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Decorah native Brett Van Sloten is a member of the Baltimore Ravens

Posted: Sun, May 11, 2014 9:23 PM

Decorah native Brett Van Sloten--a University of Iowa football player--had to wait through all seven rounds of the NFL Draft without hearing his name called.

But this story has a happy ending--Van Sloten signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.  Van Sloten was a second-team all-Big Ten selection in 2013.  He was a two-year starter and team captain with the Hawkeyes.  The Iowa offensive line allowed just 15 sacks last fall--the fewest in the Big Ten.