April 21, 1999
Seven members of the 1998 UCLA football team have signed free agent contracts with National Football League teams.
Tight end Mike Grieb, place kicker/punter Chris Sailer and fullback Craig Walendy signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo signed with the Atlanta Falcons, safety Tod McBride signed with the Seattle Seahawks, offensive guard Andy Meyers signed with the Buffalo Bills and tight end Ryan Neufeld signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
In last weekends NFL Draft, quarterback Cade McNown was selected in the first round (No. 12) by the Chicago Bears, offensive tackle Kris Farris was selected in the third round (No. 74) by the Pittsbrugh Steelers and safety Larry Atkins was selected in the third round (No. 84) by the Kansas City Chiefs.