HANOVER, N.H. — Although they went undrafted in the NFL Draft last week, linebacker Folarin Orimolade and safety Charlie Miller of the Dartmouth Big Green have both agreed to terms with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Orimolade was signed by the Los Angeles Rams while Miller was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Each player will attend their team's rookie minicamp next week.
Orimolade, a 6-0, 235-pound linebacker from Burtonsville, Maryland, was a first-team All-American and the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year for the Big Green this past fall. A Buck Buchanan finalist, Orimolade led the nation in forced fumbles per game (0.5), ranked 10th in sacks per game (0.9) and 22nd in tackles for a loss per game (1.45). The 2016 tri-captain finished his collegiate career with 23.5 sacks — second all-time at Dartmouth — and played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Miller, a 6-0, 190-pound safety from Shoreview, Minnesota, displayed his 4.45-40 speed in nine games, starting eight, recording 41 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, a pair of interceptions and five passes broken up. Miller also blocked a field goal that helped preserve a 20-17 victory over Towson on Oct. 15, earning Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the process. He also served as the team's punt returner, averaging 6.1 yards on 11 returns throughout the season.
This is the second consecutive year that Dartmouth has had two players sign as undrafted free agents. Last year, center Jacob Flores and cornerback Vernon Harris inked deals with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, respectively.