Wednesday, June 11, 2008

From practice goalie to agent, part 2

Last fall, we reported on former BU practice goalie Ian Arroughetti,
who dressed for a few games in the ’97-’98 season and now represents comedians. This past Sunday’s Boston Globe football notes column caught up with another onetime Terrier practice goalie, who also became an agent, representing University of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, among others:

Practice before law school

Little-known fact about Ian Greengross, the agent who negotiated running back Darren McFadden's six-year, $60 million contract with the Raiders that was finalized Friday: He attended Boston University from 1988-92 and was a scout-team goalie for the Terriers' varsity hockey team during game-day practices. "[Coaches] Ben Smith and Jack Parker were nice enough to keep me around," recalled Greengross, a Chicago native whose father hails from Boston. "I had tried out for the JV team as a freshman, and if there were cuts, I probably would have been one of them within the first minute of practice. But I think they saw how hard I worked, so when the JV team was cut my sophomore year, they found a place for me to still be around the team."

Greengross has fond recollections of BU's run to the national championship game his junior year (a thrilling three-overtime loss vs. Northern Michigan in 1991), as well as how his studies in the School of Management helped him understand the many hats he must wear as a sports agent. He went on to law school after BU.

(Thanks to BU Hockey Yahoo Groups poster capwal66 for spotting this item.)

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