Verran Tucker Signs NFL Undrafted Free Agent Contract with Dallas Cowboys
April 26, 2010
BERKELEY - Former Cal wide receiver Verran Tucker signed an NFL undrafted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Tucker will join former Cal teammates offensive linemen Chet Teofilo and Mike Tepper in Dallas after both offensive linemen signed free agent contracts with the Cowboys on Saturday.
In addition to the five undrafted players that will get a look in the NFL, Cal had three players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft. Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville Jaguars, 10th overall) and tailback Jahvid Best (Detroit Lions, 30th overall) were both selected in the first round last Thursday. Cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson (Denver Broncos, 225th overall) was picked up in the seventh round Saturday.
Tucker made 50 catches for 815 yards (16.3 ypc) and caught four touchdown passes in two seasons at Cal from 2008-09, playing in 23 contests with 13 starts after transferring in from two-year school El Camino College. Tucker ranked second on the Bears in yards receiving in both of his campaigns at Cal, catching 29 balls for 453 yards as a senior after making 21 receptions for 362 yards (team high 17.2 ypc) and three touchdowns during his junior season. His 29 receptions in his final campaign were also second on the club.
'Verran is a tough receiver with the ability to catch the ball in traffic,' said Cal head coach Jeff Tedford. 'We only had him for two years at Cal after he transferred in from junior college, but he made great strides during that time.'
Check back on CalBears.com and the Bear Blog to find out if any additional former Cal players sign NFL undrafted free agent contracts or hook on with a team from another professional football league in the upcoming days.