|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||October 30, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Rexford, New York|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Albany (NY) Christian Brothers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2015|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
New England Patriots
On April 30, 2013, he signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent. In Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he received his first career start in place of Vince Wilfork, who was placed on injured reserve. On February 1, 2015, Vellano won Super Bowl XLIX as a member of the New England Patriots.
On August 31, 2015, the Patriots released Vellano. They re-signed him to their practice squad on September 26, 2015.
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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- Wilson, Aaron (December 18, 2013). "Ex-Terps DL Joe Vellano, now a starter for Patriots, earns praise from Bill Belichick". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- Wilson, Aaron (January 30, 2015). "Former Terps star lineman Joe Vellano now happy to be back playing with Patriots". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 28, 2015.