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EMU's Nielsen Selected 2nd Overall in CFL Global Draft

Story courtesy of Eastern Michigan Sports Information

TORONTO, Ontario ( – Former Eastern Michigan University football player Steven Nielsen (Dragoer, Denmark-La Lumiere (Ind.) School) was selected the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 Canadian Football League Global Draft Thursday, April 15.

The Dragoer, Denmark native went to Edmonton Football Team (formerly known as the Edmonton Eskimos) to become the third EMU player to be taken second overall in the CFL Draft. He joins defensive end Andy Mulumba (2013 - Winnipeg) and defensive lineman JabarWesterman(2012 - BC Lions) in the elite group.