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Four Blue Raiders headed to NFL

Carmichael, Honeycutt, Perry, and Udell are all taking their game to the NFL

April 29, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Middle Tennessee football players Patrick Honeycutt, Brandon Perry, Danny Carmichael, and Marcus Udell have signed free agent deals with NFL teams. Honeycutt will be joining the Denver Broncos, Perry is continuing his play with the St. Louis Rams, and Carmichael and Udell will be heading to the Seattle Seahawks.

Honeycutt, a permanent team captain in 2009, finished his career ranked fourth on the all-time list in receptions and ninth in receiving yardage. In 2009, the Pelham, Ala., native led the team in receptions with 37 to go with a career-best four touchdowns.

Perry, a second team All-Sun Belt pick by Phil Steele, started all 13 games last year and turned in a career-high 23 tackles, 6.0 TFLs, two sacks, two pass breakups, and a blocked kick. One of four team captains, Perry added three tackles and a TFL in the New Orleans Bowl win over Southern Miss.

Carmichael, who will be used as an H-Back with the Seahawks, was a second team all-conference pick as a linebacker in 2009. Carmichael was second on the team with 94 tackles and set career highs in tackles for loss (12.5), sacks (6.5), and forced fumbles (6). The Woodstock, Ga., product ranked second nationally in forced fumbles and 16th in quarterback sacks.

Udell, a two-year player for the Blue Raiders, earned first team all-conference honors in 2009 after turning in a conference-best seven interceptions.

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