Konz in 2014
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||June 9, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Oshkosh, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Neenah (WI)|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Peter Konz (born June 9, 1989) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Konz played college football at Wisconsin.
Konz attended Neenah High School in Neenah, Wisconsin. He played on both the offensive line and defensive line. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Konz was ranked as the No. 30 offensive line prospect in the nation.
After being redshirted in 2008, Konz started nine of ten games in 2009. Sporting News named him a freshman All American. As a sophomore in 2010, he started 11 of 13 games and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten.
On December 5, 2011, Konz was named All-American by AFCA. Konz is joined as an AFCA All-American by teammates Montee Ball and Kevin Zeitler. Konz was also named to the CBS All-American Team joined again by teammate Montee Ball.
On December 8, 2011, Konz was named Second Team All-American by Yahoo Sports. Konz's teammate Kevin Zeitler joined him on the Second Team while Montee Ball was named to the First Team and quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Chris Borland were named to the Third Team.
2012 NFL Draft
Konz took part in the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. He was regarded as the top center available in the 2012 NFL Draft. Sports Illustrated described Konz as a "tough, nasty center with an all-around game," who "comes with a lot of upside."
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 in||314 lb||33 in||91⁄4 in||18 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Konz was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (55th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. In the first six games of the season, he served as backup to Garrett Reynolds, before replacing him by week 7. Then later at the start of 2013 season, he moved to center replacing Todd McClure after his retirement. On September 1, 2015, he was released by the Falcons.
- Sporting News Freshman All-America team
- Big Ten Announces 2010 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors
- AFCA All-American
- Yahoo Sports All-America Team
- "Draft positional series: Offensive tackles, guards, centers". CBSSports.com. March 31, 2012.
- NFL Draft Scout
- Konz NFL Combine
- McClure, Vaughn (September 2, 2015). "Peter Konz joins long list of departed Falcons draft picks". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Atlanta Falcons bio
- Wisconsin Badgers bio