Gino Gradkowski

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Gino Gradkowski
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Gradkowski with the Ravens in 2013
No. 66 Carolina Panthers
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-05) November 5, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Pittsburgh (PA) Seton-La Salle
College: Delaware
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 98
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played: 43
Games started: 17
Player stats at NFL.com

Gino Gradkowski (born November 5, 1988) is an American football center for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Delaware. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Gradkowski played college football as a guard and a center. He began his career playing for West Virginia University. He later transferred to the University of Delaware.[1] He started all fifteen games as a junior.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Gradkowski was drafted in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.[3] In his first season with the team, the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. The game's MVP was Joe Flacco, who was also a transfer to the Delaware Blue Hens. With the retirement of Matt Birk following the 2012 season, Gradkowski became the starting center for the Ravens.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Gradkowski was traded to the Denver Broncos on April 1, 2015, for draft picks.[4] He was waived on September 6.[5]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Gradkowski was picked up off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons on September 7.[6]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On March 10, 2016, Gradkowski signed a 3-year, $3.15 million free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers. He also received a $400,000 signing bonus with $450,000 guaranteed. With Pro-bowl Center Ryan Kalil starting at center, Gradkowski will act as a backup center and guard.[7]

Personal[edit]

Gradkowski is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gino Gradkowski combine stats and more". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ravens' fourth-round pick Gino Gradkowski at a glance." The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Ravens draft Delaware guard Gradkowski in Round 4". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  4. ^ Swanson, Ben (April 1, 2015). "Broncos acquire Gino Gradkowski from Ravens". Denver Broncos. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Legwold, Jeff (September 6, 2015). "Montee Ball one of two players waived after Broncos' additions". ESPN. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Falcons Awarded C Gradkowski Off Of Waivers". Atlanta Falcons. September 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sportrac.com. "Gino Gradkowski player contract". Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Steelers sign Pittsburgh native Bruce Gradkowski to backup Roethlisberger". Fox News Channel. March 13, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 

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