Joe Vellano

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Joe Vellano
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-30) October 30, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Rexford, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Albany (NY) Christian Brothers
College: Maryland
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2015
Tackles: 60
Quarterback sacks: 3.0
Pass deflections: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at

Joe Vellano (born October 30, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle who is part of the New England Patriots. The Patriots signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at the University of Maryland.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

On April 30, 2013, he signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.[1] In Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he received his first career start in place of Vince Wilfork, who was placed on injured reserve.[2] On February 1, 2015, Vellano won Super Bowl XLIX as a member of the New England Patriots.[3]

On August 31, 2015, the Patriots released Vellano.[4] They re-signed him to their practice squad on September 26, 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Joe Vellano was born and raised in Rexford, New York. Vellano graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 2007. Vellano also attended St. Pius X school in Loudonville from kindergarten up until 5th grade.


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