Jon Condo

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Jon Condo
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At a game in Denver in December, 2009.
No. 59     Oakland Raiders
Long snapper/Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-26) August 26, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Philipsburg-Osceola (PA)
College: Maryland
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 115
Tackles 43
Fumbles recovered 2
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Condo (born August 26, 1981) is an American football long snapper for the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Maryland, and signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He has been selected for the Pro Bowl twice.

High school career[edit]

Condo played high school football at Philipsburg-Osceola High School. There he was an All-State linebacker, and participant in the Big 33 Football Classic. Condo still holds many of Philipsburg-Osceola's football records.

He was also an All-State selection in baseball, as a catcher on the P-O baseball squad, and in his senior year he won the PIAA Wrestling AAA classification 275 weight limit championship. Jon finished the year with only one blemish on his record.

College career[edit]

He attended the University of Maryland, where he played for the Maryland Terrapins football team.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Condo in November 2008

After playing one season for the Dallas Cowboys and appearing in three games, he joined the Oakland Raiders in 2006 and was registered originally as a linebacker. Condo was an exclusive rights free agent in 2008, but the Raiders re-signed him.

On October 19, in a game against the New York Jets, the Raiders were forced to punt on a 3 and out. Condo directly snapped the ball to outside linebacker Jon Alston, who ran it for 22 yards on a fake punt play. He was added to the Pro Bowl for 2010 after kicker Sebastian Janikowski made 33 field goals and punter Shane Lechler posted a 47.0 average.

On July 27, 2011, the Oakland Raiders re-signed Condo to a three-year deal. He was again selected to play in the 2012 Pro Bowl. He joined teammates punter Shane Lechler, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, and defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

On September 10, 2012, Condo left a game against the San Diego Chargers with a concussion. In his absence, the backup long snapper, Travis Goethel, botched two snaps and had another punt blocked.[1] The Raiders went on to lose the game 22-14, and much of the blame was put on the special teams' miscues.

On August 4, 2013, Condo signed a three-year contract extension with the Oakland Raiders.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilmore, Eric (2008-06-11). "Raiders will need another long snapper as Jon Condo recovers from concussion". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Jerry (2013-08-04). "Oakland Raiders sign long-snapper Jon Condo to extension". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 

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