Lee Ziemba

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Lee Ziemba
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Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-03-29) March 29, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Albany, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Rogers (AR)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Debuted in 2011 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played 6
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com

Lee Ziemba (born March 29, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Auburn University, and earned consensus All-American honors. The Carolina Panthers chose him in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Ziemba was born in Albany, Georgia. He attended Rogers High School in Rogers, Arkansas, where he played for the Rogers Mounties high school football team. He registered 31 pancake blocks, 43 knockdown blocks and was in on 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks playing defense in goal line situations as a senior. He received high school All-American honors from Parade magazine and USA Today.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Ziemba was listed as the No. 4 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2]

College career[edit]

Ziemba attended Auburn University, and played for the Auburn Tigers football team from 2007 to 2010. He started every game during his four years at Auburn. As a true freshman in 2007, Ziemba received Freshman All-American honors by College Football News, The Sporting News, and Rivals.com.[3][4][5]

The 2010 Iron Bowl against Alabama marked Ziemba's 50th start, breaking the previous school record for most starts. By starting in the BCS championship, Ziemba extended his record to 52 starts.[6][7]

As a senior, Ziemba was named to the 2010 AFCA Coaches’ All-America team.[8] He also won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, an award given to the SEC's best blocker.

Pro career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Ziemba was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 244th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was waived/injured on August 10, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 All-USA high school football team, USAToday.com 
  2. ^ Offensive tackles 2007, Rivals.com, January 24, 2007 
  3. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 5, 2007), "2007 CFN Freshman All-America First Team", College Football News 
  4. ^ "2007 Sporting News Freshman All-American Teams", Sporting News, December 9, 2007 
  5. ^ Fox, David (November 27, 2007), "Crabtree leads scary list of young talent", Rivals.com 
  6. ^ The Next Iron Man of Auburn Football, November 10, 2010 
  7. ^ Ziemba Set to Break AU Starts Record, November 23, 2010 
  8. ^ Newton, Ziemba make All-America team, November 29, 2010 

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