Cody Pearcy didn’t become the first Huntingdon football player picked in the NFL Draft on Saturday. But he did become the first Hawk to sign with an NFL team.
Within minutes after the completion of the draft, Pearcy’s phone began ringing and free-agent offers began coming in. After considering his choices and talking it over with his family and agent, Pearcy signed a priority free-agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Pearcy is the first Huntingdon football player to sign with a NFL team.
“I’m just truly thankful and blessed,” Pearcy said by phone from his home Saturday night. “I’m still trying to take it all in. I’m trying to let it sink in that I just signed a contract with a NFL team.”
Pearcy will report to the Falcons’ rookie mini-camp in May. According to the Falcons’ website, rookie mini-camp will be May 11-13.
“I’m excited for myself and for Huntingdon,” Pearcy said.