Jackolski Among Five Mid-Year Transfers For Stony Brook Football

Dec. 22, 2009

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University head football coach Chuck Priore has announced that he has added five mid-year transfers to the Seawolves roster for 2010. Included in the group is Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) who has played for the last two seasons at Hofstra University and is joining SBU after Hofstra announced the end of its football program. The remaining players added to the roster; Sheldon Armstrong (Long Beach, Calif.), Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.), Roosevelt Kirk (Oakland, Calif.) and Dominick Maddox (Converse, Texas) are all joining the Seawolves after playing in the junior college ranks.

Jackolski comes to Stony Brook after two standout seasons at Hofstra and joins 2009 Pride teammate Miguel Maysonet in deciding to transfer to SBU to continue their football careers. Jackolski was a multi-faceted player for Hofstra last season, totaling 787 all-purpose yards for the Pride, second on the team. He rushed for 76 yards, caught 14 passes for 114 yards and was the team's leading kickoff returner with his average of 22.1 yards per return. As a freshman he led the team with 1,200 all-purpose yards, including 541 yards on the ground, ranking among the top-10 players in the Colonial Athletic Association.

A graduate of William Floyd High School, Jackolski was the 2007 Hanson Award winner as the top football player in Suffolk County on Long Island. He was also named the 2007 New York State Player of the Year for Class AA after rushing for 1,381 yards and 31 touchdowns. Over his high school career he ran for 3,603 yards and 64 touchdowns.

Armstrong (5-11, 180 lbs.) comes to Stony Brook after attending Utah State University where he redshirted his freshman season in 2008. A graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he was a teammate of current SBU linebacker Kenny Tuiloma (Long Beach, Calif.), he was a second team All-Moore League pick after making 56 tackles to go with two interceptions and five passes broken up as a cornerback.



Essington (6-2, 185 lbs.) played two seasons as a quarterback at Fullerton College in California where he threw for over 680 yards and six touchdowns during the 2009 season, helping his team to a 10-2 record. As a senior in high school he was named his school's Offensive Back of the Year and was a first team all-league selection.

A defensive lineman, Kirk (6-3, 260 lbs.) played for two seasons at Laney College in Oakland, California where he was a two-time, first team All-Golden Gate Conference player. He was a three-time all-conference selection as a defensive lineman at Bishop O'Dowd High School.

A safety, Maddox (5-10, 205 lbs.) totaled 50 tackles and an interception over two seasons at Navarro College in Texas, helping his team to a national ranking in 2009 and a spot in its conference championship game. As a senior at Converse Judson High School he earned all-state recognition after making over 100 tackles and three interceptions.