November 15, 1990|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Vero Beach (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Bryan Stork (born November 15, 1990) is a former American football center. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.
In the span of 13 months, Stork was the starting center for Florida State's win in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game as a senior, and the starting center as a rookie for the Patriots when they won Super Bowl XLIX. His NFL career lasted only two years after a series of concussions and a failed trade.
High school career
A native of Vero Beach, Florida, Stork attended Vero Beach High School, where he was teammates with Zeke Motta and Marcus Jackson. Stork played tight end in high school, but was primarily a blocker in a run-based offense and registered 43 pancake blocks. In his senior year, Vero Beach finished 9–3 and lost in the second round of the playoffs to Royal Palm Beach.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Stork was listed as the No. 26 tight end prospect in his class. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Central Florida, and Florida International.
After redshirting his initial year at Florida State, Stork was converted into an interior offensive lineman. He began the 2010 season as a reserve, but then had to replace sophomore David Spurlock at right guard midway through the Boston College game, after Spurlock suffered a concussion. Stork made his first career start the following week at North Carolina State, but then missed the next two games with illness. Having lost his starting job, he returned to the field on the road at Maryland, replacing Henry Orelus at right guard in the second quarter. Stork started the last three games of the season and graded out at 77 percent in the 2010 ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech. He followed that performance up by grading out at 80 percent with a 92 pass grade in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl against South Carolina.
2014 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in
|32 1⁄4 in
|10 1⁄8 in
|5.44 s||1.81 s||3.09 s||5.02 s||7.90 s||26 in
|08 ft 01 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
New England Patriots
Stork signed his rookie contract on May 19, 2014.
As a rookie, Stork started 11 regular season games for the Patriots, as well as the team's two playoff games; he missed the AFC Championship Game with an knee injury. On February 1, 2015, the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks. Stork became the fifth player ever to win a college national title and a Super Bowl in back to back years.
Stork was placed on short-term injured reserve to start the 2015 season due to a concussion and a neck injury. He was activated on November 7, 2015, and the next day played guard and right tackle against the Washington Redskins due to a spate of injuries on the Patriots' offensive line.
On August 24, 2016, Stork was traded to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick in 2017. On August 29, before the trade was finalized, Stork failed his physical examination with the Redskins, which voided the trade. Stork was released by the Patriots later that day.
On March 21, 2017, Stork announced his retirement from the NFL after not playing in 2016 after suffering multiple concussions during his two seasons in the league.
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- "Florida State Seminoles learned to overcome adversity in win over Boston College". Tampa Bay Times. October 20, 2010.
- "Florida State's Stork out for UNC game". USA Today. November 4, 2010.
- Bryan Stork Captures Rimington Trophy Archived December 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- "2013 All-ACC Teams Announced". TheACC.com. December 2, 2013.
- "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Bryan Stork". www.nfl.com.
- "Patriots Sign 2014 Draft Picks Bryan Stork, Jon Halapio, Jemea Thomas". Doug Kyed. NESN. 19 May 2014.
- "Patriots-player-could-join-exclusive-college-football-title-Super Bowl-club".
- "Report: Patriots Center Bryan Stork Has Neck Injury As Well As Concussion". 10 September 2015.
- "Patriots make it work with short-handed offensive line".
- Orr, Conor. "Patriots trade center Bryan Stork to Redskins". NFL.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- Patra, Kevin. "Bryan Stork fails physical with Redskins; trade off". NFL.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Patriots Release DL Terrance Knighton and OL Bryan Stork; G Tre' Jackson Placed on Reserve/PUP". Patriots.com. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- Thomas, Oliver (March 22, 2017). "Patriots XLIX champion Bryan Stork to 'officially step away' from football". PatsPulpit.com.