Dayton, OHIO (WDTN) – Tight end Adam Trautman became the first University of Dayton non-scholarship football player to be selected in the NFL Draft. He’s the first Flyer chosen in the NFL draft since the Seattle Seahawks took offensive tackle Bill Westbeld in the 11th round in 1977.
The New Orleans Saints picked Trautman with the 105th overall selection in the third round on Friday night.
Trautman who set records at Dayton was named the Pioneer Football League offensive player of the year in 2019.
Trautman was the fifth tight end drafted through the first 3 rounds.