Carlton Haselrig

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Carlton Haselrig
Date of birth: (1966-01-22) January 22, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Career information
Status: Retired
Position(s): Guard
College: Pitt–Johnstown
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 312
Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Organizations
As player:
1990–1993
1995
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1992
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Carlton Haselrig
High school Johnstown High School
State championships One
College Pitt–Johnstown
NCAA championships Six
Status Retired

Carlton Haselrig (born January 22, 1966 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a former heavyweight wrestler and NFL player. Haselrig wrestled for University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He holds the distinction of being the only person to win six NCAA titles in wrestling, winning 3 times in Division II and 3 times in Division I, all six for Pitt–Johnstown.[1] Haselrig then moved on to professional football, where he played five seasons in the NFL. In 2008, he made his mixed martial arts debut in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Wrestling[edit]

Haselrig won back-to-back PIAA Pennsylvania state high school championships in 1984 and 1985 despite not wrestling during the regular season due to Johnstown High's lack of a wrestling team.[2]

Haselrig won a junior world freestyle title in 1986, and a world junior Greco-Roman title in 1985 while competing for the United States.

While in college Haselrig would defeat future NCAA and Olympic champion Kurt Angle.[3] In 2009, he was inducted into Pitt–Johnstown's Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

NFL[edit]

After a brief run wrestling on the international level, Haselrig turned his attention to pro football. Despite never having played football in college,[5] Haselrig was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and became a Pro Bowl offensive guard in his third NFL season.[6] After four years with the Steelers, Haselrig spent one season with the New York Jets before retiring from the NFL.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Haselrig made his professional MMA debut on April 19, 2008 for Battle Cage Xtreme IV in Atlantic City against IFL veteran Shane Ott. He defeated Shane Ott by a technical knockout at 4:09 in the first round. Haselrig defeated Carlos Moreno on May 31, 2008 during the undercard of EliteXC's first-ever CBS telecast. He displayed his superior wrestling skills during the first round keeping Carlos on the mat. Carlos did not return to the ring for the second round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–2 Shawn Jordan TKO (punches) UCFC - Rumble on the Rivers June 27, 2009 1 N/A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3–1 Chris Larkin TKO (punches) IWFC - Iron Will Fighting Championship 1 May 6, 2009 1 3:18 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 2–1 Joe Abouata Submission (rear naked choke) BCX 5 - Battle Cage Xtreme 5 July 12, 2008 2 4:10 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Carlos Moreno TKO (strikes) EliteXC: Primetime May 31, 2008 1 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 Shane Ott TKO (strikes) Battle Cage Xtreme 4 April 19, 2008 1 4:09 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlton Haselrig". wrestlinghalloffame.org. National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Emert, Rich (February 20, 1985). "Electricity sparked Huckenstein's college decision". Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Connect". Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "UPJ inducts 6 into Hall of Fame". The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Community Newspaper Holdings). April 5, 2009. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Carlton Haselrig NFL & AFL Football Statistics". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 

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