Dennis Landolt

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Dennis Landolt
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Landolt signs autographs at Penn State's 2008 Blue & White game, April 19, 2008.
No. 76
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Burlington, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Delran (NJ) Holy Cross
College: Penn State
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2009)
  • Third Team AP All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Dennis Patrick Landolt (born October 15, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at the Pennsylvania State University.

Landolt has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Landolt graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey in 2004.[1]

He was the first freshman to start at Holy Cross in more than 10 years and made 45 consecutive starts in his career.[1] He was named first-team all-state by the Newark Star-Ledger, having not allowed a sack in three seasons.[1] He made 60 tackles and eight sacks on defense as a senior. Landolt was an All-East selection that year and Rivals.com rated him the nation's No. 19 offensive tackle in 2004.[2] Landolt was also a standout wrestler, finishing third in the New Jersey state championships as a senior.[1]

College career[edit]

Landolt redshirted his freshman season in 2005. In 2006, he would play in six games, backing up All-American Levi Brown. Landolt earned the starting right tackle job in 2007, starting all 13 games.[1] In 2008 Landolt started every game at right tackle for the second consecutive season. Penn State ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing, total offense, and scoring offense that season.[1] The Nittany Lions led the Big Ten Conference in total and scoring offense, and were second in rushing and third in passing offense.[1] Landolt was key in helping Penn State lead the Big Ten and rank fourth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed.[1]

He was first team All-Big Ten choice in 2009, and an Associated Press third team All-American. Penn State finished second in the Big Ten in total offense that season, and allowed only 17 sacks in 13 games.[3] Landolt was invited to play in the 2010 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas following his senior season.[3][4]

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics (supply chain and information systems) in 2009.[1]

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Landolt played in the 4th Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, on February 6, 2010.[3] He and teammate Josh Hull trained in preparation for the 2010 NFL Draft at TEST in Martinsville, New Jersey.[5]

New York Giants[edit]

On Sunday April 25, 2010, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. He was waived by the Giants on September 4, 2010. He re-signed to the New York Giants practice squad on September 15, 2010. He was waived again on October 19, 2010.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

The San Francisco 49ers signed Landolt to their practice squad on December 21, 2010.[6]

New York Jets[edit]

Landolt was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on January 12, 2011.[7] Following the completion of the Jets' season, Landolt signed a future contract with the team on January 25, 2011.[8] He was waived on September 2.[9] Landolt was signed to the Jets' practice squad on October 4, 2011.[10] He was released on October 18.[11] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 31.[12]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Landolt had a stint on the practice squad but was released on October 1, 2011.

Second stint with the Jets[edit]

Landolt was waived from the active roster on September 24, 2012.[13] He was signed to their practice squad on September 27, 2012.[14] Landolt was released on October 30, 2012.[15] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 28, 2012.[16] Landolt was released on December 29, 2012.[17] He signed a future/reserve contract on December 31, 2012.[18] Landolt was released on August 13, 2013 following an injury.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Player Bio: #73 Dennis Landolt". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Landolt". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Trio of Nittany Lions Set to Play in Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2010-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Hull joins all-star roster". Centre Daily Times. 2010-01-27. 
  5. ^ Bauer, Nate (2010-02-11). "Hull training hard for Combine success". rivals.com. 
  6. ^ Barrows, Matt (2010-12-21). "Niners sign strong-legged Mountain Lions kicker". The Sacramento Bee. 
  7. ^ Orr, Conor (January 12, 2011). "Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says shoulder is 'best it's felt in 3-4 weeks'". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ Caplan, Adam (January 25, 2011). "Jets re-sign four players". NFL Buzz. Archived from the original on January 25, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ Mehta, Manish (October 4, 2011). "Sources: Jets pass on OLB Tully Banta-Cain and OL Shaun O'Hara for now". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ Star-Ledger Staff (October 18, 2011). "Jets waive Martin Tevaseu and release Dennis Landolt from practice squad". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ Lange, Randy (October 31, 2011). "Jets Return from Bye, Announce Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ Orr, Conor (24 September 2012). "Bryan Thomas, re-signed by Jets, said he was upset after being cut". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  14. ^ Orr, Conor (27 September 2012). "Jets won't ask Kyle Wilson to be Darrelle Revis". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Orr, Conor (30 October 2012). "Jets waive RB Jonathan Grimes and DT Daniel Muir". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  16. ^ Lange, Randy (28 November 2012). "WR Mardy Gilyard Signed to Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "New York Jets Transactions". National Football League. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  18. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (31 December 2012). "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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