Troy Auzenne

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Troy Auzenne
No. 70, 75
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-06-26) June 26, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: El Monte, California
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Bishop Amat Memorial High School
College: California
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Debuted in 1992 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1996 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 61
Games started 35
Fumble recoveries 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Troy Anthony Auzenne (born June 26, 1969) is a former professional American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Chicago Bears (1992–1995) and the Indianapolis Colts (1996). He played college football at California.

High School[edit]

Auzenne attended Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California, and was a letterman in football and track. He was a first team All League selection in 1986. He graduated in 1987.

College[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Cal, Auzenne became a starting left tackle as a freshman, and held that position for four years. By his senior year he became a consensus 1st team All Pac-10 selection and a 1st team All American.[1] After retirement from the NFL, Auzenne was enshrined in the Cal Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2003.[2]

NFL career[edit]

Auzenne was drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago Bears.[3] Because of his pass-protection ability, he was named the starter at Left Tackle three weeks into camp and became the Bears' first offensive rookie in 16 years to start every game. At the end of the 1992 season he was the runner up offensive rookie of the year to the Saints Vaughn Dunbar. He also won the Brian Piccolo Award.[4] The Bears players vote amongst themselves for the player who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Brian Piccolo. In 1996 Auzenne signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent. After one season his career was cut short by a knee injury.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newhouse, Dave (April 12, 2010). "From football to firefighting to food: Ex-Cal player markets new chili sauce". San Jose Mercury News. 
  2. ^ "Cal Athletics Hall of Fame". California Golden Bears, University of California. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Dave (July 19, 1992). "NFL Camp Report: Chicago". The Prescott Courier. Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  4. ^ "The Piccolo Awards". The Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NFL Roundup: Colts". The Free Lance-Star. Associated Press. July 30, 1997. p. B5.