Byron Stingily (American football)

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Byron Stingily
No. -- Free agent
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Romeoville (IL)
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 175
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Games played: 20
Games started: 9
Player stats at NFL.com

Byron Stingily Jr. (born September 9, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He is the son of house-music singer Byron Stingily. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

College career[edit]

Stingily began attending Joliet Junior College after graduating from Romeoville High School. He started 13 games at offensive tackle for Joliet and lead them to an 11–2 record. After the season, he was voted the best offensive lineman in his conference and the 8th best player. After playing for Joliet Junior College from 2006 to 2007, Stingily would commit to play for the Louisville Cardinals. Before joining the Cardinals, Stingily bulked up, adding on 65 pounds.

Stingily redshirted his first season at the University of Louisville in 2008. The next year, he would begin missing spring training in order to recover from surgery. His first start with the team came against Indiana State. After starting 11 games at offensive tackle, Stingily then sat out the last game of the season against Rutgers University with an injury.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On April 30, 2011, Stingily was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 6th round, 175th overall, in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was chosen immediately after Byron Maxwell and Charles Clay.

Stingily became an unrestricted free agent on March 10, and was resigned by the Titans on March 19, 2015. After the Titans had released their former starting right tackle, Michael Oher, Stingily was signed in order to fill in the vacant position. He received a 2-year, $2.25 million contract, with a signing bonus of $250,000.[2]

It was reported on September 5, 2015, that Stingily had been released by the Titans before final roster cuts. He played in 20 games with 9 starts throughout his 4-year career with Tennessee.[3]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On October 19, 2015, Stingily was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to add depth to their left tackle position after Kelvin Beachum suffered a torn acl that would end the rest of his 2015 season.[4]

New York Giants[edit]

Stingily signed with the New York Giants on April 11, 2016.[5] On August 30, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve.[6] On September 20, 2016, he was released from injured reserve.

Personal life[edit]

Byron Stingily was born on September 9, 1988, to Byron and Sandra Stingily. His father is a well known house-music singer from Chicago and is currently a school principal. He also has a younger brother Cameron, who previously played at Running Back for Northern Illinois University and currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byron Stingily bio". 
  2. ^ "Titans agree to terms with Byron Stingily". Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Titans release Byron Stingily". Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Steelers place Kelvin Beachum on IR, sign Byron Stingily". Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kratch, James (April 11, 2016). "Giants sign veteran offensive tackle Byron Stingily". NJ.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael. "Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Giants.com. 

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