CEDAR CITY, Utah — Former Thunderbird linebacker Mike Needham announced via Twitter following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft that he will sign with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent.
I’d like to announce I will be signing with the @AZCardinals . Thank you to the Cardinals organization for giving me this opportunity and I’m excited to get to work! #RiseUpRedSea pic.twitter.com/dFmDrG5Cko
— Michael Needham (@baddhawaiian34) April 28, 2018
Needham, who just wrapped up his senior season for the Thunderbirds, was a force for SUU every time he stepped on the field. Needham led the team in tackles this past season with 100. Seven of those tackles were for a loss. He also had seven pass breakups and two fumble recoveries during the course of the year.
Needham left Southern Utah as a three-time member of the All-Conference First Team, and earned Linebacker of the Year recognition by the College Football Performance Awards following his sophomore season in 2015. He was also named to the Hero Sports 2017 FCS All-America Team.
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Season Ticket Renewals are now available for the 2018 season. Visit www.tbirdtickets.com or the America First Event Center Ticket Office for details. Ticket Renewals are due June 1st, at which point they will be open to the general public.
— SUU Football 🏈 (@SUUFB) April 29, 2018
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