Terry Kosens played football for the Pride from 1960 through 1962 and was the first Hofstra player to be selected in the NFL Draft.
Playing under legendary coach and Hofstra Athletics Hall of Famer Howdy Myers, Terry led the Pride in receiving as a junior and senior, totaling 22 catches for 309 yards in 1961 and 34 receptions for a then-record 568 yards and six touchdowns in 1962. A two-way player, Terry was a defensive back known for his hard-hitting style and also led the team in interceptions. Terry was named to the Little All-America squad and was team Most Valuable Player as a senior. During his three seasons, Hofstra compiled a 22-5-1 record.
Terry became the first of 11 Pride players to be selected in the NFL draft when he was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings in the 10th round in 1963. Terry started eight games at defensive back for the Vikings that year. He went on to play for the Philadelphia eagles and the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League before having his professional career cut short due to injury.
Terry then went on to a career as a teacher, earning the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Brentwood School District. He also became a highly skilled bridge player, was a professional bridge instructor and earned the level of life master by the American Contract Bridge League.
Terry also excelled on the golf course, serving as a teaching professional. As an NFL Alumnus, he was a celebrity captain for 20 years at the NFL Celebrity Golf Tournament.