By Sam Belden
On Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Fordham Football product Garrick Mayweather. His agent was the first one to announce the news.
Mayweather, a pre-med student, is currently wrapping up his senior year at Fordham. The offensive lineman served as a team captain for two years, mostly at left guard. Since completing his college career, he has tried his hand at center, according to 247Sports.
At 6 feet 3 inches and 319 pounds, Mayweather has an outside chance to nudge his way onto the Chiefs offensive line, which appears to be weaker than last year’s model. In the last two days, the team has added a total of 10 undrafted free agents, including another guard, Jake Benstein of Vanderbilt.
During his time at Fordham, Mayweather received numerous honors in recognition of his accomplishments on the field as well as away from it. In the last year alone, he was named to the CSN Fabulous Fifty All-America Team, the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the NFF Hampshire Honor Society. He also earned ECAC FCS All-Star honors and was named First Team All-Patriot League for the second year in a row.
Mayweather has a chance to join a relatively short list of Fordham products to appear in an NFL game. The last Ram to successfully make the transition was kicker Patrick Murray, who made 20 field goals for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. Fordham’s last offensive lineman to catch on with a team was Joe Sabasteanski, who played from 1947-1949.