April 29, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Less than 24 after Derrick Choice signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams, former offensive lineman standout George Bias, and all-conference corner Ben Wells have signed free agent contracts. Bias has signed with the Tennessee Titans, while Wells signed with the Washington Redskins.
A 2011 All-America selection, Bias jumped into a starting role during his rookie season and never looked back. During his time in Nacogdoches, Bias anchored an offensive line that finished among the nation's top 20 in pass protection all four years, and led the country in 2011.
A two-time first-team All-Southland Conference selection, Bias protected former conference player of the year, and 2010 Walter Payton Award winner, Jeremy Moses. As a team, the Lumberjacks led the nation in passing offense during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Bias was a key figure in the 'Jacks run to consecutive Southland Conference titles, and national top-10 rankings.
A transfer from Texas, Wells took over a starting role upon his arrival and never relinquished it. In only two years Wells garnered the respect around the league that forced opposing offenses from throwing his direction.
A two-time honorable mention All-SLC selection, Wells saved one of his best performances for his senior year. Playing in his hometown, Wells picked off a pass in the first half against Lamar, and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. The score sparked a blowout for the `Jacks helping SFA end the season on a five-game win streak.