April 28th, 2008

Jamar Brittingham Signs With the Atlanta Falcons


BLOOMSBURG- Former Bloomsburg University running back Jamar Brittingham has signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

Brittingham is the all-time leading rusher and scorer in school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history, ending his career with 5,689 yards rushing yards, 516 points scored and 6,867 all-purpose yards.

Brittingham was one of nine national finalists for the Harlon Hill Award as the nation's top Division II player last season and finished third in the balloting following the 2005 season. He was the 2007 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year twice during his college career. He was named to the 2007 Daktronics Division II Football All-Northeast Region first team and earned first team All-PSAC East honors after finishing his senior season with 1,435 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns. He led the PSAC in rushing yards; rushing yards per game; touchdowns scored with 23; points with 142 (2, two-point conversions); and in all-purpose yards with 1,853. He was ranked in the top 10 nationally in Division II in three categories; scoring-4th; all-purpose-8th; and rushing yards-10th; during the 2007 season.

He becomes the second Bloomsburg University football player currently signed by an NFL team, joining current New Orleans Saints offensive lineman and 2006 fourth round draft choice Jahri Evans. He is one of four undrafted players to be signed by the Falcons.