NMB product Hemingway selected in NFL Draft

HemingwayWith the second pick of the sixth round of the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams chose North Myrtle Beach High School product Temarrick Hemingway today.

A 2011 graduate of NMBHS, Hemingway spent the past four years playing tight end for South Carolina State in Orangeburg.

He was at home in Orangeburg earlier today when he received the call from the Rams, “They called me and told me, and I started crying immediately, three minutes later I saw my name come across the screen and I was crying even harder. It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL.”

That dream is now one step closer to reality, “I don’t know what to think. It’s mixed emotions. It’s always been a dream. It’s like a dream and I can’t wake up from it.”

Hemingway says the team will be calling later today or tomorrow with details of when and where to report. He plans to take time off from earning a graduate degree to concentrate on the NFL, but will return to complete his course work.

Denver Cromer coached Hemingway at North Myrtle Beach during his sophomore and junior years, “He was very raw in high school, because he hadn’t always played football, and hadn’t really grown into his body yet, he didn’t even play till that sophomore year. It’s amazing how much he grew from high school and progressed through college.”

Perry Woolbright coached Hemingway during that senior campaign at NMBHS, “He’s a really, really smart kid and could have gone to any school that he wanted to. He was one of our best offensive and defensive players in his senior year and was all region that year.”

At South Carolina State, Hemingway started every game as a senior, playing tight end, and finished with 38 receptions for 418 yards and one touchdown, earning First Team All-MEAC and All-American honors. His 2015 campaign earned him an invitation to the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He was also the 2015 winner of the Walter Payton Achievement Award. The award recognizes exemplary student-athletes, shining a light on character and the embodiment of team spirit.

Hemingway graduated in May of 2014 from South Carolina State after just three years with a degree in business management, but took graduate classes this past fall to continue playing.

“He’s such a great kid,” said Woolbright. “His freshman year, he had the option to play basketball and football at SC State but chose to concentrate on football. Each year he had one of the highest GPA’s on the team, and graduated in just three years. I’m really excited for him.”

“I’m proud of what we did at North Myrtle Beach,” says Hemingway, “and, I’m proud of where I come from. You can’t forget where you’ve been.”

Hemingway becomes the second North Myrtle Beach High School alum to play in the NFL, following Ryan Quigley, who spent the last few years with the NY Jets before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month.

Photo Courtesy of South Carolina State Athletics

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