Luke Petitgout

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Luke Petitgout
No. 77
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-06-16) June 16, 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth: Milford, Delaware
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1999 for the New York Giants
Last played in 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Lucas George Petitgout (born June 16, 1976) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants 19th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Petitgout has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He played a total of 9 seasons in the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Petitgout attended Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Delaware, where he played defensive line and tight end for the football team.

College career[edit]

Petitgout attended the University of Notre Dame and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was a Football News All-Independent first team selection, and registered 74 knockdown blocks.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

The New York Giants picked Petitgout in the first round in the 1999 NFL Draft, the 19th pick overall.

Thrust into a starting role immediately upon being drafted, Petitgout played left guard and right tackle before settling as the Giants' left tackle in 2002. He was bothered by back problems in 2003 and 2004. He broke his leg midway through the 2006 season. On February 12, 2007, he was released by the Giants.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Petitgout signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2007. Petitgout started out the 2007 season as the Buccaneers' starter at left tackle, but tore his ACL in week 4 against the Carolina Panthers. This injury led to Petitgout being placed on injured reserve, ending his 2007 season. The Bucs released him on August 16, 2008.