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Austin Pasztor
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Langton, Ontario
Career information
College: Virginia
CFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Minnesota Vikings ( 2012)*
Career highlights and awards
*First-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played     67
Games started     43

Austin William Pasztor (born November 26, 1990) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Virginia and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Early yearsEdit

Pasztor attended Glendale High School before transferring to Fork Union Military Academy.[1]

College career Edit

Pasztor finished his college eligibility with the Virginia Cavaliers.[2][3] He was selected fourth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2012 CFL Draft.[4] He was ranked as the fourth best player in the Canadian Football League's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2012 CFL Draft.[5]

Professional career Edit

Minnesota Vikings Edit

On April 29, 2012, Pasztor signed with the Minnesota Vikings. On August 31, 2012 as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Pasztor was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on September 17, 2012. He was promoted to the active roster on December 14. He started three games for the Jaguars in 2012.[7]

On October 2, 2013, the Jaguars announced that they had traded starting left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens.[8] Monroe's left tackle position was filled by Luke Joeckel, paving the way for Pasztor to become the team's starting right tackle despite the fact he had been primarily used at guard in the past. Overall, in the 2013 season, he appeared in 15 games and started 13.[9] In the 2014 season, he appeared in and started eight games.[10]

He was released by the Jaguars on September 5, 2015.[11]

Cleveland Browns Edit

Pasztor was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 6, 2015.[12] On March 22, 2016, Pasztor was offered a one-year tender. He signed his tender on April 4.[13] Overall, in the 2015 season, he appeared in all 16 games and started four.[14] In the 2016 season, he appeared in and started all 16 games.[15]

Atlanta Falcons Edit

On August 19, 2017, Pasztor signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[16] In the 2017 season, he appeared in seven games.[17]

On March 13, 2018, Pasztor signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons.[18] He was released on August 31, 2018.[19] He was re-signed on October 24, 2018.[20] He was released again on November 8, 2018.[21]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On December 11, 2018, Pasztor was signed by the Tennessee Titans.[22] He was released on August 31, 2019.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

During the 2018 and 2019 offseasons, Pasztor hosted Pasztor’s Principles Football Camp and Combine, a free skills camp for students from seventh grade to high school in Brantford, Ontario. Every offseason since 2017, Pasztor has been working toward earning his master's degree in business.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dertinger, Jeff. "Austin Pasztor plays first NFL game" (in en-CA). Delhi News Record. http://www.delhinewsrecord.com/2012/12/17/austin-pasztor-plays-first-nfl-game.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 23, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120623010130/http://virginiasports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  3. "Austin Pasztor College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/austin-pasztor-1.html.
  4. "2012 CFL Draft - CFL.ca" (in en-US). https://www.cfl.ca/draft-tracker/2012/.
  5. CFL Scouting Bureau - April 2012 Script error
  6. Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/168227606.html. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  7. "Austin Pasztor 2012 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2012/.
  8. Hanzus (October 1, 2013). "Jaguars trade Eugene Monroe to Ravens for draft picks". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000254395/article/jaguars-trade-eugene-monroe-to-ravens-for-draft-picks.
  9. "Austin Pasztor 2013 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2013/.
  10. "Austin Pasztor 2014 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2014/.
  11. Oehser, John (September 5, 2015). "Marks to active roster as Jaguars move to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20171107030330/https://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Marks-to-active-roster-as-Jaguars-move-to-53/702f793f-8ae8-4cce-8109-cb0627d3f620.
  12. "Browns Claim OT Austin Pasztor from Jaguars". September 6, 2015. https://www.dawgsbynature.com/2015/9/6/9269539/browns-claim-ot-austin-pasztor-from-jaguars.
  13. "Browns sign restricted free agents and exclusive rights players". ClevelandBrowns.com. April 4, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20171107004416/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-restricted-free-agents-and-exclusive-rights-players/25b7656a-a143-4555-a005-89b7fc6bde37. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  14. "Austin Pasztor 2015 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2015/.
  15. "Austin Pasztor 2016 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2016/.
  16. McFadden, Will (August 19, 2017). "Falcons Sign Former Cleveland Browns Tackle Austin Pasztor, Waive OL Marquis Lucas". https://web.archive.org/web/20171229004533/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-sign-former-Cleveland-Browns-tackle-Austin-Pasztor-waive-OL-Marquis-Lucas/735e679c-ce60-403a-b56b-96cddc87587d.
  17. "Austin Pasztor 2017 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PaszAu00/gamelog/2017/.
  18. McFadden, Will (March 13, 2018). "Falcons sign Leon McFadden and Austin Pasztor to one-year extensions". https://web.archive.org/web/20180315022939/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/transactions/article-1/Falcons-sign-Leon-McFadden-and-Austin-Pasztor-to-one-year-extensions/f61d72c9-c833-447e-a4b4-95bc3aa6869b.
  19. McFadden, Will (August 31, 2018). "Falcons waive Ron Parker, Austin Pasztor; agree to injury settlement with Leon McFadden". https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-waive-ron-parker-austin-pasztor-agree-to-injury-settlement-with-leon-mcf.
  20. McFadden, Will (October 24, 2018). "Falcons place Brandon Fusco on IR, sign two offensive linemen". https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-place-brandon-fusco-on-ir-sign-two-offensive-linemen.
  21. "Falcons waive Austin Pasztor to make room for Bruce Irvin". November 8, 2018. https://www.thefalcoholic.com/2018/11/8/18076010/falcons-waive-austin-pasztor-to-make-room-for-bruce-irvin.
  22. Wyatt, Jim (December 11, 2018). "Titans Place TE Jonnu Smith, RT Jack Conklin on Injured Reserve; Team Adds TE Wick, OL Pasztor to 53-Man Roster". https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-place-te-jonnu-smith-rt-jack-conklin-on-injured-reserve-team-adds-te-wick.
  23. Wyatt, Jim (August 31, 2019). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster to 53 Players While Also Trading WR Taywan Taylor to Browns". https://www.titansonline.com/news/roster-moves-titans-trim-roster-to-53-players-while-also-trading-wr-taywan-taylo.
  24. Wyatt, Jim (August 2, 2019). "Austin Pasztor". https://www.titansonline.com/team/players-roster/austin-pasztor/.

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