Arturo Uzdavinis
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Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-02) November 2, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Career information
College: Tulane
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2016)*
Career highlights and awards
Games played     0
Games started     0

Arturo Uzdavinis (born November 2, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tulane. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Uzdavinis attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, where he lettered once in both football and basketball, the two sports he played. At Jesuit, Uzdavinis played offensive and defensive line. He was listed as a two-star recruit by both and ESPN. He was also rated by ESPN as the 161st offensive tackle in the nation. He committed to Tulane on December 3, 2010, after visiting the school six days earlier. He later signed his letter of intent.

College career[edit | edit source]

Uzdavinis attended Tulane University and played for the Tulane program beginning in 2011. After redshirting his freshman year in 2011, Uzdavinis played in all 12 games for Tulane in 2012, with the majority of his playing time coming on special teams. As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, he started all 13 games at left tackle, helping the Green Wave average 310.6 yards per game on offense, a driving force behind Tulane’s appearance in the 2013 New Orleans Bowl. As a redshirt junior in 2014, Uzdavinis once again started all 12 games, helping the offense gain 346.8 yards per game. Also as a junior, Uzdavinis was a member of Tulane’s 3.0 club, an academic honors club for student-athletes. In his redshirt senior year, Uzdavinis started 11 games for the Green Wave.

Uzdavinis graduated from Tulane with a degree in legal studies.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 7 in 316 lb 5.36, 5.31 s 4.87 s 7.97 s 35 in 9 ft 9 in 16 rep

Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

On May 6, following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft, Uzdavinis signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.[2] During the offseason, Uzdavinis attended Houston’s rookie minicamp and training camp.[3][4] On August 29, the Texans waived Uzdavinis due to roster cuts.[5]

Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

On October 24, the Chicago Bears signed Uzdavinis to their practice squad.[6] On November 1, the Bears released Uzdavinis from their practice squad.[7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

On November 15, 2016, he was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on January 2, 2017.[9] On May 1, 2017, he was released by the Jaguars.[10]

Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]

On May 15, 2017, Uzdavinis signed with the Detroit Lions.[11] On June 15, 2017, Uzdavinis was waived by the Lions.[12]

Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]

On July 24, 2017, Uzdavinis signed with the Minnesota Vikings, only to be waived two days later.[13][14]

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

On August 2, 2017, Uzdavinis was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.[15] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[16]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Uzdavinis is the son of Thomas and Maria Uzdavinis. He has four brothers, Nico, Lucas, Marcos, and Thomas, and a sister named Ana Maria.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Weather forces pro days for three schools into Saints' facility". National Football League. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  2. "Texans sign 3 draft picks, 15 undrafted free agents". May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  3. Ganguli, Tania (May 6, 2016). "Six draft picks, 15 signees, 16 tryouts at Texans rookie minicamp". ESPN. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  4. "2016 Houston Texans Roster Cuts: Starter, Backup, Or On The Bubble?". Battle Red Blog. August 23, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  5. "2016 Houston Texans Roster Cuts Tracker: Updating As The News Breaks". Battle Red Blog. August 29, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. Bouda, Nate (October 24, 2016). "Bears Promote C Cornelius Edison To Active Roster". NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  7. Eurich, Matt (November 1, 2016). "Report: Bears try out four players, release OT Arturo Uzdavinis". 247 Sports. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  8. Kaye, Mike (November 15, 2016). "Jaguars News & Notes: Jacksonville native Rashod Hill signed off practice squad by Vikings". First Coach News. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  9. "Jaguars Sign 6 Players To Futures Deals Including DB Doran Grant". January 2, 2017.
  10. Oehser, John (May 1, 2017). "2017 offseason: Undrafted free agents bring roster to 90".
  11. "Lions sign free agent T Arturo Uzdavinis". May 15, 2017.
  12. "Lions acquire T Greg Robinson via trade and sign free agent T Cyrus Kouandjio". June 15, 2017.
  13. "Vikings Sign T Arturo Uzdavinis". July 24, 2017.
  14. Gates, Christopher (July 26, 2017). "Vikings Sign CB Sam Brown, Waive T Arturo Uzdavinis".
  15. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". August 2, 2017.
  16. Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts".

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