When the NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday, hundreds of undrafted players were hoping for a team to call them and give them a shot at making a roster.

Carthage senior Amani Dennis got that call.

Dennis, a defensive back who finished his standout career with the Red Men this fall, received an invite to participate in the Cleveland Browns mini-camp, the Carthage athletic department confirmed Saturday.

The Wheeling, Ill., native registered a team-high five interceptions over nine games this season for Carthage. He also had 33 tackles and 12 passes defended.

Over his three full seasons with the Red Men, Dennis racked up 100 tackles and 11 interceptions. He also punted in 2018, averaging 30.3 yards on eight attempts.

Dennis was named to the 2018 D3football.com All-North Region Second Team after his senior season and was also named to the All-CCIW First-Team Defense.

In an interview posted on nfldraftdiamonds.com last month, Dennis was asked what his teammates say is his best quality.

“My teammates would say that my best quality is my energy and confidence,” Dennis replied. “I am always finding ways to lead and be the guy that people look to when in need.”

The Browns will hold their rookie mini-camp from Thursday through Monday at their facility in Bethea, Ohio.

Mike Johnson

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