By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth senior Matt Kaskey has signed a contract as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) on Monday.
The 6-7, 325-pound offensive tackle from Winnetka, Illinois, was a three-year starter for the Big Green, twice earning first-team All-Ivy League honors. This past fall, he was named a second-team FCS All-American by STATS and the America Football Coaches Association (AFCA), as well as a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
The Dartmouth offense flourished with the tri-captain starting every game at left tackle in 2018 as the Big Green ranked 11th among FCS teams in rushing (254.7 yards per game) and sixth in fewest sacks allowed (7). His blocking the blind side of quarterbacks Derek Kyler and Jared Gerbino was a big factor in Dartmouth having the eighth-best team passing efficiency. The Green also ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense at 34 points per game, as well as third- and fourth-down conversion percentage.
Kaskey expects to report for minicamp on May 13.
Notes: Kaskey is the fourth Dartmouth player to sign as an undrafted free agent in the last three years … a pair of fifth-year seniors, defensive lineman Rocco Di Leo (Cincinnati Bengals) and nickelback Kyran McKinney-Crudden (Detroit Lions), received minicamp invitations.