Agent Sean Stellato of Salem has signed Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph and expects the All-American to be chosen in one of the later rounds of this year's NFL Draft.
"He has a legitimate shot at the pros," said Stellato, who led Salem High to the Super Bowl and went on to have the most receptions for Marist College in both 2000 and '01.
Stellato, a certified NFL player agent since 2005 and also an assistant football coach at St. John's Prep, said Randolph's stats back up his claim.
"Randolph led all the top rated quarterbacks in throwing stats; in fact, he threw for more yards than any of them," said Stellato. He compares favorably with (Texas') Colt McCoy, and some people say he reminds them of (Dallas Cowboys QB) Tony Romo or (former Tennessee Titans QB) Steve McNair."
Randolph is the recipient of the Harry Agganis Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding senior football player in New England by the New England Football Writers. He joins Gordie Lockbaum (1987) as the only Crusader to receive this prestigious award.
The Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year for the third straight season is also a three-time All-League First Team and All-New England selection. Randolph was also a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the National Player of the Year in the football champion subdivision, finishing fifth in the voting this year.
Randolph completed 310 of 485 passes for 3,776 yards and 34 touchdowns in his senior year. He led the nation in total offense, finished second in points responsible for, third in completions and fourth in passing yards. For his career, Randolph connected on 1,131 of 1,786 passes for a total of 13,445 yards and 117 TDs.
He set several Holy Cross records along with the New England collegiate record for most career passing yards. Randolph also broke the NCAA football champion subdivision marks for most consecutive games with a TD pass (42) and most consecutive games with 200 or more passing yards (41).