Brian Folkerts
Folkerts in the 2016 NFL preseason.
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Florissant, Missouri
Career information
College: Washburn
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2012)*
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable Mention All-MIAA (2008)
  • Second-team All-MIAA (2009)
  • 2× First-team All-MIAA (2010 & 2011)
Games played     28
Games started     0
Rushing attempts     9
Rushing yards     12
Rushing touchdowns     2
Total tackles     1
Stats at

Brian Folkerts (born January 30, 1990) is an American football center who is a free agent. He played college football at Washburn.

Early yearsEdit

Brian was born the son of Tim and Margie Folkerts. He attended Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. There he was a two-sport athlete, playing both football and wrestling.

College careerEdit

Folkerts attended Washburn University, where he played for the Washburn Ichabods football team from 2008 to 2011. Folkerts earned honorable mention All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) as a freshman in 2008.[1] As a sophomore in 2009, Folkerts was the Ichabods starting right tackle, earned second team All-MIAA honors.[1] During Folkerts junior season, he moved to left tackle, where he was named a first team All-MIAA selection.[1] His senior year, Folkerts was once again named a first team All-MIAA selection,[2] Folkerts also earned's 2nd Team All-American honors in 2011.[3]

Professional careerEdit


Prior to the 2012 NFL Draft, Folkerts was projected to be undrafted by He was rated as the fifty-first-best offensive guard in the draft.[4] Folkerts was not invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Folkerts attended the Kansas State Pro Day workout on March 27.[4]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 303 lb 5.18 s 1.79 s 2.94 s 4.66 s 7.73 s 31.5 in 9 ft 2 in 35 rep

New Orleans SaintsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Folkerts signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).[5] Folkerts was cut by the Saints on August 27.[6]

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

Folkerts was signed by the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League for the 2013 season. Folkerts played fullback for the SaberCats. He was placed on Other League Exempt status by the SaberCats on May 16, when he signed with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.[7]

Carolina PanthersEdit

Folkerts survived the Panthers final cuts, and was placed on the active roster for Week 1 as a center. After the Panthers started the season 0-2, Folkerts was waived. He was re-signed to Panthers' practice squad on September 21, 2013. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Panthers with an injury settlement.[8]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On October 13, 2015, Folkerts was signed by the 49ers' practice squad.

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams Edit

On November 17, 2015, Folkerts was signed by the St. Louis Rams from the 49ers' practice squad.[9] On August 30, 2016, he was released by the Rams.[10]

Carolina Panthers (second stint)Edit

On August 12, 2017, Folkerts re-signed with the Panthers.[11] He was waived on September 1, 2017.[12]

San Antonio Commanders (AAF)Edit

On December 27, 2018, Folkerts signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ken Corbitt (September 7, 2011). "Folkerts the protector on WU's line". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. "MIAA Announces 2011 All-Conference Football Team (FHSU’s Whitehill, Kosjer 1st Team)". Hays Post. November 15, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. "Four Ichabods Named All-Americans". Gray Television, Inc.. January 19, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Brian Folkerts, DS #51 OG, Washburn". The Sports Xchange. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  5. Ken Corbitt (May 1, 2012). "WU's Folkerts marches into NFL with Saints". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  6. "WU product Folkerts cut by Saints". The Topeka Capital-Journal. August 27, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  7. "SaberCats FB Brian Folkerts Joins Carolina Panthers". San Jose SaberCats. May 17, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  8. Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  9. Lyons, Joe (November 17, 2015). "Rams report: Team makes multiple moves to fill out roster". Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  10. Bain, Nate (August 30, 2016). "Rams Announce First Round of Roster Cuts". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017.
  11. "Panthers sign Brian Folkerts, waive Tyrus Thompson". August 12, 2017.
  12. Strickland, Bryan (September 1, 2017). "Panthers reduce roster to 77". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.

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