Former North Rowan three-sport standout Javon Hargrave reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night on a three-year, $39 million deal.
At $13 million per season, Hargrave, 27, will become the highest-paid nose tackle in the NFL. Reports are that $26 million of the contract is guaranteed.
In high school, Hargrave set Rowan County records for fumble recoveries in a season (8) and a career (18). He also scored 903 points for North basketball.
In the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro in the summer of 2011, Hargrave was named defensive MVP after making three tackles for loss and recovering a fumble.
Hargrave (6-2, 305) played collegiately at South Carolina State, blossoming into a dominating force at the FCS level. He was twice named the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year and was a first team All-American. He earned several national defensive player of the year awards for HBCU football.