Sports Desk: Zach Gentry talks about his NFL opportunity with Pittsburgh

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On the Sports Desk Tuesday, former Michigan tight end and Eldorado Eagles star Zach Gentry talks about getting drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

“When I got the call it was exciting, and afterwards I still don’t feel like it’s hit me,” said Gentry. “You know, I think it will probably hit me when I get off the plane in Pittsburgh and I’m in their facilities and everything. I’m just ready to get to work.” 

Meanwhile, New Mexico United forward Kevaughn Frater is the USL Championship Player of the Week. Frater turned a hat trick in a 3 all tie against Portland Timbers 2 last weekend.

It’s been a busy two weeks for Lobo golfer Sean Carlon. After leading his team to a Mountain West Championship last weekend, Carlon returned home and qualified for the U.S. Open Sectional by defeating the field and taking medalist honors. His 2 under par 70 was the lowest round in qualifying at UNM Championship Golf Course Tuesday. Three others in the field of 61 qualified for the U.S. Open Sectional. Carlon has qualified multiple times. 

“Just because I’ve been there before, I kind of know what it takes to get through the last stage and hopefully get to the U.S. Open,” said Carlon. “I know how to prepare a little bit better and know what to expect.”

If Carlon has success at the sectional, he will be part of the field at the U.S. Open in June.

It’s also an exciting time for New Mexico boxer Brian Mendoza. Mendoza recently signed a five year deal with Top Rank Boxing and will fight for the organization for the first time this weekend. Mendoza is 16-0 with 11 knockouts.

Finally, one of the Colorado Rockies’ top prospects is heating up. Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Brendan Rodgers is on fire. In the last ten games, Rodgers batted .432 with 4 home runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 10 runs batted in. His slugging percentage is .946.

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