Jim Molinaro

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Jim Molinaro
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Jim Molinaro at Redskins training camp
No. 69
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1981-04-27) April 27, 1981 (age 36)
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Bethlehem (PA) Catholic
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 15
Player stats at NFL.com

James Anthony Molinaro (born April 27, 1981) is a retired American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2004 NFL Draft in the sixth round with the 180th overall pick. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.

Molinaro was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

High school career[edit]

Molinaro was a USA Today "Honorable Mention All-American" during his high school football career at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

1997 season[edit]

Molinaro was named a "First Team Associated Press Big School All-State" selection in 1997 and again in 1998, his junior and senior years. In 1997, he was one of five finalists for the "Pennsylvania Lineman of the Year Award", posting 46 tackles, 17 of them solo, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for losses, 15 forced passes and one batted pass.

1998 season[edit]

During his senior year at Bethlehem Catholic, in 1998, Molinaro recorded 18 solo tackles, 29 assists, 1.5 sacks, 8 forced passes, and 4 batted passes, helping lead Bethlehem Catholic to a 7-4 record. Molinaro was a three-year starter for Bethlehem Catholic, earning four letters in football as an offensive and defensive tackle.

College career[edit]

Molinaro was recruited out of Bethlehem Catholic by the University of Notre Dame. After redshirting his first season, Molinaro played as a reserve defensive tackle in 2000, during which he posted one solo tackle.

In 2001, Molinaro appeared in six games, seeing most of his action on special teams, but starting at right tackle in Notre Dame's game against the United States Naval Academy. In 2002, Molinaro appeared in every game for the Fighting Irish and had two starts, mostly playing offensive lineman and appearing on special teams. In 2003, Molinaro started every game for the Fighting Irish and graded out at 83.1 percent for blocking consistency, posting 104 knockdown blocks. He was named both an "All-Independent" and "Super Sleeper" selection by The NFL Draft Report following his senior year at Notre Dame.

NFL career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Molinaro entered the 2004 NFL Draft and was selected in the sixth round, with the 180th overall selection, by the Washington Redskins. With the Redskins, he appeared in 24 games in his first two NFL seasons (2004 and 2005). In 2005, he helped lead the Redskins to their first NFL playoff appearance since 1999.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 21, 2008, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

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