Prior to their Rookie Orientation Camp this weekend, the Green Bay Packers signed 11 rookie free agents. The additions were announced Friday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.
**9 Patrick Williams WR 6-1 204
Colorado (DeSoto, Texas)**
Williams, 23, played in 48 career games for the Buffaloes as a four-year letterman. Elected a team captain as a senior in 2008, Williams established career highs in receptions (30), receiving yards (322) and touchdowns (2). He finished his career with 107 catches for 1,116 yards and three touchdowns.
**17 Jamarko Simmons WR 6-2 231
Western Michigan (Flint, Mich.)**
Simmons, 23, set Western Michigan single-season records in 2008 for receiving yards (1,276) and receptions (104). A four-year letterman who appeared in 47 career games, he established a new school record with 260 catches, totaling 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns.
**19 Kole Heckendorf WR 6-2 191
North Dakota State (Mosinee, Wis.)**
Heckendorf, 23, finished his career as the school's all-time leader in receptions (178) and receiving yards (2,732), while his 17 career touchdowns rank fifth. A four-year starter, he earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second-team honors in 2008.
**23 Tyrell Sutton RB 5-8 213
Northwestern (Akron, Ohio)**
Sutton, 23, was a four-year letterman for the Wildcats and finished second on the school's all-time list for rushing (3,886) and all-purpose yards (5,138). He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors each of his last three seasons after earning the conference's Freshman of the Year honors in 2005.
**47 Carson Butler TE 6-4 255
Michigan (Detroit, Mich.)**
Butler, 21, appeared in 32 games and was a three-year letterman at Michigan. He finished his collegiate career with 41 receptions for 429 yards and three touchdowns and appeared in three games at defensive end as a senior in 2008.
**48 Travis Dekker TE 6-4 256
Air Force (Albuquerque, N.M.)**
Dekker, 23, was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Air Force. Twice honored as an academic all-conference selection, Dekker totaled 42 career receptions for 551 yards and five touchdowns.
**49 Cyril Obiozor LB 6-4 267
Texas A&M (Pearland, Texas)**
Obiozor, 22, played in 48 career games for the Aggies, including starts in his final 28. As a junior in 2007, he led the team in sacks (3.5) and tackles for loss (9.5). In 2008, he led all Texas A&M linemen with 45 tackles and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors.
**62 Evan Dietrich-Smith G/C 6-2 297
Idaho State (Salinas, Calif.)**
Dietrich-Smith, 22, was a four-year starter for the Bengals at a number of positions. He started at left guard as a freshman and sophomore before moving to tackle at the end of his second season. He started at left tackle each of his last two seasons, earning All-Big Sky honorable mention honors in 2008.
**64 Ronald Talley DE 6-3 282
Delaware Detroit, Mich. **
Talley, 23, played his final two seasons at Delaware after beginning his career at Notre Dame. He appeared in 24 games, including 18 starts, for the Blue Hens and recorded 89 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, over two seasons.
**64 Andrew Hartline G/T 6-5 297
Central Michigan (Harrisburg, Pa.)**
Hartline, 23, was a four-year starter who started all 52 games of his career, tying the second-longest streak in NCAA history. He started at right tackle his first two seasons before moving to the left side of the line, earning All-MAC honors in his final two seasons.
**81 JaRon Harris WR 6-0 193
South Dakota State (Sioux Falls, S.D.) **
Harris, 22, earned All-Great West Football Conference honors in each of his last three seasons. A wide receiver and return specialist, he finished his collegiate career third on the school's all-time list for receptions (152) and receiving yards (2,241).