Matt Lentz

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Matt Lentz
Personal information
Born: (1982-11-19) November 19, 1982 (age 35)
Ortonville, Michigan
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2004)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Matt Lentz (born November 19, 1982) is a former American football guard. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Michigan.

Lentz was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Florida Tuskers, California Redwoods and Sacramento Mountain Lions.

High school[edit]

Lentz attended Ortonville Brandon High school in Ortonville, Michigan.

College career[edit]

Lentz attended the University of Michigan, earning his first varsity letter as a sophomore in 2002. He went on to become a three-year starter at right guard, and a two-time All-Big Ten first teamer. He majored in General Studies.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Lentz was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played his first game for the Giants in their fourth preseason game in 2006, helping protect backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen complete 10-of-15 passes for 116 yards in a 31-23 victory over the New England Patriots.

Lentz did not start a regular season game during his time with the Giants, and was released during the final roster cuts before the 2007 regular season.[1] The day after, Lentz was signed to the Giants practice squad.[2] September 11, 2007, Lentz had his contract terminated from the practice squad.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Lentz was signed by the Detroit Lions April 7, 2009, only to be waived April 28.[3]

Florida Tuskers[edit]

Lentz signed with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League September 9, 2009.[4]


  1. ^ "Demps placed on IR, Tynes named kicker by Giants". Associated Press. September 1, 2007. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Giants auditioning kickers, could replace Lawrence Tynes". Daily News. New York. October 3, 2007. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Yuille, Sean (April 9, 2009). "Thursday Notes: Lions Sign Matt Lentz". SB Nation. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "UFL's Florida Tuskers Announce Signing of Eight Additional Players". OurSports Central. September 9, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011.

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