Former VCU Men’s Basketball standout Mo Alie-Cox is officially trading a basketball for a football.
Alie-Cox, who averaged 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a senior this past season and played for the Rams all four years of college, has signed a contract to play for the Indianapolis Colts, it was announced Thursday. Report say he’ll serve as tight end. It will be his first time playing football since his freshman year of high school.
The news was not unexpected though, as he told several publications, including Sporting News last year, that Alie-Cox intended to pursue a career in the NFL:
I played football for nine years growing up. I think I’ve still played football, the amount of years, longer than I played basketball. So growing up, that was something I always wanted to do. But I transferred to private school, we had like 200 kids, we didn’t have a football team. So I just had to focus on basketball, and basketball is what brought me here.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN first reported the news on Twitter.
Former VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox is signing with the Colts, per a source.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 20, 2017
Alie-Cox reportedly met with both the Colts and Seattle Seahawks before signing with the former.