CFL Star Seeks to Make Eagles Roster
In January, the Philadelphia Eagles signed 24 year old RB Martell Mallett. Mallett hopes he can reproduce his success in the CFL to the NFL. Mallett has had a long journey to get to the NFL. After coming out of college. he couldn’t get an invitation to any NFL training camps so he decided to play in the CFL.
It was in the CFL where Mallett caught the eyes of NFL scouts. He rushed for 1200 yards, caught 43 passes and scored 8 touchdowns playing in the spread offense of the British Columbia Lions. This offseason he worked out for the Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams and eventually signed with Philadelphia.”The Eagles were the best fit for me”, Mallett told reporters.
Mallett has a good outlook on his long road to get to the NFL, “All my life has been a journey. I just gotta fight through everything. It’s been a good experience; I learn a lot from my experiences. I’m glad to have obstacles in my way, help me get stronger.”
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff product totaled nearly 2900 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns during his college career. Mallett is very confident in his ability on the field. “I can do it all”, he told reporters yesterday. His pass catching abilities should help him land a spot on the Eagles final roster for 2010.