Joe Looney (offensive lineman)

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Joe Looney
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Looney in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 78     San Francisco 49ers
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-31) August 31, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Lake Worth, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake Worth (FL)
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 2013 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 4
Games started 0
Stats at

Joe Looney (born August 31, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Wake Forest, he was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Looney was raised in Lake Worth, Florida. At the age of 6 he already weighed 120 pounds, so he had to play football with boys who were as much as twice his age.[1] He attended Lake Worth Community High School, and graduated in 2008, and was selected to the Florida all-state team as a senior.[2]

College career[edit]

He played college football at Wake Forest. He started in 41 games over four years at guard and was chosen for the all-ACC second team. He received a late invitation to play in the Senior Bowl,[3] but he suffered a foot injury during practice[4] and was unable to participate in the NFL Combine or Wake Forest's pro day.[5]

Professional career[edit]

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Looney with the 22nd pick in the 4th round (117 overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft, after trading a sixth round pick to the Detroit Lions in order to move up 8 slots and get Detroit's draft spot.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Looney's younger brother, James, was also a star lineman at Lake Worth, and also decided to attend Wake Forest. Their father played college football at Louisville.[7]


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