Kennesaw State wide receiver Justin Sumpter (15) celebrates after a touchdown in the FCS quarterfinal college football game between Kennesaw State and South Dakota State Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw.
Photo: Casey Sykes/AJC
Photo: Casey Sykes/AJC

Pair of Kennesaw State Owls receive NFL camp invites

Former Kennesaw State University wide receiver Justin Sumpter has received an invitation to the Tennessee Titans’ mini-camp.

Sumpter, a two-time All-Conference selection, becomes the second former Owl to attend an NFL camp this spring, joining Darnell Holland, who signed with the New Orleans Saints Saturday.

Sumpter, of Tyrone, ended his career as the best wide receiver in program history. He owns nearly every receiving record in program history, including receptions (111), receiving yards (1,989) and receiving touchdowns (21).

“We are excited for Justin, he’s been an unbelievable impact player for us and he’s earned this opportunity,” said head coach Brian Bohannon.

Holland, a Bowdon, Ga., native, rushed for 949 yards last year on just 80 attempts to average 11.9 yards per carry. 

“I am unbelievably excited for Darnell; he deserves this,” Bohannon said. “This is a great fit for him with the Saints and we couldn’t be happier for him.”

NFL teams bring in drafted players, as well as players signed as undrafted free agents, to rookie mini-camps for evaluations. 

Eighteen players from Georgia high schools or colleges were drafted in the NFL Draft. A few others also received mini-camp invites.

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