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Wicklow's Dan Whelan First Irish NFL Player Since 1985

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Whelan lived in Enniskerry until the age of 13 and then moved to California with his family.

Wicklow's Dan Whelan has been selected on the Green Bay Packers roster and is set to be the first Irishman to play in the NFL since 1985.

Whelan lived in Enniskerry until the age of 13, when his family moved from Wicklow to California to take up residence in Palm Springs.

He started as a kicker before moving to the punter position.

The 24-year-old played college football with the UC Davis Aggies from 2017 to 2021 after completing his studies at Rancho Mirage High School.

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