Statesmen Damon Harrison Signs to Jets as a Free Agent
by Digital Communication student Lauryn Franck
Former William Penn football player Damon Harrison was signed on to the New York Jets as a free agent Saturday evening.
Harrison, who played defensive tackle for the Statesmen, helped the football team earn a 9-2 record and lead the team in tackles with 60. He also earned All-American honors in last year’s football season.
Once the 2012 NFL draft was over teams scrambled to sign the best undrafted free agents they could find.
Although there had been talk about Harrison possibly being drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft, his name never showed. This didn’t matter for Harrison because right after the draft it was announced he signed to the Jets.
After not being drafted, Harrison came back with a tweet of, “I will be the best undrafted free agent the NFL has ever seen…mark my words.”
Aside from Harrison the Jets also signed seven other free agents including: John Cullen of Utah, Donnie Fletcher of Boston College, G.J. Kinne from Tulsa, Brian Linthicum of Michigan State, Brody Mcknight from Montana, Brett Roy of Nevada, and Ryan Steed of Furman.