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FCS And Below: 77 Players Sign UDFA Contracts With The NFL

The 2016 NFL Draft and free agency was a good time for the little guys with over 75 UDFA signees to go along with a multitude of NFL Draft picks.

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After 20 players from the FCS were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, the real fun began. Another 50 student-athletes earned the chance to continue their football career, signing as undrafted free agents. Other levels of football added another 27 to the list. Only UDFAs listed officially by the NFL are part of this list.


Big Sky:

  • Clay DeBord, OT, Eastern Washington: Arizona Cardinals
  • Tyler Kuder, DL, Idaho State: Green Bay Packers
  • Jamaal Jones, WR, Montana: San Diego Chargers
  • John Weidenaar, OL, Montana State: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Sadat Sulleyman, LB, Portland State: Denver Broncos
  • Lars Hanson, OT, Sacramento State: Denver Broncos
  • Brock Miller, P, Southern Utah: Indianapolis Colts
  • James Cowser, DE, Southern Utah: Oakland Raiders

Big South:

  • Darrin Peterson, WR, Liberty: Chicago Bears
  • Josh Woodrum, QB, Liberty: New York Giants
  • John Lunsford, K, Liberty: San Francisco 49ers

Colonial Athletic Association:

  • Bruce Johnson, C, Maine: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Nick Richter, OT, Richmond: Tennessee Titans
  • Reggie Diggs, WR: Richmond: Washington Redskins
  • Victor Ochi, DL: Stony Brook: Baltimore Ravens
  • Don Cherry, LB: Villanova: Chicago Bears
  • Luke Rhodes, LB: William & Mary: Tamp Bay Buccaneers

Ivy League:

  • Anthony Fabiano, OL, Harvard: Baltimore Ravens
  • Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard: Chicago Bears
  • Adam Redmond, OT, Harvard: Indianapolis Colts
  • Ryan O' Malley, TE, Pennsylvania: Oakland Raiders

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:

  • Akil Blount, LB, FAMU: Miami Dolphins
  • Deon King, LB, Norfolk State: Dallas Cowboys
  • Antonio Hamilton, DB, South Carolina State: Oakland Raiders

Missouri Valley Football Conference:

  • Andrew Bonnet, FB, North Dakota State: Carolina Panthers
  • C.J. Smith. CB, North Dakota State: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Makinton Dorleant, CB, Northern Iowa: Green Bay Packers
  • Drew Iddings, DE, South Dakota: Oakland Raiders
  • Adam Fuehne, TE, Southern Illinois: Detroit Lions

Northeast Conference:

  • Chris King, WR, Duquesne: Arizona Cardinals
  • Dan Buchholz, OL, Duquesne: Chicago Bears

Ohio Valley Conference:

  • Dy'Shawn Mobley, RB, Eastern Kentucky Cincinnati Bengals
  • Devaunte Sigler, DL, Jacksonville State: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Chris Landrum, OLB, Jacksonville State: San Diego Chargers
  • Paul McRoberts, WR, Southeast Missouri State: Los Angeles Rams

Patriot League:

  • None.

Pioneer Football League:

  • Daniel Dillon, LS, Campbell: Arizona Cardinals
  • Greg Milhouse, DT, Campbell: New York Giants
  • Andy Jones, WR, Jacksonville: Dallas Cowboys

Southern Conference:

  • Brandon Eakins, WR, Citadel: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Michael Pierce, DL, Samford: Baltimore Ravens
  • Trey Wesley, DB, Samford: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Helva Matungulu, DL, Western Carolina: New York Giants

Southland Conference:

  • Cole Wick, TE, Incarnate Word: Detroit Lions
  • Myke Tavarres, LB, Incarnate Word: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Ed Eagan: Northwestern State, WR:  Cowboys
  • Pace Murphy, OL, Northwestern State: Los Angeles Rams
  • Terran Vaughn, OL, Stephen F. Austin: Oakland Raiders

Southwestern Athletic Conference:

  • Anthony Lanier, DE, Alabama A&M: Washington Redskins
  • Chester Rogers, WR, Grambling State: Indianapolis Colts
  • Johnta Herbert, RB, Prairie View A&M: Washington Redskins

Division II:

  • Zeth Ramsay, OT,  Colorado Mesa: San Diego Chargers
  • Morgan Fox, DB, Colorado State Pueblo: Los Angeles Rams
  • Chris Hubert, WR, Fayetteville State: Arizona Cardinals
  • Justin Zimmer, DT, Ferris State: Buffalo Bills
  • Jason Vander Laan, QB, Ferris State: New York Jets
  • Gabe Hughes, TE, Florida Tech: Miami Dolphins
  • Eric Rawls, CB, Kentucky State: Minnesota Vikings
  • Anthony Kelly, WR, Kutztown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Golden Ukonu, OL, Long Island: Tennessee Titans
  • Johnny Maxey, DL, Mars Hill: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Michael Jordan, DB, Missouri Western: Los Angeles Rams
  • Leonard Wester, OL, Missouri Western: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Darvell Harris, CB, North Alabama: Seattle Seahawks
  • Dez Stewart, WR, Ohio Dominican: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • John Tidwell, DB, Sioux Falls: Denver Broncos
  • Trevon Hartfield: Southwestern, DB, Oklahoma State University Arizona Cardinals
  • Cedric O'Neal: Valdosta State, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dahon Taylor: Virginia Union, OT, New York Jets
  • Tim Brown: West Chester, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dominique Robertson, OL, West Georgia: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Division III:

  • Daniel Sobolewski, K, Albright: New York Jets
  • Roman Namdar, WR, Mount Union: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Isiah Cage, OT, Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Indianapoils Colts
  • Joe Sommers, TE, Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Chicago Bears
  • Joe Callahan, QB, Wesley College: Green Bay Packers


  • Wendall Williams, WR, Cumberlands: Houston Texans
  • Aldrick Rosas, K, Southern Oregon: Tennessee Titans