Lester Jean is FAU's third all time receiving leader
July 26, 2011
Two Florida Atlantic University football players signed contracts as undrafted free agents with an NFL team, the free agency signing period began at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Lester Jean and Michael Lockley who have signed, both played for FAU last season and were big contributors to the program.
Coming out of Miami, FL, wide receiver Lester Jean signed with the Houston Texans. Jean is the third all time receiving leader for FAU. Over his four years he played in 50 games with 146 receptions, 1,992 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2010 alone Jean hauled in 64 catches for a total of 988 yards and had a career long touchdown reception for 80 yards.
Michael Lockley is a linebacker from Orlando, FL who led the team his senior year in tackles. Lockley played in all 12 games for the Owls and recorded 120 total tackles on the 2010 season. He also recorded two sacks, two forced fumbles and four blocked kicks in his final season at FAU. Lockley signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lockley and Jean will look to compete for positions on the two teams. The former Owls will have to battle for spots when the teams reduce their roster size twice before the regular season begins. NFL teams will reduce numbers from 90 to 75 on August 30 and then from 75 players to 53 players by September 3.