published Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Mocs' Skrine drafted by Browns

Buster Skrine’s wait has ended.

The former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cornerback was drafted this afternoon by the Cleveland Browns, who used the sixth pick in the fifth round (No. 137 overall) to select the speedy, 5-foot-10, 186-pound corner.

Skrine, a two-time All-Southern Conference player, is the first UTC player drafted since Richmond Flowers and Terdell Sands were selected in the seventh round in 2001.

The Citadel cornerback Cortez Allen was the first SoCon player drafted, going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 31st pick in the fourth round.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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