Pine-Richland alum Connor Slomka has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent, a source told Pittsburgh Sports Now.
Slomka, a 6-foot, 240-pound fullback, spent the last four seasons at the United State Military Academy in West Point, New York.
With Army, Slomka had 149 carries as a senior in 2019, rushing for 658 yards for a 4.4 yards per carry average. He also scored eight rushing touchdowns, which was second on the team. In his Army career, Slomka had 274 carries for 1,208 yards and 17 touchdowns.
A 2019 policy change now allows service academy graduates to defer their five-year service obligations in order to pursue a career in professional sports.
“These student-athletes should be able to defer their military service obligations until they have completed their professional sports careers,” President Donald Trump announced in 2019. “Such cadets and midshipmen have a short window of time to take advantage of their athletic talents during which playing professional sports is realistically possible.”
Slomka was the leading rusher for Pine-Richland as a senior in 2014, rushing for 1,511 yards on 236 carries and 34 total touchdowns as the Rams won the 2014 WPIAL championship.
Fellow 2014 Pine-Richland alum Ben DiNucci was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.