A pair of Golden Flashes have signed free agency deals coming out of the 2022 NFL Draft with quarterback Dustin Crum signing with the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Keshunn Abram signing with the New York Jets. Crum exits Kent State as one of the most decorated players in program history. He became the second Golden Flash to win the coveted Vern Smith Leadership Award as the Mid-American Conference's most valuable player. This season, he became the first Kent State quarterback to throw for over 3,000 yards in his career and is one of two players to cross 9,000 yards of total offense in his career (7,420 passing, 2071 yards rushing), joining Josh Cribbs. He is one of two Kent State quarterbacks to toss at least 50 touchdown passes, finishing his career with 55. The next stage in Crum's football career takes him to a similar high-octane offense, the Chiefs led the AFC in total offense and scoring last season.