Letroy Guion

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Letroy Guion
No. 98     Green Bay Packers
Nose Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-21) June 21, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Starke, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Starke (FL) Bradford
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152
Debuted in 2008 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 90
Sacks 5.0
Forced Fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Letroy Guion (pronounced /ˈɡən/ GY-ən; born June 21, 1987) is an American football nose tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Early years[edit]

Guion attended Bradford High School in Starke, Florida, and was a student, basketball, shot put and discus thrower, as well as a standout football player. In football, he played on the varsity team for four years while starting three and helped lead his team to the state semifinals in each of his last three years. In both his junior and senior season he was an all-state first team and all-area selection. As a senior, he totaled 131 tackles, 21 tackles for minus yardage, 12 sacks, and forced 11 fumbles.

He chose Florida State over Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa and Florida.[1]

College career[edit]

In his true freshman year at Florida State, Guion appeared in ten games as a back-up defensive tackle, and totaled 10 tackles and one quarterback hurry on the season. Five of those, including 1.5 for loss, came in his only start of the season, when he replaced Andre Fluellen against The Citadel. Guion was the only true freshman to earn a start on defense during the 2005 season.

As a sophomore, Guion played in 12 of the Seminoles' 13 games and started five games (Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Michigan, Florida, UCLA) at defensive tackle. He finished 11th on the team with a career-high 25 tackles including a career-high four tackles for minus yardage. 24 of his 25 tackles came in the final seven games.

In his junior year, Guion earned eight midseason starting assignments at left defensive tackle, replacing an injured Fluellen in the lineup. He finished ninth on the team with 31 tackles (17 solos), including a sack and 6.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He also broke up one pass and recovered two fumbles. Guion missed the Motor City Bowl due to suspension; he was part of the school's academic cheating scandal that saw 36 football players ruled ineligible for postseason action.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

After starting just 14 games during his three years with the Seminoles, Guion announced he would bypass his senior season and declare for the 2008 NFL Draft.[4] Described as “a solid developmental prospect who should get consideration in the late rounds” by Sports Illustrated, Guion was projected to be a middle-seventh round pick.[5]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 14 in 303 lb 5.31 s 1.81 s 3.04 s 4.50 s 7.41 s 30 in 8 ft 10 in 26 reps
Ht, Wt, Dash and splits, as well as BP from NFL Combine. 20-ss, 3-cone, Vert, and Broad from FSU Pro Day.[6]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Guion signed with the Green Bay Packers on March 17, 2014.[7]

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