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Breno Giacomini
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Giacomini at a game during the 2011 preseason.
No. 68     New York Jets
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 28)
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
Debuted in 2008 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 41
Games started 33
Stats at NFL.com

Breno Giacomini (born September 27, 1985)[1] 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.[2][3] He played college football at Louisville. He is of Brazilian descent.[4] Along with Gary Barnidge of the Cleveland Browns, Giacomini founded in 2011 American Football Without Barriers, a football-related charity foundation.[5]

Early years[edit]

The son of two Brazilian expatriotes from Governador Valadares,[6] 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.[7] 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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[8] Base salaries are as follows: $295,000 (in 2008), $385,000 (2009), $470,000 (2010), $555,000 (2011).[9]

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.[10] He started every game of the 2012 season, including both postseason games.[11]

Giacomini started in 9 games during the 2013 season, missing 7 games (week 4-10) while recovering from knee surgery.[12]

New York Jets[edit]

Giacomini was signed by the New York Jets on March 12, 2014.[13]


  1. ^ "ESPN Player Page". scores.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Breno Giacomini". Uoflsports.cstv.com. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Draft Player Profiles: Breno Giacomini". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ "New England Roots: Breno Giacomini". ESPN Boston. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  5. ^ Drovetto,Tony (March 8, 2013). "BRENO GIACOMINI TAKES HIS GAME TO CHINA WITH AMERICAN FOOTBALL WITHOUT BARRIERS". SeaHawks.com. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "'Segurança' de quarterback, filho de brasileiros busca título do Super Bowl" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  7. ^ Cullen, Kevin (2014-01-31). "Breno Giacomini, the pride of Malden High". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  8. ^ Rob Demovsky (2008-07-23). "Packers sign Giacomini, Swain, Flynn". greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. [dead link]
  9. ^ PackersNews.com (2008-07-24). "Poppinga gets a four-year contract extension, plus other salary info". greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  10. ^ Breno Giacomini. "Seattle Seahawks: Breno Giacomini". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  11. ^ Breno Giacomini   (1985-09-27). "Breno Giacomini: Game Logs at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  12. ^ Breno Giacomini   (1985-09-27). "Breno Giacomini: Game Logs at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  13. ^ 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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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:53:29 -0700

Getting WR Eric Decker at $7.5 million per year, adding potential starters like QB Michael Vick ($4 million), Johnson ($4 million) and RT Breno Giacomini ($4.5 million—a little rich), and re-signing veterans Calvin Pace, Willie Colon and Jeff ...

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Key player departures: CB Brandon Browner, DE Chris Clemons, DT Clinton McDonald, CB Walter Thurmond, WR Golden Tate, OT Breno Giacomini, DE Red Bryant. Offseason acquisitions: DT Tony McDaniel, DE Michael Bennett, TE Anthony McCoy, QB ...
The Seattle Times (blog)
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:36 -0700

1 thought at right tackle right now, after the departure of Breno Giacomini in free agency. But the draft could certainly change those plans. Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable also recently attended Tennessee's Pro Day, when James was one of the ...
ESPN (blog)
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:01:19 -0700

"On the surface, this may seem a strange selection given that both D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold are still on board and the team replaced departed right tackle Austin Howard with Super Bowl winner Breno Giacomini. "However, we are now close ...

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New York Jets
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:26:15 -0700

The only change up front is Breno Giacomini stepping in for Austin Howard at RT and the former is considered a solid run blocker. Johnson adds to an already talented backfield. Chris Ivory , acquired for a fourth-round pick last April, is a bruising ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:44:54 -0700

Earlier in the day, the Jets agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent Breno Giacomini, the Seahawks' starting right tackle last season. Giacomini joins the offensive line less than a day after Austin Howard, the starting right tackle for the ...

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New York Jets
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:31:17 -0700

Meanwhile, newcomer Breno Giacomini and his Super Bowl XLVIII ring will replace Austin Howard at right tackle, while last year's starting guards, Brian Winters and Willie Colon , will return for their second seasons in green and white. Also on the ...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:11:15 -0700

Key losses: WR Golden Tate, DE Red Bryant, DE Chris Clemons, OT Breno Giacomini, DL Clinton McDonald, CB Walter Thurmond. Thoughts: The Seahawks' biggest move was re-signing DL Michael Bennett. Other than making a push for free-agent DE ...

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