Fresno State/NFL catch-up: Thomas drafted, five others to rookie mini-camps

Robbie Rouse, the Fresno State record-holder for career rushing yards with 4,647, has been invited to the Minnesota Vikings’ rookie mini-camp in May.

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas was the only Bulldogs player selected in the NFL Draft, going to the Washington Redskins in the fourth round. But five other players have been invited to mini-camps, which will be held May 3-5 or May 10-12.

Running back Robbie Rouse, the Bulldogs’ all-time rushing leader, will be in camp with the Minnesota Vikings.

Wide out Rashad Evans and linebacker/safety Shawn Plummer will be going to camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

Outside linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo will be in camp with the Miami Dolphins and punter Andrew Shapiro with the Houston Texas.




VIDEO: Fresno State wide out Rashad Evans on senior day, MWC title chase

Fresno State wide out Rashad Evans is one of 22 seniors who will be playing their final game at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday against the Air Force, a win clinching at least a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.

The Bulldogs are tied with San Diego State and Boise State with 6-1 records in conference play.

Evans, who has 27 receptions for 246 yards and five touchdowns this season, looked back on his career and what this game means to the seniors and the Bulldogs at the weekly press conference.