Justin Tuggle

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Justin Tuggle
No. 51 Toronto Argonauts
Position: Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Alpharetta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Duluth (GA) Northview
College: Kansas State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 71
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 1
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin DuJian Tuggle (born January 4, 1990) is an Canadian football defensive end for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Kansas State. Tuggle is the son of former five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jessie Tuggle. He is also the brother of Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett.

Early years[edit]

Tuggle attended Northview High School in the state of Georgia. He earned the Greater Atlanta All-Area honors in his Senior season. He participated in the second annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and was the quarterback on the east team.[1] He was selected to the 2007 All-North Fulton County team and was on the second team offense as a quarterback.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Justin Tuggle
Quarterback
Duluth, Georgia Northview High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.6 Jun 25, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 65 (QB)   Rivals: NR (QB), NR (National), NR (Georgia)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Tuggle played his freshman season at Boston College where he played quarterback. In his sophomore season, he transferred to Blinn College for the spring semester.[3] After spending his sophomore season at Blinn College, he transferred to Kansas State. He switched positions from quarterback to linebacker for his junior season and first season at Kansas State.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On March 11, 2016, Tuggle signed with the Cleveland Browns.[6] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Browns.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His father is Jessie Tuggle who played in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons from 1987-2000.[8] He also was selected to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams during his career. His brother, Grady Jarrett is a defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Rosters". scout.com. 
  2. ^ "Roswell Hornets lead all-North Fulton team". northfulton.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Former Boston College QB signs with Blinn". chron.com. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "K-State's Tuggle moves from QB to linebacker". kansas.com. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Texans sign four draft picks, 23 undrafted free agents". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Alper, Josh (March 11, 2016). "Browns get in the game, sign Alvin Bailey and Justin Tuggle". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ Gribble, Andrew. "Cleveland Browns reduce roster to 53". ClevelandBrowns.com. 
  8. ^ "K-State LB Tuggle carving out his own legacy". foxsportskansascity.com. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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