Concordia's Zach Moore drafted by New England

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Just a day after graduating with a criminal justice degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, Zach Moore became the first football player from the Division II school ever drafted by the NFL when he was chosen by the New England Patriots Saturday.

Moore was drafted in the sixth round, and was the No. 198 overall pick.

Moore had a workout with the Patriots in the Twin Cities earlier this year, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

"I was just told (Patriots quarterback) Tom Brady went 199th overall," Moore wrote in an online diary entry for USA Today. "When you look at it, what he was able to do coming from that position, it gives you hope."

Moore is one of 11 NFL prospects USA Today has been following for the past few months leading up to the NFL draft. He wrote his latest entry shortly after he got the call from the Patriots.

"I can’t even put into words what this means," Moore wrote. "I know I’ll be around a great coaching staff, great organization, storied franchise. I’m ready to hit the ground running and get to work."

Moore holds Concordia's school record for most sacks at 33, and was a two-time All-American for the Golden Bears.

Two Minnesota Gopher players were also drafted -- defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman was taken in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons, and defensive back Brock Vereen was taken by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round.

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