West Ashley’s Brett Toth to sign NFL contract

West Ashley’s Brett Toth to sign NFL contract
August 17 09:38 2019 Print This Article

Former West Ashley High School and West Point offensive tackle Brett Toth has received an active duty service waiver from the Army and is likely to sign a three-year NFL contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Toth currently serves as an Army 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is already listed on the Eagles’ pre-season roster. The waiver would allow Toth to complete the remainder of his five-year service obligation in the Army Reserve.

Toth graduated from West Point in 2018 with a degree in nuclear engineering. Noted for his powerful downfield run-blocking in West Point’s option offense, he became the first Army player to get selected for the Senior Bowl, a college all-star game that attracts NFL scouts from every team. He also participated in the NFL Combine, an event at which NFL prospects complete a physical exam, take an academic aptitude test, perform a series of physical tests and drills, and undergo interviews with NFL coaches and personnel staff.

With NFL teams breaking training camps next week and cutting down to their 53-player regular-season rosters by August 31, a likely scenario would have Toth being assigned to the Eagles’ practice squad roster, where he could learn the offensive playbook and practice with the team. He could get called up to the active roster in the event of an injury to an offensive lineman. The minimum NFL salary for a practice squad player is $8000 per week. Army 2nd Lieutenants make $3100 a month plus a housing allowance if they live off-base.

Photo courtesy of West Ashley High School