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Adam Bisnowaty
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-14) December 14, 1993 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Fox Chapel Area High School
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 200
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-ACC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:1
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Adam Bisnowaty (born December 14, 1993) is an American football tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers as a four-year starter at left tackle, and was First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference his last two seasons.

Early lifeEdit

Bisnowaty was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is Jewish.[1][2] His parents are Miron and Randi Bisnowaty, and he has a sister.[3] His father is Israeli-born, grew up in Rishon LeZion, served in the Agaf HaModi'in (the military intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces), and came to the United States at the age of 27.[4][5][6] Adam's paternal grandmother is a Holocaust survivor who escaped the Nazis by hiding in the woods in Poland.[4]

Bisnowaty said: "I have a deep connection with Israel, my two parents are Jewish, my father is from Israel, and a large part of my family still lives there."[6] He has a large Hebrew tattoo on his left arm, which translates to "I am what I am," which in the Old Testament God said to Moses when Moses asked what to call him.[7][4]

Growing up, he preferred basketball, baseball, and wrestling to football.[8] In seventh grade, he weighed 210 pounds (95 kg), and in eighth grade he weighed 245 pounds (111 kg), and with his size his attention soon shifted to football.[9][8]

High school careerEdit

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At Fox Chapel Area High School in Pennsylvania, Bisnowaty played offensive guard and tackle, was ranked the country's # 19 recruit by Rivals, and was a four-star recruit.[3][10][11][12][13] He was named Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA, and all-conference at defensive tackle.[3] He also competed in wrestling for the high school, and in track and field—throwing discus, javelin, and shot put (for which he holds the school record at 43' 7").[3][8][14]

College careerEdit

Bisnowaty played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers, choosing them over Florida and 12 other offers.[10][11] He earned an undergraduate degree from Pittsburgh in communications in 2015, and a master's degree in health and fitness.[10][11][15]

In 2012, he redshirted.[11] Subsequently, Bisnowaty was a four-year starter at left tackle.[11] He was named to the Jewish Sports Review 2014 College Football All-America Offensive Team.[16] He was a First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection in each of his final seasons, and was named to the All-ACC Academic team for four consecutive years.[11] As a senior in 2016 he started every game at left tackle.[12] He finished his college career with 43 starts in 45 games.[3]

In the NFL combine, he was measured as 77⅝ inches tall, weighing 304 pounds (138 kg), with an arm length of 33.88 inches, and a hand size of 11.38 inches.[17] His scores were 40-yard dash: 5.23 seconds, bench press: 23 reps (225 lb), vertical leap: 29.5 inches, broad jump: 96 inches, 20-yard shuttle: 4.90 seconds, and three-cone drill: 8.02 seconds.[17]

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

Bisnowaty was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round, 200th overall, of the 2017 NFL Draft.[18] The Giants traded up seven spots to draft him.[12][19] He signed with the team in May 2017, on a four-year deal worth $2.5 million with a $147,000 signing bonus.[20] In June 2017, Giants' offensive line coach Mike Solari said: "It's still early. Right now, we got him at right tackle. But he has versatility, he could go to guard."[21] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Giants' practice squad the next day.[22][23] He was promoted to the active roster on December 30, 2017.[24] The following day, he was the starting right tackle for the Giants in his NFL debut.[25]

On May 14, 2018, Bisnowaty was waived by the Giants.[26]

Detroit LionsEdit

On May 15, 2018, Bisnowaty was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[27] He was waived on July 31, 2018.[28]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On August 1, 2018, Bisnowaty was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[29] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[30]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On October 23, 2018, Bisnowaty was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[31] He reunited with college teammate Brian O'Neill. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2019.[32] He was waived on May 8, 2019.[33]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On May 23, 2019, Bisnowaty signed with the Washington Redskins, but was waived five days later.[34]

Denver BroncosEdit

On August 9, 2019, Bisnowaty was signed by the Denver Broncos.[35] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[36]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nolan Nawrocki (2017). NFL Draft 2017
  2. "Yes, the NFL draft is over, but wait - there's more," Kaplan's Korner.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Adam Bisnowaty - 2016 Football Roster", pittsburghpanthers.com.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Meet the Giant who wears his Judaism on (and under) his sleeve
  5. "Cleaning out the in-box," Kaplan's Korner.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "שחקן NFL מתוצרת כחול-לבן", Ynet.
  7. This New York Giants player shows his Jewish pride on and off the field | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Adam Bisnowaty, a four-star OT, grew to love football," ESPN.
  9. "Blue Chip Chat with ... Adam Bisnowaty, Fox Chapel," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ryan Palencer (2015). The Next Wave
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 "5 things to know about Giants' 6th round pick Adam Bisnowaty, who plays with a mean streak," NJ.com.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "NFL Draft 2017: Pitt OT Adam Bisnowaty goes to the New York Giants in the sixth round," PennLive.com.
  13. "Adam Bisnowaty’s Journey to the NFL and the Big Apple," Fox Chapel Area Athletics.
  14. "Fox Chapel HS Track Records," athletic.net.
  15. "Fox Chapel star Bisnowaty makes it official with Pitt," Pittsburgh Tribune.
  16. "2014 College Football All-America Offensive Team," Jewish Sports Review.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Adam Bisnowaty NFL Combine Results". http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?f=Adam&l=Bisnowaty&i=22238.
  18. Salomone, Dan (April 29, 2017). "New York Giants trade up to Draft Pitt OT Adam Bisnowaty". https://web.archive.org/web/20171213104738/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/New-York-Giants-trade-up-to-Draft-Pitt-OT-Adam-Bisnowaty/74049edc-3f8c-464b-9b41-da981ff894cc.
  19. "David Diehl: Adam Bisnowaty has 'everything' Giants want in a lineman," NJ.com.
  20. "Giants sign 6th-round pick Adam Bisnowaty to rookie deal," NJ.com.
  21. "Giants rookie Adam Bisnowaty getting 'right' at new position," NJ.com.
  22. Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2017). "New York Giants announce 2017 53-man roster". Archived from the original on December 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171205020739/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/New-York-Giants-announce-2017-53-man-roster/af61460d-cd5a-4723-95d7-e08c74eaf74e.
  23. Eisen, Michael (September 3, 2017). "Giants sign eight players to practice squad". Archived from the original on October 8, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171008171911/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-sign-eight-players-to-practice-squad/c4566931-c320-468f-b9ba-ca2e78fa0980.
  24. Eisen, Michael (December 30, 2017). "Roster Moves: OT Hart Waived/Injured, WR King to IR, Three promoted from practice squad". Archived from the original on January 1, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180101235259/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Roster-Moves-OT-Hart-WaivedInjured-WR-King-to-IR-Three-promoted-from-practice-squad/1e179a3c-8e73-4491-b0a3-6a8624dac2bd.
  25. Eisen, Michael (December 31, 2017). "Giants vs. Redskins: Postgame stats and notes". https://web.archive.org/web/20180105011828/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-vs-Redskins-Postgame-stats-and-notes/84c13eaa-e1b4-41c7-aac0-31d9939a67ed.
  26. Eisen, Michael (May 14, 2018). "Giants roster moves: Six players signed, six waived". Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180516014612/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-roster-moves-Six-players-signed-six-waived/d5051b3e-18bc-40c8-afab-9a110ce1b20f.
  27. "Lions awarded OL Adam Bisnowaty via waivers from New York Giants". May 15, 2018. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180516103543/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-awarded-OL-Adam-Bisnowaty-via-waivers-from-New-York-Giants/ac2ba06a-3d9f-44d3-8d2a-5e624c330ab7.
  28. "Lions sign free agent OT Jamar McGloster and waive OL Adam Bisnowaty". July 31, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-ot-jamar-mcgloster-and-waive-ol-adam-bisnowaty.
  29. Williams, Charean (August 1, 2018). "Panthers claim Adam Bisnowaty off waivers, place Ross Cockrell on IR". NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/01/panthers-claim-adam-bisnowaty-off-waivers-place-ross-cockrell-on-ir/.
  30. Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-announce-first-wave-of-cuts.
  31. Gates, Christopher (October 23, 2018). "Minnesota Vikings reshuffle their practice squad". Vox Media. https://www.dailynorseman.com/2018/10/23/18016984/minnesota-vikings-reshuffle-practice-squad.
  32. "Vikings Announce Reserve / Future Free Agent Signings". January 2, 2019. https://www.vikings.com/news/vikings-announce-reserve-future-free-agent-signings.
  33. Smith, Eric (May 8, 2019). "Vikings Sign Rookie Tryout DE Stacy Keely". https://www.vikings.com/news/vikings-sign-rookie-tryout-stacy-keely.
  34. "Redskins Sign OT Adam Bisnowaty, Waive Chidi Okeke". May 23, 2019. https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-sign-ot-adam-bisnowaty-waive-chidi-okeke.
  35. DiLalla, Aric (August 9, 2019). "Broncos sign OL Adam Bisnowaty, place TE Austin Fort on IR". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-ol-adam-bisnowaty-place-te-austin-fort-on-ir.
  36. DiLalla, Aric (August 31, 2019). "Broncos make series of roster moves to reach 53-man limit". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-make-series-of-roster-moves-to-reach-53-man-limit.

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