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Two Eagles Sign Free Agent NFL Contracts

Jackson, Frye Sign Free Agent Contracts

STATESBORO, Ga. – Former Georgia Southern football players Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye signed undrafted free agent contracts with NFL clubs over the weekend. Jackson will begin his professional career in Arizona, while Frye signed with Kansas City.

Jackson, who joined the Eagle football program as a walk-on in 2011, was the team's leading tackler for the second-straight year, totaling 100 on the year and had his first career interception in the Eagles' first Sun Belt win at South Alabama. The linebacker from Atlanta was named first-team All-Sun Belt and was one of 55 nominees in the country for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the collegiate player who began their career as a walk-on and who has shown outstanding performance on the field. Jackson played in 48 career games for the Eagles and tallied 218 tackles.

A first-team All-Sun Belt selection, Frye was also named second-team Capital One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2014. He played in 43 career games and started 37 in a row from 2012-14. The offensive lineman from Cumming, Ga., helped pave the way for the nation's most potent rushing offense as the Eagles racked up 381.1 yards per game and two of the top four single-game rushing totals in FBS. Georgia Southern also set a Sun Belt Conference record for rushing TDs with 55 and added 1,409 yards to the league's previous single-season rushing record with 4,573 in 2014.

Georgia Southern returns 58 lettermen and 13 starters from last season's 9-3 team that won the Sun Belt Conference Championship in Georgia Southern's first season in the league.

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