Former CdM star Rask signs as rookie free agent with Jacksonville Jaguars

Erik Rask, a former Corona del Mar High standout, has been invited to the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie mini-camp after he signed a free-agent contract with the NFL team.

Rask, who starred at the University of Pennsylvania as a linebacker, was one of 20 rookies invited to the mini-camp this weekend. He is the 17th player under Quakers Coach Al Bagnoli to sign an NFL contract.

Rask, one of two finalists for Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award, played in every game for Penn the last three seasons. He earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in his final two years with the Quakers.

Rask led the Quakers with 83 tackles as a senior, making it the second straight year he's led the team in that category. He finished with 11.5 tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

For his career, Rask totaled 190 tackles and helped the Quakers to a 28-12 overall record, 23-5 in the Ivy League.

Rask was part of two undefeated Ivy League titles won at Penn. In one stretch, the Quakers won 18 consecutive games in Ivy League play, marking the second longest winning streak in Ivy League history.

— From staff reports

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