Louis Vasquez (American football)

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Louis Vasquez
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Vasquez with the Denver Broncos
No. 65 Denver Broncos
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-11) April 11, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Corsicana, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school: Corsicana (TX)
College: Texas Tech
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played: 102
Games started: 101
Fumbles recovered: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Louis Nicholas Vasquez[1] (born April 11, 1987) is an American football guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Vasquez is of Mexican American descent. He attended Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas, a rural town near Dallas.[2]

College career[edit]

College awards and honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Vasquez bench pressed 225 pounds 39 times. His 39 repetitions were the highest of any participant at the combine.[7] Vasquez was drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the San Diego Chargers.[8]

During the Chargers' training camp, Vasquez competed for the right guard starting position with veteran Kynan Forney. Vasquez won the job, and Forney (who was dealing with a neck injury at the time)[9] was later released from the team. Vasquez became the sole rookie in the starting lineup.[10] Over the next three seasons, however, he played mostly at right tackle.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Vasquez signed with the Denver Broncos on March 12, 2013 as a guard. The deal is for 4 years.[11]

2013 Season[edit]

Vasquez was selected to be in the 2014 Pro Bowl after not allowing a single sack in 2013. He couldn't play due to the Broncos appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. He was ranked #97 in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.

2015 season[edit]

Vasquez won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos after they defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 and earned a Super Bowl ring.

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