Legursky with the Steelers in 2011
|No. 64 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:||June 9, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Beckley (WV) Woodrow Wilson|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2015|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Wayne Douglas "Doug" Legursky (born June 9, 1986) is an American football center for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Marshall.
High school career
He played at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. The 2003 Hunt Award Winner as the best lineman in the state of West Virginia, was awarded to Legursky. On September 4, 2009, Legursky was inducted to the Woodrow Wilson Football Hall Of Fame.
He set 2 Marshall weight room records for the squat (705 lbs.) and the hang clean (430 lbs.) as a three year starter at Marshall.
Legursky signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in April 28, 2008. He was released on June 28 but re-signed the following day. Legursky was released by the team during final cuts on August 30, but re-signed to the team's practice squad on October 1 after guard Kendall Simmons was placed on injured reserve.
Legursky replaced Pouncey during the Steelers's 24-19 AFC Championship Game win on January 23, 2011. Legursky started his very first game at center in Super Bowl XLV due to Pro Bowl rookie Maurkice Pouncey's ankle injury. Although Legursky fumbled a snap to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the goal line resulting in a Jets safety, he helped RB Rashard Mendenhall run for a playoff career-high 121 yards and one touchdown. The Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. After not being re-signed by the Steelers after the 2010-2011 season, Legursky became an unrestricted free agent.
San Diego Chargers
Second stint with Pittsburgh Steelers
On August 25, 2015, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers had re-signed Legursky. He was released on September 5, 2015 but re-signed the next day following the placement of Maurkice Pouncey on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list.
- News Service, ESPN (February 4, 2011). "Pouncey out, Legursky to Start". ESPN (ESPN.com). Retrieved February 4, 2011.
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