After eight UCLA Bruins were picked in the NFL Draft, two more agreed to sign as undrafted free agents. Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn agreed to a deal with the Houston Texans and center Jake Brendel will head to Texas as well, signing with the Dallas Cowboys.
Fairbairn was the 2015 Lou Groza Award winner as the most outstanding place kicker in the nation. He is the Pac-12’s all-time leading scorer and finished his UCLA career with a streak of 41 consecutive made field goals from inside 35 yards. He was a consensus first-team All-American and set the UCLA record for longest field goal at 60 yards, which was also a record for the longest ever in a conference game.
Brendel was the three-time captain for the Bruins and graduated as the school’s all-time leader in game started (52).
Can’t wait to get to work with the Dallas Cowboys! #CowboysNation
— Jake Brendel (@jakebrendel) May 1, 2016
Congratulations to longtime CSK Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn who has singed with the Houston Texans! #TeamSailer #NFL pic.twitter.com/I9nYqz7qge
— Chris Sailer Kicking (@Chris_Sailer) April 30, 2016