BUFFALO, N.Y. - Former UB guard Byron Mulkey has been formally invited to tryout for the Buffalo Bills. Mulkey will participate at the Bills rookie camp from May 11-13th.
Mulkey was a standout football player in high school at Niagara-Wheatfield. While had had some offers to play football in college, he chose to pursue basketball. Mulkey walked onto the UB basketball team in 2006.
"Obviously it's been a while, I'm a basketball player trying to turn back into a football player but I'm confident I can get things done," said Mulkey.
During his senior season back in2011 Mulkey was second on the Bulls in scoring at 13.1 points per game. He also lead the Bulls in assists, stealsand minutes played.
Now Mulkey is switching back to football.He will likely try out as a defensive back or slot receiver for the Bills. "I'm working just to get a spot."
Mulkey spent the past year at UB working to complete his master's degree in higher education administration.
"At the beginning of the second semester, I had an itch to play football," Mulkey said in a press release by UB. "It's been a while, but to be honest, football came more naturally to me growing up than basketball did."
At Niagara-Wheatfield Mulkeyplayed quarterback and defensive back for the Falcons. He was an All-WNY honoree as a DB back in 2005.
"I'm looking forward to the competition and the challenge that's something I've always continued to embrace just looking forward to that great competition."