Tony Moll

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Tony Moll
Free Agent
Guard / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-23) August 23, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Sonoma, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Sonoma Valley High School
College: UNR
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Debuted in 2006 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Games played 63
Games started 22
Stats at NFL.com

Tony Moll (born August 23, 1983) is an American football guard and offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL), who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played college football for the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

Sonoma[edit]

Born in Sonoma, California, he attended Sonoma Valley High School where he was an All-Empire defensive end.[1] He graduated from Sonoma Valley in 2001.[2]

Nevada[edit]

Moll played college football at Nevada. He played tight end until his senior year when he was switched to left tackle, a position at which he earned first-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors. Nevada coach Chris Ault said of Moll, "He's as mentally tough as any athlete I've ever coached."[3]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Moll was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[4] Considered a "fringe" NFL draft pick, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, "If you'd told me Tony Moll would be starting for us in the spring after the first minicamp, frankly, I would've taken that bet."[3] Even his mother, Gina Moll, noted, "When he first got drafted, we said 'OK, let's just hope he makes the practice squad.'"[3] The 6 foot, 5 inch rookie surprised McCarthy, earned a spot in the Packers' lineup, and became "a blocking mainstay" for Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre.[5] He appeared in all 16 games for the 2006 Packers, starting five games each at right guard and right tackle.[1][4] In his second season with the Packers, Moll suffered a pinched nerve in his neck during training camp.[5] He recalled, "There was a flash of pain. It resulted in pins and needles in my fingers, like when you hit your funny bone."[1] He missed the first five games of the season due to the injury, started the next three games, and then re-injured himself.[1] He appeared in a total of nine games in 2007, three as a starter.[4] As a third-year player in 2008, Moll split his playing time between the right guard and right tackle positions. He appeared in 14 games for the 2008 Packers, but only five as a starter.[4]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

In September 2009, Moll was traded to the right Baltimore Ravens for defensive back Derrick Martin.[6] Moll appeared in five games for the Ravens in 2009, none as a starter.[4] In April 2010, the Ravens re-signed Moll as a restricted free agent to a one-year, $1.176 million contract.[7][8]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Moll signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 10, 2011. He was released on September 3.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

The San Diego Chargers signed him on November 15, 2011. He became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011 season.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed him on August 4, 2012.[9] He was released by the team on August 27.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "UP AND DOWN SEASON FOR PACKERS' TONY MOLL: SONOMA PROJECT SUFFERED PINCHED NERVE IN CAMP, HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF LINEUP". The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa). 2007-12-09. 
  2. ^ Bruce Meadows (2001-02-08). "MOLL, BARBER AMONG SIGNEES". The Press Democrat. 
  3. ^ a b c Eric Branch (2006-12-10). "SONOMA'S SURPRISE: MOLL GOES FROM FRINGE NFL PICK TO STARTER AGAINST 49ERS". The Press Democrat. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tony Moll profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ a b Steven Serafini (2007-11-08). "SVHS alum pros Moll, Everidge, collegians Scott, Swingle step up". Sonoma Valley Index-Tribune. 
  6. ^ "Ravens trade Martin to Packers for Moll". Sporting News. 2009-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Tony Moll: Ravens re-sign T/G Tony Moll". Roto World. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Ravens sign restricted free agents Demetrius Williams and Tony Moll". National Football Post. 2010-04-19. 
  9. ^ Tinsman, Brian (August 4, 2012). "Redskins Add Veteran OT Tony Moll". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  10. ^ Campbell, Rich (August 27, 2012). "Redskins roster moves include Jammal Brown to reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 

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