Jalen Overstreet carries the ball at the annual Texas Football Orange-White Scrimmage at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Overstreet has been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Ex-Longhorn Jalen Overstreet to be in NFL supplemental draft

Posted July 5th, 2016


Sam Houston State running back Jalen Overstreet, a former Texas Longhorn, is one of six players declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft July 14.

Overstreet was the Bearkats’ No. 2 rusher last year with 821 yards, and he scored seven touchdowns as a redshirt junior for a Sam Houston squad that reached the FCS semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons.

But Overstreet’s position in the program was tenuous after a third run-in with the law in seven months.


Overstreet, a former three-star recruit from Tatum, was indicted in May by a Walker County grand jury on a Texas state jail felony charge of credit or debit card abuse. He allegedly used a woman’s debit card number to purchase food four times in January.

Previously, Overstreet was suspended for one game in November after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He also was charged in March with stealing an iPad from an apartment complex in October.

Overstreet saw action with the Longhorns as a quarterback and running back in 2013, rushing 20 times for 102 yards. He scored twice against Texas A&M. He was dismissed in July 2014 for a violation of team rules.

He is not projected to be drafted.

The other five players declared eligible for the supplemental draft: Ole Miss defensive back Tee Shepard; defensive linemen Ra’Zahn Howard of Purdue and Cameron Walton of Concordia, Alabama; wide receiver Rashaun Simonese of Calgary, Alberta, and Virginia Tech long snapper Eddie D’Antuono.

Any team taking one of these players would forfeit a matching pick in the 2017 draft.

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