Former Rams Quarterback Signed by Buffalo Bills
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Former Fordham University quarterback Kevin Eakin was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Eakin, who was cut last week after spending the summer in the Bills’ preseason camp, joins the Bills after spending the spring with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa, helping the team advance to the World Bowl last June. On the year, he threw for 353 yards and two scores.
The appearance in Europe marked Eakin’s second tenure with the Galaxy, as he also played for the team in 2005, leading that squad to a World Bowl appearance. In 2005, Eakin completed 105 of 180 passes for 1,299 yards and 11 touchdowns for an 89.6 quarterback rating, the second best rating among quarterbacks in NFL Europe that season.
Last year Eakin was a final cut of the New York Jets and he signed on as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League. Eakin, a 2004 Fordham graduate, is the most prolific passer in Fordham history. A two-time First Team All-Patriot League pick, Eakin completed 247 of 407 passes for 3,072 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior in 2003, setting school single season records for most completions and passing yardage. He also led the Patriot League in passing yards/game and was second in total offense.
Over his career, Eakin threw for a school and Patriot League-record 6,112 yards and 45 touchdowns. He completed 486 of 790 passes, both second best all-time, for the 6,112 yards. His completion percentage of 61.5% is also a school record, and he threw for over 200 yards 19 times in 25 career starts as well as surpassing the 300-yard mark five times. Eakin’s career record as a starter was 19-6.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.