carolina Panthers' rookie minicamp from May 11-13.

Undrafted rookie contracts are traditionally three-year, non-guaranteed deals with a small signing bonus. Here's the full list of D-III players reported to have been picked up by NFL teams:

Derek Carrier, WR/TE, Beloit, Raiders
Mitch Elliott, OL, Bethel, Vikings
Taylor Allen, TE, Endicott, Jaguars
Kevin Eagan, DE, Endicott, Colts
Cody Pearcy, WR, Huntingdon, Falcons
Darnell Williams, WR, Louisiana College, Eagles
Damian Davis, WR, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Giants
Nate Menkin, T, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texans
Chad Faulcon, S, Montclair State, Falcons
Rico Wallace, WR, Shenandoah, Panthers
Matt Blanchard, QB, UW-Whitewater, Bears *
* - Signed after rookie minicamp tryout

Tryouts
Nick Clark, LB, Alfred, Bills
Justin Haulcy-Bateman, CB, Cal Lutheran, Dolphins
Brad Fortney, LB, Carthage, Bears
Michael Zweifel, WR, Dubuque, Packers
Alex Tanney, QB, Monmouth, Bills
Kyle Fiedorowicz, TE, North Central, Saints
Long Ding, K, Norwich, Jaguars
Corey Balcerzak, T, St. John Fisher, Steelers
Derek Dreher, CB, UW-La Crosse, Ravens
Taylor Butzler, OL, UW-Stout, Packers
Kris Rosholt, P, UW-Whitewater, Packers
Casey Casper, LS, UW-Whitewater, Packers
Mike Asiedu, LB, Wesley, Panthers

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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