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Packers Pick Up 11 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

GREEN BAY (WAOW) - Prior to their Rookie Orientation Camp this weekend, the Green Bay Packers signed 11 rookie free agents. The additions were announced Friday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

Noah Shepard, 23, was a four-year starter for the Coyotes. He finished his career as the most decorated passer in South Dakota history with school records in passing yards (8,936), passing touchdowns (77) and total offense (11,133). His 36 rushing touchdowns ranks second in school history.  

Chastin West, 22, produced more than 2,000 all-purpose yards in three seasons for the Bulldogs. In 36 career games, he finished with 79 catches for 1,008 yards (12.8 avg.) and six scores. He added three return touchdowns in his career – two on punt returns and one on a kickoff return. 

Sam Shields, 23, played in 48 career games for the Hurricanes in his four seasons. He spent the first three seasons (2006-08) at wide receiver before moving to cornerback in 2009, where he started 10 of 12 games. Voted UM's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008, he earned the team's Most Improved Player Award this past season.  

Quinn Porter, 24, earned Division II honorable mention All-America honors as a senior in 2009. He led the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in both rushing yards (1,247) and all-purpose yards (1,726), and finished second in scoring with 11 touchdowns.  

Frank Zombo, 23, was a four-year letterwinner for the Chippewas and earned first-team All-Mid American Conference honors in his final two seasons. He appeared in 55 career games and finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history with 25.5 sacks. 

Alex Joseph, 23, was a four-year letterman and team captain as a senior. An All-MAC third-team selection in 2009, he finished his career with 252 tackles (135 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three interceptions.

Tim Knicky, 22, played in 45 career games, including 40 starts, during his collegiate career. A four-time All-Southland Conference selection and three-time academic all-conference choice, he finished as the school's all-time leader in sacks with 32.5. Knicky finished with 205 career tackles, including 59.5 stops for loss. 

John Russell, 22, played in 51 games, including 29 starts, along the defensive line for the Demon Deacons. He finished his career with 137 tackles, including 20.5 for loss, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

Nick McDonald, 22, was a consensus Division II All-America selection in 2009. As a senior, he started all 15 games at left tackle and helped lead Grand Valley State to the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship Game. A four-year letterman, he started at right guard in 2008.

Chris Campbell, 23, was a four-year letterman and appeared in 32 career games, including 16 starts. He started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior in 2009, earning second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors. 

Jeff Moturi, 24, was a three-year starter for the Miners and finished his career as one of the most decorated receivers in school history. He ranks fifth in receiving yards (2,527), fourth in receptions (170) and third in TD catches (26). He had at least one reception in 36 consecutive games to close his collegiate career. 


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