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Konz selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft

Senior tight end Jameson Konz was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks with a compensatory pick, the 38th pick in the round (245th pick overall).

Konz began his career with the Golden Flashes on the defensive side of the ball. As a linebacker, Konz totaled 80 tackles (49 solos), 10 tackles for a loss and a pair of quarterback sacks in three seasons. He was one of the key performers on the Golden Flashes 2008 defense that finished third in the Mid-American Conference in overall defense.

Konz was moved to tight end in 2008. He suffered a season-sending ankle injury versus Boston College (8/30) totaling a pair of receptions for 12 yards prior to the injury.

In 2009, Konz returned for a fifth year and registered 21 receptions for 298 yards (14.2 ypr) and two touchdowns. His longest reception was a 56-yarder touchdown catch versus Miami (9/26). He also returned one kickoff.

This is the second consecutive year that Kent State has had a student-athlete selected in the seventh round. Former quarterback Julian Edelman was selected by the New England Patriots in 2009.

Edelman was used a s a receiver and kick returner by the Patriots, He totaled 37 receptions for 359 yards and one touchdown in the regular season. Edelman added six catches for 44 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Patriots’ 33-14 playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens (1/10/10).


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