Sweden’s David Hedelin Signs With Dallas Cowboys

Swedish lineman David Hedelin who played for the Purdue Boilermakers and had attracted plenty of pre-draft interest in the NFL   has signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Once the NFL Draft was over and Hedelin was still available, the Cowboys wasted no time in inking a contract with the 6’4″, 300 lb native of Stockholm.

Hedelin‘s career with Purdue was short but clearly made an impact. He was a junior college transfer from San Francisco City College and ended up playing 20 games for the Boilermakers. He had to sit the first three games with Purdue due to three games that he had played for Valencia in the Spanish league.

Hedelin joins fellow countryman, Sebastian Johansson, who has signed with the San Diego Chargers. Both players had attracted the attention of NFL teams and there was a chance that one of them would have been the first Swede drafted to an NFL team.

Nevertheless, the two Swedes are among the growing number of international players finding their way on to NFL rosters.

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