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Breno Giacomini
Breno Giacomini.JPG
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 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
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 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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The Jet Press
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:03:45 -0800

The Jets are no different. The biggest culprits are the right side, guard Willie Colon and tackle Breno Giacomini. Let's take a look at their grades, courtesy of Pro Football Focus. First, we will take a look at Breno Giacomini. The Jets have a ...

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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.

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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.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0800

FLORHAM PARK -- Breno Giacomini knows the importance of finding the right quarterback. So he sort of understands why Jets fans crave a high pick in next year's draft, to give them a shot at Oregon's Marcus Mariota and/or Jameis Winston. The 2-11 Jets ...

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:20:51 -0800

Colon, right tackle Breno Giacomini and center Nick Mangold went after Casey. Mangold appeared to come off the sideline to enter the dust-up. Colon pulled Casey's helmet off. Casey then punched Giacomini in the helmet. Colon grabbed safety George ...

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:00:29 -0800

It appeared to begin just after Smith and a few Titans players exchanged words, which led to Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey punching Smith in the face(mask), which led Jets offensive linemen Nick Mangold, Willie Colon, and Breno Giacomini to hop ...
 
Boston Globe
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:31:57 -0800

Dante Scarnecchia hasn't caught all of the Patriots games this season, but when he does, he feels the same way about the broadcasts as many fans: “I hate the commercials. It's the worst. They kickoff and they go to commercial, it's like, 'oh my God ...
 
The Seattle Times (blog)
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:41:15 -0800

Britt was take in the second round out of Missouri, expected to compete with Michael Bowie for the spot vacated when Breno Giacomini signed with the Jets as a free agent. But Bowie's injury and then surprise waiver claim by the Browns basically gave ...
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