Troy Fumagalli

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Troy Fumagalli
No. 84 – Denver Broncos
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 23)
Aurora, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Waubonsie Valley
(Aurora, Illinois)
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (2017)
  • Big Ten Tight End of the Year (2017)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Cotton Bowl Classic MVP (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Troy Fumagalli (born February 17, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin.

Early years[edit]

Fumagalli was born with amniotic band constriction, which forced doctors to amputate part of his left index finger a few days after he was born.[1][2][3] He attended Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois. During his career he had 172 tackles and four sacks on defense and 64 receptions for 1,770 yards on offense. He committed to the University of Wisconsin to play college football.[4]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Wisconsin in 2013, Fumagalli appeared in all 14 games, with two starts, in 2014. He finished the season with 14 receptions for 187 yards.[5] As a sophomore in 2015, he played in 11 games with four starts and had 28 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown.[6] As a junior in 2016, Fumagalli had 47 receptions for 580 yards and two touchdowns.[7][8] He was named the Offensive MVP of the 2017 Cotton Bowl Classic after recording six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.[9][10]

Professional career[edit]

Fumagalli was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galloway, Jason (November 6, 2014). "Badgers football: Tight end Troy Fumagalli missing a finger, but doesn't miss balls thrown his way". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Wilcox, George M. (August 6, 2014). "Missing finger doesn't deter Waubonsie's Fumagalli". Chicago Sun Times.
  3. ^ "For Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli, amputated finger is no big deal".
  4. ^ "Tight end Fumagalli commits to Wisconsin".
  5. ^ "Troy Fumagalli excited for role in Chryst offense".
  6. ^ "Troy Fumagalli avoids scare, ready for LSU".
  7. ^ 608-252-6174, JASON GALLOWAY jgalloway@madison.com,. "Badgers football spring practice preview: Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli returns for senior year".
  8. ^ Journal, JASON GALLOWAY Wisconsin State. "Badgers football: Even bigger role expected for tight end Troy Fumagalli after strong 2016 season".
  9. ^ "TE Troy Fumagalli helps Wisconsin spoil Western Michigan's perfect season in Cotton Bowl". January 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli an X-factor in Cotton Bowl win over Western Michigan".
  11. ^ "Broncos select tight end, Troy Fumagalli in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft". MileHighReport.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  12. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players". DenverBroncos.com.

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