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Los Angeles Rams sign former IU linebacker Tegray Scales



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Linebacker Tegray Scales lines up against Purdue in 2014. Scales went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, but signed as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams. IDS file photo Buy Photos

Former IU linebacker Tegray Scales was signed by the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Scales confirmed the signing in a post made from his Twitter account.

Scales ended his career as one of the most decorated defensive players in IU program history. He finished near the top of multiple statistical categories including third in career tackles, sixth in career starts and tenth in career stops.

A three-year team captain for the Hoosiers, Scales ended his senior season in 2017 being honored as IU’s Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player Award for the second straight year and being named First Team All-Big Ten.

He was also on six award watch lists at the end of 2017, including the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lott IMPACT Trophy, Butkus Award, B1G Player to Watch and Senior Bowl.

After his junior season in 2016, Scales was named to SI.com’s second team All-America team, making him the first IU linebacker to earn All-America honors since 1987. The honor came after a season in which Scales was also named second team All-Big Ten and IU Male Athlete of the Year.

Scales also played a major role on a Hoosier squad that made an appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl. In that game, Scales was named the Foster Farms Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player after racking up 10 tackles, three for loss and two sacks in a loss to Utah.

Cameron Drummond and Murphy Wheeler 

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