Steven_Signed EMU’s Steven Nielsen Signs With Jacksonville Jaguars

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (EMUEagles.com) — Former Eastern Michigan University offensive lineman Steven Nielsen (Dragoer, Denmark-La Lumiere (Ind.) School) has signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A 2019 First Team Preseason All-MAC preseason pick from both Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Nielsen started all 13 games for the Green and White on the offensive line in 2019. His unit was responsible for a regular season in which the EMU offense racked up 25 touchdown passes, an all-time school record, 3,370 yards of passing offense, second in school history, and 349 total points, which ranks fourth in EMU history.

Overall, Nielsen played in 49 games in his Eagle career, and helped Eastern reach three postseason bowl games (Bahamas – 2016, Camellia – 2018, Quick Lane – 2019), as well as three consecutive wins over Power Five opponents (Rutgers – 2017, Purdue –  2018, Illinois – 2019). He received Third Team All-MAC honors following the 2018 season.

Since 2015, Eastern football has had three players drafted and 19 more sign free-agent or mini-camps deals.

Continue to follow EMUEagles.com and social media for additional free agent signings as they happen.

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NFL Draft Picks Under Head Coach Creighton (3)
Maxx Crosby – 2019
Pat O’Connor – 2017
Darius Jackson – 2016

NFL Free Agent Signees/Mini-camp Invites Under Head Coach Creighton (19)
Steven Nielsen – 2020
Kevin McGill – 2020
Jeremiah Harris – 2019
Blake Banham – 2019
Ka’John Armstrong – 2019
Sergio Bailey II – 2018
Juan Giraldo – 2018
Brogan Roback – 2018
Ike Spearman – 2018
Andrew Wylie – 2017
Cole Gardner – 2017
DaQuan Pace – 2017
Clay Dawson – 2016
Rob Bolden – 2015
Willie Creear – 2015
Lincoln Hansen – 2015
Bronson Hill – 2015
Kevin Johnson – 2015
Tyreese Russell – 2015

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