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Breno Giacomini
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In the 2011 preseason.
No. 68     Seattle Seahawks
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
High School: Malden (MA)
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
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
  • Second-team All-Big East (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     32
Games started     24
Stats at NFL.com

Breno Giacomini (born September 27, 1985)[1] is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft.[2][3] He played college football at Louisville.

Early yearsEdit

Giacomini was a three-year starter as a defensive end and outside linebacker at Malden High School. 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.[3]

College careerEdit

Giacomini played college football at Louisville. While Breno 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, Breno 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.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

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.[4] Base salaries are as follows: $295,000 (in 2008), $385,000 (2009), $470,000 (2010), $555,000 (2011).[5]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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.[6] He started every game of the 2012 season, including both postseason games.[7]

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