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CCSU Student Deven Baker To Tryout For Raiders

By Matt Aveni 

Central Connecticut State University’s Blue Devils wide receiver Deven Baker has earned himself a tryout for the Oakland Raiders from May 9-12. Baker will be the fifth player in CCSU history to be affiliated with the National Football League.  All of these players have seen a future in the NFL under current Head Coach Jeff McInerney.

Baker spent three successful seasons with the Blue Devils after he transferred from Temple. He proved to be one of the best receivers in the University’s history. He finished his three seasons with 105 career receptions and 1,413 yards.  He finished fifth in receptions and eighth in receiving yards. Baker’s best season came his senior year.  He totaled with 42 catches for 609 yards. The more impressive stat is his six receiving touchdowns which led the Blue Devils.

Baker and his family members have not yet commented on the recent news. Tommy Meade, CCSU’s Assistant Communication and Media Service Director, released a press release with this statement on April 28.

Central Connecticut football’s Deven Baker has accepted an invitation to Oakland Raiders’ Mini Camp, which will be held May 9-12 in Oakland, CA.  Baker finished his collegiate career with three seasons at CCSU after transferring from Temple.  The Bound Brook, New Jersey native ranks among the top receivers in Blue Devil football history with 105 career receptions for 1,413 yards.