Jason Spitz

Jason Spitz (born December 19, 1982) is a former American football center who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Louisville.

Jason Spitz
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Spitz with the Packers in 2007
No. 72, 67, 65
Position:Center
Personal information
Born:December 19, 1982 (age 36)
Boardman, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:298 lb (135 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Bolles
College:Louisville
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played:75
Games started:45
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Spitz attended Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a first team All-First Coast selection as a two-way lineman.[1] In his Senior Year he had 10 sacks and 56 total tackles in the year.

College career

Spitz started all four years at Louisville, where he was a first-team All-Big East.[2]

2002

Spitz was originally meant to redshirt his Freshman year but was made the starting right guard during the game with Duke.[1]

2003

Spitz was part of a highly successful offensive line that only allowed 13 Sacks in 13 games and helped Louisville rank in the top 10 in rushing.[1] He was appointed as a 2nd team All American All-Conference USA.

2004

Spitz had a highly successful Junior season and started all 12 games at Right Guard. The Cardinal offense lead Division I-A in total offense, scoring, and pass efficiency rating.[1] He only allowed 2½ sacks that season.

2005

In his Senior year, he was moved to Left Guard and helped the Cardinals once again rank in the top tenth in scoring, third in pass efficiency, and third in scoring. He allowed a career low two sacks.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Spitz was ranked the sixth best offensive guard in the NFL Draft.[3] He was taken in the 3rd round (75th overall).[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Spitz agreed to a multi-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011.[5]

Spitz spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve.

The Jaguars released Spitz on August 19, 2013.[6]

Seattle Seahawks

Spitz signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks on September 25, 2013. He was released on October 12.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Jason Spitz". Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ Spitz Taken By Green Bay In The Third Round Archived 2012-07-18 at Archive.today Louisville Athletics Department, uoflsports.cstv.com. April 29, 2006. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "Jason Spitz". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  4. ^ "NFL Draft Results". Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Jaguars reach multi-year deal with G/C Jason Spitz". Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ Oehser, John (August 19, 2013). "Jaguars release Spitz, Massaquoi". Jaguars.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.

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