Saturday, May 12, 2018

HSU alum Alex Cappa inks over $3 million deal with Tampa Bay

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Humboldt State University graduate Alex Cappa has signed his first NFL contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

According to OverTheCap, the 6-6 305-pound offensive lineman with long hair signed a four year contract worth $3,368,704 which includes a $793,704 signing bonus.

"(Humboldt State is) a small school, I enjoyed it a lot,'' Cappa told the Tampa Bay Times who referred to him as the Bucs’ mane man. "It's in a small town, which is cool as a college football player. Everybody knows who you are. You get to meet all the locals, so I really enjoyed it over there.''

The Buccaneers traded with another team to secure Cappa as a selection in the third round of the NFL draft at the end of April. Picked 94th overall, he is the first Humboldt State player to be drafted into the league in the modern seven-round era.

According to a team writer, it’s possible that Cappa will compete for an early starting spot on the lineup at right guard, but his prospects look good at any position on the offensive line.