ECU Punter Signs With Packers

Green Bay - GREEN BAY, WI - Former East Carolina punter Ryan Dougherty has signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers team officials announced Friday.

The Orlando, Fla. native was a three-time All-Conference USA selection, with a career average of 42.7 yards per punt for the Pirates. The four-year standout had 68 punts inside the 20, playing 47 career games.

Dougherty, a three-time Ray Guy Award Watch candidate, re-wrote the C-USA annuals becoming the all-time leader in punts (237) and punting yards (10,112) a year ago, while also setting the school record for punt yards. He also served as the team's kickoff specialist his junior and senior seasons, accounting for 47 touchbacks.

The 6-foot-1, 233-pound player will wear No. 8.