Nydair Rouse, a former standout on the West Chester University football team, is looking forward to competing for a roster spot on the Green Bay Packers, starting in training camp on July 25, writes Donald Hunt for The Philadelphia Tribune.
Rouse, an undrafted free agent, signed with the team in early May.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Rouse, a native of Philadelphia. “I’m pretty happy about that. I know their history of football. It’s great.”
Last season, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound defensive back helped the Golden Rams achieve their first undefeated regular season in more than 50 years. The team captured the Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and proceeded to win the PSAC title.
Rouse played four seasons for WCU, completing his college career with 78 total tackles and eight interceptions.
He believes his PSAC and Villanova Pro Day efforts played a crucial role in signing with the Packers.
“Basically, I performed real well in my two Pro Days,” said Rouse. “They showed a lot of interest. They gave me an opportunity.”
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