Duquesne extensive receiver Cyrus Holder indicators with Bears

Duquesne extensive receiver Cyrus Holder, who was a two-time All-Northeast Convention choice after transferring from Saint Francis (Pa.), has signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.

Holder (6-foot-4, 205 kilos) performed three seasons for Saint Francis and two with Duquesne. He totaled 122 receptions for two,270 yards and 22 touchdowns in 40 video games (25 at Saint Francis, 15 at Duquesne). His 18.6 profession yards-per-catch common is eleventh on all NCAA ranges and sixth amongst FCS colleges.

Whereas main the NEC in receiving yards within the 2020-21 and 2021 seasons, he recorded three 100-yard video games vs. Bryant (103), CCSU (114) and Wagner (125).

At Duquesne, he made 60 catches for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons.

A complete of 45 Dukes have performed within the NFL, 35 who performed for the Pittsburgh Steelers between 1937 and 1951. Holder and teammate Jake Dixon, who signed a free agent cope with the Steelers on Saturday, try to hitch former Duquesne linebacker Christian Kuntz on an NFL roster. Kuntz was the Steelers’ lengthy snapper in 2021.

Additionally, former Duquesne security Leandro DeBrito has been invited to the Steelers’ rookie minicamp Might 12-15.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Overview workers author. You’ll be able to contact Jerry by e mail at jdipaola@triblive.com or by way of Twitter .

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