University of Charleston football player drafted to Atlanta Falcons

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CHARLESTON, W.Va (WOWK) – Dreams are coming true for a former University of Charleston Golden Eagle. Over the weekend John Cominsky received a call from the Atlanta Falcons telling him he would be their fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

“It was almost like a blackout kind of thing. All I heard was ‘do you want to be a Falcon?’ and then I was just on cloud nine…it was amazing,” says Cominsky.

Coming out of high school in Ohio, his only college football offer was from the University of Charleston. 

“That’s what you get for taking a chance on me,” adds Cominsky about his unusual journey to the NFL.

“Very well deserved. He is a young man that has done so much for this program. Really everything he has done he’s earned, worked extremely hard. Tremendous teammate and I can’t tell you how excited I am for him,” says University of Charleston’s head football coach, Pat Kirkland.

Cominsky is the only player in program history to be drafted. A milestone that Coach Kirkland says will help the future of the program as well as inspire other players.

“So the biggest thing is to stay encouraged and stay motivated with the hard work, its never for nothing even if you’re just working hard in the classroom it’s going to pay off eventually. Good things come around to good people and people that work hard,” adds Cominsky in his advice to other players.

We will continue to follow Cominsky’s journey as he heads to the Falcon’s facility in May.
 

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