BUFFALO, NY – Five former University at Buffalo football players signed free agent contracts with NFL teams on Saturday. Quarterback Tyree Jackson, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, center James O'Hagan, defensive end Chuck Harris and cornerback Cameron Lewis will all get an opportunity to continue their careers in the NFL.
Jackson signed with the Buffalo Bills. The UB signal caller and 2018 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year threw for 3,131 yards and 28 touchdowns on the year. His 28 touchdowns were second in school history for a single season and his 35 combined passing and rushing touchdowns were the most in program history for a single season.
Johnson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he'll join former Bull Demone Harris who enters his second season as a defensive end with the team. Johnson led the team with 57 receptions for 1,011 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018. In only 25 career games, Johnson finished his career ranked fourth in school history in career receiving yards with 2,367 and third in career touchdowns with 25. He was a two-time first-team All-MAC selection.
O'Hagan, a native of Long Island, will stay close to home, signing with the New York Giants. The leader of the Bulls offensive line started all 50 games of his career at center and was a three-time All-MAC selection.
Harris signed with the Chicago Bears, hoping to play alongside former Bull and NFL great Khalil Mack. A two-time All-MAC selection, including a first-team choice this past season, Harris had his finest season as a senior in 2018. A disruptive force off the edge, Harris led the Bulls in sacks with 6.5 to go along with 45 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss.
Lewis will join Jackson as a free agent with the Bills. Lewis was a second-team All-MAC selection at cornerback in 2018. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions on the season. He also added 32 tackles, six pass breakups and a fumble recovery on the year.
Elsewhere, former cornerback Tatum Slack earned a minicamp invite from the Detroit Lions.
Check back to www.ubbulls.com for updates as more players could still sign.