FOUR TULSA FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS
April 30, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Four Tulsa football seniors have received opportunities to make an NFL team as H-back Willie Carter, safety Dexter McCoil, cornerback Lowell Rose and running back Alex Singleton are undrafted free agents.
McCoil and Singleton will be joining the Oakland Raiders, while Rose stays on the West Coast with the San Francisco 49ers. Carter has agreed to join the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Carter (6-2, 231), from Crockett, Texas, played in 50 career games and had 26 career starts for the Golden Hurricane. He had 1,566 career receiving yards and 15 TDs, while rushing for 426 yards and five TDs. Carter had three career 100+ receiving games and totaled 20 career TDs (15 receiving, 5 rushing). In 2012, Carter had 49 receptions for 382 yards and three TDs on the season while starting all 14 games. As a junior, Carter had 61 catches for 868 yards and seven touchdowns.
McCoil (6-4, 222), from Lutcher, Texas, was a four-year starter at safety for Tulsa, playing in 51 career games and starting 44 contests. He totaled 316 career tackles, 25 pass break-ups and a school-record 18 interceptions. He had10 career double-figure tackle games.
As a senior, McCoil earned all-C-USA first team honors and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. He had 91 tackles and led the team with nine pass break-ups and five interceptions.
Rose (6-1, 192), from Los Angeles, Calif., played three seasons for the Hurricane after transferring from UCLA. He played in 36 career games and had 29 starts for Tulsa, while totaling 113 tackles, 21 pass break-ups and three interceptions. Rose was an honorable mention all-C-USA selection following a senior season in which he collected 56 tackles, including 45 solos, a team-leading 10 pass break-ups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Singleton (6-1, 260), from LaPlace, La., played in 41 career games and totaled 1,482 rushing yards and a school-record 43 rushing TDs. He also holds the school record for overall TDs with 44, surpassing the previous record of 39, and his 264 career points ranks sixth in school history.
The 260-pound running back had 15 career multiple touchdown games, including 10 in 2012, and six career games with three touchdowns. In 2012, Singleton rushed for 800 yards and 24 TDs, while earning honorable mention all-C-USA merits. He also set the single-season school record with his 24 touchdowns.
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