Former University of Maine football safety Jerron McMillian was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday afternoon.
With the 133rd overall pick, the Packers selected the 5-foot, 11-inch, 200 pound with their fifth pick of the draft. It’s the highest a UMaine football player has ever been drafted, according to head coach Jack Cosgrove.
McMillian was second on the Black Bears with 92 tackles last season to go along with 11.5 tackles for loss. He added three and a half sacks, one interception and five passes deflected.
McMillian was a College Sporting News All-American Honorable Mention in 2011, when the Black Bears went 9-4, finishing the season ranked No. 8 in the country.