Kellen Moore, four other Boise State players sign as free agents

Kellen Moore, four other Boise State players sign as free agents

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by Jay Tust and KTVB.COM Sports

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Posted on April 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 6:26 PM

BOISE -- The NFL Draft came and went over the weekend.  A school-record six Boise State players heard their names called, but Kellen Moore, the winningest quarterback in NCAA history, was not one of them.

Despite a college career that included a 50-3 record, 142 touchdown passes, 14,667 yards passing and a 6-0 mark against schools from AQ conferences, Moore's lack of size and arm strength were the focal points for teams to pass him up.

There is good new though.  Kellen Moore has found an NFL organization to play for.

Moments after the draft concluded, Moore reached a deal with the Detroit Lions as a free agent.

In the Motor City, Moore will reunite with former Boise State wide receiver Titus Young, who was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

With Moore as his quarterback, Young posted back-to-back 70-catch, 1,000-yard campaigns in his junior and senior seasons.

Currently, the Lions only have two quarterbacks on their roster - starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill.  While NFL teams are now only required to have two active quarterbacks on gameday, it is completely normal for most to carry at least three on their rosters.

Other Boise State Players Reach Free Agents Contracts
Following the conclusion of Saturday's NFL Draft, a handful of former Boise State players reached free agent contracts with various NFL organizations.

> Wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker - who visited the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints - signed an unrestricted free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

> Defensive end Jarrell Root - who had interest from the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins - agreed to a deal with the Dolphins.

> Defensive tackle Chase Baker - who worked out for the Dallas Cowboys - chose to sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

> Linebacker Aaron Tevis agreed to a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints.

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