Mike Remmers

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Mike Remmers
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Remmers with the Panthers in 2016
No. 72 Minnesota Vikings
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-11) April 11, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Portland (OR) Jesuit
College: Oregon State
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Games played: 38
Games started: 37
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Remmers (born April 11, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon State, where he finished his career as the Beaver with the sixth-most starts in school history. He signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

Remmers was born in Portland, Oregon. His father, Wally Remmers, played football at Oregon State University in the mid-1970s, and his older brother, Vic, played basketball for the Beavers from 2002 to 2006. He attended Jesuit High School in his native Portland, where he was a three-year letterwinner at left tackle and defensive end and earned second-team All-Metro honors at both positions as Jesuit won two state football titles during his varsity career. As a senior offensive lineman who stood at 6'5" (1.96 m) and weighed only 220 pounds (100 kg), Remmers did not get a single scholarship offer, however he qualified academically and was given the opportunity to be a preferred walk-on for OSU. Remmers also earned one letter in basketball at Jesuit.[1]

College career[edit]

Remmers in 2011 at OSU

Remmers played for the Oregon State Beavers from 2007 to 2011. Remmers redshirted his freshman season in 2007 when the Beavers went 9-4, and when starting right tackle Tavita Thompson was ruled ineligible to begin the 2008 season, Remmers started the first seven games in his place, helping the Beavers rank second in the conference in total offense with an average of 407.1 yards per game. After the season, Oregon State gave Remmers a full scholarship. In 2009, his sophomore year, Remmers assembled himself in the starting line-up and provided protection for an OSU offense that led the conference in passing with an average of 270.8 yards per game. He was an All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention in his junior year and was a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is given annually to the best player in the country who began his career as a walk-on. As a senior. he again started all 12 games at left tackle.

Since given a full scholarship, Remmers went on to start every game for the rest of his college career, and his 44 career starts ranked sixth in Beavers’ history at the time of his graduation.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 300 lb 5.14 s 1.75 s 2.76 s 4.70 s 7.36 s 27 in 8 ft 7 in 20 reps
All values from Oregon State Pro Day[2]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Remmers signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.[3] He was cut Week 4 of preseason.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Remmers signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 11, 2012.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Remmers was signed off the Buccaneers' practice squad by the San Diego Chargers on October 9, 2013. He made his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chargers waived him on November 23.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

The Minnesota Vikings claimed Remmers off waivers on November 25, 2013.[5][6]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Remmers was signed off the Rams’ practice squad in October 2014 by the Carolina Panthers. During a rough stretch of the season the Panthers continued to make changes to their offensive line lineup, hoping to hit on a group that would gel. When injuries struck prior to the Week 13 Minnesota Vikings game, Remmers got his shot. With the newly installed Remmers at right tackle and Andrew Norwell at left guard, the O-line finally hit a groove. Though the game was a close loss, the coaching staff liked the lineup and Remmers remained a starter for the remainder of the season.[7]

During the 2015 NFL draft, the Panthers selected offensive tackle Daryl Williams out of Oklahoma in the fourth round. Williams and Remmers would compete for the right tackle spot during training camp, with Remmers ultimately winning out. Remmers would go on to start at right tackle for the rest of the season as the Panthers went 17-1 in the regular season and playoffs and made it to Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, Remmers had the worst professional game of his career in the Super Bowl as he was primarily matched up against the eventual game MVP Von Miller, allowing multiple pressures and two sacks.[8] [9]

During training camp for the 2016 season, Remmers again competed with Daryl Williams for a starting position. Once more, Remmers won and entered the season as the Panther's starting right tackle. However, in Week 4, against the Atlanta Falcons, with fellow tackle Michael Oher unable to play because of a concussion, Remmers drew the start as the Panther's left tackle.[10] He would wind up remaining the Panther's starting left tackle throughout the remainder of the season, as Oher never returned from his concussion.

Second stint with the Vikings[edit]

On March 10, 2017, Remmers signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings.[11] Remmers was a member of the Vikings during a part of the 2013 season and 2014 training camp. That familiarity was one of the reasons he signed with the team. "The coaches were great, and I love the organization here, the fan base here," Remmers told Vikings.com. "Being familiar with it was definitely a big reason (for coming back)."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panthers OL Mike Remmers finally gets regular job
  2. ^ "*Mike Remmers – Oregon, OT : 2012 NFL Draft Scout External News". nfldraftscout.com. 
  3. ^ Broncos agree to sign 12 undrafted rookies | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post. Blogs.denverpost.com (April 28, 2012). Retrieved on 2016-02-12.
  4. ^ The Latest Mike Remmers News. SportSpyder. Retrieved on February 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Twitter / Vikings: The #Vikings have claimed T. Twitter.com. Retrieved on February 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (November 25, 2013). "Vikings claim Mike Remmers off waivers". NBCSports.com. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Panthers OL Mike Remmers finally gets regular job". The Charlotte Observer. December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 13, 2016). "Mike Remmers on SB: 'I'll be kicking myself' forever". NFL.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  9. ^ http://www.todayspigskin.com/nfc/carolina-panthers/mike-remmers-putting-super-bowl-past/
  10. ^ "Panthers T Mike Remmers On Switch To Left Side". The Charlotte Observer. 
  11. ^ Smith, Eric (March 10, 2017). "Vikings Sign Offensive Tackle Mike Remmers". Vikings.com. 
  12. ^ Ex-Oregon State Mike Remmers excited to return to Minnesota Vikings

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