Former IU tight end Peyton Hendershot expected to hear his name called during the 2022 NFL Draft.
Instead he followed a more challenging path to playing on Sundays. He reached the football summit on Tuesday.
After signing with Dallas as an undrafted free agent in April, Hendershot has made the Cowboys’ 53-man roster following a strong training camp, according to multiple reports. The Cowboys later confirmed the reports.
Hendershot scored in his third preseason game over the weekend, and according to Cowboys writer Nick Eatman, that touchdown may have put him over the top.
“He entered the game on the bubble but his touchdown catch probably put him over the top,” Eatman wrote. “One thing tight ends coach Lunda Wells likes about him is the down-field speed he possess. He’s really unique to the rest of the tight ends on the roster.”
Cowboys rookie TE Peyton Hendershot pic.twitter.com/Ba8W4PFGSq
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2022
The 23-year-old Hendershot is listed at 6-foot-4 and 254 pounds on the Cowboys roster. He caught six passes for 52 yards and the score during Dallas’ three preseason games and beat out returner Sean McKeon for the roster spot.
Hendershot finished his career as the Hoosiers tight ends receptions (136) and yardage (1,479) leader. The three-time All-Big Ten selection finished second with 14 touchdowns.
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