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Louis Vasquez (American football)

Louis Vasquez
Vasquez in 2013.
No. 65     Denver Broncos
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-11) April 11, 1987
Place of birth: Corsicana, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Corsicana (TX)
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 2009 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 70
Games started 70
Fumble recoveries 1
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Nicholas Vasquez[1] (born April 11, 1987) is an American football offensive guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Texas Tech. He is of Mexican-American descent.

College career

College awards and honors

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Vasquez bench pressed 225 pounds 39 times. His 39 repetitions were the highest of any participant at the combine.[6] Vasquez was drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the San Diego Chargers.[7]

During the Chargers' training camp, Vasquez competed for the right guard starting position with veteran Kynan Forney. Vasquez won the job, and Forney (who was dealing with a neck injury at the time)[8] was later released from the team. Vasquez became the sole rookie in the starting lineup.[9] Over the next three seasons, however, he played mostly at right tackle.

Denver Broncos

Vasquez signed with the Denver Broncos on March 12, 2013 as a guard. The deal is for 4 years.[10]

2013 Season

Vasquez was selected to be in the 2014 Pro Bowl after not allowing a single sack in 2013. He couldn't play due to the Broncos appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. He was ranked #97 in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.

References

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "2007 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". 
  3. ^ "2008 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". 
  4. ^ "Rivals.com 2008 All-America Teams". 
  5. ^ "Associated Press names 2008 All-America Team". 
  6. ^ "Texas Tech’s Vasquez dominates O-line bench press". 
  7. ^ http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/round?round=3&draftyear=2009
  8. ^ "2009 team preview: San Diego Chargers". 
  9. ^ "CHARGERS NOTES: Team changes mind, keeps undrafted Spillman". 
  10. ^ Broncos beef up offensive line with Louis Vasquez

External links

  • Denver Broncos bio
  • San Diego Chargers bio
  • Texas Tech Red Raiders bio
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