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John Wetzel
G #73
Height:
6-7
Weight:
328
Age:
26
College:
Boston College
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

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16
GS
8
Career Stats
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TOTAL 16 8
2016 ARI 16 8

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Biography

Pro Career: Originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent on 4/29/13. Released on 8/24/13. Signed to Dallas Cowboys practice squad on 11/13/13 and signed future contract with Cowboys on 12/30/13. Released on 8/31/14 and added to Dallas practice squad on 9/2/14, where he spent the entire season. Signed future contract with Dallas on 1/12/15. Released on 9/5/15 and added to Cowboys practice squad on 9/8/15. Released on 11/12/15. Signed to Indianapolis Colts practice squad on 11/24/15 and released on 12/1/15. Signed to Cardinals practice squad on 12/9/15 and signed future contract with Cardinals on 1/26/16.

2016: Played in all 16 games with eight starts at three different positions (five at LT, two at RG, one at RT) … helped Cardinals total 418 points (fourth-most in franchise history) and finish as the NFL’s #9 ranked offense … made NFL debut vs. NE (9/11) …

Pro Career: Originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent on 4/29/13. Released on 8/24/13. Signed to Dallas Cowboys practice squad on 11/13/13 and signed future contract with Cowboys on 12/30/13. Released on 8/31/14 and added to Dallas practice squad on 9/2/14, where he spent the entire season. Signed future contract with Dallas on 1/12/15. Released on 9/5/15 and added to Cowboys practice squad on 9/8/15. Released on 11/12/15. Signed to Indianapolis Colts practice squad on 11/24/15 and released on 12/1/15. Signed to Cardinals practice squad on 12/9/15 and signed future contract with Cardinals on 1/26/16.

2016: Played in all 16 games with eight starts at three different positions (five at LT, two at RG, one at RT) … helped Cardinals total 418 points (fourth-most in franchise history) and finish as the NFL’s #9 ranked offense … made NFL debut vs. NE (9/11) … played final three snaps of the game at LT vs. TB (9/18) … came on to play LG in the third quarter when Mike Iupati left the game injured @ SF (10/6); helped Cardinals rush for 172 yards and two TDs on 37 carries … made first career start, filling in for the injured Iupati at LG, and blocked as Cardinals ran for 171 yards and three TDs on 35 carries while not allowing a sack vs. NYJ (10/17) … played one snap at LG when Mike Iupati had to leave the game vs. Sea (10/23) … came on at LT in the second half after Jared Veldheer left the game injured @ Car (10/30) … with Veldheer placed on IR, made first start at LT vs. SF (11/13) … blocked as Cardinals ran for 135 yards and a TD on 28 carries @ Min (11/20) … started at RG @ Atl (11/27), marking third different positon he started at this season … came on at LT after D.J. Humphries left the game with a concussion @ Mia (12/11) … started at LT with Humphries out and blocked as Cardinals ran for 116 yards and three TDs while allowing just one sack vs. NO (12/18) … helped Cardinals run for three TDs @ Sea (12/24) … helped Cardinals score season-high 44 points @ LAR (1/1/17).

College: Played in 38 games (24 starts) in four seasons … started all 12 games at right tackle as a senior, helping the Eagles average 259.3 passing yards per game … started every game at left tackle during his junior season … key blocker for offense that topped 100 yards rushing in six games … played in eight games as a sophomore and six contests as a freshman.

Personal: Attended Brashear (Pittsburgh, PA) High School where he played offensive tackle and defensive end … a two-time all-city selection and part of team that won consecutive city league titles … had 70 tackles and seven sacks as a senior … also played basketball, volleyball and track and field.

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