|Former FAMU receiver Travis Harvey signed with Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent. (Core 360 photo)|
Last season was a tough one for Florida A&M’s football team, but that hasn’t stopped the program from producing NFL level talent. Over the weekend, three former Rattlers took the next step in their football careers.
Linebacker Brandon Hepburn was the lone draftee of the trio, picked in the seventh round (245 overall) by the Detroit Lions. Shortly after the draft, two teammates: defensive lineman Padric Scott and receiver Travis Harvey were contacted by the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans, and signed as undrafted free agents.
I would just like to thank everyone for all the love and support God is now, I’m ready to get to work
— Brandon Hepburn (@Hepburn52) April 29, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsScott, a 6’1, 305 pound Stanford transfer, finished with 26 tackles, including five for loss. He said the reality of the situation is taking some time to grasp.
“My grandmother today made me have a reality,” he said. “She usually asks me if I need some money. I told her no, I have a job now. I officially have a job, and it’s in the NFL. I will give it all I have to represent FAMU and all HBCUs.”
six of us rattlers in the nfl since holmes @padric_beast @hepburn52 @trav_tnb @c_holcomb24 @catchinmydreams n my self #famu we doin it
— Brian Tyms (@Tyms2Times) April 28, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsHarvey, a 6’2, 185 pound receiver from Inglewood, California caught 65 passes for a team-high 808 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Unlike most players, Harvey said he was alone when he got the call from the Titans.
Ayeeee. Time to get this money! One foot in! #grindmode #inglewood #whoop instagram.com/p/YogiIdnDNr/
— Travis Harvey (@trav_tnb) April 28, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js“I’m excited that everything I went through paid off,” he said. “It was rough getting to this point. I had more downs than ups to get here, but it was all worth it now.”