This Port Jefferson native and Newfield High School alum is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Elijah Riley, a defensive back who had an impressive four-year career at Army West Point, signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Eagles after the 2020 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday.
He confirmed the signing in a Twitter post, however, the terms of the contract are unclear.
In college, he played in 44 games, accumulating 201 tackles, seven interceptions, and three forced fumbles. His senior year, Riley was a team captain and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, a prestigious annual honor given to top defensive back in all of college athletics.
As a high schooler, Riley won the 2015 Suffolk County Hansen Award — the top award for a Suffolk County football player — while leading his team to a Division II Long Island Championship and an undefeated record.
See his college highlights below. Embed from Getty Images