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Contributed Judd Paffrath (second from left) posed with siblings Wyatt (left), Shanna (center) and Hunter (right) during the spring football game at the University of Minnesota. Paffrath is a walk-on for the Golden Gopher football team and plays middle linebacker for new coach Jerry Kill.

Alexandria's Judd Paffrath walks on at the U of M

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Alexandria native Judd Paffrath was back in town on Monday afternoon representing a team he never expected to be on just two years ago.


The former defensive lineman for the Cardinals was an All-Central Lakes Conference player his senior season in 2008. His 72 tackles and eight sacks helped earn him an offer to play football at Concordia College in Moorhead.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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