The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed wide receiver Jarett Dillard, their fifth-round selection in this year's college draft, to a contract. Length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.
Dillard, 23, was the 144th player drafted overall in April following his collegiate career at Rice. He set numerous school, conference and NCAA records as he completed his career with 292 receptions for 4,138 yards and 60 touchdowns. His 60 career receiving touchdowns eclipsed the previous NCAA mark of 50 by Troy Edwards. Dillard is the only player in college football history to produce two seasons with 20 or more touchdown catches.
The 5-10, 187-pound Dillard started in 46 of his 49 college games and was the first player in his school's history to receive all-conference honors three straight seasons. As a senior last year, Dillard scored 20 touchdowns while catching 87 passes for 1,310 yards. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Dillard attended Sam Houston (Tex.) High School where he graduated first in his class and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Dillard is the third Jaguars draft choice to sign a contract, leaving six unsigned rookies. The team is scheduled to report to training camp on Aug. 2.