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Tony Ugoh

Tony Ugoh
No. 67, 71, 70
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 35)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Westfield (Houston, Texas)
College:Arkansas
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:40
Games started:28
Fumbles Recovered:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Anthony Ike "Tony" Ugoh, Jr. (born November 17, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle, and current motorcycle road racer, who played for five seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Arkansas, he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts from 2007 to 2009, the Detroit Lions in 2010, and the New York Giants in 2011.

Early years

Ugoh's parents are originally from Nigeria.[1] He played football at Wells Middle School and at Westfield High School, both in Houston, Texas.

College career

Ugoh played college football at the University of Arkansas. During his career he started 35 of 43 games and was chosen as a third-team All-America by the Associated Press and first-team All-Southeastern Conference as a senior. He also competed in discus and weight throw for the Razorback track team.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Ugoh was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, after the Colts gave up a first-round pick in 2008 for the chance to move up in the 2007 draft and select him. He took over as the starting left tackle after Tarik Glenn retired during the offseason. The Colts waived Ugoh on September 8, 2010.[2]

Detroit Lions

On December 10, 2010, the Lions worked Ugoh out[3] and then signed him the next day to take the roster spot of linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba, who was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.[4] Ugoh's signing was seen as insurance if starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus was unable to play in the Lions' week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a knee injury.[5] He was released on August 14, 2011.

New York Giants

On December 7, 2011, the New York Giants signed Ugoh as a free agent, after placing Stacy Andrews on injured reserve.[6] He became a free agent after the season.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Ugoh on July 26, 2012. He retired four days later.

References

  1. ^ An early look: 10 terrific offensive tackles
  2. ^ http://www.indystar.com/article/20100908/SPORTS03/100908031/Colts-release-offensive-lineman-Tony-Ugoh
  3. ^ http://www.yardbarker.com/blog/nflbuzz/lions_work_out_former_second_rounder/3774046
  4. ^ http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/lions-placed-linebacker-isaiah-ekejiuba-on-ir-and-signed-tackle-tony-ugoh-111728029.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ New York Giants [@Giants] (December 7, 2011). "The @Giants today signed offensive tackle Tony Ugoh and placed tackle Stacy Andrews on injured reserve" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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