Karmichael Dunbar, a former member of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns, will have the opportunity to extend his football career.

Recently selected as the Louisiana football Student Athlete of the Year, Dunbar accumulated 40 tackles during the 2016 season, including two sacks and two forced fumbles.

Over his 4-year stint at Louisiana, Dunbar played in 35 games, totaling 65 tackles and thee sacks.

Born in Opelousas, Dunbar is the son of Karl Dunbar, who played his college football at LSU, prior to spending numerous seasons in the NFL.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Dunbar becomes the 5th Louisiana player to sign a free agent deal following the 2017 NFL Draft, joining Otha Peters (Seahawks), Al Riles (Seahawks), Anthony Jennings (Jets), and Eddie Gordon (Panthers).

In addition former UL running back Elijah McGwire was taken in the 6th round of the recent draft by the New York Jets.