Andrew Datko

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Andrew Datko
No. 77
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-15) August 15, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew John Datko (born August 15, 1990) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Florida State. Datko was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Datko attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he played for the state title every year of his high school career. As a senior, he was part of St. Thomas' 14-1 5A State Championship squad.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Datko ranked No. 35 among offensive guard prospects in the nation.[1] He chose Florida State over Central Florida and Florida International on October 29, 2007.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman, Datko started all but one game at left tackle for the Seminoles. He played 852 snaps, more than any freshman on the line, and recorded 21 knockdowns.

Datko subsequently earned multiple All-Freshman honors, as he was named to FWAA′s Freshman All-America team,[2] Sporting News Freshman All-American team,[3] and Rivals.com′s Freshman All-America team.[4] He is the first Florida State tackle to garner freshman All-America honors since Brett Williams in 1999.

Professional career[edit]

Datko was selected in the seventh round (241st overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] On May 11, 2012, he signed a contract with the Packers.[6] Datko was released by the Packers on August 31, 2012.[7] On September 3, 2012, he was signed to the Packers' practice squad.[8] Datko was re-signed by the Packers after the season ended on January 14, 2013.[9]

On August 31, 2013, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivals.com offensive guards 2008". Collegefootball.rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ "AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team". FWAA. January 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sporting News' college football All-Freshman Team". Sporting News. December 16, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rivals.com 2008 Freshman All-America teams". Rivals.com. December 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Datko Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Packers sign seven draft choices". Packers.com. May 11, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. August 31, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Packers sign eight players to practice squad". Packers.com. September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Packers retain eight practice-squad players". Packers.com. January 14, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Packers release 22 players". Packers.com. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 

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