VCU’s Mo Alie-Cox signs pro football contract with Indianapolis Colts

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VCU may not have a football team, but that didn’t stop graduating forward Mo Alie-Cox from signing a deal with the Indianapolis Colts today.

The A-10 All-Defensive team selection worked out for 30 teams in Richmond last week, then followed that up with several individual workouts around the country including one with the Indianapolis Colts that ultimately proved to be the right fit for the 6’6 260 big man.

Being five years removed from high school, Alie-Cox was technically draft eligible for the NFL’s 2016 Draft, making him a free agent and immediately eligible to sign with an interested NFL team. He’ll join a Colts team with one basketball to football convert already, joining former Miami Hurricanes hooper, Erik Swoope.

Alie-Cox becomes the second Ram to sign an NFL contract with a pro team. In 2007 former guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa signed with the NY Jets before being cut from the team after trying to make it as an undrafted free agent.

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Mat Shelton-Eide has been involved in college athletics since 2007, starting as a co-founder of VCURamNation.com where he covered the Rams all the way to Houston as the one-time CAA darling shocked the hoops world with a historic run to the Final 4. He has worked within two Atlantic 10 athletic departments, first as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department during the '09-'10 basketball season, then after receiving his M.Ed. from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership, as a ticketing and marketing intern in the University of Richmond's athletic department during the inaugural season of Richmond's Robins Stadium, months before the Spiders 2011 Sweet 16 run.

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