Maryland football running back Jake Funk was taken off the board by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round, going No. 233 overall.
In his career at Maryland, Funk had 968 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns along with 134 receiving yards.
However, it was not an easy road for the Maryland native. In the final game of the 2018 season against Ohio State Funk tore his left ACL and after rehabbing it in the offseason, during the third game of the 2019 season against Temple, Funk tore that same ACL again.
Funk thrived in a lead back role during his senior campaign, recording 516 of his 968 career rushing yards. His 129.0 rushing yards per game ranked second in the Big Ten behind Minnesota’s Ibrahim Mohamed and his 8.6 yards per carry led the conference.
In those four games, he had three touchdowns and a season-high 52-yard rush against Rutgers in December.
Funk shared his stats from his pro day which included a 4.43 40-yard dash, a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 2-inch board jump and 22 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.
Before playing at Maryland, Funk was the 2015 Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, Washington Post All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year and the co-winner of the 2016 Herman Boone High School Player of the Year award. As a Terp, Funk’s performance in his final collegiate season earned him a spot on the All-Big Ten third team.
Funk joins Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. in Los Angeles’ running back by committee system. His willingness to step in as a special teams player can give him the edge he needs to make the roster.