Tony Ugoh

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Tony Ugoh
No. 67, 71, 70
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Debuted in 2007 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2011 for the New York Giants
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Games played 40
Games started 28
Fumbles Recovered 0
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Ike "Tony" Ugoh, Jr. (born November 17, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for five seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts from 2007 to 2009, the Detroit Lions in 2010, and the New York Giants in 2011.

Early years[edit]

Ugoh's parents are originally from Nigeria.[1] He played football at Wells Middle School and at Westfield High School, both in Houston, Texas.

College career[edit]

Ugoh played college football at the University of Arkansas. During his career he started 35 of 43 games and was chosen as a third-team All-America by the Associated Press and first-team All-Southeastern Conference as a senior. He also competed in discus and weight throw for the Razorback track team.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Ugoh was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, after the Colts gave up a first-round pick in 2008 for the chance to move up in the 2007 draft and select him. He took over as the starting left tackle after Tarik Glenn retired during the offseason. The Colts waived Ugoh on September 8, 2010.[2]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On December 10, 2010, the Lions worked Ugoh out[3] and then signed him the next day to take the roster spot of linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba, who was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.[4] Ugoh's signing was seen as insurance if starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus was unable to play in the Lions' week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a knee injury.[5] He was released on August 14, 2011.

New York Giants[edit]

On December 7, 2011, the New York Giants signed Ugoh as a free agent, after placing Stacy Andrews on injured reserve.[6] He became a free agent after the season.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Ugoh on July 26, 2012. He retired four days later.

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