The post-draft rush to sign undrafted free seems to have died down for the night, so here are the nine UFAs the Seahawks have picked up so far:
G Jordon Roussous, Bowling Green
OT Alvin Bailey, Arkansas
RB Dominique Whaley, Oklahoma
WR Matt Austin, Utah State
DE Kenneth Boatright, Illinois
LB Ramon Buchanan, Miami
LB John Lotulelei, UNLV
LB Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion
SS Ray Polk, Colorado
It's been a long day, so I'll leave these names as just a list for now, but I will be sure to put something up tomorrow once I've had a chance to dig up some info on each of these guys.
All right, I couldn't resist looking up just one little thing before I hit the sack. If you've never heard of Old Dominion University before, you aren't alone -- neither had I. Apparently, the university started a football program in 1930, the same year the school was first established (back then it was the Norfolk Division of William & Mary College), then shut it down in 1941. Amazingly enough, the football program wasn't mothballed because of World War II, but because the program had amassed a $10,000 debt and the conference had ruled that ODU couldn't play freshmen (or something like that -- this newsletter is pretty short on details). As far as I can tell, no NFL team has ever drafted a player from ODU no matter which side of WWII you care to look on.
Okay, just one last thing, I promise: adjusting for inflation, $10,000 in 1941 would be $162,837.59 today. Maybe they forgot to charge admission?
Seahawks fan on the east coast here and an ODU alumni. ODU has a very solid football team even thought it's young. They went from middle of the pack in the FCS to being the best in the CAA (one of the two powerhouse FCS conferences) with some great playoff wins over the past two years. They just joined the C-USA so have moved from FCS to the FBS in just five years of existence. Their QB broke the all-time NCAA record for yards in a game last year. You'll be hearing about them soon enough :)
I found the most interesting information you provided was about ODU. I love it when an unknown school finally gets a player in the NFL. I found this post very interesting, thanks!