May 1, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown University wide receiver Paul Raymond (Miami, FL) has signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets of the National Football League. Raymond will attend the Jets' Rookie Mini-Camp. In addition, senior Jose Yearwood (Spring Hill, FL) has been invited to attend the Kansas City Chiefs' upcoming mini-camp.
A Sports Network All-American, Raymond, excelled in the Hula Bowl, and was a second team All-Ivy selection in 2007. He finished sixth in career receiving yards (1,800 yards) at Brown and sixth in career receptions with 116 catches. In 2007, Raymond ranked second in the Ivy League and ninth in the nation with 97.8 receiving yards per game. His 978 receiving yards rank eighth in the Brown record book.
Raymond registered the best day of his career against URI, making six receptions for 221 yards, the fourth best receiving day (receiving yards) in the Brown record book. Raymond also returned five kickoffs 102 yards vs. URI, giving him 323 all-purpose yards, fifth-best in Ivy League history and the highest total since 1991.
Yearwood was Brown's starting safety, making 57 total tackles, sixth best on the Bears' squad, and picking off three passes. Yearwood had a big game against Yale, making a season high 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles. He picked off passes against Duquesne, Dartmouth and Columbia. Yearwood was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection as a junior after making 66 total hits.