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Twelve former Sacramento-area prep stars make it to NFL

Here's a look at 12 former Sacramento-area high school football stars who were drafted by or signed with NFL teams.
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Here's a look at 12 former Sacramento-area high school football stars who were drafted by or signed with NFL teams.

By the end of the weekend, nine players with Sacramento-area high school roots were either chosen in the NFL draft or signed as undrafted free agents.

Ahkello Witherspoon, heading to the 49ers, and the Oakland-bound Eddie Vanderdoes were the area’s highlights, both picked in the third round.

Tweeting before the draft started, Vanderdoes had no lack of confidence.

Here are the local players and their NFL destinations:

Player

High school

NFL team

Jordan Carrell

Roseville

Dallas

Cole Hikutini

Pleasant Grove

49ers

Nate Iese

Sheldon

Green Bay

Steven Moore

Elk Grove

Tennessee

Marcus Rios

Cosumnes Oaks

Denver

Thomas Sperbeck

Jesuit

Tampa Bay

Tanner Vallejo

Nevada Union

Buffalo

Eddie Vanderdoes

Placer

Raiders

Ahkello Witherspoon

Christian Brothers

49ers

Those with Twitter accounts celebrated the good news in 140 characters or less, and others received recognition from their high schools.

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