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Hudson graduate Ben Gedeon drafted by the Minnesota Vikings

Published: April 29, 2017 8:58 PM
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Hudson graduate Ben Gedeon was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the NFL Draft April 29.

He was the 120th overall pick. Gedeon earned second-team All-Big Ten honors during the fall as a linebacker for the University of Michigan.

The Wolverines finished 10-3 overall and third in the Big 10 Conference East Division.

Gedeon led Michigan with 107 tackles, including 41 solo tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two passes defended.
Gedeon recently won the Roger Zatkoff Award as the Wolverines' top linebacker.

Gedeon excelled at linebacker and tailback for the Explorers.

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As a freshman, Gedeon, a 2013 Hudson graduate, played on the junior varsity team but also saw considerable action on the varsity squad at both inside linebacker, running back and quarterback.

Gedeon started at the same two positions from his sophomore year on. He had 105 tackles and five sacks and he totaled 500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 300 passing yards. He made the All-Ohio third team.

Gedeon had 120 tackles as a junior. He also carried the ball 196 times for 1,418 yards and had 27 total touchdowns.

As a senior, he earned Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team honors at inside linebacker. He also amassed more than 1,300 yards of offense and scored 14 touchdowns.

The Vikings finished 8-8 and third in the National Football Conference North Division in 2016.

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