Recently I looked at NCAA Division 3 players signed to NFL teams. Now let’s take a look at the NAIA football players signed by NFL teams in this year’s odd, frenzied period of free agent signings.
The Chargers took Patrick Crayton from the NWOSU Rangers, the Bills took Michael Jasper from the Bethel (TN) Wildcats and the 49ers took Tremaine Brock from the Belhaven Blazers.
The Browns signed the Lindenwood Lions’ Brian Schaetering and the Union Bulldogs’ Armond Smith. The Bengals signed another Lindenwood player, Jamere Holland as well as the Georgetown (KY) Tigers’ Kyle Anderson. A third Lindenwood player, Keenan Mace, signed with the Cowboys. Troy White from the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears signed with the Jaguars. The Baker Wildcats’ Tanner Purdhum signed with the Jets.
The Buccaneers acquired Union’s Quinton Borders as well as the Webber International Warriors player Vincent Anderson. The Saints acquired Joe Morgan from the Walsh Cavaliers plus Coy Bielby from the Marian Knights. Derrick Ward of the Ottawa (KS) Braves and Justin Bartlett of the CC Fighting Saints signed with the Texans. Many more signings of NAIA players will be announced in the next few days!