MONTOGMERY—Former Alabama State University linebacker Nigel Carr (Miami, Fla.) has signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

Carr played his final two years at ASU after transferring to the Hornets’ program from Florida State following the 2009 season.  Over the next two years Carr played in 12 games for ASU and had 55 tackles, (34 solo) with 8.0 tackles for lost yardage (-44 yards), including 3 sacks (-23 yards).  He also had an interception, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

“Nigel Carr… what can I say. This young man came to us from Florida State, and he was a pleasure to coach. He has great energy and enthusiasm. After going undrafted, I made a call to their General Manager Ozzie Newsome to tell him about Nigel. He agreed to bring him up on a tryout basis for their minicamp. Nigel displayed what we knew he can do. I’m so happy and proud of him. Getting an opportunity to play in the NFL is a lifetime opportunity. We wish him well and know he will make us proud.”

He is scheduled to report to minicamp at the Baltimore Ravens training facility on June 1.


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