David Baas

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David Baas
David Baas at 49ers training camp 2010-08-11 2.JPG
Baas at 49ers training camp in August 2010
No. --     Free agent
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bixby, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Sarasota (FL) Riverview
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Debuted in 2005 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 122
Games started 84
Stats at NFL.com

David Andrew Baas (born September 28, 1981) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and was recognized as an All-American and the top college center. The San Francisco 49ers selected him in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he was a member of the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI championship team.

Early years[edit]

Baas was born in Bixby, Oklahoma. He attended Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, and was a letterman in football and track and field for the Riverview Rams. In football, he was awarded USA Today All-USA honors. During his junior year, he recorded a school record 70 pancake blocks.[1]

College career[edit]

Baas attended the University of Michigan, where he played for coach Lloyd Carr's Michigan Wolverines football team from 2001 to 2004. He earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors three times. He started at left guard until the middle of his senior season, when he was moved to center. As a senior in 2004, he was the Hugh H. Rader awardee as the Wolverines' best offensive lineman, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to college football's best interior lineman, and a co-recipient of the Rimington Trophy, awarded to college football's top center. He was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2004.[1] He majored in general studies.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

The 49ers drafted Baas in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played in 13 games in 2005 and started in 5 of them. Baas' first game was in the historical Mexico City game on October 2 against the Arizona Cardinals as a special teams player. On December 4, he made his first start as a right guard against the same Cardinals team when Eric Heitmann was moved to center.[1]

Baas played in all 16 games in 2006, mainly as a special teams player and as an extra eligible tackle on the offensive line.[1]

In 2007, Baas started in 8 of the 15 games that he played in at right guard, after then-starter Justin Smiley was put on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.[1]

He was re-signed to a one-year contract on April 13, 2010.[2]

New York Giants[edit]

On July 29, 2011, Baas signed with the New York Giants as an unrestricted free agent.[3]

In the August 18, 2013 preseason game against the Colts, David Baas sprained his MCL in the first quarter and underwent an MRI and additional tests.The Giants reported Baas could be out for 3-6 weeks. The Giants fell to the Colts 20-12 in the game. [4] Due to injuries, Baas appeared in only 3 games for the Giants during the 2013 regular season, the last being a week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings. In that game, he suffered a knee injury and was placed on injured reserve following the game. [5]

On March 10, 2014, Baas was waived/failed physical from the Giants, designated as a post-June 1 cut. It was reported Baas may never play again due to neck and knee injuries.[6]

Personal[edit]

Baas is married to his wife, Elizabeth, and they reside in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.[1]

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