The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie RB Taj McGowan, the club announced today. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived rookie DL Khairi Clark.
McGowan, 6-1, 210, participated in rookie minicamps with Jacksonville on May 10-11 and the New York Giants on May 3-4.
The Hollywood, Fla. native attended UCF, where he played in all 13 games during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2018, McGowan rushed for 470 yards and eight TDs, and crossed the 1,000-yard career plateau against Cincinnati. He also tallied eight scores as a junior, while rushing for a TD in each of the first five games of the season.
McGowan attended Hallandale (Fla.) High School and helped the Chargers reach the FHSAA Class 6A regional semifinals in 2014.