When you’re a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman, you’re going to draw the attention of NFL scouts. In the case of Dale Hellestrae, his impressive physical stature was complemented by some solid play at Southern Methodist University. The Bills took him in the fourth round of the 1985 draft, but Hellestrae’s career wouldn’t get interesting until he joined the Dallas Cowboys as a long snapper. Yes, while Hellestrae was an offensive line backup, his main job was to serve as long snapper during the Cowboys’ ‘90s dynasty.
He was fairly decent at the job but was the ultimate example of a fringe player. Hellestrae retired at the end of the 2002 season after being signed by the Baltimore Ravens. He found work providing analysis for college football games. Curiously he also owns a custom cookie delivery company called Cookies By Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.