Colorado footballers sign free agent deals with NFL teams

A number of college and high school football players from Colorado signed with NFL teams after the 2022 draft ended.

Colorado, USA – Not everyone heard their name when he called NFL Project is over.

But that shouldn’t stop optimistic players from pursuing their dreams of trying to make it to the National Football League.

There are a few unformed domestic prospects with the Colorado League, whether in college or high school, pursuing their goal through free signings with teams from across the league.

Below is a list of free agent contracts associated with Colorado relationships:

Ryan Stonehouse (CSU), Tennessee Titans

Colorado State player Ryan Stonehouse had an amazing career in Fort Collins with the Rams family.

Stonehouse averaged more than 50 yards per kick in 2021 during his first season, and holds the NCAA career average record for five years with 47.8 yards per kick.

Stonehouse signed a free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans shortly after the draft concluded on Saturday.

Nate Landman (CU), Atlanta Falcons

Colorado midfielder Nate Landman will be remembered for delivering a knockout punch in the Buffs jersey.

He played in 47 games for CU during his career, of which he started 36. Landmann made 409 tackles (285 unassisted), 41 of them for losses during his time at Boulder.

Landmann suffered a shoulder injury in 2021 and an Achilles tendon injury the year before in 2020. He signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons as an uncut free agent on Saturday.

Max Borghi (Pomona HS), Indianapolis Colts

Max Borghi was a star in middle school at Pomona High School in Arvada before moving on to play college football in Washington State.

Borghi led the Pomona Panthers to three straight games in the Class 5A State Championship from 2015-17, finally winning the State 5A title in his first season. He scored three goals in the Panthers’ (56-49) victory over Eaglechrist in the championship match in 2017.

Borghi continued to be a double threat to the Cougars—he finished the race with 2,158 yards, received 1,134 yards and 41 total touchdowns during his Washington State run.

Borghi signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.

JoJo Doman (Pine Creek HS), Indianapolis Colts

Jojo Doman was an all-around threat during his time at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

He helped lead the Eagles to two Tier 4A state championship titles, playing both sides of the ball as well as the special teams.

Doman went on to play his college career at the University of Nebraska, where he was an outside quarterback. He scored 72 encounters in his first season with the Mummies, nine of them lost – plus two sacks, two forced fuss and two interceptions.

Doman signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.

Scott Bachchan (CSU), Indianapolis Colts

Defensive linebacker Scott Bachchan joined Colorado State as a freshman transfer in 2020, and played two seasons with the Rams.

Bachchan has been named First-Team All-Mountain West for his years at Fort Collins. He scored 68 tackles total during his final season in 2021, 18.5 of them for losses plus 10.5 sacks, three forced hold and two stumbled recoveries.

Bachchan signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an uncut free agent on Saturday.

Noah Ellis (Valor Christian HS), Philadelphia Eagles

Defensive line Noah Ellis helped lead the Valor Christian High School football team to back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2015-16. Both of those state championship victories were over Pomona.

Ellis continued to play college football at the University of Idaho. He recorded 46 total tackles in his first season of the 2021 season, 6.5 of which were for a loss plus one sack and Vandal recovered.

Ellis signed a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

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