Hertel invited to Cleveland Browns camp
April 30, 2007April 30, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw all-American defensive end Dustin Hertel has been invited to the Cleveland Browns rookie camp this Friday through Sunday at the teams' practice facility in Berea, Ohio. The Batesville, Ind., native is coming off a senior season in which he was named the Football Gazette Division III Defensive Lineman of the Year and South Region Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Hertel also earned honorable mention all-America honors by D3football.com.
He set a school and SCAC single-season record with 27.5 tackles for loss and tied the conference and DePauw single-season sack record with 16. He ranked second in Division III in tackles for loss, third in sacks and fourth with 0.5 forced fumbles per game.
In December, Hertel represented the United States in the annual Aztec Bowl game and paced the USA team with nine total tackles including two solos. He also led the team with three tackles for 17 yards in losses including two sacks for 17 yards. Hertel also forced a fumble in the 28-7 victory over Mexico.
All-America tight end Jay Pettigrew '97 was the last DePauw player invited to an NFL camp when the Green Bay Packers brought him in following the 1997 draft and Greg Werner '89 was the last DePauw player to play in an NFL regular season game as he was a tight end for the New York Jets during the 1989 season.