Three Bruins Sign Free Agent Contracts

April 27, 2003

Three members of the 2002 UCLA football team signed free agent contracts with National Football League teams on Sunday following the conclusion of the NFL Draft.

On Saturday afternoon, both tight end Mike Seidman and cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr. were selected in the third round by the Carolina Panthers.

On Sunday, offensive tackle Mike Saffer signed with the Atlanta Falcons and both punter/place kicker Nate Fikse and linebacker Marcus Reese signed with the San Francisco 49ers.

Other players are expected to conclude deals in the next few days.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA