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{{Infobox NFL player
 
|name=Gary Guyton
 
|image=
 
|currentteam=New England Patriots
 
|currentnumber=59
 
|currentpositionplain=[[Linebacker]]
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1985|11|14}}
 
|birth_place=Hinesville, Georgia
 
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|heightin=3
 
|weight=245
 
|debutyear=2008
 
|debutteam=New England Patriots
 
|college=[[Georgia Tech]]
 
|undraftedyear=2008
 
|pastteams=<nowiki></nowiki>
 
* [[New England Patriots]] ({{NFL Year|2008}}–present)
 
|status=Active
 
|highlights=<nowiki></nowiki>
 
*None
 
|statseason=2010
 
|statlabel1=[[Tackle (football move)|Tackle]]s
 
|statvalue1=182
 
|statlabel2=[[Quarterback sack|Sacks]]
 
|statvalue2=4.5
 
|statlabel3=[[Interception (football)|Interception]]s
 
|statvalue3=2
 
|statlabel4=Forced fumbles
 
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|statlabel5=Pass deflections
 
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|nfl=GUY700674
 
}}
 
'''Gary Guyton''' (born November 14, 1985 in [[Hinesville, Georgia]]) is an [[American football]] [[linebacker]] for the [[New England Patriots]] of the [[National Football League]]. He was signed by the Patriots as an [[undrafted free agent]] in 2008. He played [[college football]] at [[Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|Georgia Tech]].
 
 
==Early years==
 
Guyton had 56 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, three fumble recoveries, five pass breakups and a blocked kick and returned two fumbles and an interception for touchdowns as a senior at [[Bradwell Institute]] in [[Hinesville, Georgia]]. As a junior he had 59 tackles with nine sacks, 10 tackles for loss, one interception and a fumble recovery.
 
 
==College career==
 
Guyton was a two-year starter for the [[Georgia Institute of Technology]]. As a freshman in 2004, he saw action in 12 games on special teams. As a sophomore in 2005, he made 19 tackles, one sack and one pass defended. In 2006 he had 29 tackles while making 12 starts at outside linebacker. As a senior in 2007, Guyton finished second on the team in total tackles with 78 while starting all 13 games. He also had five sacks and 14 tackles for a loss.
 
 
==Professional career==
 
===Pre-draft measureables===
 
Guyton had the fastest [[40 yard dash]] time out of all the linebackers in the 2008 NFL [[NFL Combine|combine]] with a 4.47 time.
 
{{Nfl predraft
 
| height ft = 6
 
| height in = 1⅝
 
| weight = 245
 
| dash = 4.47
 
| ten split = 1.46
 
| twenty split = 2.53
 
| shuttle = 4.33
 
| cone drill = 7.07
 
| vertical = 40
 
| broad ft = 10
 
| broad in = 6
 
| bench = 16
 
| wonderlic = 22
 
| arm span =
 
| hand span =
 
| note = All values from [[NFL Scouting Combine]] except 40-yard dash, vertical, and broad jump (Georgia Tech Pro Day)
 
}}
 
 
===New England Patriots===
 
====2008 season====
 
On April 28, 2008, Guyton signed as an undrafted free agent with the [[New England Patriots]]. The previous day rumors circulated that Guyton had agreed to terms with the [[San Francisco 49ers]], however confusion arose when 49ers [[General Manager]] [[Scot McCloughan]] said he would divulge names of undrafted free agents with whom the club had agreed to terms and the following day, Guyton had officially signed with the Patriots.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/04/udfa_gary_guyto.html|title=UDFA Gary Guyton signs|work=Boston.com Reiss' Pieces|first=Mike|last=Reiss|date=2008-04-28|accessdate=2008-04-29}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=2195440|title=UFDA Guyton gets away from 49ers|work=[[The Press Democrat]]|first=Matt|last=Maiocco|date=2008-04-29|accessdate=2008-04-29}}</ref>
 
 
Guyton, an undrafted free agent, made the Patriots' 53-man roster, and was active for all but one game of his rookie season in [[2008 New England Patriots season|2008]], while the Patriots' third-round draft pick [[Shawn Crable]], an outside linebacker, was inactive, and another inside linebacker, sixth-round draft pick [[Bo Ruud]], was placed on [[injured reserve]]. Guyton also started two games late in the season after an injury to [[Tedy Bruschi]].
 
 
In the Patriots' [[2008 New England Patriots season#Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers|Week 4 game]] against the [[2008 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]], the Patriots employed multiple nickel and dime defenses that gave Guyton more defensive snaps than fellow rookie inside linebacker [[Jerod Mayo]], the Patriots' 2008 first-round draft pick.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/10/defensive_snaps_3.html|first=Mike|last=Reiss|title=Reiss' Pieces: Defensive snaps analysis|work=Boston.com Reiss' Pieces|date=2008-10-08|accessdate=2009-01-17}}</ref>
 
 
In interviews, Patriots head coach [[Bill Belichick]] noted that they had debated drafting Guyton over Ruud, but ultimately chose Ruud;<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/sp_fbn_pats_journal05_11-05-08_1VC5QM4_v14.34b9741.html|title=Versatile linebacker Gary Guyton is a keeper|work=[[The Providence Journal]]|first=Robert|last=Lee|date=2008-11-05|accessdate=2009-01-17}}</ref> in retrospect, Belichick admitted that the Patriots should have drafted Guyton and undrafted free agent running back [[BenJarvus Green-Ellis]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2008/11/09/webdan/?page=full|title=Green-Ellis making a name for himself|work=[[The Boston Globe]]|first=Dan|last=Shaughnessy|date=2008-11-09|accessdate=2009-01-17}}</ref>
 
 
===2009 season===
 
Due to Bruschi's retirement just prior to the start of the season, Guyton would go to start all 16 games for the Patriots in [[2009 New England Patriots season|2009]]. He began the season as a 3-4 weakside linebacker before the middle linebacker, Mayo, was injured in Week 1. Guyton started at 4-3 middle linebacker for the Patriots in Weeks 2–5, in place of Mayo. Upon Mayo's return, the two started the rest of the season as 3-4 inside linebackers. Guyton finished the season with 85 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
 
 
Following the season, the Patriots signed Guyton to a two-year extension worth over $2.1 million, including a $650,000 signing bonus; as Guyton was an exclusive rights free agent, the Patriots were only required to offer him a one-year minimum tender of $470,000.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2010/06/coming_to_the_n.html?comments=all&csort=desc|title=Coming to the numbers on Guyton|work=[[The Boston Globe]]|first=Albert|last=Breer|date=2010-06-24|accessdate=2010-07-21}}</ref>
 
 
===2010 season===
 
Guyton scored his first career touchdown in the Patriots' Week 1 game against the [[Cincinnati Bengals]], on a 59-yard interception return of a [[Carson Palmer]] pass. It was the first interception by a Patriots linebacker since the [[2008 New England Patriots season|2008]] season. In Week 14 against the [[Chicago Bears]], Guyton returned a second quarter Bears fumble 35 yards for a touchdown.
 
 
In 16 games played (eight starts), Guyton recorded 63 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.
 
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=33164 New England Patriots bio]
 
*[http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/guyton_gary00.html Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bio]
 
 
{{New England Patriots roster navbox}}
 
 
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| NAME = Guyton, Gary
 
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| DATE OF BIRTH = November 14, 1985
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Hinesville, Georgia
 
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[[Category:1985 births]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
 
[[Category:People from Hinesville, Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Georgia (U.S. state)]]
 
[[Category:African American players of American football]]
 
[[Category:American football linebackers]]
 
[[Category:Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football players]]
 
[[Category:Undrafted National Football League players]]
 
[[Category:New England Patriots players]]
 

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