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Former Ute drafted into NFL will play for Cleveland Browns

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Posted at 10:59 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-13 00:59:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's almost every football player's dream to make it into the NFL and get paid to play the game they love.

For Nate Orchard, former linebacker for the University of Utah, said his chance with the Cleveland Browns is a dream come true. A dream that includes more than just himself.

"This is a great start to my career and to my life with my wife and daughter," Orchard said.

The former Ute was picked in the second round of the NFL draft.

While his wife and daughter are his priority, there are two other things he is concentrating on.

"The goal is stop the run. That is what I am here to do, but at the same time get the quarterback," Orchard said.

When the Cleveland media asked how much Browns football he has been watching, he gave an honest answer.

"Not too much Cleveland football. I mean I'm going to be honest, I don't have cable at home, and they don't have football on Netflix. That's all I've got about that," Orchard laughed.

So far, Orchard’s favorite thing about his first practices with the team is working with top offensive lineman rookie Cam Erving.

"Biggest moment was going up against Cam. The one-on-ones -- that was fun going up against the top prospect and just be able to work with each other and get each other better," Orchard said.

The Browns' first preseason game is August 13.