In recent years NFL teams have looked to college basketball for possible prospects, with franchises leaving no stone unturned in its quest to find players capable of having an impact. Sunday it was announced that another former college basketball player will get to take the next step towards a possible NFL career, with former Penn State forward Ross Travis headed to rookie minicamp with the Houston Texans.
News of the Texans picking up Travis was announced by Tier 1 Sports Management, which is representing Travis, and he’ll be going to the camp as a tight end.
While it’s tough for undrafted free agents to make their way deeper into the spring and hopefully the training camp roster, simply getting the invite is a positive step for Travis as he hasn’t played football since his freshman year of high school. There should also be some familiarity with the head coach, as Bill O’Brien spent two seasons as the head coach at Penn State before landing his first NFL head coaching job with the Texans.
The Texans will hold their rookie minicamp next weekend. Former Old Dominion forward Richard Ross received an invitation from the Minnesota Vikings to attend their rookie minicamp on Sunday, and former Miami University point guard Quinten Rollins was selected in the second round by the Green Bay Packers.