Big Sky Sees 11 Sign UDFA NFL Contracts

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This year’s NFL draft did not go as well as expected for FCS players, but the Big Sky Conference still had 11 players earn undrafted free agent contracts (UDFA). It may have been an impact of the current pandemic situations that hampered the dreams of small school recruits. At the same time, there was a huge amount of talent from the power schools. Regardless, Big Sky hopefuls did not get to celebrate the feeling of being drafted.

Among the 10 players signed eight of the Big Sky schools are represented. Despite the lower number of players taken eight of the thirteen schools does show a good representation of the talent of the conference. Here are the players that earned an NFL opportunity so far.

More players could earn a chance with a training camp invite in the next few weeks from NFL teams. Camp invites may be effected by current health restrictions state by state. How and when training camp may happen is still to be determined.

JJ Koski – WR – 6’1″195 lbs.
Signed by LA Rams

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JJ Koski (Cal Poly) signs with LA Rams. Photo via Cal Poly Athletics.
JJ Koski Career Cal Poly Stats. Photo via Cal Poly Athletics.

Jeff Cotton – WR – 6’2″ 204 lbs.
Signed by LA Chargers

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Jeff Cotton (Idaho) signs with LA Chargers. Photo via Idaho Athletics.
Jeff Cotton Career Idaho Stats. Photo via Idaho Athletics.

*Two Years at NJCAA before Idaho

Dante Olson – ILB – 6’3″ 240 lbs.
Signed by Philadelphia Eagles

Dante Olson (Montana) signs with Philadelphia Eagles. Photo via Montana Griz Football Twitter.
Dante Olson Career Montana Stats. Photo via Montana Athletics.

Travis Jonsen – WR – 6’4″ 211 lbs.
Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Travis Jonsen (Montana State) signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo via Bobcats Football Twitter.

Travis Jonsen MSU Stats: 25 games, 118 rushes, 725 yards, 13 touchdowns
83 catches, 899 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns
*Attended Oregon 2015-2017 (Redshirt 2015, Injured 2016, Left Program Spring 2017). Attended and played at Riverside College 2017.

Bryce Sterk – TE/DE – 6’5″ 261 lbs.
Signed by Miami Dolphins

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Bryce Sterk (Montana State) signs with Miami Dolphins. Photo via Bobcats Football Twitter.

Bryce Sterk MSU Stats: 28 games, 126 tackles, 37 tackles for a loss, 23.5 sacks
*Spent two seasons at the University of Washington before transferring to Montana State.

Case Cookus – QB – 6’4″ 205 lbs.
Signed by New York Giants

Case Cookus (NAU) signs with the New York Giants. Image via Ben Schleiger.
Case Cookus Career NAU Stats. Photo via NAU Athletics.

Khalil Dorsey – CB – 5’9″ 170 lbs.
Signed by Baltimore Ravens

Kahlil Dorsey (NAU) signs with Baltimore Ravens. Image via Ben Schleiger.
Khalil Dorsey Career NAU Stats. Photo via NAU Athletics.

Charlie Taumoepeau – FB/TE – 6’3″ 245 lbs.
Signed by Dallas Cowboys

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Charlie Taumopeau (Portland State) signs with Dallas Cowboys. Photo via PSU Athletics.
Charlie Taumoepeau Career Portland State Stats. Photo via PSU Athletics.

Sirgeo Hoffman – RB – 6’0” 215 lbs. Signed by Arizona Cardinals

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Sirgeo Hoffman (Portland State) signs with Arizona Cardinals. Photo via PSU Athletics.
Sirgeo Hoffman Career Portland State Stats. Photo via PSU Athletics.

*Played Two Years at Pima Community College before PSU.

George Obinna – OLB – 6’3″ 240 lbs.
Signed by Cleveland Browns

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George Obinna (Sacramento State) signs with Cleveland Browns. Photo via George Obinna’s Twitter/ Reign.
George Obinna Career Sacramento State Stats. Photo via Sacramento State Athletics.

Jonah Williams – DE – 6’5″ 275 lbs.
Signed by LA Rams

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Jonah Williams (Weber State) signs with Los Angeles Rams. Photo via Weber State Football Twitter.
Jonah Williams Career Weber Stats. Photo via Weber State Athletics.

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