The Mercyhurst football team will have two former players attending NFL camps this summer.
Former defensive captain Ian Wild has signed a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Star receiver Trevor Kennedy has been invited to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini-camp this week.
Wild and Kennedy were integral to the success of the football program the last two years.
The quarterback of the defense, Wild led the teams in tackles as a senior despite missing the final three games of the season. He finished his career with numerous accolades including the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference co-defensive player of the year and academic All-American following the 2011 season.
Kennedy was the focal point of the Lakers offense during the 2011 season. He set single-season records in receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and all-purpose yards.
He finished his career second all-time in receiving yards and receptions. Kennedy also set the school record for all-purpose yards per-game, averaging 118 yards over 36 games.
As a senior, Kennedy was one of 22 finalists for the Harlon Hill trophy, given to the top player in Div. II. He was the only receiver. He also received ECAC offensive player of the year honors.
Despite both players going undrafted, they have a very good chance of making their respective teams as rookies.
Wild will contribute as a safety and on special teams. Kennedy will play receiver and kick/punt returner.