Once A Nighthawk, Now A Raven: Ben Mason Drafted By Baltimore
NOTE: This article was updated with comments from Ben Mason and former NHS Coach Steve George in the May 7 print edition of The Bee.
He once soared as a Nighthawk, and now Ben Mason looks to do the same as a Raven. Mason has been selected in the NFL draft, selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 184th overall pick, on May 1.
Mason, who graduated from Newtown High School in 2017, went on to play for Michigan and wrapped up his career in the fall of 2020. The fullback was recently in his home town, training with Kevin Cleary of Athlete Factory as covered by The Bee in April.
The former Newtown Nighthawk standout was a fullback for Michigan and plowed into the end zone nine times in two seasons before changing positions — playing defensive tackle as a junior before going back to the fullback position and catching a touchdown pass as a senior. Mason piled up tackles and also blocked for teammates and contributed on special teams.