Josh Sitton in 2015
|No. 71 Green Bay Packers|
|Date of birth:||June 16, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||318 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Pensacola (FL) Catholic|
|NFL draft:||2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015|
Josh James Sitton (// SIT-ən; born June 16, 1986) is an American football guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF, and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
High school career
Sitton attended Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida, where he lettered four times in football and twice in basketball. A two-way lineman, Sitton allowed just three quarterback sacks over two seasons on the offensive side, while adding 50 tackles and six sacks as a defensive lineman as a senior. He earned second-team all-state and first-team all-area honors as an offensive lineman as a senior.
Regarded as only a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, Sitton was not listed among the best offensive lineman prospects in the class of 2004. He chose UCF over offers from Nicholls State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In his true freshman season at UCF, Sitton played in all 11 games with four starts at right guard. He was moved to right tackle for his sophomore season, where he started all 13 games for the Knights. He remained a starter at right tackle for the rest of his college career, blocking the way for Kevin Smith, as he rushed for 2,567 yards in 2007, just 62 yards short of breaking Barry Sanders' NCAA single-season rushing record (2,628) set in 1988.
2008 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3½ in||319 lb||5.20 s||1.76 s||2.96 s||4.50 s||7.55 s||9 ft 0 in||28 reps|
|All values from UCF Pro Day (March 20, 2008)|
Green Bay Packers
On September 2, 2011, the Packers signed Sitton to a five-year contract extension.
On January 3rd, 2016, Sitton started his first career game at left tackle in place of the injured David Bakhtiari as the Packers played the Minnesota Vikings in the regular season finale that decided the NFC North champion.
- "Josh Sitton Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Josh Sitton Recruiting Profile". Scout.com. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Josh Sitton Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Green Bay Packers: Josh Sitton". packers.com.
- "Packers and Sitton agree on five-year contract extension". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- "Sitton will replace Mike Iupati in Pro Bowl". Profootballtalk.
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