Players

John Moffitt
G #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
319
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Guilford, Conn.
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 19 15
2013 DEN 2 0
2012 SEA 8 6
2011 SEA 9 9

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 11th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started six of eight games played in 2012 (four at right guard, two at left guard). Platooned with J.R. Sweezy and helped Marshawn Lynch to a career year with 315 carries for 1,590 yards (5.0 avg.) and 11 rushing touchdowns.
• Started the first nine games of rookie campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury vs. Baltimore (11/13/11) and was placed on injured reserve (11/15/11).

COLLEGE:
Started 42 of 45 games at Wisconsin at guard and center. In 42 starts, was credited with 280 knockdowns/key blocks, that included 46 touchdown-resulting blocks and 15 blocks down field. As an offensive guard, delivered 174 knockdowns and 28 touchdown-resulting blocks, posting 106 more key blocks, including 18 touchdown-resulting shots at center. On 2,915 offensive snaps, allowed just two quarterback pressures and 3.5 sacks, as he was penalized only twice in his Badger career. Started all 13 games at left guard as a senior, leading a blocking unit that allowed only 14 sacks. Earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press, adding second-team accolades from Sports Illustrated. Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection. Was the recipient of the Badgers’ Wayne Souza Coaches Appreciation Award (offense) and was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list. Helped the Badgers rank second in the conference and 12th in the nation in rushing offense (245.09 ypg). Led the Big Ten while finishing fifth in the NCAA ranks in scoring offense (41.5 ppg). As a junior, earned All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, the league’s coaches and media. All-Big Ten Conference Freshman Team selection by The Gridiron Report. Inserted into the starting lineup at left guard for the final six contests.

PERSONAL:
Attended Notre Dame (West Haven, Conn.) High School. Played on both sides of the line. Received a three-star rating from Rivals.com, and was a member of the New England Top 20 team by that recruiting service, ranking 13th on that list. The Prep Star All- American added All-State first-team honors as an offensive guard by the Hartford Courant. Was also a two-time All-Conference selection. Captured the state heavyweight weightlifting championship. Also competed in track, performing in the weights. Sociology major. Father, Dave, and uncle, Steven, played college basketball at New Haven from 1973-76. Another uncle, Jim, played football at Temple.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 11th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started six of eight games played in 2012 (four at right guard, two at left guard). Platooned with J.R. Sweezy and helped Marshawn Lynch to a career year with 315 carries for 1,590 yards (5.0 avg.) and 11 rushing touchdowns.
• Started the first nine games of rookie campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury vs. Baltimore (11/13/11) and was placed on injured reserve (11/15/11).

COLLEGE:
Started 42 of 45 games at Wisconsin at guard and center. In 42 starts, was credited with 280 knockdowns/key blocks, that included 46 touchdown-resulting blocks and 15 blocks down field. As an offensive guard, delivered 174 knockdowns and 28 touchdown-resulting blocks, posting 106 more key blocks, including 18 touchdown-resulting shots at center. On 2,915 offensive snaps, allowed just two quarterback pressures and 3.5 sacks, as he was penalized only twice in his Badger career. Started all 13 games at left guard as a senior, leading a blocking unit that allowed only 14 sacks. Earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press, adding second-team accolades from Sports Illustrated. Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection. Was the recipient of the Badgers’ Wayne Souza Coaches Appreciation Award (offense) and was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list. Helped the Badgers rank second in the conference and 12th in the nation in rushing offense (245.09 ypg). Led the Big Ten while finishing fifth in the NCAA ranks in scoring offense (41.5 ppg). As a junior, earned All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, the league’s coaches and media. All-Big Ten Conference Freshman Team selection by The Gridiron Report. Inserted into the starting lineup at left guard for the final six contests.

PERSONAL:
Attended Notre Dame (West Haven, Conn.) High School. Played on both sides of the line. Received a three-star rating from Rivals.com, and was a member of the New England Top 20 team by that recruiting service, ranking 13th on that list. The Prep Star All- American added All-State first-team honors as an offensive guard by the Hartford Courant. Was also a two-time All-Conference selection. Captured the state heavyweight weightlifting championship. Also competed in track, performing in the weights. Sociology major. Father, Dave, and uncle, Steven, played college basketball at New Haven from 1973-76. Another uncle, Jim, played football at Temple.