Former Navarro Bulldog and University of Texas Longhorn Lourde-Quincy Vasser, by way of The Spring League (TSL) in Austin, will get opportunities to participate in — not one, but two — professional football rookie mini-camps.
Vasser, who played defensive end for Navarro during 2013 and 2014 seasons, will get opportunities with the NFL’s Washington Redskins and also with the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders.
Vasser earned NJCAA Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honors in 2014 on the heels of a 9-3 freshman season when the Bulldogs defeated Hinds Community College, Ms., for the Brazos Valley Bowl Championship.
Vasser transferred to the University of Texas in Austin and played 19 games in two seasons there. He began as a defensive end in 2015. but transitioned to tight end and special teams play in 2016.
After his UT career, Vasser largely has been helped by the exposure from joining TSL, an elite, three-week developmental league and scouting event for professional football talent in the Austin area. TSL’s exposure is broadened with its two-year livestreaming contract from Turner Sports, providing a direct-to-consumer platform.
All teams in TSL use the same location for practices and games, allowing NFL scouts, GMs and player personnel directors with an opportunity to evaluate players in one setting. Nearly all of the players who participate in the TSL have spent time on an NFL active, practice or preseason roster. The four-game (two per team) season is played in April. The 2018 season was played March 28 until April 13.
This year, 18 NFL teams were represented at TSL games and a total of 28 teams requested films from the 2018 season. In 2017, TSL sent more than a dozen players to NFL or CFL camps.