AZCardinals.com previewed Jared Veldheer’s return to Oakland this weekend and spotlighted the reunion with the other Hillsdale product playing in the League, Raider Andre Holmes.
Veldheer went to Hillsdale College, a Division II school in Hillsdale, Michigan with an enrollment of approximately 1,400. Its football program has sent six players to the NFL in its history, and one-third of those will be in action on Sunday in Oakland.
Veldheer will play opposite Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes, who played with him for four seasons at Hillsdale. The two also played together in Oakland last year.
“It’s pretty cool,” Veldheer said. “Hopefully some high school seniors will see that and make the pick to go to Hillsdale.”
Holmes had one of the best games of his career last week against the Chargers, catching four passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He has 15 receptions for 269 yards on the season, and his average of 17.9 yards per catch is eighth in the NFL.
“Andre’s had some big performances for us,” Sparano said. “To be honest with you, last year when you look back at the time that Andre played, he was in the tops in the league in explosive plays. So he had some good production that way, and we knew that Andre could go and get the ball.”
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