Brian Jozwiak

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Brian Jozwiak
No. 73
Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-06-20) June 20, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Catonsville (MD)
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 1986
Last played in 1988
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 28
Games started 3
Stats at
Stats at

Brian Joseph Jozwiak (born June 20, 1963) is a former American football offensive lineman who played college football at West Virginia University before playing professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Jozwiak was born in Catonsville, Maryland. He began his football career as a defensive tackle in the Baltimore area. Jozwiak earned honorable-mention all-metro player honors while playing for Catonsville High School.

College career[edit]

When enrolling at West Virginia, Mountaineers' coach Don Nehlen moved Jozwiak from defensive tackle to offensive lineman. Jozwiak not only led the way for West Virginia ballcarriers, but blocked for all-time great Mountaineer quarterback Jeff Hostetler. In 1985, Jozwiak was named a consensus All-American, the sixth Mountaineer ever such honored at that time. He was also named a second team All-American by the Associated Press in 1983.

Professional career[edit]

Jozwiak was selected in the first round, 7th overall of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played three pro seasons before suffering a career-ending hip injury. Jozwiak left the NFL and is currently residing in North Port, Florida. He is currently working as a Biology teacher at North Port Highschool.