April 29, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Missouri State running back Chris Douglas (Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.) has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills to report as an undrafted free agent when its rookie camp opens on May 10.
Douglas completed his undergraduate degree at MSU in December on the heels of a respectable senior season. He started four times and had 146 carries for 511 yards and three touchdowns during the 2011 campaign. He also tallied 11 receptions for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
For his 33-game career, he finished 13th on MSU's career rushing list with 1,887 yards on 370 carries for 18 touchdowns.
In 2010, he started just once, but earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention honors and finished sixth in the MVFC and 27th nationally in rushing yards per game (95.55). He was second among all FCS players in yards per carry (minimum 150 attempts) with 6.9 yards per touch and ranked 59th nationally in all-purpose yards (108.45) and 51st in scoring (6.55).
In one of his most memorable outings at Missouri State, Douglas carried 10 times for career-high 191 yards, 238 all-purpose yards and scored a pair of TDs at Murray State on Oct. 9, 2010. He had a 97-yard touchdown run in that game and earned CFPA National RB of the Week and MSU Player of the Week honors.
Fellow MSU senior Jermaine Saffold (WR, Grandview, Mo.) announced Saturday that he signed a free agent agreement with the Cleveland Browns.
Despite losing Douglas and Saffold, Missouri State will return 24 players this fall with starting experience from last season and 36 lettermen in all. MSU will begin the 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 at Kansas State and will have five home games on slate this fall, including the Sept. 15 home opener against Murray State under the lights at Plaster Field.
Season ticket information is available now by calling (417) 836-7678 or visiting the Chevy Pickup Window at JQH Arena during regular office hours.