NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After breaking the NFL Draft barrier down last night, the Monarchs hear another one of their own called at the NFL Draft.
Old Dominion receiver Travis Fulgham was selected in the sixth round by the Detroit Lions.
Fulgham, who began his career at ODU as a walk-on, tallied 1,083 receiving yards in 2018, the second-best single season output by a Monarch in program history.
The Ashburn, Va. native finished with 2,044 career yards. He finished with 128 receptions and 18 touchdowns in his four-year career in Norfolk. Fulgham was the first offensive player in school history to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl along with teammate Oshane Ximines, as well as participate as teammates at the NFL Combine.
Friday night, the New York Giants selected Ximines in the third round, marking the first time an ODU football player heard his name called in the NFL Draft.
NORFOLK (WAVY) – Less than 24 hours after Oshane Ximines made history as the first Old Dominion player ever selected in the NFL Draft, his teammate hears his name.
Wide receiver Travis Fulgham was taken with the 184th overall pick (6th round) by the Detroit Lions, and is just the second Monarch ever to be selected in the draft.
Ximines, ODU’s all-time sacks leader, was taken with the 95th overall pick (third round) by the New York Giants on Friday night.
Fulgham blossed during his senior season, catching 63 passes for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns, as compared to nine touchdowns through his first three seaons.