Fernando Velasco (American football)

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Fernando Velasco
No. 69     Carolina Panthers
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Harris, New York
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Wrens (GA) Jefferson Co.
College: Georgia
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 60
Games started 30
Fumble recoveries 1
Stats at NFL.com

Fernando Velasco (born February 22, 1985) is an American football center for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He has also played one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before that, he played college football at Georgia. He played his high school football at Jefferson County High School in his hometown of Wrens, Georgia near Augusta. He started his first career game on October 10 in a 34-27 win against the Cowboys. He was released by the Titans on August 30, 2013.[1] On September 9, 2013, he was signed by the Steelers after an injury to Maurkice Pouncey, and Velasco was quickly put into the starting lineup.[2]

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