David Bakhtiari

David Afrasiab Assad Bakhtiari (born September 30, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado, and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

David Bakhtiari
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Bakhtiari with the Green Bay Packers in 2015
No. 69 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:September 30, 1991 (age 27)
San Mateo, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Junípero Serra
(San Mateo, California)
College:Colorado
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Games played:90
Games started:90
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Bakhtiari was born in San Mateo, California. His older brother Eric Bakhtiari went on to play defensive end at the University of San Diego and for the Tennessee Titans.[1] His father, Karl Bakhtiari, runs a real estate business in California.[1] He is of Iranian and Icelandic descent.

He attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, where he lettered two years in football and lacrosse, being named a team captain during his sophomore year.[1] The most memorable game of his high school career in football came against Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, in which he held future USC Trojan Kevin Greene to no sacks and only allowed two tackles.[1] In another game later in the season he had at least eight pancake blocks.[1] He was named Honorable Mention All-West Catholic Athletic League, All-Metro (Bay Area), and All-San Mateo County as a senior when he helped lead his team to a 6–1 league record, winning the 2008 WCAL Co-Championship with Bellarmine College Preparatory, and made it to the CIF-CCS Open Division Semi-Finals, where they lost to the eventual champion Bellarmine Bells.[1] He was also listed in the Bay Area News Group as number eight out of 25 players from northern California on their 2008 Cream of the Crop team.[1]

Coming out of high school, Bakhtiari was six-feet-four-inches tall and weighed 266 pounds and was ranked only as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.[2] In a 2009 interview Bakhtiari commented: "People come up to me and go, 'Oh, you're only a two-star'. But I don't really care what my ranking is. All that matters is how you do when you put on the pads."[3] He received interest from several schools, receiving offers and visiting Colorado, Utah, UTEP, and Washington before signing his letter of intent with Colorado.[2]

College career

Bakhtiari decided to play for the University of Colorado and majored in Communications while playing for the Colorado Buffaloes football team from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.[1]

During his first year on the field for the Buffaloes, he played in all twelve games, starting eleven.[1] The one game he did not start was against Texas Tech, but he still was on the field for 24 snaps.[1] He played the third-most snaps on the offense behind future New England Patriots and New York Giants offensive lineman Nate Solder and future Denver Broncos offensive lineman Ryan Miller with 796. Bakhtiari had 59 knockdown blocks which was fourth on the team, his highest number coming against Iowa State.[1] He allowed one quarterback sack and seven pressures and was flagged for six penalties.[1] During the game against Kansas that year he recovered an offensive fumble and returned it seven yards.[1] For his efforts, he was named as an honorable mention for Freshman All-American honors by collegefootballnews.com. He was also a member of the All-Big 12 second-team for Academics.

Bakhtiari began his redshirt sophomore campaign by suffering a severe injury to his knee in the season opener against Hawai’i on the seventh play of the game.[1] He missed the next two games against California and LSU. Regardless, he still started the remaining games (11 total).[1] He allowed two sacks on the year and was flagged once the entire season.[1] At the end of the year, he was named as a member to the All-Pac-12 second team by the league's coaches and Phil Steele.[4][5]

Before his final season started, Bakhtiari was named to the preseason first-team All-Pac-12 squad.[6] He started eleven games at left tackle, missing the game against Oregon with a knee sprain after attempting to play in the pre-game.[1] He totaled 41 pancake blocks, and allowed 2.5 quarterback sacks and one pressure. His efforts gained him a spot on the watchlist for the Outland Trophy, and the Rotary Lombardi Award.[7][8] Additionally, he earned second-team honors by the league coaches for the second year in a row.[1]

On January 8, 2013, Bakhtiari announced that he had opted to forgo his senior season at Colorado and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.[9] He added that his declaration for the draft had nothing to do with Colorado's 1–11 season the year before and subsequent firing of head coach Jon Embree.[9] Mike Macintyre, the new head coach of Colorado, said that the team would have loved to have him but would fully support him in his endeavors.[9]

Professional career

After declaring for the NFL Draft, Bakhtiari has stated he received a second or third round evaluation from NFL Draft Advisory Board.[10]

External video
David Bakhtiari's NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 14 in
(1.94 m)
299 lb
(136 kg)
5.09 s 1.77 s 2.94 s 4.74 s 7.70 s 25 12 in
(0.65 m)
8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
28 reps 25[11]
All results from NFL Combine[10][12]

The Green Bay Packers selected Bakhtiari in the fourth round, (109th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[11] He was the ninth offensive tackle drafted and the first of two the Green Bay Packers drafted ahead of fourth round pick J. C. Tretter (122nd overall).[13]

During the Packers' 'Family Night' inter squad scrimmage later in training camp, starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga succumbed to a torn ACL injury. Due to the injury and Bakhtiari's play during training camp, he was inserted as the starting left tackle in the Packers first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Though they lost, it was later noted that one of the positives to take away was the steady play of the rookies.[14] He later went on to start every game at left tackle for the Packers, becoming the first rookie to do so in Green Bay since the start of the 16-game schedule employed by the NFL since 1978 and the only NFL rookie to start every game that season at left tackle in 2013.[15] He was a key contributor to Green Bay finishing seventh in the league for rushing (blocking for rookie running back Eddie Lacy) and sixth in passing for the first time since 2004.

Following his rookie season, Bakhtiari worked significantly on his strength and continued to fight for his job at left tackle, prompting the Packers to move Bryan Bulaga to right tackle and have him at left.[16] Later in the current Packers season, he was placed on the injury report for the game against the Miami Dolphins due to a back injury.[17] He played in all 16 games of his sophomore season as well as the 2 playoff games.

On September 13, 2016, the Green Bay Packers signed Bakhtiari to a four-year, $48 million contract extension that includes $16.7 million guaranteed and a $15 million signing bonus.[18][19]

Bakhtiari was ranked 91st by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.[20]

Personal life

Bakhtiari resides in Burlingame, California.[15] While in high school, he created the Fund a Dream Scholarship, and also signed autographs at the Jerry Parins Cruse for Cancer in exchange for donations benefiting cancer research.[15] He also visited homeless shelters and nursing homes while attending the University of Colorado.[15]

Bakhtiari introduced the Packers to the board game Settlers of Catan which soon became a team favorite.[21] He was also responsible for a group of Packers players appearing in Pitch Perfect 2, when he reached out to director Elizabeth Banks on Twitter.[22]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "David Bakhtiri". University of Colorado. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "David Bakhtiari Rivals". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Munsterteiger, Adam (March 11, 2009). "Getting to know signee David Bakhtiari". Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pac-12 football awards and all-conference team announced". Pac-12. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "PHIL STEELE'S 2012 POSTSEASON ALL-PAC-12 TEAM" (PDF) (Press release). PhilSteele.com. December 11, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 9, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Steele, Phil (May 17, 2012). "PHIL STEELE'S 2012 PRESEASON ALL-PAC-12 TEAM" (PDF). Philsteele.com. Philsteele.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Richardson, Steve (July 12, 2012). "2012 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". Sportswriters.net. Football Writers Association of America. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Rotary Lombardi watch list unveiled". NCAA.com. NCAA. July 16, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Colorado OT David Bakhtiari declares for NFL draft". Associated Press. January 8, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "David Bakhtiari". NFL.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  11. ^ a b McGinn, Bob (July 30, 2013). "Packers rookie tackle David Bakhtiari 'has all the tools'". Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "David Bakhtiari, DS #8 OT, Colorado". Nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  13. ^ Boilard, Kevin (October 16, 2016). "Looking back at the 8 tackles who were drafted before David Bakhtiari". foxsports.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  14. ^ Van Vooren, Tim (August 12, 2013). "Packers rookie David Bakhtiari takes over for Bryan Bulaga". News. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c d "Packers Bio". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  16. ^ Dunne, Tyler (June 19, 2014). "With added strength, David Bakhtiari ready for a new year". News. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  17. ^ Spofford, Mike (October 9, 2014). "News now! Bakhtiari limited in practice due to back". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  18. ^ "Spotrac.com: David Bakhtiari contract". spotrac.cim. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "Packers sign T David Bakhtiari to a contract extension". Packers.com.
  20. ^ NFL Top 100 Players of 2018: No. 91 David Bakhtiari
  21. ^ Clark, Kevin (January 15, 2015). "Green Bay's Board-Game Obsession". Retrieved May 23, 2017 – via www.wsj.com.
  22. ^ "Pitch Perfect 2: Max Handelman Talks Green Bay Packers Appearance". May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2017.

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2011 All-Pac-12 Conference football team

The 2011 All-Pac-12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pac-12 Conference teams for the 2011 Pac-12 Conference football season. The Oregon Ducks won the conference, defeating the UCLA Bruins 49–31 in the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon then beat the Big Ten champion Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl 45 to 38. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was voted Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks was voted Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

2012 All-Pac-12 Conference football team

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2014 Green Bay Packers season

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 96th season overall, the 94th in the National Football League, and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team tied with four other teams for a league-best 12 wins and 4 losses, while also adding a fourth consecutive NFC North division title. The club went undefeated at home for the first time since 2011. They also led the league in scoring, with 486 points, the second-most in franchise history. It marked the first time since the 2009 season that the team had a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers, and a 1,000-yard rusher. They won the divisional round playoff game against the Cowboys, but then lost the conference championship game against the Seattle Seahawks in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the league's Most Valuable Player.The Packers made the playoffs for the sixth straight season, tying the record set between 1993–98.

2015 Green Bay Packers season

The 2015 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 97th season overall, 95th in the National Football League, and the tenth under head coach Mike McCarthy. With a Week 15 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Packers clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season, but they failed to win their fifth consecutive NFC North title after a Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as does matching their 12-4 record from last season. As a result, the fifth-seeded Packers traveled to Washington to face the fourth-seeded Redskins in the Wild Card round. They beat the Redskins 35–18, and then traveled to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Arizona Cardinals, where the Packers' season ended as they lost to the Cardinals in overtime, 20–26.

2016 All-Pro Team

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2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2017 All-Pro Team

The 2017 All-Pro teams were named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), and Sporting News (SN) for performance in the 2017 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2018 Pro Bowl), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book and also part of the language of the 2011 NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters. The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and will be released at a later date. The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.

2017 Green Bay Packers season

The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was their 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

2017 Pro Bowl

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After three years of using a draft format, the 2017 Pro Bowl returned to the previous conference-based format, played between all-star teams representing the American Football Conference and National Football Conference. The AFC all-stars were coached by Andy Reid, and the NFC all-stars were coached by Jason Garrett.

2018 All-Pro Team

The 2018 All-Pro teams were named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), and Sporting News (SN) for performance in the 2018 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2019 Pro Bowl), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book and also part of the language of the 2011 NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters. The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and will be released at a later date. The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

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Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari or Bakhtiyari (Persian: بختياري‎) may refer to:

Bakhtiari people, a tribe of Iran

Bakhtiari dialect, spoken by Bakhtiari people

Bakhtiari Dam, an arch dam under construction on the Bakhtiari River

Bakhtiari River, a river in Iran and a tributary of the Dez River

Bakhtiari Rug, made by the Bakhtiari people

Bakhtiari, Fars, a village in Fars Province, Iran

Bakhtiari, Yazd, a village in Yazd Province, Iran

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran

David Bakhtiari (born 1991), American football player

Eric Bakhtiari (born 1984), American football player

Shapour Bakhtiar, former prime minister of Iran

Qurat-ul-Ain Bakhtiari, Pakistani social activist

Les Lions en Pierre Sculptée chez les Bakhtiari, used by Bakhtiari people

Don Barclay (American football)

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Eric Bakhtiari

Eric Assad Bakhtiari (born December 2, 1984) is a former American football linebacker. He was most recently playing for the San Francisco 49ers, but was cut from the team on January 1, 2013. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at San Diego.

Bakhtiari was also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs. He is the older brother of Green Bay Packers tackle David Bakhtiari.

JC Tretter

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Josh Sitton

Josh James Sitton ( SIT-ən; born June 16, 1986) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Central Florida and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has made four Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers, and also played two seasons with the Chicago Bears and one season with the Miami Dolphins.

Junípero Serra High School (San Mateo, California)

Junípero Serra High School (commonly Serra or JSHS) is a Catholic college preparatory high school in San Mateo, California, serving students in grades 9–12. A part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, this school provides education for young men. The school has an academic focus with a college preparatory curriculum.

List of Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl selections

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are currently members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL. The team has had representatives to the Pro Bowl every year since 1950 except for nine seasons. Below is a list of the Pro Bowl selections for each season.

List of Green Bay Packers players

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