San Diego, California - San Diego Chargers first-round selection cornerback Jason Verrett signed a four-year contract with the team today. Now all six of the team’s 2014 draft selections are under contract.
The Chargers drafted Verrett with the 25th overall pick after the cornerback produced three standout seasons at Texas Christian University. The 5-10, 189-pound athlete recorded 160 tackles, 41 passes defensed and nine interceptions during his time in Fort Worth. In 2013, Verrett posted 39 tackles, 14 passes defensed, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble. As a result, he was named a second-team All-America selection, first-team All-Big 12 pick, co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the nation.