Former Coastal Carolina tight end Jamie Childers has agreed to a three year deal with the Saint Louis Rams. The undrafted free agent signed the deal on Wednesday morning, according to his agents Justin and Joel Turner. Childers was lined up for tryouts with the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants, but will now try and make the Rams roster.
Childers came to Coastal Carolina as a quarterback out of Wando High School and added tight end duties in his junior and senior campaigns. Childers had 11 catches for 233 yards and 3 TD's in his senior season, but missed four games due to injury and also played quarterback in 2011.
Five former Coastal Carolina players have played in an NFL game. A sixth, defensive back Josh Norman, was a 5th round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2012 NFL Draft. Childers will try and make the Rams roster via the undrafted free agent route, something that has been accomplished by two former CCU players - Mike Tolbert (SD Chargers/Carolina Panthers) and Quinton Teal (Carolina Panthers/SD Chargers).