Penn captain Brandon Copeland grew up in the Baltimore area and was a fan of the Super Bowl champion Ravens. Now he will get a chance to make the team he grew up following.
Copeland signed as an undrafted free agent with the Ravens shortly after the end of Saturday's NFL draft.
At nearly 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, Copeland was a defensive lineman for Penn, but he said he would compete as a linebacker. Rookie camp begins this weekend.
He hopes to become the second member of his family to play for a franchise in Baltimore.
His grandfather, Roy Hilton, played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman, nine with the Baltimore Colts (who have since moved to Indianapolis).