EDISON, NJ – Not all college football players make it to the NFL draft and appear on ESPN, but some college players make it to the NFL just the same as undrafted free agents.
Former Bishop Ahr High School and Northwestern University offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile of Edison was signed to the Indianapolis Colts and reports Thursday to the team's rookie minicamp.
Vitabile was one of 14 undrafted free agents to sign with the Colts and the lone offensive lineman among the undrafted group,
At 6' 3" and 310 pounds, Vitabile started all 50 games he played in during his four years at Northwestern. Vitabile helped running back Justin Jackson rush for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a two-time team captain and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors twice. In 2014, he was also a Rimington Trophy candidate, which is given to the nation’s top center annually. In 2013, Vitabile helped the Wildcats average 172.4 rushing yards per game. He was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Vitabile signed on as center for the Colts and joins fellow Edison native in the NFL, Jeremy Zuttah, who also plays center for the Ravens.