via University of North Texas
DENTON – Former North Texas defensive end Jareid Combs has signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent, he announced Saturday following the conclusion of the National Football League Draft.
“This is the best feeling in the world,” Combs said. “I’ve been dreaming about this all my life. I just want to thank the New York Jets organization for giving me this opportunity to prove myself. I want to thank God most of all, and I want to thank the coaches and staff at North Texas who helped me to reach this point. I know my mom and grandparents are looking down from heaven smiling right now. I’m going to make you proud, I promise that.”
Combs was a two-year starter for the Mean Green, following his transfer from Iowa Central Community College. He recorded 43 tackles, 22 of which were solo, three sacks and six-and-a-half tackles for loss as a senior in 2016 for North Texas. Combs had a tremendous final game of his collegiate career in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, posting 10 tackles. As a junior in Denton, Combs finished with 21 total tackles, two of which were for loss.
Combs joins three other former Mean Green players in the NFL. New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson, Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale and Los Angeles Rams running back Lance Dunbar also were undrafted free agents.