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Published: Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 5:51 PM
By: David Jablonski
DAYTON — Two former Dayton Flyers have signed as non-drafted free agents and been invited to NFL minicamps.
Punter Sean Smith, a four-time All-Pioneer Football League selection, signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He set a school and league record by averaging 42.5 yards per punt in his career.
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Long snapper Matt Tunnacliffe, a Fenwick High School graduate who was a three-year starter and all-league first-team selection as a senior at Dayton, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In the last six years, five Flyers have signed as non-drafted free agents. This is the first time since Dayton became a non-scholarship program in 1977, it has had two players sign with NFL teams.
Dayton cornerback Christian Searles earned an invitation to Washington Redskins rookie minicamp in 2018.
Sean Smith is heading to minicamp with the Baltimore Ravens!— Dayton Football (@DaytonFootball) April 28, 2019
Smith was a four-time First Team All-PFL punter and hold the Dayton record in all major statistical punting categories! #GOTGRIT🛩 pic.twitter.com/Lv80sIGK0G
WR/LS Matt Tunnacliffe is headed to camp with the Cincinnati Bengals as a long snapper!— Dayton Football (@DaytonFootball) April 29, 2019
Tunnacliffe grew up in West Chester, Ohio just 20 miles north of Paul Brown Stadium! #GOTGRIT🛩️ pic.twitter.com/pRm6aKjZye