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Player Bio

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Will Rackley
G #65
Height:
6-3
Weight:
310
College:
Lehigh
Hometown:
Riverdale, Ga.
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 26 25
2013 JAC 11 11
2011 JAC 15 14

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Biography

Third-year pro returns after missing all of 2012 season … 2011 third-round pick started 14 games at LG as a rookie … Missed the entire 2012 season after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason ... First player drafted by the Jaguars from a Patriot League school … Highest drafted Lehigh player since 1974 and the first player to be drafted since 1995 … Selected with pick obtained from San Francisco for 3rd and 6th-round picks (80, 182) … Four-year starter at Lehigh … Starred in East-West Shrine Game … Began collegiate career at guard before making move to tackle …

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the third round (76th overall) of the 2011 draft.

PRO: Third-year pro returns after missing all of 2012 season … 2011 third-round pick started 14 games at LG as a rookie … Missed the entire 2012 season after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason ... First player drafted by the Jaguars from a Patriot League school … Highest drafted Lehigh player since 1974 and the first player to be drafted since 1995 … Selected with pick obtained from San Francisco for 3rd and 6th-round picks (80, 182) … Four-year starter at Lehigh … Starred in East-West Shrine Game … Began collegiate career at guard before making move to tackle …

2013: Updated stats

2012: Was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31 with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason ...

2011: Started 14 of 15 games as a rookie at LG … Joined QB Blaine Gabbert (14 starts) as only rookies among Jaguars to make at least 14 starts … Paved the way for NFL rushing leader Maurice Jones-Drew who set a single-season franchise record with 1,606 rushing  yards …  Part of an offensive line that helped club produce 14 100-yard rushing games … Started at LG in NFL debut on 9/11 vs. TEN as team finished with season-high 163 rushing yards … Dressed but did not play on 9/25 at CAR and saw action as a reserve on 10/9 vs. CIN … Helped Jones-Drew rush for a season-high 169 yards on 1/1 vs. IND.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter … Three-time All-Patriot League selection … Began career as a guard before making move to tackle for final three seasons … Started 45 of 46 games and ended career with 40 straight starts with 35 at LT and 10 at RG … Finished career with 85.2 percent grade for blocking consistency, 300 knockdowns and 35 touchdown-resulting blocks … Started all 13 games at LT as a senior and led team to Patriot League Championship … Served as team captain … First-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report, College Sporting News and Associated Press … Was first Lehigh player to receive consensus All-America honors since 2004 … Earned first-team All-Patriot League for third consecutive season … Registered 88 knockdowns and 12 touchdown-resulting blocks … Part of OL that allowed only 14 sacks, the second-fewest in league and 16th in nation … Started all 11 games at LT as junior … Third-team AP All-America selection … First-team All-Patriot League choice … Member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … Had 81 knockdowns with nine touchdown-resulting blocks … Moved to LT as a sophomore and started all 11 games … Entered camp at 295 pounds and bulked up after move from G to OT … First-team All-Patriot League selection … Registered eight touchdown-resulting blocks and 79 knockdowns … Started 11 games at RG as a true freshman … Was first true freshman to start in 20 seasons at school … Played at 270 pounds … Graduated in May with a degree in product design.

PERSONAL: Single … Resides in Jacksonville, Fla. … Grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he played RB as a child … Attended Riverdale (Ga.) High School … Played under head coach Nick Davis … Was first-team All-Area offensive lineman and second-team All-Area defensive tackle … Served as team captain … Tulane was only school to offer college scholarship … Spent time at IMG Academies in Florida working out prior to NFL Scouting Combine … Born in Athens, Greece … Father was in military … Twitter handle is @WillRackley … Full name: William Rackley III.

 

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