Pro football: Maumelle’s Donnerson signs with Saints

Kendall Donnerson

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Multiple media outlets are reporting the New Orleans Saints signed Maumelle’s Kendall Donnerson to a contract on Monday. Donnerson, previously anNFL free agent, was with the Carolina Panthers earlier this year.

Donnerson, who starred at Maumelle High School and graduated from there in 2014, played collegiately at Southeast Missouri State University and was drafted in the seventh round by the Green Bay Packers in 2018.

His time with the Panthers was for mini-camp and he has also been with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Raiders, when they played in Oakland.

A 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end and linebacker, Donnerson compiled 135 tackles in his college career with 32.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. In his junior and senior years at Maumelle, he combined for 220 tackles and 45 sacks as dominated the offensive lines of opposing teams.

He was twice named all-state in football and was a 2013 nominee for the Farm Bureau Defensive Player of the Year award. He also played basketball, and was named all-conference as a junior and senior.