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Miami Dolphins select Wisconsin offensive lineman Michael Deiter in 3rd Round of 2019 NFL Draft

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Another Wisconsin lineman in the NFL!

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In the third round with the 78th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Michael Deiter on Friday night.

One of the more versatile lineman to play for UW, Deiter started a school-record 54 games during his time as a Badger. Those starts came at three positions—left guard (2015, 2016, 2018), center (2015, 2016) and left tackle (2017).

Last season, Deiter claimed consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors along with a variety of All-America nods. The Athletic and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) designated him as a first-team All-American, while five other publications denoted him as a second-team All-American.

Along with the first-team all conference accolades, Deiter was named the Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2018.

After his Wisconsin career, Deiter performed down in Mobile, Ala., for the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl, then also participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this year. He worked out for NFL teams in positional drills during UW’s pro day in March.

Deiter joins a long, distinguished list of Wisconsin offensive linemen drafted in the past 20 years. Since the 1999 NFL Draft, the following have heard their names called:

  • Ryan Ramczyk (first round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2017)
  • Rob Havenstein (second round pick by the now-Los Angeles Rams in 2015)
  • Travis Frederick (first round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2013)
  • Kevin Zeitler (first round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012)
  • Peter Konz (second round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012)
  • Gabe Carimi (first round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2011)
  • John Moffitt (third round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011)
  • Bill Nagy (seventh round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2011)
  • Kraig Urbik (third round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009)
  • Joe Thomas (first round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2007)
  • Dan Buenning (fourth round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005)
  • Al Johnson (second round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003)
  • Ben Johnson (seventh round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2003)
  • Casey Rabach (third round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2001)
  • Bill Ferrario (fourth round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2001)
  • Chris McIntosh (first round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2000)
  • Mark Tauscher (seventh round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2000)
  • Aaron Gibson (first round pick by the Detroit Lions in 1999)