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A good stiff arm makes it hard to bring Maysonet down.

One of the greatest running backs to ever step foot in Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium has been immortalized.

Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet was inducted into the Stony Brook University Department of Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend. READ

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11/15/18 6:01am

As 22-mile-per-hour winds swirled around Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, and the wind-chill factor made it feel like 12 degrees, the Riverhead Blue Waves huddled inside their locker room preparing for the Division II county championship against West Islip.

A calm silence fell over the group. READ

08/31/14 6:00pm
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Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet was vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Riverhead graduate Miguel Maysonet was vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Here are 10 News-Review stories you may have missed over the past week. To make sure you stay on top of breaking news out of the Riverhead area, follow @riverheadnews1 on Twitter.  (more…)

08/26/14 12:00pm
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Miguel Maysonet carries the ball against the New York Giants in the team's preseason opener at MetLife Stadium. (Credit: AP/Frank Franklin II)

Miguel Maysonet carries the ball against the New York Giants in the team’s preseason opener at MetLife Stadium. (Credit: AP/Frank Franklin II)

Miguel Maysonet’s journey through the NFL was put on hold this morning when the Pittsburgh Steelers included him in the team’s first round of cuts with the start of the regular season just under two weeks away.  (more…)

08/09/14 11:00pm
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Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet is vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet (30) is vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

UPDATE

Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet picked up nine yards on four touches playing in a preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the New York Giants Saturday night. His biggest gain was on a 9-yard pass play. He also had a 2-yard run.  (more…)

12/31/13 7:00am
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet playing in his first NFL game.

All the buzz around town in late April centered around Miguel Maysonet, the former star running back for Riverhead and Stony Brook University, as the NFL draft neared.

While Maysonet did not get drafted, it didn’t take long after the draft for him to sign as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since then, he’s bounced around a handful of teams, spending the majority of time with the Cleveland Browns during the preseason. Several teams have picked him up for their practice squads, including the New York Jets.

Most recently, he signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad.

Editor’s note: We’re counting down the top 10 sports stories of 2013. Check back every day until Jan. 1 to follow along.

10/22/13 10:24pm
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet played in the preseason with Cleveland, one his five teams so far. He was released from the Jets yesterday.

No one said playing in the NFL was easy.

Miguel Maysonet’s latest bid to make an NFL roster ended Tuesday when he was released from the New York Jets’ practice squad, according to multiple media reports. The Jets were the fifth team he played with since signing with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after the NFL Draft ended in April.

Maysonet, the former Riverhead and Stony Brook University star running back, signed with the Jets’ practice squad Oct. 15.

Maysonet has also made stops in Cleveland, Indianapolis and San Diego. He spent nearly the entire preseason with the Browns and saw action in each preseason game.