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London II Signs NFL Contract With Rams
 
 

Former Texas State linebacker Bryan London II has signed a undrafted free agent contract to play professional football with the Los Angeles Rams.

London was born in Savannah but left town at an early age because his father was in the military. His mother, Kim Hendrix London was raised in Savannah and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy. London’s maternal grandparents are Patricia Ann Orr, who still lives in Savannah, and the late Roy “Peter Gunn” Hendrix. His father, Bryan Sr., is a Valdosta, Georgia native.

The family returned to Savannah and stayed from 2003-05 when London II was in middle school. Back then, he played football with the Savannah Cobras and was coached by Eric Scott and current Savannah Second District Alderman Detric Leggett.

London II joins the Rams after a record-setting career in which he set school and Sun Belt Conference records for most tackles in a career with 459. His career total ranks among the NCAA’s Top 20 career leaders.

 
 

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound London II was named an All-Sun Belt Conference First-Team selection for the second straight season after averaging 9.8 tackles per game. He had 118 total stops, which ranked 14th nationally and second among 2019 Sun Belt leaders. It marked the third time in the last four years that he has recorded 100 tackles in a season. London II had had 6.0 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, and one interception in his senior season.

He also earned All- Sun Belt Conference First- Team honors after he led the league in tackles and solo tackles with 109 total and 53 solo stops in 2018. London II tallied 5.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, and five pass breakups. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble. London II tallied a season-high of 15 tackles at Troy, 11 stops against Georgia State and 10 tackles versus Louisiana and South Alabama.

Named one of the nation’s top 25 sophomores, London II was voted an All- Sun Belt Honorable Mention selection in 2017 after recording 91 total tackles to ranked 10th among Sun Belt leaders. He had season highs of 13 tackles and 12 solo stops against New Mexico State. He had double digit tackles in three additional games that season, recorded two tackles for loss against Troy, tied for eighth place among Sun Belt leaders with two forced fumbles, and led the Bobcats with five pass breakups.

He began his collegiate career starting 12 games as a freshman and ranked third among national leaders with 11.8 tackles and 6.9 solo stops per game. He tied for 20th place among league leaders with 8.5 tackles for loss. He recorded a season-high 19 tackles at Idaho, which ranks fourth among Texas State’s alltime leaders. He also had 18 tackles and forced a fumble against Arkansas State.

London earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and received a Texas State Academic Achievement Award in 2018.

Since teams cannot have rookie training camps, London is currently working out at the family’s home in Converse, Texas. Converse is on the outskirts of San Antonio.

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