Linebacker Sam Barrington became the second USF football player taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, going in the 7th round to the Green Bay Packers with the 232nd pick overall.
"This is a great day for my family, and I'm just so proud to be in this position," Barrington said in a statement from USF. "It's been a long journey and I've gained so much valuable experience, both as a player and person, during my time at USF. I'm so excited and just want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. I'm looking forward to getting to Green Bay and helping that storied franchise win a lot more games."
Barrington, a three-year starter for the Bulls, is just the fourth Bulls linebacker ever to be drafted, and the first since Jacquian Williams in 2011. He finished second on the team with 80 total tackles in 2012, including 6.5 for losses and two forced fumbles. Barrington's tackle totals increased in each of his four seasons at USF, from 41 as a freshman to 65 then 72 and finally 80.
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He's the second USF draft pick for 2013, following cornerback Kayvon Webster, who went to the Broncos in the third round.