After camping outside Falcons headquarters and producing a video about his struggles, Donte Rumph has been invited to New York Giants minicamp.
Rumph appeared prominently on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' while in camp with the Atlanta last summer. He was given the nickname 'Cupcake' following an injury, then released on camera.
Nearly a year later, Rumph is reportedly homeless and recently staked out in a tent outside the Falcons team headquarters. His friends helped him produce a video, in which he says he was "humiliated on national TV" and was camping in the tent "to show that you should never give up on your dreams."
The New York Jets offered Rumph a tryout last week but did not offer him a deal.
Rumph played four years at Kentucky, totaling 126 tackles, seven sacks and a forced fumble. The Falcons signed him as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 draft.
- Alex Putterman