HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Two-time James Madison All-American Andrew Ankrah is headed to the National Football League, as he signed a three-year, free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins on Monday.
Ankrah, who played for the Dukes from 2013-17, was one of the FCS’ top defenders his senior season, as won the FCS Athletics Directors Association Defensive Player of the Year award and was second runner-up for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award.
A Consensus First Team All-American in 2017, he finished his career with 177 total tackles, to go with 36.0 tackles for loss, 26.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He ranks fourth all-time at JMU in career sacks. He was a three-time First Team All-CAA honoree and additionally earned All-America status in 2015.
Prior to signing with the Redskins, Ankrah played for the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football. In his eight games this spring, he tallied 14 tackles and three sacks, helping Orlando to an AAF-best 7-1 record.
Ankrah is one of seven former JMU standouts who are currently signed to NFL contracts.