Monday, May 18, 2015

Former UConn WR Deshon Foxx signs with Seahawks

Former UConn receiver Deshon Foxx has been signed by the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks after taking part in rookie camp on a tryout basis according to a tweet by his agent Sean Stellato..

Proud of SES client & former U-Conn sensation @DeshonFoxx for signing with the @Seahawks #BestIsYetToCome #GodIsGood

There are nine receivers on the most recent Seattle roster (which has not been updated with the addition of Foxx) including third-round pick Tyler Lockett, who figures to handle much of the special team return duties.

Since he arrived at UConn Foxx played running back, receiver and was used at quarterback late in his senior season.

Foxx finished second on the 2014 UConn team with 716 all-purpose yards as he was the Huskies' second-leading receiver with 30 catches for 384 yards, was the third-leading rusher with 203 yards and was also the team's primary punt returner. He might have been the only senior who saw his role expand as the season wore on as many of his classmates lost playing time to younger players as first-year coach Bob Diaco used the 2014 to lay the foundation for the future.

He was also the subject of one of my favorite UConn stories from the past season as he told me about the meaning of the tattoos on both of his wrists.

Foxx becomes fifth member of 2014 UConn team signed or drafted by a pro team as Byron Jones was a first-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys, Geremy Davis was selected in the sixth round by the New York Giants, B.J. McBryde was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent and Alex Mateas was the No. 1 overall pick by the Ottawa RedBlacks in the CFL draft.



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