Jerry Ostroski

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Jerry Ostroski
No. 60
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-07-12) July 12, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Tulsa
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 10 / Pick: 271
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 106
Games Started: 102

Gerald Ostroski (born July 12, 1970) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League.

College career[edit]

After a standout high school career[1] at Owen J. Roberts, Jerry Ostroski played college football at The University of Tulsa, starting every game as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He was selected first-team All-American in 1991 after leading TU to a 10-2 season and victory in the Freedom Bowl. In 1999, Ostroski was named to Tulsa's All-Century Team. [2]

Pro career[edit]

Ostroski played 106 games (8 years) in the NFL, all with the Bills; he started 102 games at the center, offensive guard, and offensive tackle positions. In his 7th year, 2000, the last of three under head coach Wade Phillips, when the Bills had an 8-8 won-lost record, Ostroski became their starting center, replacing Dusty Zeigler who went to play with the Giants, playing between left guard Ruben Brown and right guard Jamie Nails in all 16 games.[3] However, in 2001, Bill Conaty became the center and Ostroski showed his versatility again and moved to right guard.

After recovering from a broken leg in the 2001 preseason, he injured a knee late in the season versus the Atlanta Falcons. Ostroski won the Ed Block Courage Award[4] in 2001.[5]

Due to his knee injury, Ostroski retired on August 27, 2002.[6]