Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dolphins' McGregor to Try out for Jaguars; Jacksonville University's Prolific Quarterback Wasn't Drafted or Signed

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dolphins' McGregor to Try out for Jaguars; Jacksonville University's Prolific Quarterback Wasn't Drafted or Signed

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Byline: Vito Stellino

Josh McGregor has beaten the odds before.

After being a three-year starter at Glades Day School in Belle Glade and winning the Florida 2006 Class 1A state championship, he spent a year at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

Then he walked on at Jacksonville University in 2008 and started out as the No. 5 quarterback on the depth chart.

After a prolific career at JU, now he's trying to get himself invited to an NFL training camp. He wasn't invited to the scouting combine and wasn't drafted or offered a contract as an undrafted free agent.

So he's trying to go the workout route.

McGregor was invited to the Jaguars camp this weekend and if he's not signed to the roster, he'll go to Seattle's camp the following weekend.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to play," said McGregor, who received a chance to work out for scouts at Florida's Pro Day. "I think I've got a good chance," he said. "I'm a hard worker and take every opportunity I can get."

McGregor ranks sixth on the Football Championship Subdivision all-time list with 116 touchdown passes and was 18th all-time with 11,230 yards. He holds virtually every school passing record.

In the Battle of Florida all-star game last January, McGregor completed 11-of-12 passes in the first quarter to get the North team off to a 27-0 lead en route to a 51-3 victory.

Teams are allowed to sign workout players who can participate in a rookie camp to try to win a roster spot. The Jaguars, who didn't include any quarterbacks among the 17 undrafted free agents they signed to the regular roster Monday, told McGregor they would invite two quarterbacks to the rookie camp.

The Jaguars won't announce the workout players until today, but Rashad Jennings, who played at Liberty, tweeted they are bringing in Liberty quarterback Mike Brown, who was invited to the combine but was projected to an undrafted free agent.

Coach Mike Mularkey hired former Liberty wide receiver coach Charlie Skalaski, who helped recruit Brown, as an offensive assistant.

Of the 17 undrafted free agents they signed, the most notable one was Ohio State center Mike Brewster, who ranks second in school history with 49 consecutive starts. …

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