Former Maryland football cornerback J.C. Jackson signed with the New England Patriots on Saturday as an undrafted free agent.
I can confirm former Maryland football cornerback J.C. Jackson has signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) April 29, 2018
The Immokalee, Florida, native had been projected as a mid-round pick but did not hear his name called Saturday.
Jackson took a winding road to the pros. A four-star recruit in high school, he initially played at Florida, transferred to Riverside City College after an arrest and finished his college career with two years in College Park.
The 6-foot-1, 193-pound cornerback played in 24 games, making 23 starts, for the Terps. He had 80 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass breakups and one forced fumble during his time at Maryland.