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Former UW-River Falls football player Owen Schmitt was drafted in the fifth round of the National Football League draft by the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

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Schmitt, who left UW-RF after his freshman season and became a three-year starter at fullback at West Virginia, was the 163rd overall pick in the draft.

A Gilman native, Schmitt was named to the 2003 All-WIAC team after rushing for a team-high 1,063 yards and scoring five touchdowns as a freshman at UW-RF.

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