More: Alvarado to Cowboys, Robinson to CFL
More news of Bulls joining the pro football ranks -- punter/kicker Delbert Alvarado said he's signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the seventh USF player getting an NFL deal this weekend. And linebacker Chris Robinson said he has signed a contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, where he'll start play in June.
Alvarado, who was USF's punter the last two seasons and set a Big East record with a 56-yard field goal in 2006, said he doesn't know if the Cowboys are looking at him as a punter or kicker. He reports Thursday for the team's rookie minicamp.
"I'm just thankful for the opportunity. It's a blessing," Alvarado said. "I'm excited to go in and show them what I can do."
Alvarado said his uncle grew up in Honduras as a Cowboys fan, so it's a team he's known since his childhood.
As for Robinson, he said the Rams called his agent on Saturday night, inquiring about the possibility of bringing him in as a free agent, but he signed a few weeks ago with the Alouettes -- where former Bulls receiver S.J. Green played last season.
"I didn't think things would fall into place like this, but they did," said Robinson, who joins receiver Amarri Jackson as former Bulls in the CFL ranks; Green and receiver Jackie Chambers played in the league last season.