Tempe, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Michigan wide receiver STEVE BREASTON, the team's fifth-round (142nd overall) selection in the 2007 NFL Draft. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Breaston (6-0, 193) was an All Big-Ten first team selection as a senior in 2006 as an all-purpose back, ranking third in the conference in punt returns (29 for 330 yards—11.4 yard avg.) and third in kickoff returns (21 for 467 yards—22.2 yard avg.). He also started 12 games at wide receiver and led the Wolverines with a career high 58 receptions for 670 yards and two touchdowns
The North Braddock, PA native finished his collegiate career by setting Big Ten career records for punt returns (127) and yards (1,599) while also holding University of Michigan records for kickoff returns (77), yards (1,993) and punt return touchdowns (4). In 48 career games at Michigan, Breaston touched the ball 406 times collecting 5,609 all purpose yards, an average of 116.9 yards per game.
Breaston becomes the second member of Arizona's 2007 draft class to agree to a contract. The other Delaware tight end Ben Patrick (seventh round, 215th overall) yesterday.