Command Signs Two More with NFL Ties
KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Command assigned five more players to its 2012 roster Friday, including former University of Missouri and Cleveland Browns defensive back Carl Gettis (5-11, 200), former Chicago Bears DB Ryan Jones (5-11, 200), and former Kansas State DB Terrance Sweeney (5-9, 180).
Gettis had a preseason stint with the Browns after playing out a productive career at Mizzou. A four year starter for the Tigers, Gettis played in 54 games (2007-2010), totaling 236 career tackles and four interceptions. He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors each of his first three years and finished his senior campaign with 48 tackles, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.
Jones is another player with either Kansas or Missouri ties to find his way to the Command. Before spending time with the Bears this year, Jones played collegiately at Northwest Missouri State University. In 2009, he played a key role in Northwest Missouri's run to the 2009 NCAA Division II national title, tallying three tackles, an interception, and a returned blocked extra point for a touchdown in the title game victory over Grand Valley State. The graduate of Liberty High School (Liberty, Mo) was a second-team all-state and first-team all-conference defensive back as well as a first-team all-state, all-district, all-metro and all-conference wide receiver before graduating in 2006.
Sweeney was selected as an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2010, after playing five games for the Wildcats in 2009. Also joining the trio of defensive backs Friday were fellow Command teammates Ryan Travis (fullback, 6-2, 245), and Steven Goulet (receiver, 6-1, 200). Travis played collegiately at West Liberty University, where he was a consensus first-team Division II All-American in both 2009 and 2010. He led Division II in receptions his senior year, while also tying the Division II single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end. Travis finished his college career as the fifth leading Division II receiver of all-time. Going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Travis played with the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 preseason before signing with the Command.
Goulet played in 14 games for the University of Ohio in 2009, where he recorded 21 catches for 230 yards. After college, Goulet spent some time with the Oakland Raiders, attending its training camp earlier this year.
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