Matthew McGavic May 1, 2023 9:28 AM EDT (Louisville Report)
After going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft, Louisville wide receiver Tyler Hudson has signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Los Angeles Rams. the program announced Monday.
Hudson was one of 13 former Cardinals to go undrafted this year, and is the fourth former Cardinal to sign an undrafted free agent deal. He follows quarterback Malik Cunningham, offensive tackle Trevor Reid and running back Tiyon Evans – the latter which also inked a UDFA deal with the Rams. Three Louisville players were selected in this year’s draft.
The 6-foot-2, 197-pound receiver joined the program over the offseason as a transfer from Central Arkansas, and was arguably Louisville’s top offensive player during the 2022 season. He finished the season with 69 receptions for 1,034 yards, becoming only the seventh player in Louisville history to have a 1,000-yard receiving season, and the first since Tutu Atwell in 2019. Hudson also finished the season with a pair of touchdown receptions.
Hudson joined the Cardinals as one of the top players at the FCS level. He was named a Second Team AP FCS All-American in 2021 after logging 62 receptions for 1,242 yards and eight touchdowns, with the yardage mark setting a Central Arkansas record and ranking fourth in all of FCS.
In just three years and 33 games with the Bears, the Spring, Tex. native tallied 167 receptions for 3,062 yards and 27 touchdowns. He had 14 100-yard games during his Central Arkansas career, including five in 2021 and an insane 251-yard performance against Eastern Kentucky.