Six Bruins Begin NFL Careers

April 25, 2004

Four members of the 2003 UCLA football team were selected during this weekend's National Football League draft and two other players have signed free agent contracts.

On Saturday, cornerback Matt Ware was the first Bruin selected going to the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round (89th selection).

On Sunday, linebacker Brandon Chillar, the Pac-10's leading tackler in 2003, was chosen in the fourth round (selection 130) by the St. Louis Rams. Defensive end Dave Ball, the ABC-Chevrolet National Defensive Player of the Year and the national co-leader in quarterback sacks (16.5), was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick of the fifth round (133 overall). Six picks later (No. 139), the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Rodney Leisle.

Following the conclusion of the draft, defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins while defensive end Mat Ball signed a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS