Texas Southern linebacker Dejuan Fulghum’s hard work is paying off. He has a shot at the next level in his football career. Fulghum signed as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Lions. “All I can say is that this opportunity is well deserved and that the best is yet to come for Dejuan,” said TSU interim head coach and defensive coordinator Kevin Ramsey. “I have coached on that level and I know he has the tools to make it work in his favor.” Fulghum started his entire four-year career at Texas Southern. As a senior, he captained the #1 ranked FCS defense in the nation and led his team to its first lone SWAC Championship Title. In 2010, the 6-1, 220 pound Killeen, Texas native ranked 12th in the FCS for sacks (11.0-66), 16th in FCS for TFL (18.5-79) and tied 78th in FCS for total tackles (101/ 61 solo). For his efforts, Fulghum was named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, SBN Player of the Year, the Pigskin Club SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, 100% Wrong Club Player of the Year, and the SWAC Championship Defensive MVP. His honors also include SBN first team All-American and All-SWAC first team. The Detroit Lions training camp begins Friday, July 29th.