Cameron Fleming

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Cameron Fleming
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Fleming in the 2015 NFL season.
No. 75 – Dallas Cowboys
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 26)
Fort Hood, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Cypress Creek
(Houston, Texas)
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 140
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played: 47
Games started: 20
Player stats at NFL.com

Cameron Jarrod Fleming (born September 3, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

High school career[edit]

Fleming attended Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas. He played football for Cypress Creek.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 38th best offensive tackle prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Fleming attended Stanford University from 2010 to 2013, but was redshirted in his freshman year in 2010. He became a freshman All-American as a redshirt freshman in 2011. He was an all-Pac-12 honorable mention in his sophomore season. As a junior, Fleming made the All-Pac-12 second team. He decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.[2] He started 39 games at right tackle during his career. He entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Fleming was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Fleming appeared in nine games in the 2014 season including the playoffs and won Super Bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots.

Fleming was a surprise cut by the Patriots at the end of the 2015 preseason but was signed to the Patriots' practice squad.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 16, 2015, after starting left tackle Nate Solder was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn biceps.[6]

In the 2016 season, Fleming played in all 16 regular-season games with five starts mainly as a reserve tackle and reporting as an extra blocker. He contributed to the Patriots' 14-2 record, which earned them the top-seed for the AFC playoffs.

On February 5, 2017, Fleming was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[7] The Patriots trailed 28–3 in the third quarter, but rallied all the way back to win the game, which featured the first overtime game in Super Bowl history and the largest comeback in the Super Bowl.[8]

On September 24, 2017, Fleming made his first start of the season at left tackle against the Houston Texans.[9] He finished the 2017 season with five consecutive starts to finish the regular season. On January 21, 2018, Fleming started at right tackle in the AFC Championship game, making his first career postseason start.[10] Two weeks later, he started at right tackle in the Super Bowl, where the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 33-41.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 26, 2018, Fleming signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys worth up to $3.5 million.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cameron Fleming - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (2014-02-20). "NFL combine: Tackle Cameron Fleming hopes to continue Stanford tradition". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. ^ Greenspan, Dan (January 14, 2014). "Stanford OL Cameron Fleming to enter 2014 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  4. ^ "Patriots claim DT Khyri Thornton off waivers from Green Bay; Release OL Cameron Fleming". Patriots.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Patriots sign OL Cameron Fleming to the practice squad; Release DL Xzavier Dickson from the practice squad". Patriots.com. September 8, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Shane, Alec (October 16, 2015). "Patriots Promote OL Cameron Fleming". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI". NFL. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Game Notes: Patriots home dominance". New England Patriots. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ "Game Notes: Patriots extend NFL-record to 10th Super Bowl overall". New England Patriots. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  11. ^ Smith, Michael David (March 24, 2018). "Cowboys expected to sign Cameron Fleming". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.

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