#6 Michael Hedlund | Linebacker
Hometown: O'Neill, Neb.
Previous School: O'Neill HS
2014 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
Hedlund started at both linebacker and defensive back and compiled 49 tackles (three for loss) and a team high five interceptions ... registered a career high 10 tackles and picked off a pass at Doane on Oct. 25 ... made eight stops at No. 1 Morningside on Nov. 1.
Lettered and started for four years at O'Neill Public High School under head coach Brock Eichelburger ... honors included Huskerland first team all-state kicker as a senior, all-district quarterback two years and all-state honorable mention in each of his final three seasons ... threw for 978 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 10 touchdowns as a senior ... led O'Neill to the state playoffs for the first time in 16 years as a senior ... participated in basketball and track and field for four years ... qualified for track and field state championships all four years ... earned first team all-area and honorable mention all state in basketball ... averaged 11 points nine rebounds per game as a senior ... class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA ... named Academic Athlete of the Year and NSAA Academic all-state numerous times.
Son of Mike and Carol Hedlund ... born in Norfolk, Neb., on Nov. 24, 1994 ... has an older sister ... enjoys hanging out with family and friends, hunting, fishing, boating and golfing.