Greensboro, NC (07-11-00) -- Former Guilford College football standout Junior Lord (Greenwich, CT/Brunswick Academy) signed a free-agent contract with the National Football League's (NFL) Green Bay Packers Monday afternoon. He will report to the Packers' training camp, July 18 in Green Bay, WI.
Lord recently concluded his first season with the Amsterdam Admirals of the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). He played regularly as the Admirals' number-three wide receiver and made 24 catches for 247 yards in 10 games. Lord joins Danny Wuerffel (Rhein) and Robert Scott III (Berlin) as other 2000 NFLEL performers on the Packers' preseason roster.
Prior to his stint with the Admirals, the 6-1, 197-pound wideout spent six weeks on the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad in 1999. He spent most of the 1998 campaign on the Washington Redskins' practice squad after signing with Washington that spring.
Lord completed his college eligibility in 1997 after a brilliant four-year career at Guilford. He set 10 school records, six Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) standards and left as the Quakers' career receiving and scoring leader with 201 catches for 3,089 yards and 33 touchdowns. Lord became the second player in league history to receive first team All-ODAC honors in each of his four seasons.
A 1997 third-team Hewlett-Packard Division III All-America pick, Lord led Coach Mike Ketchum's Quakers to a school-record 8-2 season as a senior and a share of the 1997 ODAC title. Lord made a Guilford-record 64 receptions for an ODAC-record 1,094 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He ranked 16th among the nation's receptions per game leaders (7.1), eighth in receiving yards per game (121.6) and 10th in scoring (12.2 ppg).