Ravens officially sign undrafted rookie free agents Hector and Rechsteiner
The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed undrafted rookie free agents Jeff Hector and Bronson Rechsteiner. Hector is a cornerback out of Redlands. Rechsteiner made news right after the draft for agreeing to terms with the Ravens. Rechsteiner is a fullback out of Kennesaw state.
Rechsteiner is a very interesting signing, the Ravens have a Pro Bowl fullback in Patrick Ricard. Ricard is a two-way player that also plays defense. Rechsteiner is a talented fullback who would be more effected in the run and pass game than Ricard.
Ricard, while great is more of a pure blocking fullback and rarely carries the ball. Ricard signed an extension with the Ravens late in the 2019 season so he is not going anywhere.
Rechsteiner is likely a depth signing for camp and a potential practice squad player. The Ravens coaching staff and front office have to be at least intrigued by the thought of having a play making fullback.
Here is the Ravens press release.
RAVENS SIGN TWO ROOKIE FREE AGENTS The Baltimore Ravens on Friday signed two rookie free agents, executive vice president and general manager Eric DeCosta announced.
JEFF HECTOR Cornerback – Redlands 6-0, 175 •
Appeared in 20 career games (11 starts) over a two-year collegiate career at Redlands, where he totaled 47 tackles (31 solo), 1 TFL, 2 sacks, 8 INTs and 14 PD…Originally began his collegiate career at Los Angeles Southwest College •
Registered 35 tackles (27 solo), 2 TFL, 1 sack and a Division III-high 8 INTs, including 3 INT-TDs, in his outstanding senior campaign…Added 2 FFs and 11 PD…Played a major role in sending the Bulldogs to the NCAA Championships for the ninth time in their Division III history…Led a stingy defense that finished second in Division III in turnover margin (+27), third in rushing defense (52.7 ypg) and 11th in total defense (254.1 ypg)
BRONSON RECHSTEINER Fullback – Kennesaw State 5-10, 223 •
Appeared in 48 games (11 starts) at Kennesaw State, recording 1,496 rushing yards and 9 TDs on 244 carries (6.1 avg.)…Also posted 12 receptions for 189 yards, en route to helping the Owls capture two Big South Conference championships (2017-18) •
Originally joined KSU as a LB his true freshman year (2016), recording 13 career tackles (11 solo), before moving to RB in his sophomore campaign (2017) •
In 2019, earned All-American honors by HERO Sports and second-team All-Big South accolades after registering 909 rushing yards and 7 TDs on 112 carries (8.1 avg.)…KSU produced the FCS’ No. 1 rushing attack (342.4 ypg)…Also had 8 receptions for 101 yards…Had one career pass attempt, a 60-yard TD strike vs. Monmouth…Rushed for a school-record 221 yards on 10 attempts (22.1 ypc), including an 85-yard TD run, at Missouri State