Brock Jensen Joins Turner in Miami, Shepherd, Williams Sign
Former NDSU Bison quarterback Brock Jensen has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins. The three time NCAA FCS National Champion will join his former teammate Billy Turner, who was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Jensen tells Valley News Live Sports that the Dolphins had always shown a genuine interest him. They told him they were not looking to draft a quarterback and were only interested in taking on one in free agency.
"I'm just lucky enough to be that one," Jensen said on the phone with Valley News Live Sports Director Jamal Spencer and reporter Beth Hoole.
Jensen is the winningest quarterback in FCS history with 48 wins and led North Dakota State to three National Championships. His resume of work includes a 47-5 record as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback in Bison history. He also holds records at NDSU in : attempts, completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.
Jensen says he is excited to join Turner in South Beach and is glad he won't be far from his "blind side."
"I don't like to get too far from him," Jensen laughed when talking about Turner. Not surprising as the former Bison offensive lineman allowed no sacks his senior season.
Former NDSU defensive back Bryan Shepherd signed his own free agent contract Saturday. He will travel west to Washington to join the Redskins.
Shepherd began his college football career in Omaha, before the University of Nebraska-Omaha program was dropped. He made his move north to NDSU his sophomore year and played in 14 of 15 games.
Former Bison corner back Marcus Williams wrapped up the Saturday evening signings. After setting an NDSU record for most career interceptions (21), Williams has agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Houston Texans.
While at NDSU, Williams set an FCS record with seven interception returns for touchdown and returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdown. The Minneapolis native also holds the NDSU career record for all-purpose running with a 27.4 average.