Saylors signs with New York Giants

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Buccaneer All-American is back in the NFL

 JOHNSON CITY – ETSU All-American alum Jacob Saylors signed a contract with the New York Giants, which was reported on Tuesday.

 Saylors, who rushed for 460 yards and five touchdowns this season for the St. Louis Battlehawks, ranked second in the UFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Saylors also finished with 151 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

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 This marks the third NFL team Saylors is joining as he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals following the 2023 NFL Draft and later joined the Atlanta Falcons as a practice squad player.

 Saylors finished his ETSU career with 3,851 rushing yards, 6,058 all-purpose yards and 33 rushing touchdowns as he played for the Bucs from 2018-2022. Saylors ranks third all-time in career rushing yards by a Buccaneer and is the all-time leader in career yards per carry at 6.3.

 Saylors earned All-American honors by Stats Perform FCS following the 2022 season. 

 In 2022, Saylors earned first-team all-Southern Conference honors after totaling 1,307 rushing yards on 225 carries and 15 rushing touchdowns. The Jasper, Tenn. native started all 11 games for the Blue and Gold in 2022 and registered 1,701 all-purpose yards as he also recorded 162 receiving yards and 232 kickoff return yards. Saylors finished the regular season ranking seventh nationally in all-purpose yards, rushing yards, rushing yards per game and rushing touchdowns, while ranking eighth in total touchdowns.