The Eddie Lacy era is officially underway in Titletown.
While terms of the deal were not disclosed,Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced on Thursday that the club and the 22-year-old running back, selected by the green and gold in the second round (61st overall) of the 2013 NFL draft, have agreed to a contract.
The 5’11”,230-pound Lacy, a bruising runner via Alabama, enters the professional ranks upon garnering All-SEC first team accolades and helping guide the Crimson Tide to the program’s second consecutive national title as a junior this past season.
A native of Gretna, La., Lacy, rated as the nation’s 13th-best running back in the Class of 2009 by rivals.com, was the starting tailback for the Tide during the 2012 campaign en route to amassing 1,322 rushing yards (including five outings of 100-plus yards, headlined by 181 yards on the ground against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game) and 17 rushing touchdowns (in addition to a pair of receiving touchdowns).
Throughout his three-year collegiate career, Lacy registered 2,402 rushing yards on 355 attempts and 30 rushing touchdowns.
With Lacy now under contract, 10 or the 11 players selected by Green Bay in the 2013 NFL draft have now been signed, with first-round selection Datone Jones being the lone omission.