Burse, Jensen, Wentworth to Sign With NFL Teams
May 10, 2014
Isaiah Burse, Marcel Jensen and Austin Wentworth all said early Saturday evening that they will be signing as undrafted free agents with NFL teams.
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
Burse, Fresno State's all-time leader in all-purpose yards, said he is signing with the Denver Broncos. Jensen, a two-time All-Mountain West tight end, will be signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Wentworth, a 2013 honorable mention All-American, will be signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
Wentworth played in 48 games for the Bulldogs, making 43 career starts including 42 consecutive to close out his career. He started every game of his sophomore season at guard before starting all 26 contests over his junior and senior seasons at left tackle.
He helped guide the Bulldog offense that was one of the nation's most prolific over the past two seasons. In 2013, a year when he was named a honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated, Wentworth anchored the offensive line that allowed the Bulldogs to lead the nation in passing while giving up only 11 sacks in 13 games, a figure that tied for the sixth-fewest in the FBS.
Wentworth was a two-time first-team All-Mountain West selection.
Burse, a versatile threat on the field, set a new career record for all-purpose yards at Fresno State with 5,873 in his four years with the Bulldogs when he played in all 52 games since his true freshman season and made 25 career starts.
He handled kickoff return duties for his first three seasons and returned punts as a senior, when he averaged 11.9 yards per return with two touchdowns.
As a receiver, Burse ranks No. 3 in career receptions at Fresno State with 209. He had 2,503 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions in his career. He scored 21 touchdowns overall in his career, adding four rushing the ball and he also threw for another as a true freshman, making him accountable for a touchdown four different ways (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return).
His senior season was his most productive. Burse caught 99 passes - the fourth most in Fresno State single-season history - for 1,026 yards and six TDs. He ranked third in the Mountain West and No. 13 in the FBS in receptions per game.
Jensen increased his production every season at Fresno State, catching just two passes as a sophomore in 2011 to 20 as a junior and 26 as a senior. He averaged 14.8 yards per catch and had eight career touchdowns, using his size to give him a red zone advantage.
He was a two-time All-Mountain West selection, drawing second-team accolades as a senior. He was also big on special teams and blocked four kicks in his career, none bigger than a field goal at the end of regulation at San Diego State in 2013 that forced the game into overtime. Fresno State eventually went on to win that game to push its record up to 7-0.
For his career, he had 48 receptions for 708 yards and those eight touchdowns. Jensen played in 38 games, making 18 career starts.
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