Friday, July 29, 2011

Eagles officially announce the signing of Locke along with WR Carlos

Derrick Locke
The Eagles have announced they have signed rookie free agents WR Keith Carlos and RB Derrick Locke.

A two-year letterman at Purdue, Carlos (6-1, 193) moved from wide receiver to running back as a senior and went on to rush for 314 yards and two touchdowns. He appeared in nine games as a junior in 2009, catching 21 passes for 242 yards and one touchdown. Prior to Purdue, the 23-year-old played at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, earning second-team all-conference honors after posting 26 receptions for 459 yards and four touchdowns. He attended Bridgeport High School (CT), garnering first-team, all-state accolades as a senior.

Locke (5-9, 190) amassed 2,618 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns while posting 95 receptions for 883 yards and three touchdowns in his four-year career at Kentucky. Despite missing four games to injury as a senior in 2010, he rushed for 887 yards and ten scores while averaging 26.3 yards on kickoff returns. Locke earned second-team All-SEC honors as a junior in 2009 after ranking sixth in the conference with 903 yards on the ground. In addition, he was named the team’s Most Outstanding First Year Player as a freshman after leading the team with five rushing touchdowns and ranking second in rushing yards (521). The Oklahoma City, OK, native attended Hugo High School, where he was named the Most Valuable Player of Oklahoma Class AAA as a senior.

Locke originally signed with Minnesota but failed his physical there.

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