Forgive me for being late to this draft party, but I spent last weekend at Talladega and am still recovering. For anyone who wants to experience a giant party with the occasional race car speeding by, do yourself a favor and book a trip to DEGA. It was every bit as awesome as this @edsbs tweet indicates.
May 3, 2015
Now let's get to football.
On Saturday afternoon, Louisiana saw its first player get drafted since 2012. Christian Ringo was selected in the 6th round by the Green Bay Packers. Ringo becomes the first player recruited by coach Hud and his staff to be selected in the draft. Ringo had a monster senior season for the Cajuns. He finished with a single-season school record 11.5 sacks and tallied 45 tackles.
With the 210th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the #Packers select DT Christian Ringo, Louisiana-Lafayette. #PackersDraft pic.twitter.com/OFzBKQgZug— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 2, 2015
While Ringo was the only Cajun drafted, three other Cajuns inked free agent deals with NFL clubs.
Defensive Lineman Justin Hamilton signed with the Buffalo Bills, running back Alonzo Harris signed with the Green Bay Packers and offensive lineman Daniel Quave agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys.
Justin Hamilton, a four year contributor for Louisiana finished his career with 102 stops and 14 sacks.
Congrats to Ragin' Cajuns DL Justin Hamilton on signing a free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills!! #NFL #Bills pic.twitter.com/XMe1yR95wp— Ragin'CajunsFootball (@RaginCajunsFB) May 2, 2015
Alonzo Harris, another four year contributor gives the Packers another big back to pound inside. The 2011 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, ended his Cajun career with 3564 all-purpose yards and scored 42 touchdowns.
Ragin' Cajuns RB Alonzo Harris has signed a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers!!! #CAJUNSINTHENFL #PACKERS pic.twitter.com/Mc2YRnEfll— Ragin'CajunsFootball (@RaginCajunsFB) May 3, 2015
Daniel Quave will join one of the NFL's most dominant offensive lines with the Dallas Cowboys. Quave started 52 straight games for Louisiana, the streak is tied for second-longest in NCAA History. The Gauiter, MS native was named to the First Team All-Sun Belt and All Louisiana teams in 2014.
Ragin' Cajuns OL Daniel Quave has signed a free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys!!! #COWBOYS #CAJUNSINTHENFL pic.twitter.com/9N3AD6uAHL— Ragin'CajunsFootball (@RaginCajunsFB) May 3, 2015
Two other Ragin' Cajuns accepted invitations to NFL Rookie mini camps. Linebacker Boris Anyama will report to Atlanta and defensive back Corey Trim will join fellow Cajuns Melvin White and Charles Tillman in Carolina.
Ragin' Cajuns LB Boris Anyama has accepted an invitation to the Atlanta Falcons mini camp!!! #NFL #Falcons pic.twitter.com/yByipFVZxa— Ragin'CajunsFootball (@RaginCajunsFB) May 3, 2015
Ragin' Cajuns DB Corey Trim has accepted an invitation to the Carolina Panthers mini camp!!! #NFL #Panthers pic.twitter.com/ADDp6IxBLj— Ragin'CajunsFootball (@RaginCajunsFB) May 4, 2015
Best of luck to all of the Ragin' Cajuns, as they chase their dreams of playing in the NFL