Three former Samford University football players -- Kelsey Pope, Jeremy Towns and Fabian Truss -- will have opportunities with National Football League teams. Pope has signed a free agency deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Towns and Truss have been invited to a mini-camp tryout with the New York Jets. All three completed their Samford careers as part of the 2013 Southern Conference co-championship team.
Posted by Joey Mullins on 2014-05-11
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.