Five undrafted Huskies get NFL shot
Apr. 30—UConn football players Robert Burns, Brandon Bouyer-Randle and Jake Guidone signed NFL contracts as undrafted free agents following the conclusion of the draft.
Also, UConn's Tre Wortham and Ian Swenson received invitations to NFL rookie minicamps next month.
Burns, who signed with Chicago, played in 23 games over two seasons at UConn, rushing 86 times for 419 yards and two touchdowns. The fullback had transferred to UConn from Miami.
Bouyer-Randle, a linebacker, signed with Tampa Bay. He came to UConn after playing at Texas Tech and Michigan State and started all 13 games last season. Bouyer-Randle finished second in solo tackles (98), forced a fumble and had two interceptions. He also played in this year's Hula Bowl College All-Star Game.
Guidone, who signed with Baltimore, stepped in as the starting center after transferring from Dartmouth. He also started all 13 games.
Swenson, who wrapped up a four-year career at linebacker, will attend rookie minicamp with the Jets. Over 48 games at UConn, Swenson had 242 total tackles (14 for loss) with three sacks.
Wortham will join Burns after receiving a minicamp invite from the Bears. The cornerback started 13 games in 2022, making 75 tackles with a forced fumble and led UConn with four interceptions. Wortham was named to the New England Football Writers University Division All-New England team and played with Bouyer-Randle at the Hula Bowl.