The Atlanta Falcons have cut 12 players, including linebacker Yawin Smallwood, a seventh-round pick from Connecticut, and running back Josh Vaughan.
The first-ever American Athletic Conference’s All-Conference football teams include two players from the University of Connecticut Huskies and a Stratford resident who plays for Temple.
University of Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood has been named to a fourth preseason watch list for college football awards.
University of Connecticut junior linebacker Yawin Smallwood has been named to football’s “Butkus Award 2013 Collegiate Watch List.”
Eight UConn Huskies have been named to All-Big East squads, including senior defensive end Trevardo Williams, who was a unanimous selection
Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood and kick returner Nick Williams have been named the Big East’s players of the week on defense and special teams.