Joe Staley

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Joe Staley
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Staley in a 2012 preseason game
No. 74     San Francisco 49ers
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-30) August 30, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Rockford, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Rockford (MI)
College: Central Michigan University
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Debuted in 2007 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 98
Games started 98
Receptions 2
Receiving yards 31
Stats at NFL.com

Joe Staley (born August 30, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Central Michigan University, and was drafted in the first round (28th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Staley earned two letters in football and two in track at Rockford High School, he caught 24 passes for 559 yards and seven touchdowns as a prep senior. Staley was named Grand Rapids Press Dream Team member and was ranked No. 13 overall prospect by the Detroit Free Press and No. 49 by the Detroit News.

Track and field[edit]

Staley was also a standout track and field athlete for the Rockford High School track team. He set three school records in the 200 meters, with a time of 21.9 seconds, in the 4 x 100 metres relay, with a time of 42.5 seconds and in the 4 x 200 metres relay, with a time of 1 minute and 27 seconds. He also placed sixth in state in the 200 meters to earn all-state honors, the team was fourth in the 4 x 100 metres relay, fourth in 4 x 200 metres relay, and sixth in 4 x 400 metres relay.

College career[edit]

Staley received an athletic scholarship to attend Central Michigan University, where he played for the Central Michigan Chippewas football team from 2004 to 2007. Staley began career as a tight end. He added 80 pounds to his 6' 5" frame without sacrificing footspeed. He played in 11 games as a true freshman, catching 11 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown and posted a career-high two catches for 34 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan University. Due to his size, Staley was moved to the offensive line during his sophomore season. He started all 11 games at right tackle.

He started all 11 games at left tackle and did not allow a single sack. He recorded 53 knockdown blocks and was part of an offensive line that helped CMU average 418.8 yards of offense per game. He also blocked for CMU's single-season total yardage record holder, Kent Smith. Staley helped pave the way for true freshman Ontario Sneed to run for 1,065 yards and earn Freshman All-America honors.

Staley was invited to play in the 2007 East-West Shrine Game and he was named a preseason All-MAC First Team selection by Athlon Sports and MAC Report Online. Staley was a dominant player at left tackle. Known for his size, Staley's speed was a rare exception. He ran a 4.70 seconds in the 40-yard dash at CMU’s junior pro day. Staley was part of an offensive front that has helped CMU boast a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the past three seasons. He was a key part of an offensive line that allowed Kent Smith to pass for at least 2,000 yards in 2004 and 2005. Staley played alongside former Cincinnati Bengals lineman Adam Kieft, who was also his high school teammate at Rockford High School.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 306 lb 3312 in 1018 in 4.79 s 1.64 s 2.73 s 4.35 s 7.09 s 32 in 9 ft 3 in 28 reps
Bench press from the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine; all other measurables from Pro Day at Central Michigan[1][2]
Staley with Brit Miller at 49ers training camp in 2010

The 49ers acquired Staley after trading into the first round with the New England Patriots. The Niners gave their 2008 1st Round Pick(which became Jerod Mayo) and a 4th Round pick in 2007. The Patriots subsequently traded the fourth round pick (110 overall) to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Randy Moss.

Staley wears the number 74 for the San Francisco 49ers.

He was named the starting right tackle over Kwame Harris on August 28, 2007. He finished the season with all 16 starts and allowed 8 sacks.

In the 2008 NFL season, Staley was moved to left tackle starting every game but allowing just 8.5 sacks.

Prior to the 2009 season, Staley signed a 6-year contract extension that will keep him with San Francisco until 2017. Staley missed 7 games of the season with a sprained knee, but managed to start all the other 9 games allowing just 3 sacks and having no penalties called against him.

On October 30, 2011, Staley, from a tackle eligible formation, caught a pass for a key first down in the 49ers' 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

On December 27, 2011 Staley was named to the 2012 Pro Bowl and will start at left tackle for the NFC. Staley started every game for the 49ers this season as they rushed for over 2,044 yards.

On December 26, 2012 Staley was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl. Staley started every game for the 49ers that season, despite a small scare involving a concussion. The 49ers finished 4th in the regular season with 2,491 yards of rushing offense, 3rd in the league with 5.1 yards per carry, and tied for 2nd in the league for the number of runs of at least 20-yards in length.

Staley signed a 2 year extension in the 2014 offseason to extend his tenure through the 2019 season.

Personal Life[edit]

Staley has hosted a video log known as the "Joe Show" for the 49ers website. He has been romantically linked to women's soccer player Carrie Dew. [3]


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