Six More Rebels Headed To NFL Camps

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ja-Mes Logan (photo by Joshua McCoy)

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ja-Mes Logan (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 13, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Ole Miss players keep getting calls from NFL teams with the opportunity to pursue their professional football dreams.

Wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan is signing a rookie free agent deal with the New England Patriots, while punter Tyler Campbell (Chicago Bears), linebacker Mike Marry (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), kicker Andrew Ritter (Patriots), center Evan Swindall (Seattle Seahawks) and defensive end Cameron Whigham (Bears) have been invited to mini-camps.

These six join Donte Moncrief, who was picked Friday in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, and free-agent signees Pierce Burton (Minnesota Vikings), Emmanuel McCray (St. Louis Rams) and Jeff Scott (Cincinnati Bengals).

Logan was a consistent producer throughout his Ole Miss career, finishing tied for seventh in school history with 136 receptions and 12th with 1,734 receiving yards. The Houston, Texas native played in the East-West Shrine Game after his senior season.

Campbell is one of the only four-year starting punters in school history. A Little Rock, Arkansas native, he was a two-time All-SEC pick and the 2010 NCAA statistical punting champion. He ended his career with the second-best punting average in school history (44.6) and played in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Marry, from Clearwater, Florida, was a three-year starter at Mike linebacker for the Rebels. He was the 2013 Chucky Mullins Courage Award recipient and played in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl following his senior season.

Ritter was a four-year kickoff specialist who also took over placekicking duties as a senior this past year. The Jackson, Mississippi native will forever be known for his game-winning 41-yarder to upset No. 6 LSU at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He made 16 of 24 field goals and 42 of 45 PATs.

Swindall started 33 consecutive games at center to finish his Rebel career. He helped block for two fo the top three season in Ole Miss history in terms of total yardage. The LaFayette, Georgia product was selected to play in the 2014 College All-Star Bowl.

Whigham played in 41 games with 19 starts at defensive end for the Red and Blue. The Snellville, Georgia native racked up 4.0 career sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks and 4.5 TFLs as a senior.

This group adds to a rich tradition of Ole Miss talent in the NFL, including 280 draft picks and 19 first-round selections. Last year, there were 23 Rebels in the league, with three Pro Bowlers, two All-Pro selections, 13 full-time starters and several more who made appearances in their teams' starting lineups.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more

    • Football Signees Report for Summer Classes

      Friday, May 29, 2015 - Football

      Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more

    • Six Rebels Among Inaugural Scott County HOF Class

      Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Athletics

      Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more