The Washington Redskins signed 2001 Nevada Union graduate Spencer Havner on Sunday after the 23-year-old went undrafted during the weekend's NFL Draft.
Havner, a linebacker, spent his collegiate career at the University of California, Los Angeles, finishing third in school history in tackles.
Throughout his collegiate career, Havner was a Bednarik, Lombardi and Butkus Award semifinal finalist and a Lott Trophy quarterfinalist.
In recent history, two other former Miners, both of whom played at Cal, have been involved in the draft process. In 1992, Steve Gordon, a center, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 10th round. And in 2000, linebacker Matt Beck looked to be a sure pick in the draft out of Cal, but as the weekend came and went Beck was left undrafted.
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