VERMILLION, S.D. ( —South Dakota defensive tackle Kameron Cline signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts shortly after the conclusion of the NFL Draft Saturday evening. He is one of 12 Missouri Valley Football Conference players who have signed free agent deals.

Cline, who hails from San Diego, California, is a three-year starter for the Coyotes who compiled 121 tackles including seven sacks and 22 for loss in 43 games over four seasons. He had a career-best four sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss as a senior at defensive tackle. Cline also competed at defensive end throughout his time in Vermillion.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Colts’ organization, and I would like to thank everybody who has supported me and helped me get to this position in my life,” said Cline.

Indianapolis used four of its first five picks on offensive players during the NFL Draft. The lone defensive lineman the Colts selected was Penn State’s Rob Windsor in the sixth round. Prior to the draft, Indianapolis acquired All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner from the San Francisco 49ers in a trade, and also signed free agent Sheldon Day who entered the league in 2016 and also competed for the 49ers last season. Returners Grover Stewart (16 games in 2019), Denico Autry (14 games), and Tyquan Lewis (2 games) are also featured on the Colts’ active roster.