Greg Van Roten

American football player (born 1990)

American football player
Greg Van Roten
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Van Roten with the Carolina Panthers in 2018
No. 75 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1990-02-26) February 26, 1990 (age 32)
Rockville Centre, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaminade
(Mineola, New York)
College:Penn
Undrafted:2012
Career history
  • Green Bay Packers (2012–2013)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2014)*
  • Toronto Argonauts (2015–2016)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2017)*
  • Carolina Panthers (2017–2019)
  • New York Jets (2020–2021)
  • Buffalo Bills (2022–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Unanimous First Team All-Ivy (2011)
  • First Team All-Ivy (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Games played:77
Games started:50
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR · CFL.ca (archive)

Gregory Van Roten (born February 26, 1990) is an American football guard for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Early years

Van Roten's football career started with the Baldwin Bombers youth football organization at the age of 11.[1] He attended, and was an All-State Left Tackle at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York from 2005 to 2008.[2]

College career

Van Roten was an Ivy League All-Conference tackle at Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2012.[3] While at the University of Pennsylvania, he studied at the Wharton School of Business and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics with a Concentration in Marketing. While at Penn, Van Roten was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Van Roten was signed by the Green Bay Packers on July 25, 2012.[4] He played in ten games for the Packers from 2012 to 2013.[5] He was released by the Packers on February 11, 2014.[4]

Seattle Seahawks

He signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 14, 2014, and was released by the team on August 27, 2014.[6]

Toronto Argonauts

On May 22, 2015, Van Roten signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On February 27, 2017, Van Roten signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[7] On May 1, 2017, he was released by the Jaguars.[8]

Carolina Panthers

On July 25, 2017, Van Roten signed with the Carolina Panthers.[9] He played in 10 games his first season in Carolina, primary on special teams, and served as a backup center and guard.

On January 29, 2018, Van Roten signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers.[10] He became a full-time starter in 2018, starting all 16 games at left guard. He was the only Panthers player to play every single offensive snap.

In 2019, Van Roten started the first 11 games at left guard before suffering a dislocated toe in Week 12. He was placed on injured reserve on November 27, 2019.[11]

New York Jets

On April 2, 2020, Van Roten signed a three-year contract with the New York Jets.[12] He started the first 12 games at right guard before being placed on injured reserve on December 12, 2020.[13] On January 2, 2021, Van Roten was activated off of injured reserve.[14]

On May 6, 2022, Van Roten was released by the Jets.[15]

Buffalo Bills

On June 13, 2022, the Buffalo Bills signed Van Roten to a one-year deal.[16]

References

  1. ^ Simeone, Greg (October 1, 2012). "RVC Resident Joins Green Bay Packers' Practice Squad". Patch.com. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Herzog, Bob (November 25, 2012). "Greg Van Roten: From Chaminade on LI to the Green Bay Packers". Newsday.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Greg Van Roten bio". PennAthletics.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Greg Van Roten". kffl.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Greg Van Roten Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  6. ^ "Marcus Dowtin, Greg Van Roten released; Demitrius Bronson re-signed, Patrick Lewis claimed". Seahawks.com. August 27, 2014. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jaguars Sign Offensive Lineman Greg Van Roten". Jaguars.com. February 27, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Oehser, John (May 1, 2017). "2017 offseason: Undrafted free agents bring roster to 90". Jaguars.com. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  9. ^ Henson, Max (July 25, 2017). "DE Ryan Delaire and WR Charles Johnson waived". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Panthers re-sign Greg Van Roten". Panthers.com. January 29, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  11. ^ Henson, Max (November 27, 2019). "Panthers place Dontari Poe and Greg Van Roten on IR, sign two defensive linemen". Panthers.com. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  12. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (April 2, 2020). "Jets Sign G Greg Van Roten". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  13. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 12, 2020). "Jets Activate CB Bless Austin, TE Trevon Wesco from Injured Reserve; Place 3 on IR". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  14. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (January 2, 2021). "Jets Activate RG Greg Van Roten from Injured Reserve, Waive K Sam Ficken". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  15. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (May 6, 2022). "Jets Claim OL Nate Herbig, Release OL Greg Van Roten". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  16. ^ Glab, Maddy (June 13, 2022). "Bills add offensive lineman Greg Van Roten". BuffaloBills.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links

  • Toronto Argonauts bio
  • Greg Van Roten on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata
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