BEREA, OHIO-- Cleveland's Harvard-heavy front office picked a Princeton guy to back up Gary Barnidge.
The Browns selected TE Seth DeValve with the No. 138 overall selection in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday.
The 6'4, 245-pound pass catcher played receiver at Princeton, but will be a tight end for the Browns.
As a receiver for the Tigers, the 23-year-old played just eight games over his final two seasons at Princeton, catching 52 passes for 580 yards.
The reason for his missed time was a foot issue that he's had since birth.
"The foot injuries that I did have were not injuries, but rather were things I was born with," DeValve said. "Unclosed growth plate of the fifth metatarsal on each side. When I was done growing, those growth plates did not close and that caused a lot of pain. I needed corrective surgeries."
Amidst his sophomore season, however, DeValve caught 20 passes for 219 yards and played in all ten games.
Throughout his four years in New Jersey, DeValve caught 73 passes for 809 yards.
The Ivy League player, according to the Browns, is interested in studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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