Spencer Pulley

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Spencer Pulley
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Pulley with the Chargers in 2017.
No. 77 – New York Giants
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-03) April 3, 1993 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Evangelical Christian School (Cordova, Tennessee)
College:Vanderbilt
Undrafted:2016
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:45
Games started:25
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Spencer Kyle Pulley (born April 3, 1993) is an American football center for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

High school career[edit]

Pulley attended Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tennessee. While there, he was a three-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive end on the football team as well as lettering three times in shot put and discus throw in track & field. As a defensive end he recorded 29 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. As a senior, he was named a team captain. That year, he helped the teams offense average 37.2 points-per-game. He was awarded the Division II-Class A Mr. Football Award as the state's top lineman as a senior left tackle. He was also named to the writers' first team Division II-A All-State team, The Commercial Appeal's Best of Preps and won the district's offensive line Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. He also played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.[1]

College career[edit]

Pulley then attended Vanderbilt University where he majored in human and organizational development.

As a freshman in 2011, he was one of five true freshman to play during the season. For the season, he appeared in six games on special teams and as a back-up offensive guard. In 2012 as a sophomore, he started four games at center. He helped the Commodores average 170 yards-per-game and 222 passing yards-per-game, before being granted a medical hardship and redshirting the rest of the season.[2] As a junior in 2013, he started all 13 games at right guard. Late in the season he also played some at center. He recorded 46 knockdown blocks and 67 blocks that led to touchdowns or first downs. He helped the offense average 366.7 yards-per-game, 233.7 of which was passing. In 2014 as a senior, he started 12 games at right guard. He earned All-SEC honors. He recorded 28 pancake blocks on the season. Using a fifth year of eligibility in 2015, he started all 12 games at center, while playing through multiple injuries. He recorded 35 pancake blocks and helped Ralph Webb rush for 1,152 yards, the second highest total in school history. He was named All-SEC for the season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
301 lb
(137 kg)
5.10 s 1.75 s 2.96 s 4.48 s 7.39 s 28 12 in
(0.72 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
28 reps
All values from Vanderbilt Pro Day[3]

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

Pulley signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.[2]

In 2017, Pulley was named the starting center over the suspended Max Tuerk and Matt Slauson, who was moved to left guard.[4] He started all 16 games at center in 2017 following the release of Tuerk.

On September 1, 2018, Pulley was waived by the Chargers.[5] Pully started from week 5 and on at center after an injury to Jon Halapio and the moving of John Greco to left guard

New York Giants[edit]

On September 2, 2018, Pulley was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[6] He was named the Giants starting center in Week 7 and started nine games.

On March 11, 2019, Pulley signed a three-year, $9.6 million contract extension with the Giants.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spencer Pulley bio". VUCommodores.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Stephenson, Tom (May 1, 2016). "Vanderbilt OL Spencer Pulley Signs Free Agent Deal With San Diego Chargers". AnchorofGold.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Spencer Pulley". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Spencer Pulley is the Bolts' Starting Center (For Now)". BoltsFromTheBlue.com. May 28, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 1, 2018). "Chargers Cut Roster Down to 53". Chargers.com.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2018). "Giants waive QB Davis Webb, announce practice squad among roster moves". Giants.com.
  7. ^ Smith, Michael David (March 11, 2019). "Giants re-sign center Spencer Pulley". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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