John Greco

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John Greco
Greco in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 77     Cleveland Browns
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-03-24) March 24, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Ravenna, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Youngstown (OH) Boardman
College: Toledo
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Debuted in 2008 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • 3× All-MAC (2005, 2006, 2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012

John Patrick Greco (born March 24, 1985) is an American football guard for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was a top guard prospect in the 2008 NFL Draft.[1] He played high school football at Boardman High School in Youngstown.

Early years

Greco was named First-team All-Conference and Second-team All-region as a senior and was Second-team All-Conference as a junior at Boardman High School in Youngstown, Ohio.

College career

He was a three-time All-MAC honoree at left tackle. As a freshman, in 2004, he started at right tackle. In college, he allowed 6.5 sacks in two years. He started 36 games and recorded 275 knockdowns and 34 touchdown-resulting blocks during his three seasons at left tackle. In 2007 he started all 12 games for Toledo and earned First-team All-MAC for the third consecutive season and was a Third-team All-America by Rivals.com after allowing only three sacks on 411 pass plays. As a junior in 2006 he was the team co-captain started all 13 games at left tackle, earning First-team All-MAC honors. As a sophomore in 2005 Greco was First-team All-MAC in his first season at left tackle. He took over left tackle position after graduation of Nick Kaczur. He opened holes for an offense that ranked 13th in the nation in rushing (216.8 yards per game) and 10th in scoring (25.8 points per game). As a freshman in 2004 he started all 13 games at right tackle and earned the team's top freshman award. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

NFL

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4¾ in 305 lb 5.16 s 1.70 s 2.97 s 4.63 s 7.78 s 32 in 9 ft 0 in 30 reps28
All from Toledo Pro Day, except Ht and Wt, which are from NFL Combine.

Greco was one of the strongest offensive linemen in the 2008 NFL Draft. He bench presses 420 pounds and leg presses 1,050 pounds.

St. Louis Rams

He was selected 65th overall in the third round for the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft. On June 12, 2008, Greco signed a three-year, $1.794 million contract with the Rams, with the deal including a $644,000 signing bonus. He spent 2008 as a backup; due to injuries he started one game at the end of the 2008 NFL season.

Cleveland Browns

After three seasons in St. Louis, Greco was traded to the Cleveland Browns. Greco started for 12 games in the 2012 season, after an injury to Jason Pinkston. He played very well, finishing among the highest ranked guards in the league for blocking percentage. At the start of training camp during the 2013 NFL season Greco was awarded a 5 year extension by the Cleveland Browns, terms were undisclosed.

References

External links

  • Toledo Rockets bio

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