FAYETTEVILLE – Former University of Arkansas football players Damario Ambrose, Ramon Broadway, Ray Dominguez, Wade Grayson, Anthony Leon and Van Stumon have signed free-agent deals with the National Football League lockout lifted.
Ambrose and Stumon were signed by the St. Louis Rams, while Broadway signed with the San Diego Chargers, Dominguez joined the Green Bay Packers, Grayson inked a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Leon reached an agreement with the Baltimore Ravens.
Ambrose started 21 games, including all 13 of his senior season, while appearing in 48 career games during his time at Arkansas. The defensive end from Mobile, Ala., ended his career with 88 tackles, 44 solo, 13.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. He also added 10 quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and one forced fumble. As a senior, he ranked second on the team with four quarterback hurries.
Broadway served as a team captain his final season and appeared in 45 career games with 20 starts. The cornerback from Shreveport, La., led Arkansas in pass breakups in each of his final three seasons, becoming the first Razorback to lead the team in PBUs three times. He ended his career with 165 tackles, 101 solo, and 7.0 tackles for loss. He also recorded 20 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Dominguez is reuniting with UA teammate D.J. Williams, who was drafted in the fifth round of this year’s NFL draft by the defending Super Bowl champions. Dominguez, an offensive lineman from Bainbridge, Ga., appeared in 41 games with 33 starts as a Razorback and started the final 18 games of his collegiate career. In his four seasons on the offensive line, Arkansas produced three seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher and two seasons with a 3,000-yard passer, including 2010 when the Razorbacks had a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season for the first time in school history.
Grayson appeared in 42 games with 36 starts at Arkansas, including a streak of 23 consecutive starts to end his career. The offensive guard from Harrison, Ark., started at least one game in all four years as a Razorback and helped block for three seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher and two seasons with a 3,000-yard passer, including 2010 when the Razorbacks had a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season for the first time in school history.
Leon appeared in all 26 games during his two years at Arkansas and made 14 starts. The linebacker from Miami finished his Razorback career with 85 tackles, 13.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups. In 2010, he ranked 10th in the SEC with 12.5 tackles for loss, including 4.0 TFLs in the season opener vs. Tennessee Tech, which tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in program history and were the most by a Razorback since Jamaal Anderson had 4.0 in the 2007 Capital One Bowl.
Stumon appeared in 33 games with two starts in his time at Arkansas. The fullback from North Little Rock, Ark., finished his career with four receptions for two touchdowns and two rushes for four total yards while blocking for two of the most prolific offenses in Arkansas history. In 2009, UA’s offense broke 21 individual or team records before taking down 45 in 2010.
The Chargers open their preseason schedule Aug. 11 vs. Seattle at 7 p.m. on ESPN. The Ravens play at Philadelphia and the Jaguars play at New England on the same day. The Packers play their first preseason game Aug. 13 at Cleveland, and the Rams start their preseason schedule the same day vs. Indianapolis.