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Breno Giacomini
Breno Giacomini.JPG
Giacomini at a game during the 2011 preseason.
No. 68 New York Jets
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Malden (MA)
College: Louisville
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played: 57
Games started: 49
Stats at NFL.com

Breno Gomes Giacomini[1] (born September 27, 1985)[2] is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft.[3][4] He played college football at Louisville. Giacomini is of Brazilian descent.[5] Along with Gary Barnidge of the Cleveland Browns, Giacomini founded in 2011 American Football Without Barriers, a football-related charity foundation.[6]

Early years[edit]

The son of two Brazilian expatriates from Governador Valadares,[7] Giacomini was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Malden. His interest in playing football begun as Giacomini was brought to meet New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe at the Boston Marriott, where his father worked.[8] Giacomini was a three-year starter as a defensive end and outside linebacker at Malden High School with Joe Morrisey. He started his freshman and sophomore years, but decided to not play football as a junior to concentrate on basketball, as he averaged 21.0 points per game as a senior and was second in the league in scoring. However, one of his high school football coaches convinced him to resume playing football for college.[4]

College career[edit]

Giacomini played college football at Louisville. While he had played on the defensive side of the ball in high school, the Louisville coaches were so impressed with his speed and catching ability they converted him to a tight end for his freshman and sophomore seasons.

When he reported to fall camp in 2006, he had grown from a 242-pound tight end to a 303-pound offensive tackle forcing the coaching staff to move him to the offensive line. He started two games his junior year when starter George Bussey was out with an injury.

During his senior season, Giacomini moved to starting right tackle. The team's ground game struggled, but he provided solid pass protection, allowing only four sacks and two pressures on 491 pass plays. He earned second-team All-Big East Conference honors.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th round, 150th pick overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 23 he was signed to a four-year rookie contract with a signing bonus of $179,000.[9] Base salaries are as follows: $295,000 (in 2008), $385,000 (2009), $470,000 (2010), $555,000 (2011).[10]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Giacomini was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Packers practice squad on September 28, 2010, and released on October 23, 2010. He was re-signed for the 2011 season, during which he played in 15 games and started 8.[11] He started every game of the 2012 season, including both postseason games.[12]

Giacomini started in 9 games during the 2013 season, missing 7 games (week 4-10) while recovering from knee surgery.[13]

New York Jets[edit]

Giacomini was signed by the New York Jets on March 12, 2014.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Player Page". scores.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Breno Giacomini". Uoflsports.cstv.com. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Draft Player Profiles: Breno Giacomini". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ "New England Roots: Breno Giacomini". ESPN Boston. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  6. ^ Drovetto,Tony (March 8, 2013). "BRENO GIACOMINI TAKES HIS GAME TO CHINA WITH AMERICAN FOOTBALL WITHOUT BARRIERS". SeaHawks.com. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "'Segurança' de quarterback, filho de brasileiros busca título do Super Bowl" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  8. ^ Cullen, Kevin (2014-01-31). "Breno Giacomini, the pride of Malden High". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  9. ^ Rob Demovsky (2008-07-23). "Packers sign Giacomini, Swain, Flynn". greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. [dead link]
  10. ^ PackersNews.com (2008-07-24). "Poppinga gets a four-year contract extension, plus other salary info". greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  11. ^ Breno Giacomini. "Seattle Seahawks: Breno Giacomini". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  12. ^ Breno Giacomini   (1985-09-27). "Breno Giacomini: Game Logs at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  13. ^ Breno Giacomini   (1985-09-27). "Breno Giacomini: Game Logs at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  14. ^ Lange, Randy (March 12, 2014). "Tackle Breno Giacomini Agrees to Terms with Jets". New York Jets. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 

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Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report
Wed, 20 May 2015 04:02:44 -0700

We know D'Brickashaw Ferguson will play left tackle, free-agent pickup James Carpenter will play left guard, Nick Mangold will man the center spot and Breno Giacomini will retain his hold on the right tackle position. But even though nine-year veteran ...

NJ.com

NJ.com
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:07:54 -0800

DETROIT -- Few players in the NFL have dealt with more change this season, as compared to last year, than Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini. Last season, he was on his way to a Super Bowl title with the Seahawks. Now, he is a member of a 2-9 team.
 
Gang Green Nation (blog)
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:22:30 -0800

Signing Breno Giacomini was not close to being John Idzik's worst move as Jets general manager. Unfortunately, that probably says as much about the missteps Idzik made as it does about Giacomini's contract and performance. While the Giacomini signing ...

The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700

FLORHAM PARK – So the Jets' newest wide receiver, Percy Harvin, got into a couple fights with Seahawks teammates Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini, who was in the room for the Harvin-Tate dust-up, does not see what all ...

NJ.com

NJ.com
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:09:09 -0800

FLORHAM PARK -- Right tackle Breno Giacomini acknowledged the obvious after the Jets lost 38-3 on Monday night in Detroit to the Bills: This season has been quite different for him than last year. Giacomini won a Super Bowl last year with Seattle.
 
Yakima Herald-Republic
Wed, 13 May 2015 02:11:15 -0700

That's indicative in part of the attractiveness of players the Seahawks have lost in free agency (including Golden Tate, Brandon Browner and Breno Giacomini a year ago) and the team's philosophy of desiring mostly to re-sign its free agents rather than ...

MyNorthwest.com

MyNorthwest.com
Sun, 10 May 2015 13:55:07 -0700

Factor in the free-agent departures of Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan last year and attrition of Michael Bowie and Mike Person and Seattle has lost six of the 10 offensive lineman from the opening-day roster of the Super Bowl-winning team two ...

NJ.com

NJ.com
Sun, 10 May 2015 04:30:12 -0700

Jason Goldstein (@JayGoldsteinEsq) May 9, 2015. It's unlikely, mostly because there aren't really any great options available at this point. Joe Barksdale, to name one right tackle who's still a free agent, wouldn't be much of an upgrade over Breno ...
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