Boylan Grad Dimke Signs with New York Jets 4/12/13

Published 04/12 2013 08:32PM

Updated 04/12 2013 08:35PM

Boylan grad Derek Dimke signs with New York Jets.

One year after graduating from the University of Illinois as one of the best kickers in the country, Rockford Boylan High School graduate Derek Dimke has a guaranteed NFL contract.

Dimke signed a three-year deal with the New York Jets, after spending preseason with the Detroit Lions last season. Dimke is expected to challenge incumbent kicker Nick Folk for the starter's job before the start of next season. Folk connected on 21 of 27 field goals he attempted last season.

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