In the weeks leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, only one player from UConn garnered any attention: Byron Jones, the cornerback who was eventually selected in the first round by the Cowboys. But he wasn't the only former Husky to impress an NFL team.
Wide receiver Geremy Davis was a late-round pick of the Giants, and Deshon Foxx, a pass catcher and returner with speed to burn, caught the eye of the Seahawks after he didn't hear his name called during the three-day draft earlier his month.
In fact, 20 minutes after the draft concluded, the Seahawks called Foxx to invite him for a workout, which coincided with his graduation ceremony at UConn.
“I wasn’t able to walk,” Foxx told SNY.com's John Silver last week. “I graduated during practice. I was happy. I told my mom it might be a possibility. She said that was the only way she would be OK with it, if I am not walking.”
Foxx wasn't offered a contract, but the Seahawks told him to stay ready. And they weren't kidding. A week later, the team called again, and this time they signed Foxx to a deal.
“There is nothing more I can ask,” he said. “The NFL is a tough place to be. There is opportunity in Seattle and I was able to have a good mini camp and they called me back. ...“It is a blessing. The coaches were up here, they love each other and it’s a family.
“Hopefully I can make the roster. That’s what I am looking for now.”