SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Over 100 people gathered just outside Jonathan Dayton’s Turf Field Monday night to wish one of Springfield’s own good vibes, best wishes, and continued success.

Dayton High School and Rutgers University alum Anthony Cioffi made his professional football debut for the Oakland Raiders in the second half last Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the town wanted to show its appreciation and pride for a dream fulfilled.

From kids wearing Cioffi No. 37 black and silver t-shirts and Rutgers gear eating free pizza donated by Cioffi’s Deli, to DJ Chris Nunes playing some music to set the tone, along with Springfield’s Mayor Diane Singura Stampoulos as well as other current Springfield Township Committee members and future politicians who seek office in attendance, a good feeling was being passed along to Cioffi, as he prepares for his next preseason game, the first at home, against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday with kickoff set for 10 p.m. PT.

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