Former Summit High School football standout Donte Deayon is getting an opportunity to prove to the Los Angeles Rams that he belongs on their roster.
Deayon, a backup cornerback, saw extensive playing time when the Rams opened their preseason schedule on Aug. 10 with a 14-3 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Deayon was signed to the Rams' practice squad in December of 2018 after being released by the New York Giants. He didn't get a chance to go to the Super Bowl with the Rams, but he is hoping to land a spot with the team during the upcoming season.
Against the Raiders, Deayon made 2 tackles. He will be trying to impress the Los Angeles coaches when the team plays the Dallas Cowboys in another preseason contest on Aug. 17.
Deayon, known for his small size (5-feet-9, 159 pounds) but also for his optimism and determination, helped lead Summit to the CIF championship in 2011. He later was an All-Mountain West player at Boise State and then was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2016.