In April, former Cru football player Nate Menkin became the second alum to sign a contract with a National Football League team after inking a free-agent deal with the Houston Texans. Menkin was a four-year letterman for the Cru as an offensive tackle. He earned AFCA All-American honors as a senior and was also named American Southwest Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2011. Menkin joins Jerrell Freeman as the only UMHB players to sign with the NFL. Freeman signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts.