BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have signed 13 undrafted free agents.
The group includes three wide receivers, three offensive linemen, two defensive linemen, three defensive backs, one running back and one punter. They will participate in rookie minicamp which will run from today, Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. * *
St. Paul, Minn.
San Jose State
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Baton Rouge, La.
Nuuuli, American Samoa
Muskegon Heights, Mich.
San Bernadino, Calif.
Elijah Campbell –Played in 24 games at Northern Iowa from 2016-17 after transferring from Northern Illinois in 2015…Tallied 87 tackles, 15 pass breakups and eight interceptions as a Panther…Named an All-American after last season…Claimed All-MVFC first team honors as well… Awarded All-MVFC second team honors and was named to the All-Newcomer team as a junior in 2016…Native of St. Paul, Minn…Attended St. Paul Central High School (St. Paul, Minn.)…Son of Jamal and Denna Hickman…Majored in psychology.
Michael Carrizosa –Finished a four-year career as San Jose State's primary punter as the program's career leader in punting average (44.0) and punting yards (9,907) on 225 attempts…Totaled 12 career punts of 60-plus yards…Became the first punter in school history to finish in the top-five nationally in punting in two seasons (2015, 2017) and in the top-20 nationally in punting in consecutive seasons (2015-17)…First punter in Spartans history to be named to an all-conference team three times in a career (2015-17)…Added kicking duties to his resume in 2016 and became the team's primary holder in 2017…Originally joined the team for 2014 spring practice as an invited non-scholarship candidate…Last name pronounced Care-eh-zoe-sah…Native of Salinas, Calif…Attended Palma High School (Salinas, Calif.)…Majored in justice studies.
Christian Dilauro –Started 38 of 48 games played at Illinois, seeing action at both the guard and tackle positions…Named to ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2014, as well as being named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree…Redshirted the 2013 season after enrolling early to participate in 2013 spring pratcies…Native of Uniontown, Ohio…Attended Green High School…Son of Matt and Shawna DiLauro…Uncle, Joe, and father, Matt, both played collegiate football at Toledo….Earned his degree in agricultural and consumer economics in December 2016 and is currently pursuing a second degree in agricultural accounting.
Daniel Ekuale –Appeared in 51 games with 22 starts at Washington State…Recorded 71 career tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles…Played in all 13 games with 12 starts and recorded 17 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble as a senior last season…Started nine of 13 games as a junior in 2016, recording a career-high 23 tackles and a sack…Saw action in all 13 games as sophomore in 2015, notching 22 tackles and a forced fumble…Appeared in all 12 games as a freshman in 2014, tallying nine tackles and a sack…Redshirted the 2013 season…Given name is Tanielu Ekuale…Last name pronounced Eee-qwall-lay…Native of Pago Pago, American Samoa…Attended Nuuuli Techincal High School (Tafuna', American Samoa).
Micah Hannemann –Played in 44 career games at BYU, started 22 games at safety and 13 at cornerback…Accrued 123 tackles, 12 passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumbles…Added four interceptions, one of which was returned 46 yards for a score…Last name pronounced HANN-uh-mann…Native of Alpine, Utah…Attended Lone Peak High School (Highland, Utah)…Son of Howard and Mindy Hannemann…One of six children…Brother, Jacob, is an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization and is currently a member of its AAA affiliate, the Iowa Cubs…Other brother, Kyle, was a defensive back at Southern Utah.
Desmond Harrison –Started nine of 10 contests at West Georgia in 2017 after transferring from Texas, where he played as a reserve offensive tackle in seven games…Transferred to Texas from Contra Costa Community College (San Pablo, Calif.), where he played out the 2011-12 seasons…Named to the All-America Community College first team in 2012…Selected to the 2012 All-California Community College Region III first team…Honored as the top offensive lineman on the All-Bay Valley Conference team…Native of Houston, Texas…Attended Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, N.C.)… Majored in physical culture and sports.
Dontrell Hilliard –Played in 47 career games with 33 starts at Tulane…Rushed 557 times for 2,948 yards and 30 touchdowns…Caught 70 passes for 740 yards and four scores…Returned 18 kickoffs for 278 yards…Started all 12 games as a senior in 2017, rushing 210 times for 1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns…Caught eight passes for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns…Earned American Athletic Conference second team honors….Started all 11 games as a junior in 2016, leading the team in both rushing yards (759) and rushing touchdowns (nine)…Added 135 rushing attempts, and nine receptions for 114 yards…Started two of 12 games as a sophomore in 2015, leading the team in rushing attempts (115), rushing yards (646) and rushing touchdowns (six)…Recorded 23 receptions for 267 yards and a score…Started two of 12 games played as a true freshman in 2014, logging 97 rushes for 452 yards and three touchdowns…Hauled in 30 catches for 244 yards and a touchdown…Name pronounced don-TREL HIL-yardt…Native of Baton Rouge, La…Attended Scotlandville Magnety High School (Baton Rouge, La.)…Majored in digital design.
Fred Lauina –Played 45 career games at Oregon State…Has seen game action at both guard spots…Redshirted in 2013…Last name pronounced lau-EE-nah…Native of Nuuuli, American Samoa…Attended Tafuna High School (Tafuna', American Samoa)… Son of Faleupolu and Toetu Lauina…Majored in sociology.
Montrel Meander –Transferred to Grambling State in 2016 after a stint at Texas…Played in all 13 games as a senior in 2017, Totaling 49 tackles, two interceptions and two pass breakups…Native of Amarillo, Texas…Attended Palo Duro High School (Amarillo, Texas)…Son of Alecia Meander.
Da'Mari Scott –Played in 41 games at Fresno State, catching 60 passes for 832 yards and five touchdowns…Returned 69 kickoffs for 1,470 yards…As a senior last year, caught a career-high 26 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown…Added seven kick returns for 170 yards…Redshirted in 2016…As a junior in 2015, Started nine of 11 games and totaled 24 receptions for a career-best 364 yards…Added a career-high three receiving scores…Returned 26 kickoffs for 579 yards, both career highs…Played in a career-high 14 games (one start) in his sophomore season in 2014…Finished the year with eight catches for 214 yards and one touchdown…Returned 16 kickoffs for 329 yards…Played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2013, contributing mostly on special teams…Returned 20 kickoffs for 392 yards…Native of Muskegon Heights, Mich…Attended Cathedral High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)…Son of the late Donna Covington and Darreco Scott…Majored in business.
Trenton Thompson –As a junior last season, registered 38 tackles in 13 games played…Saw the field in 13 games with seven starts as a sophomore in 2016…Led the team's interior linemen with 56 tackles and five sacks…Named the overall MVP and Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. TCU…Played in 12 games with six starts as a freshman in 2015, totaling 25 tackles and a half-sack…Given name is Trenton Charles Thompson…Native of Albany, Ga…Attended Westover High School (Albany, Ga.)…Majored in fashion merchandising.
Derrick Willies –Transferred to Texas Tech from Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, Texas) in 2016, playing in 15 games with nine starts as a Red Raider…Tallied 36 receptions for 592 yards and five scores…As a senior in 2017, appeared in seven games with five starts and caught 18 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns…Played in eight games with four starts as a junior in 2016, recording 288 receiving yards and two touchdowns off 18 catches…At Trinity Valley as a sophomore in 2015, caught 49 passes for 1,115 yards and 14 touchdowns…Led the nation in yards per reception (23.6) and ranked among national leaders in receiving yards (No. 3, 1,115), yards receiving per game (No. 4, 115.5) and touchdown catches (No. 5, 14)...Named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America first team and was an All-Conference wide receiver…Transferred to Trinity Valley after playing his redshirt freshman season at Iowa in 2014, recording four receptions for 71 yards and a score in five games…Redshirted in 2013…Native of San Bernadino, Calif…Attended Rock Island High School (Rock Island, Ill.)… Son of Derrick and Mandie Willies…Majored in human sciences.