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Five undrafted Mountaineers signed by NFL teams

By David Rogers. April 27, 2019. BOONE, NC — While the Mountaineers were snubbed through the full seven rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft this weekend, a flurry of undrafted free agent (UDFA) signings is bringing potential rich opportunity to five former App State players.

Signings as of 11:00 pm Saturday night:

  • Clifton Duck, Cornerback, to the Chicago Bears
  • Tae Hayes, Cornerback, to the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • MyQuon Stout, Defensive Tackle, to the New York Jets
  • Austin Exford, Safety, to the Houston Texans
  • Jalin Moore, Running Back, to the New York Jets

Other Mountaineer graduates hoping to find a UDFA roster spot in the NFL include:

  • Elias McMurry, Long Snapper
  • Anthony Flory, Linebacker
  • Dominique Heath, Wide Receiver

In signing with the Jets, Stout and Moore will be united with former App State safety Doug Middleton, a 3-year NFL veteran.

Not including Saturday’s UDFA signings, Appalachian State has nine alums currently listed on NFL rosters, including Ronald Blair (defensive end, San Francisco 49ers), Parker Collins (center, Carolina Panthers), Colby Gossett (guard, Arizona Cardinals), A.J. Howard (safety, New England Patriots), Daniel Kilgore (center, Miami Dolphins), Kendall Lamm (offensive tackle, Cleveland Browns), Sam Martin (punter, Detroit Lions), Doug Middleton (safety, New York Jets) & Brian Quick (wide receiver, Washington Redskins).

Other former Mountaineers on professional football rosters include Ed Gainey (Canadian Football League, defensive back, Saskatchewan Roughriders), Joel Ross (Canadian Football League, defensive back, Hamilton Tigercats), Kennan Gilchrist (Canadian Football League, linebacker, Toronto Argonauts), Armanti Edwards (Canadian Football League, wide receiver, Toronto Argonauts), Ike Lewis (Canadian Football League, wide receiver, Montreal Alouettes), and Malachi Jones (Arena Football League, wide receiver, Albany Empire).

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