Sep 7, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Ryan Lankford (12) runs for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Lankford Signs With Indianapolis Colts, Twitter Reacts


Per Profootballtalk.com, former Illini wide receiver Ryan Lankford signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week.

This is already Lankford’s second NFL contract in his short pro career. He originally signed with the Miami Dolphins last Tuesday, but was waived by the Phins just two days later.

Ryan Lankford will also be reunited with former Illini teammate Hugh Thornton. Thornton was a Third Round pick by the Colts in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Naturally, social media circles were abuzz with the news that one of Illinois top wide receivers was signing with another NFL team.

Here’s some of the tweets sent out to Ryan’s Twitter (@Playmaka3x4) from members of both Illini Nation and Colts Nation:

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