John Madsen (American football)

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John Madsen
John Madsen.jpg
Madsen with the Raiders
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-05-09) May 9, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions 19
Receiving yards 248
Receiving TDs 2
Stats at
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions 6
Receiving yards 11
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at

John Christopher Madsen (born May 9, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Utah.

He also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Locomotives and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

He graduated in 2001 from Hunter High School in West Valley City, Utah having never played football. He played basketball in high school. He played college football for Snow College, his first organized team.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Originally a wide receiver, Madsen was converted to tight end in order to make the team. He was the only undrafted free agent to make the Raiders' main 53-man squad in 2006. Madsen was an exclusive-rights free agent in 2008 and re-signed on March 21. He was released by the team on September 20 after tight end Ben Troupe was signed.

Madsen was re-signed by the Raiders after offensive tackle Seth Wand was placed on injured reserve on October 6, 2008. He was released again on November 13.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Madsen was signed by the Cleveland Browns on December 17, 2008 after tight end Steve Heiden was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on August 24, 2009.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Madsen signed with the Detroit Lions on May 11, 2010 but was waived on May 14.

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