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Halvor Hagen

Halvor Hagen
No. 64, 62, 76, 88
Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: = (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Weber State
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Debuted in 1969
Last played in 1975
Career history

*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Halvor Reini Hagen (born February 4, 1947 in Oslo, Norway) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Weber State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Early years

Hagen was born in Oslo, Norway. He played one year of college football at Shoreline Community College, before transferring to Weber State. In 1968, he received All-Big Sky honors for his play at defensive tackle.[1] During his time in college he remained an avid skier.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Hagen was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (74th overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft. At the beginning of his rookie season he was used as a defensive lineman, before being switched to offensive guard. He was a part of the Super Bowl V team.

During the 1971 offseason, because Duane Thomas was going through a contract dispute (he requested that his 3 year contract be rewritten) and refused to report to training camp, the Cowboys traded him to the New England Patriots alongside Hagen and Honor Jackson, in exchange for Carl Garrett and the Patriots No. 1 draft choice in the 1972 NFL Draft. Within a week, because of problems with the Patriots and head coach John Mazur, in an unprecedented move, the NFL commissioner voided part of the trade, sending Thomas and Garrett back to their original teams. The Patriots kept Hagen and Jackson in exchange for a second and third round draft choices in the 1972 NFL Draft.[2][3]

New England Patriots

Hagen became a starter at offensive guard. On April 19, 1972, he was traded along with Jim Cheyunski and Mike Montler to the Buffalo Bills, in exchange for Wayne Patrick, Edgar Chandler and Jeff Lyman .[4]

Buffalo Bills

Hagen was a part of the Buffalo Bills offensive line that was nicknamed "The Electric Company", when they were blocking for O. J. Simpson. He began as a reserve offensive tackle and was eventually named a starter.

References

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