Former CSU-Pueblo wide receiver, Augustine Agyei (Sr., Aurora, Colo.), has received an invite to the Cincinnati Bengals' rookie minicamp this weekend, playing for a spot on the Bengals' roster.
Agyei, who was an all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection with the ThunderWolves in 2009, led the ThunderWolves in receiving, broke all-time school records in kick return yardage and accumulated the third-most all-purpose yards in a single season with 1,261 yards in 2009.
Agyei has been a fashionable pro prospect since showing off his raw physical skills at a Pro Day at the United States Air Force Academy, logging a 4.42 40-yard dash, a nearly 11-foot broad jump, and a 6.6 in three-cone drills, all of which were among the best results of any Division II athlete in skills tests this offseason.
He will compete in the three-day minicamp, which kicks off Friday, for a spot in the Bengals' summer training camp. Cincinnati currently has nine wide receivers on its roster, including Pro Bowler, Chad Ochocinco, and drafted two receivers, as well, in Texas receiver Jordan Shipley and Kansas receiver, Dezmon Briscoe.
"I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to pursue my dream," Agyei said. "I'm ready to get after it and prove what I can do."
Agyei becomes the 20th CSU-Pueblo football alum to get at least a tryout with an NFL team and the first since the program was restarted in 2008 to get such an opportunity. Of the 20 CSU-Pueblo alums in the NFL, three had been drafted (Frank Grant - Washington, 1972; Glen Printers - San Diego, 1975; Herman Heard - Kansas City, 1983), and five have played in at least one NFL game (Grant, Heard, Dan DeRose, John Trahan and Joe Taibi, the latter three of which played as a replacement player during the strike-shortened 1987 season).