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Madison native Jester Weah reportedly signs UDFA deal with Houston

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Former Madison Memorial wide receiver Jester Weah did not have to wait long to see where he would get a chance in the NFL after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL draft. According to AP, the Pitt wide receiver signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Houston Texans.

Weah's relatively short football career now rolls on to the NFL. Weah didn't start playing football in high school until his sophomore season at Memorial. From there he went to the University of Pittsburgh and earned a scholarship offer.

At Pitt, Weah played in 12 games, starting 11. He compiled 41 receptions for 698 yards (17.0 avg.) and four touchdowns. He led the team in receiving yards and TD catches.

Weah told 27 Sports, that being relatively new to football has made him feel like a bit of an outsider.

"In some ways but every time I step on the field I know that every guy I'm playing with, they have been playing since they were yay high," said Weah. "I'm like the new kid on the block. At first, not really but with hard work and dedication and my faith in God, I'm here today."

Weah's former teammate at Memorial, and good friend Daurice Fountain, a former wide receiver at Northern Iowa was also drafted on Saturday. Fountain went 159th overall in the fifth round to the Indianapolis Colts.  


  

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