The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie offensive tackle Eben Britton to a contract. Britton was the club's second-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the 39th pick overall and seventh offensive lineman selected. First-round pick Eugene Monroe is the only remaining player unsigned. The Jaguars report to training camp today with the first practice scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Britton, 6-6, 310, was a three-year starter at Arizona and has the ability to play both left tackle and right tackle as well as guard. He declared for the draft following his junior season after redshirting as a freshman. In 37 career games, he registered 289 knockdowns, 34 downfield blocks and 43 touchdown-resulting blocks. He started 24 games at right tackle and the final 13 games at left tackle.
In 2008, Britton switched to left tackle and earned first-team All-Pac 10 honors. He registered a school single-season record 125 knockdowns with 17 touchdown-resulting blocks. He was a third-team All-America selection and All-Pac 10 first-team selection as a sophomore and earned first-team Freshman All-America honors as a freshman.
A native of Burbank, Calif., Britton attended John Burroughs High School where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was a four-time Honor Roll student and Scholar-Athlete Award winner.