DB Jimmy Pruitt Becomes Third San Jose State Undrafted Free Agent Signee

Cleveland Wallace, III, signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.
May 17, 2016

Jimmy Pruitt, a two-time All-Mountain West honorable mention defensive back, became the third San Jose State University football player to sign a National Football League contract as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 player draft.

Undrafted and unsigned during the first wave of free agent signings the weekend of April 30, Pruitt was invited to the New Orleans Saints' rookie camp the weekend of May 13-15 and was signed to the team's 90-man off-season roster.

Pruitt joins former San Jose State cornerback Christopher Owens as defensive back candidates for the Saints in 2016. Owens completed his eighth season in the NFL after signing with New Orleans just past the midpoint of the 2015 season.

Pruitt, cornerback Cleveland Wallace, III, and long snapper Ryan DiSalvo are the three Spartans from the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl champion team to sign a NFL contract as an undrafted free agent. Running back Tyler Ervin, a fourth round pick of the Houston Texans, and offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer, the Atlanta Falcons' sixth round pick, were selected on the third day of the NFL Draft.

San Jose State University football players listed on NFL rosters (as of May 17)

Player, Pos. Team NFL Experience
Bené Benwikere, CB Carolina Panthers Two seasons
Tyler Ervin, RB Houston Texans  Rookie - 2016 fourth round draft choice
Ryan DiSalvo, LS Miami Dolphins Rookie - 2016 undrafted free agent
David Fales, QB Chicago Bears Two seasons
Duke Ihenacho, S Washington Redskins Four seasons
James Jones, WR Green Bay Packers Ten seasons
Akeem King, DB Atlanta Falcons One season
Dwight Lowery, S San Diego Chargers Eight seasons
Christopher Owens, CB New Orleans Saints Seven seasons
Jimmy Pruitt, CB New Orleans Saints Rookie -- 2016 undrafted free agent
David Quessenberry, OT Houston Texans Three seasons
Wes Schweitzer, OL Atlanta Falcons Rookie -- 2016 sixth round draft choice
Keith Smith, LB  Dallas Cowboys Two seasons
Peyton Thompson, CB Jacksonville Jaguars Two seasons
Cleveland Wallace, III, CB Houston Texans Rookie -- 2016 undrafted free agent