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The 2009 National Footaball League Draft was an exciting one for the University of Connecticut football team and the most productive in school history. UConn had four players chosen in the first 63 selections in the Draft - including the school's first First Round selection in All-American Donald Brown, who was taken by the Indianapolis Colts as the 24th overall pick.

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UConn is the only BIG EAST Conference school to have four picks in the first 63 in a single NFL Draft since the league was reformatted in the 2005 season.

Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, the earliest a Husky has ever been picked was in 2005 when Alfred Fincher was a third round pick (82nd overall) by the New Orleans Saints in 2005. UConn had a fourth round draft pick in John Dorsey by Green Bay in 1984 and Vinnny Clements by the Minnesota Vikings in 1971.

In addition to UConn's four NFL Draft picks, four other Huskies signed free agent contracts and tight end Martin Bedard was selected in the Second Round of the Canadian Football League by Montreal.

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Rd Sel# Team
Donald Brown
NFL Scouting bio
RB 5-10 210 1 27 Indianapolis Colts
Darius Butler
NFL Scouting bio
CB/WR 5-10 187 2 9 New England Patriots
William Beatty
NFL Scouting bio
OT 6-6 310 2 28 New York Giants
Cody Brown
NFL Scouting bio
DE 6-2 244 2 31 Arizona Cardinals
Martin Bedard
TE 6-3 233 2 14 Montreal Alouettes (Candian Football League)
Julius Williams DE 6-2 258 Jacksonville Jaguars
Dahna Deleston SS 6-0 211 Chicago Bears
Tyler Lorenzen QB 6-4 220 Jacksonville Jaguars
Keith Gray C 6-2 276 Carolina Panthers