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Player Bio

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Jason Spitz
C #66
Height:
6-3
Weight:
298
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Experience:
8
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 75 45
2013 SEA 0 0
2011 JAC 10 0
2010 GB 16 0
2009 GB 5 4
2008 GB 16 16
2007 GB 14 12
2006 GB 14 13

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Biography

Eighth-year offensive lineman has ability to play both guard and center … Has played in 75 games with 45 starts (18 at RG, 8 at C, 19 at LG) ... Joined Jaguars in 2011 as an unrestricted free agent … Missed the entire 2012 season after injuring his foot in the preseason ... Spent five seasons with Green Bay … Originally selected in the third round of the 2006 draft by the Packers … Played in six postseason games with two starts … Member of Super Bowl champions in 2010 … Started a career-high 16 games at three different positions in 2008 (11 at RG, 3 at C, 2 at LG) … Four-year starter at Louisville and earned all-conference honors his final three seasons … Native of Jacksonville and played at The Bolles School ...

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Green Bay in the third round (75th overall) of the 2006 draft … Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 7/29/11.

PRO: Eighth-year offensive lineman has ability to play both guard and center … Has played in 75 games with 45 starts (18 at RG, 8 at C, 19 at LG) ... Joined Jaguars in 2011 as an unrestricted free agent … Missed the entire 2012 season after injuring his foot in the preseason ... Spent five seasons with Green Bay … Originally selected in the third round of the 2006 draft by the Packers … Played in six postseason games with two starts … Member of Super Bowl champions in 2010 … Started a career-high 16 games at three different positions in 2008 (11 at RG, 3 at C, 2 at LG) … Four-year starter at Louisville and earned all-conference honors his final three seasons … Native of Jacksonville and played at The Bolles School ...

2012: Was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 27 with a foot injury suffered in the preseason …

2011: Played in 10 games in his first season with the Jaguars, mainly on special teams … Was inactive for six games with a quad injury … Saw action in two-TE formation on 12/24 at TEN

2010: Saw action in all 16 games and all four postseason games … Saw action mainly on special teams … Saw limited time at LG on 10/31 at NYJ and 12/12 at DET … Inserted in the fourth quarter at C on 11/7 vs. DAL … Played in all four postseason games including Super XLV win …  

2009: Appeared in five games with four starts (2 at C, 2 at LG) … Won starting C position in training camp but was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 7 with a back injury … Started at C on 9/20 vs. CIN but was moved to LG on the first possession of third quarter due to injuries … Started at LG on 9/27 at STL and 10/5 at MIN … Was inactive on 10/18 vs. DET with back injury sustained in practice, marking first missed game due to injury since rookie season … Saw time on special teams on 10/25 at CLE … Was inactive on 10/18 vs. DET and 11/1 vs. MIN before being placed on injured reserve …

2008: Started all 16 games for the only time in career ... Started at three different positions (11 at RG, 3 at C, 2 at LG) ... Helped pave way for Ryan Grant’s 1,203 rushing yards, the eighth-highest total in franchise history … Started first three games at C … Moved to RG on 9/28 at TB … Shifted over to LG on 11/2 at TEN due to illness of Chad Clifton … Part of line that paved way for 220 rushing yards on 11/16 vs. CHI and did not allow a sack or pressure of QB Aaron Rodgers … Started at LG on 12/30 vs. DET but also played C in the second quarter when Scott Wells left game due to injury.  Blocked for season-high 211 rushing yards including two running backs with 100-plus yards …  

2007: Saw action in 14 games with 12 starts (7 at RG, 3 at C, 2 at LG) … Started both postseason games at RG … Active but DNP on 9/23 vs. SD and 9/30 at MIN … Suffered a calf injury in the third preseason game but returned to practice for Week 1 … Started season-opener at RG on 9/9 vs. PHI but aggravated calf injury late in the third quarter and did not return … Inserted at C in the third quarter on 10/7 vs. CHI … Made first career start at C on 10/14 vs. WAS, and became the eighth C to start during Brett Favre’s consecutive games-played streak … Made start at RG on 11/11 vs. MIN and helped club amass a season-high 488 yards … Opened game as starting RG but took over at LG in the second quarter on 11/29 at DAL … Returned to starting RG spot on 12/30 vs. DET and paved way for a season-high 217 yards … Started at RG in two postseason games  …

2006: Played in 14 games with 13 starts as rookie … Was inactive for two games … Played 932 of the club’s 1,117 offensive snaps (83.4 percent) despite a thigh injury that sidelined him for two games and a Week 5 throat injury that landed him in the hospital … Opened season as the starting LG but played most of the season at RG … Made NFL debut on 9/10 vs. CHI as starting LG but sustained a right thigh bruise and missed the next two games … Saw action at RG in a reserve role on 10/2 at PHI … Was back in the starting lineup at LG on 10/8 vs. STL, but began the day with an upset stomach and was taken to the hospital at halftime after vomiting blood.  Was diagnosed with a minor tear in his esophagus, but returned to full practice during the ensuing bye week … Started at LG on 10/22 at MIA … Helped offense total 203 rushing yards on 10/29 vs. ARI including 100-yard performances by two different players.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter … Started final 38 games of college career at G and earned all-conference honors his final three seasons … Started all 12 games as a senior at LG and earned first-team All-Big East honors … Helped team rank ninth in the nation in total offense (482.0), third in scoring (43.2), and third in pass efficiency rating (159.85) … Allowed only two sacks on the season … Started all 12 games at RG as junior and was a second-team All-Conference USA selection … Part of an offense that led Division I-A in total offense (539.0 ) and scoring (49.7) … Started all 13 games at RG as sophomore and was part of OL that allowed only 13 sacks … Started five games as redshirt freshman before suffering MCL injury … Returned to starting lineup against Marshall in GMAC Bowl … Graduated with a degree in marketing.

PERSONAL: Married (Samantha) with son, Atto … Born in Boardman, Ohio … Attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville … First-team All-First Coast selection as a two-way lineman … Finished with 10 sacks and 56 tackles as senior and earned second-team all-state honors from the Florida Times-Union … Coach at Bolles was Corky Rodgers ... Also lettered in track and field as shot put and discus thrower and competed in organized weightlifting … Won the state championship as a senior with a bench press of 425 pounds and a clean-and-jerk of 335 pounds … Enjoys reading and is close to finishing his second college major in finance … Also enjoys cooking … Took an adventurous trip to China and Thailand with former Packers teammate Daryn Colledge in 2010 offseason … Full name: Jason Russell Spitz.

 

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