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Foxx Signs With Seattle Seahawks

Deshon Foxx
May 19, 2015

SEATTLE - University of Connecticut wide receiver Deshon Foxx (Lynchburg, Va.) has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks after a tryout with the NFL team.

Foxx, who also played quarterback and returned punts and kickoffs during his career at UConn (2011-14), started 23 of 24 games for the Huskies over the past two seasons.

Foxx finished the 2014 season with 716 all-purpose yards, with 23 carries for 203 yards and 30 receptions for 384 yards. He also returned 10 punts for 81 yards and three kicks for 48 yards. He had UConn's longest rush, reception and punt return, accounting for each of his three touchdowns.

Foxx posted a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown against Stony Brook and was named the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for that effort.

Foxx had a career high 11 receptions for 137 yards and a TD in a win over Memphis in the final game of the 2013 season.

Foxx becomes the fifth Husky from last year's senior class to sign a professional contract or be drafted.

In the NFL Draft, Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) and Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) were both selected. Jones was a first round pick, 27th overall, of the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday before Davis went to the New York Giants in the sixth round on Saturday (May 2).

Defensive lineman B.J. McBryde (Beaver Falls, Pa.) signed a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Center Alex Mateas (Ottawa, Ont.) was the top overall pick in the CFL Draft by the Ottawa REDBLACKS.