Justin Tuggle

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Justin Tuggle
No. 57 Houston Texans
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Alpharetta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Duluth (GA) Northview
College: Kansas State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2014
Tackles: 53
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Justin DuJian Tuggle (born January 4, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Tuggle was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Tuggle played college football at Kansas State. Tuggle is the son of former 5-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jessie Tuggle.

Early years[edit]

Tuggle attended Northview High School in the state of Georgia. Tuggle earned the Greater Atlanta All-Area honors in his Senior season. Tuggle participated in the second annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and was the quarterback on the east team.[1] He was selected to the 2007 All-North Fulton County team and was on the second team offense as a quarterback.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Justin Tuggle
Duluth, Georgia Northview High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.6 Jun 25, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 65 (QB)   Rivals: NR (QB), NR (National), NR (Georgia)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Tuggle played his freshman season at Boston College where he played quarterback. In his sophomore season, he transferred to Blinn College for the spring semester.[3] After spending his sophomore season at Blinn College, he transferred to Kansas State. He switched positions from quarterback to linebacker for his Junior season and first season at Kansas State.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

On April 27, 2013, He signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.[5]


His father is Jessie Tuggle who played in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons from 1987-2000.[6] He also was selected to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams during his career.

He has an older brother, Jordan Tuggle and also a younger brother who plays football for the Atlanta Falcons, Grady Jarrett.


  1. ^ "2008 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Rosters". scout.com. 
  2. ^ "Roswell Hornets lead all-North Fulton team". northfulton.com. Retrieved December 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Former Boston College QB signs with Blinn". chron.com. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "K-State's Tuggle moves from QB to linebacker". kansas.com. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Texans sign four draft picks, 23 undrafted free agents". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "K-State LB Tuggle carving out his own legacy". foxsportskansascity.com. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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