Peter Konz

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Peter Konz
Peter Konz 2014.jpg
Konz in 2014
No. 66     Atlanta Falcons
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Neenah (WI)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Debuted in 2012 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played 39
Games started 28
Stats at NFL.com

Peter Konz (born June 9, 1989) is an American football guard and center for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Konz played college football at Wisconsin.

Early years[edit]

Konz attended Neenah High School in Neenah, Wisconsin. He played on both the offensive line and defensive line. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Konz was ranked as the No. 30 offensive line prospect in the nation.[1]

College career[edit]

After being redshirted in 2008, Konz started nine of ten games in 2009. Sporting News named him a freshman All American.[2] As a sophomore in 2010, he started 11 of 13 games and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten.[3]

On December 5, 2011, Konz was named All-American by AFCA. Konz is joined as an AFCA All-American by teammates Montee Ball and Kevin Zeitler.[4] Konz was also named to the CBS All-American Team joined again by teammate Montee Ball.

On December 8, 2011, Konz was named Second Team All-American by Yahoo Sports. Konz's teammate Kevin Zeitler joined him on the Second Team while Montee Ball was named to the First Team and quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Chris Borland were named to the Third Team.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Konz took part in the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. He was regarded as the top center available in the 2012 NFL Draft.[6][7][8] Sports Illustrated described Konz as a "tough, nasty center with an all-around game," who "comes with a lot of upside."[9]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 314 lb 33 in 914 in 18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Konz was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (55th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. In the first six games of the season, he served as backup to Garrett Reynolds, before replacing him by week 7. Then later at the start of 2013 season, he moved to center replacing Todd McClure after his retirement.

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