TRIO OF COUGS GOING TO NFL

ALEX: NFL bound

WASHINGTON STATE's dawg-slaying quarterback, Alex Brink, was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans, today. The second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference QB in 2007 was the 223rd pick overall and the lone Cougar to be selected.

Brink will be one of five quarterbacks on the Texans' roster when he reports to the team's mini-camp in two weeks.

The draft was barely wrapped-up, however, when one of Brink's favorite targets, receiver Michael Bumpus, agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent.


Bump is a Seahawk

Bumpus grabbed 70 catches -- second-most in the Pac-10 and was named honorable mention all-conference in 2007, capping an honor-filled career for him. He was second-team all-conference in 2006 and in 2004 and honorable mention in 2005.

Elsewhere, the Minnesota Vikings announced free agent terms had been reached with Cougar safety Husain Abdullah, projected by most draft gurus as the only other Wazzu player--along with Brink-- to be a potential late-round selection.


Husain is a Viking

Abduallah joins former secondary teammate Eric Frampton at Minnesota. In addition, his brother, and former Coug, Hamza, is the starting strong safety for the Denver Broncos.

Brink's selection keeps the WSU streak of having at least player drafted going at 14 years. No Cougs were selected in 1994, but five players signed as free agents with NFL Clubs.

Two more Cougs--tackle Bobby Byrd and TE/FB Jed Collins--will likely sign with NFL clubs in the next 24 hours.

Stay tuned to CF.C for continuing coverage of Cougar free agent signings.

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