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Ole Miss Rebels join NFL teams through draft, free agency

Ole Miss Rebels join NFL teams through draft, free agency

Ole Miss fans spent an anxious Saturday waiting for news on the professional future of some of their favorite Rebels whose eligibility ended with the 2014 season.

Senquez Golson, with Theronica Woods and son, SJ, is all smiles at his Draft Party at Moe's in Mobile, Ala. (Photo courtesy of Theronica Woods)

Senquez Golson, with Theronica Woods and son, SJ, is all smiles at his Draft Party at Moe’s in Mobile, Ala. (Photo courtesy of Theronica Woods)

On Friday, All-American defensive back Senquez Golson was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round with the 56th overall pick. Though Golson is the only Rebel taken in the draft, he is not the only Ole Miss player whose career may continue at the next level.

All-American Cody Prewitt was expected by many to be among those chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft; however, round after round passed and the talented safety from Bay Springs, Miss. was not taken. But shortly after the draft reached its conclusion for this year, Prewitt received a call from the Tennessee Titans and has signed a free agent contract with them.

Prewitt is not the only Rebel to sign with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent (UDFA). Following are Ole Miss players who have also signed as UDFAs:

Bo Wallace – Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
Lavon Hooks – Defensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers (Lavon tells The Rebel Walk he will sign on Thursday.)
Carlos Thompson – Defensive end, Houston Texans

Congratulations to all these Rebels. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to cheering for them on Sundays this fall!

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About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over a decade, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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