WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The 2017 NFL Draft may be over, but that doesn't mean teams are done adding important contributors for the upcoming season. Scores of NCAA athletes will start the next chapters of their football careers by signing as undrafted free agents this week.
Joining that group of athletes will be Winston-Salem State's All-American offensive lineman, Jac'Que Polite. Polite has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He'll sign a rookie free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
Jac'Que Polite is a first team selection, AFCA All-American. Polite was a first team All-CIAA selection in 2015 & 2016, and helped guide to WSSU offense to fourth in the CIAA with 393.8 yards per game and fourth in scoring at 31.8 points per game. A two-time first team All-CIAA selection, Polite helped guide the Rams to back to back CIAA Titles and advanced to the first round of the NCAA DII Playoffs.
"First thing first I want to thank God for this tremendous opportunity", said Polite. "God is real! During the draft I kept praying and talking to God, asking him for a chance to play ball at the next level. A couple of minutes later he answered with a call from the Buffalo Bills. Secondly, I want to thank my parents for raising me into the man that I am today, and for supporting and believing in me throughout this entire journey. I also want to thank everyone else (family & friends) for their support. This is an opportunity of a life time. Something I've always dreamed of as a little boy. Hard work and dedication does pay off. All I have is one shot and one chance, I'm coming to kick the door down. I'm happy for this opportunity but I'm not satisfied my mission isn't complete just yet!", added Polite.
Please join us in wishing Jac'Que Polite the best of luck, chasing his dream!