Kurt Vollers

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Kurt Vollers
No. 78, 60
Position:Tackle / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1979-04-04) April 4, 1979 (age 39)
San Gabriel, California
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Servite (Anaheim, California)
College:Notre Dame
Undrafted:2002
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Independent (2001)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:29
Games started:11
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Kurt Fredrick Vollers (born April 4, 1979 in San Gabriel, California) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.

Early years[edit]

Vollers attended Servite High School, where he played as a defensive tackle. As a senior, he registered 79 tackles and 8 sacks, while earning USA Today honorable-mention All-American and All-state honors. He contributed to his team winning league titles in 1995 and 1996.

He also practiced basketball, track and baseball. As a junior, he was the league champion in the discus throw and shot put.

College career[edit]

Vollers accepted a football scholarship from the University of Notre Dame. He was converted into an offensive guard as a freshman. The next year, he played mainly on special teams until starting the last three games at left tackle in place of an injured Jordan Black.

As a junior, he became the regular starter at right tackle, helping the team finish the season 14th in the Nation in rushing (213.5 yards-per-game). As a senior, he started 9 games at right tackle and 2 at right guard, blocking for running backs Tony Fisher and Julius Jones.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts (first stint)[edit]

Vollers was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts after the 2002 NFL Draft on April 21.[1] He was waived before the start of the season on September 1 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[2][3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On October 23, 2002, the Dallas Cowboys signed Vollers from the Colts' practice squad.[4] The next year, he started 8 games at right tackle in place of an injured Ryan Young.

In 2004, he was passed on the depth chart by Torrin Tucker, until regaining his starter role at right tackle for the last 3 games of the season. The next year, a right wrist injury limited his playing time during training camp and was waived injured on September 3, 2005.[5]

Indianapolis Colts (second stint)[edit]

On November 16, 2005, he was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts.[6] He played in 2 games and was declared inactive in 6 contests. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Solomon Page
Dallas Cowboys
Starting Right Tackle

2003
Succeeded by
Torrin Tucker