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Vander Esch signs four-year, $11.8 million contract with the Cowboys

Former Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is now a multi-millionaire.
Credit: Ron Slavin
Leighton Vander Esch has signed a 4-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys

DALLAS -- Former Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is now a multi-millionaire.

Vander Esch signed a four-year deal worth $11.847 million with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, according to his agent Ron Slavin. The deal includes $6.696 million signing bonus and an option for a fifth year.

The Cowboys selected Vander Esch with the 19th overall pick in the NFL Draft just last month. It marked the first time since 2007 that Dallas used a first-round pick on a linebacker.

Vander Esch racked up 141 tackles history junior season at Boise State. He was the only player in the country to record that many tackles and also record three interceptions.

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