Former Maryland football tight end Will Yeatman will have an NFL home, at least for the summer. The Terps' tight end has signed an undrafted free agent contract with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, announcing the news on his Twitter account.
Alright people I guess the word is out. I'm a New England Patriot!
Yeatman was a two-sport star at Maryland and Notre Dame, playing for both the football and lacrosse teams. SB Nation Boston has more on this:
Yeatman was a two sport athlete in college, playing tight end for both Notre Dame and Maryland on the football field, and then playing attack and midfield on the lacrosse field in the spring. He was named the LaxPower Rookie of the Year in 2007 for his work on the lacrosse field, leading Notre Dame with 46 points and 25 assists. He sat out the 2008 season in order to transfer to Maryland, a stronger lacrosse program than Notre Dame.
Belichick himself was a football and lacrosse star in college, so signing Yeatman only makes sense.
For more on undrafted free agents, both for the Redskins and for local college players, visit this StoryStream.