Former Duke Football standout safety Jeremy Cash talked with the media about his first NFL training camp and his transition from safety to linebacker.
The Carolina Panthers recently released a short feature on former Duke Blue Devil Jeremy Cash. In the Q&A, Cash spoke about his first NFL training camp, competing for a spot on the roster after going undrafted, transitioning from safety to linebacker, and more.
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Jeremy Cash had a historic career for the Blue Devils becoming the first Duke Football player to be a three-time All-America selection, breaking the program record for forced fumbles, earning a unanimous First Team All-American last season as a senior, becoming the first player in ACC history to win a conference player of the year award and the top senior award winning 2015 Defensive Player of the Year and the 2015 Jim Tatum Award, among many other national accolades.
Unfortunately, the unanimous First Team All-American last season went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft due to a wrist injury that kept from appearing in the Blue Devils’ bowl game, along with his hybrid strike safety position that he excelled in at Duke but would not translate well in the NFL.
After the draft, he was quickly signed by the reigning NFC Champions in the Carolina Panthers as a priority free agent participating in their rookie camp earlier this summer and currently competing in training camp with the team. The former Duke safety is projected to make the final roster and play a hybrid safety/linebacker role for the Panthers and contribute on special teams this season. Cash also believes he has a good shot to make the team, saying:
"“They’ve given me an opportunity to come in here, and they believe in me. A lot has changed from the spring. I have a good grasp and understanding of the playbook and the role they want me to play, and I’ve been able to fulfill that duty so far.”"
The Panthers preseason training camp will officially end on August 16th, so Jeremy Cash will have plenty of time to show he belongs in the NFL and display his “nonstop mentality and a high motor to hit people“. Former Duke tight end Braxton Deaver is also joining Cash in training camp with the Panthers. Make sure to check out Jeremy Cash’s brief Q&A with the Panthers here, and we hope both Blue Devils will be able to find a spot on the roster for the upcoming NFL season.