|No. 78, 79|
|Center / Tackle|
|Date of birth:May 14, 1965|
|Place of birth: Hartford, Connecticut|
|College: Boston College|
|NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 4 / Pick: 94|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 1988– 1989)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* All-ECAC (1987)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
David Harold Widell, Jr. (born May 14, 1965) is a former American football guard and tackle who played 11 seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Boston College.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame.
Widell was selected in the fourth round (94th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He started 8 games at left tackle and became the first rookie in franchise history to start a season opener at offensive tackle. In his second year he started in 2 games.
With the Denver Broncos, he joined his brother Doug Widell (who was also his teammate at Boston College), becoming the first brothers in the NFL's modern era to play together on the same offensive line. In 1990, he appeared in all 16 games serving as the long snapper and started at left guard in the final 5 contests.
Widell signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 1998. He was a part of the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl XXXIII losing team. He was released on February 17, 1999, after being inactive in 14 games and having played in only one.
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- ↑ "Genius Eric Green Brings Life To Offense". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2519&dat=19901015&id=TH9eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4GENAAAAIBAJ&pg=3889,4679861&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- ↑ "Jaguars sign Widell". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19950316&id=bjUVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yQcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1149,121514. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- ↑ "Falcons could have done more". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=392&dat=19980722&id=xmZOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Tz8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6203,3058468. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- ↑ "Birds let Bennett gone". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=19990218&id=T2owAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MTUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6873,4949455. Retrieved February 19, 2016.