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. -- Free agent
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 29)
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 as of 2012
Player stats at NFL.com

Dennis Patrick Landolt (born October 15, 1986) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. 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 12, 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 18, 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 24 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 30 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 31 December 2012. 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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