Fordham University offensive lineman Garrick Mayweather, Jr., is one step closer to his dream of playing the in the NFL as on May 10 he signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mayweather was in Kansas City over the weekend participating in the Chiefs’ rookie mini-camp along with 66 other rookie hopefuls, including all nine draft picks.
A three-year starter and two-year captain, Mayweather started every game at left guard for the Rams in 2015. He was a First Team All-Patriot League selection in 2014 and 2015, also earning All-America honors by College Sports Madness (second team), the Associated Press (third team) and STATS (third team) this past fall. He guided the Fordham offense, a unit that led the Patriot League and was ninth in the NCAA FCS in scoring, averaging 36.8 points per game, and led the league and was second in the NCAA FCS in passing efficiency (168.30). Fordham was also second in the league and 20th in the NCAA FCS in passing yards/game (272.3), 21st in the NCAA FCS in first downs and third in the conference and 43rd in the NCAA FCS in rushing yards/game (180.9).
At the annual Block F awards dinner last week Mayweather received the Terence O’Donnell Memorial Award, presented to the Fordham athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, loyalty, dedication and self-discipline. The award is in memory of Terry O’Donnell, a 1955 graduate who died in a military plane crash shortly after graduation.
Mayweather joins fellow Rams Isa Abdul Quddus, a safety with the Miami Dolphins, and Patrick Murray, a placekicker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on an NFL roster.
Source:: Fordham Athletics