Arron Sears

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Arron Sears
No. 78
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-25) October 25, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Russellville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2007 NFL All-Rookie team
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 31
Games started: 31
Stats at NFL.com

Arron Eugene Sears (born October 25, 1984) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

Early years[edit]

Sears attended Russellville High School in Russellville, Alabama. He was considered a top high school prospect and was invited to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Sears was also named the 5A lineman of the year in Alabama by High School Sports Magazine. [1]

College career[edit]

Sears was a starter at Tennessee since taking over at the end of his freshman year against Mississippi State. He started at several positions on the offensive line but mostly at tackle. During his career, Sears received All-America and All-SEC honors. He was a team captain on the 2006 Tennessee Volunteers football team. He has an older brother (Kevin Sears) who played linebacker for Auburn University, and they faced each other twice in the 2004 season.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Sears was named the Buccaneers' starter at left guard from Week 1 and did not disappoint, garnering a 2007 NFL All-Rookie award for his efforts.

Arron Sears has started all 31 of his career games in his first two seasons and has showed promise.

On June 2, 2009, it was reported that Sears has a neurological condition sustained from a concussion. It is unknown as to the extent of the injury, but early reports are saying that it is possibly severe enough to be career-threatening.

Sears was waived by the Buccaneers on April 26, 2010.

Honors[edit]

  • 2006 Jacobs Award (SEC's top Blocker)[2]
  • 2006 All-America - AFCA(1st team)[3], Rivals.com (3rd team) [4]
  • 2005 All-SEC - Coaches and Associated Press (1st team)
  • SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (October 3, 2005)
  • 2003 Freshman All-SEC - Coaches and Knoxville News Sentinel (1st team)

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