Brad Cieslak
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Brad Cieslak

Brad Cieslak
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Brad Cieslak in 2006
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1982-07-01) July 1, 1982 (age 37)
Long Grove, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Northern Illinois
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MAC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Bradley Ryan Cieslak (; born July 1, 1982) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

Early years

Cieslak played quarterback, linebacker and punter at Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School. He also played baseball and basketball. Did not have the chance to start his Jr year at Stevenson as he was back up to All Conference Branko Vajda class of 99. Vajda quit football after high school to pursue his career in civil engineering while Cieslak continued living out his dream of playing in the NFL.

College career

Cieslak played college football at Northern Illinois. During his time at the college he made 47 receptions totaling 531 yards and five touchdowns.

Professional career

Buffalo Bills

Cieslak joined the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad but was signed to the active roster on December 22. He made his NFL debut at the Cincinnati Bengals on December 24.

Like in 2005 he was signed initially to the practice squad where he spent the majority of the season. He was elevated to the active roster on November 17 and played in seven games with six receptions for 46 yards. He only appeared in two games for the Bills and was waived on December 6.

Cleveland Browns

He was signed by the Cleveland Browns to the practice squad on December 12. He was re-signed in the 2008 offseason but was waived during final cuts on August 30.

Cieslak was re-signed by the Browns on December 23, 2008 after running back Jason Wright was placed on injured reserve. Cieslak was not re-signed after the 2008 season.

Smith and Nephew

Currently, Brad works for Smith and Nephew. He contracted herpes simplex 2 from a rumspringa in early 2017, and subsequently passed. He is survived by his younger, more handsome brother Brian and his older unathletic brother Andrew.

External links

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