Posted Apr 25, 2010

Joplin, MO native Andrew Lewis (OL - Oklahoma State) is part of the 11 signees

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has signed 11 rookie free agents: DL Garrett Brown, LB Justin Cole, TE T.C. Drake, OL Tyler Eastman, WR Rich Gunnell, WR Jeremy Horne-Murdock, OL Lemuel Jeanpierre, LB Michael Johnson, RB Tervaris Johnson, OL Nick Landry, OL Andrew Lewis.

Brown (6-1, 309) played in 47 games (33 starts) at Minnesota, compiling 99 tackles (67 solo), 12.5 behind the line and 5.0 sacks. He was an all-county performer at Fairfield College Prep in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Cole (6-3, 242) played in 49 games (42 starts) at San Jose State, posting 193 tackles (84 solo), 30.5 stops for loss, 13.0 sacks, one INT, nine passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. The Pasadena, California native was named all-league at Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California.

Drake (6-4, 248) appeared in 49 games (19 starts) at Kentucky, catching 20 passes for 281 yards (14.1 avg.) with one TD. The Bardstown, Kentucky native spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy after prepping at Nelson County High School in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Eastman (6-5, 310) appeared in 33 games with 24 starts, including opening all 11 games as a senior at Maine. He was named the high school athlete of the year at Old Town High School in Old Town, Maine.

Gunnell (5-11, 197) appeared in 47 games (28 starts) at Boston College, catching 181 passes for a school-record 2,459 yards (13.6 avg.) with 18 TDs. The East Windsor, New Jersey native prepped at Notre Dame High School Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Horne-Murdock (6-2, 193) saw duty in 43 games (20 starts) at Massachusetts, recording 84 receptions for 1,338 yards (15.9 avg.) with 11 TDs and 55 kickoff returns for 922 yards (16.8 avg.). The Albany, New York native played at Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York.

Jeanpierre (6-3, 301) appeared in 36 games (21 starts) at South Carolina. The Orlando, Florida native earned all-state honors as a prep standout at Timber Creek High School.

M. Johnson (6-0, 254) played in 49 games (44 starts) at North Alabama, registering 365 tackles (172 solo), 31.5 stops for loss, 8.5 sacks, five INTs, nine passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and six forced fumbles. The Panama City, Florida native played both running back and defensive end at Bay High School.

T. Johnson (6-2, 248) appeared in 48 games (seven starts), catching eight passes for 94 yards (11.8 avg.) with two TDs at Miami. The Miami, Florida native was a three-year starter as a safety, tight end and wide receiver at Monsignor Pace High School in Opa Locka, Florida.

Landry (6-5, 291) played in 40 games (20 starts) at Tulane. He was a first-team all-district selection at Westbrook High School in Beaumont, Texas.

Lewis (6-4, 298) played in 50 games and started his final 37 contests at Oklahoma State to end his collegiate career. The Joplin, Missouri native was a two-way performer at Joplin High School.


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