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Something to Prove

IRVING, Tex. - In 2006, former N.C. State linebacker Oliver Hoyte went through his first NFL mini-camp with the Dallas Cowboys. The ex-Wolfpacker had gone undrafted but signed a free agent deal with America's Team.

Hoyte impressed then-Dallas head coach Bill Parcells with his work ethic and he ended up making the Cowboys' opening day roster. But it wasn't as a linbacker. Strangely enough, Parcells saw enough of Hoyte to think he could move to the offensive side of the ball- to fullback. The move worked and this year, he entered Dallas' first mini-camp as the starting blocking back. Recommended Stories