Former Indiana and Slippery Rock tight end Dylan Stapelton has signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.
Stapleton, a 6-foot-5, 242-pound tight end, spent his first two collegiate seasons at Slippery Rock before moving onto James Madison, where he was a part of the Dukes team that made it to the 2019 FCS National Championship.
At JMU, Stapleton played in 29 games and made 24 starts over his two seasons. Connecting with former WPIAL alum Ben DiNucci, who was the quarterback for James Madison, Stapleton made 54 catches for 608 yards and two touchdowns, including a 426-yard senior season, for which he was named All-CAA second team.
In two seasons at Slippery Rock, Stapleton had 27 catches for 310 yards. As a senior wide receiver at Indiana in 2015, Stapleton caught 37 passes for 462 yards, both team highs, and scored three touchdowns.
Stapleton is third WPIAL alum to sign with an NFL team following the 2020 NFL Draft, joining Pine-Richland and Army fullback Connor Slomka, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kittanning and Penn State tight end Nick Bowers, who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.