|No. 72 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||October 30, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Rexford, New York|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Albany (NY) Christian Brothers|
|Roster status:||Practice Squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Joe Vellano (born October 30, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle on the practice squad of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). The Patriots signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at the University of Maryland.
New England Patriots
On April 30, 2013, he signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent. In Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he received his first career start in place of Vince Wilfork, who was placed on injured reserve. On February 1, 2015, Vellano and the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX.
Joe Vellano was born and raised in Rexford, New York. Joe graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 2007. Joe also attended St. Pius X school in loudonville from Kindergarten up until 5th grade.
- "Joe Vellano signs undrafted free agent deal with New England Patriots". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Wilson, Aaron (December 18, 2013). "Ex-Terps DL Joe Vellano, now a starter for Patriots, earns praise from Bill Belichick". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved 2014-01-05.