Former Maryland offensive line Michael Dunn has signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a rookie free agent, the team announced Friday.
A former walk-on, Dunn started 48 games in his career for the Terps at guard and tackle, earning all-Big Ten honorable mention as a junior and senior. He was considered a potential late-round draft pick but was unable to participate in pre-draft workouts after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Dunn missed Maryland’s Pro Day and didn’t get selected in the NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Bethesda, Md. native becomes the fourth Terp to sign as a UDFA this offseason, joining Alvin Hill (Cleveland Browns), Levern Jacobs (Washington Redskins) and Will Likely (New England Patriots). Likely signed earlier this month after an injury damaged his stock as well.
With Dunn’s signing, the Rams have filled out their 90-man roster. There’s still a long ways to go before Dunn is suiting up on Sundays, but he’s used to defying odds.
“Literally every step in my football life I was basically a nobody who was able to make a name for myself.” Dunn told the Glenn Clark Radio Show this spring. “I’ve already been in places where I’ve had zero expectations for me and I’ve proved everybody wrong. I’m confident enough in my abilities that I can do the same thing all over again.”