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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 a Latino 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. 

External links[edit]


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1981 news items

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:04:07 -0700

"He's not on my team, so I didn't have much of a reaction," said tackle Breno Giacomini, who grew up in the Boston area and had 20 unread texts on his phone -- from giddy Patriots' fans back home, he figures. The always chatty Willie Colon responded to ...

NJ.com

NJ.com
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:26:51 -0700

Breno Giacomini was quick to react when asked whether Geno Smith was losing the faith of the Jets' locker room in light of last week's jawbreaking incident. "No," Giacomini, the Jets' starting right tackle, told NJ Advance Media after a training camp ...

FOXSports.com

FOXSports.com
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:22:30 -0700

... often on Thursday as the Jets rest Ryan Fitzpatrick before the regular season, and he's prepared to show off his stuff -- and his mustache. Flynn tweeted a photo of himself and tackle Breno Giacomini rocking stellar 'staches before Thursday night's ...

New York Post

New York Post
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:03:45 -0700

As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it ...

NJ.com

NJ.com
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:30:00 -0700

FLORHAM PARK — We're into home stretch for NFL roster decisions. The Jets, whose roster now has 78 players, must make two more rounds of cuts between now and this weekend: By Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Jets have to cut three more players to get to 75.

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:26:15 -0700

... 'Woe is me' or worry about your injuries. I just flat out wanted to be out there with Brick and Nick, Carp and BG" -- a reference to linemates D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold, James Carpenter and Breno Giacomini. "I had to show up in a major way.".

New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:08:09 -0700

Both Shipp and tackle Breno Giacomini said they believe that an added benefit from the physicality of Ivory's runs is that it tires opposing defenses. “He definitely wears a defense down,” Shipp said. “Every play, he's 100% every play. That takes a ...

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Offensive line (9) -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Willie Colon, Breno Giacomini, Ben Ijalana, Wesley Johnson, Brian Winters, Jarvis Harrison. (Cut: Oday Aboushi, Brent Qvale, Charles Brown, Dakota Dozier). Analysis: With ...
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