Folkerts in the 2016 NFL preseason.
|Date of birth:January 30, 1990|
|Place of birth: Florissant, Missouri|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New Orleans Saints ( 2012)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
| * Honorable Mention All-MIAA (2008)
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
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. As a sophomore in 2009, Folkerts was the Ichabods starting right tackle, earned second team All-MIAA honors. During Folkerts junior season, he moved to left tackle, where he was named a first team All-MIAA selection. His senior year, Folkerts was once again named a first team All-MIAA selection, Folkerts also earned www.d2football.com's 2nd Team All-American honors in 2011.
Prior to the 2012 NFL Draft, Folkerts was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the fifty-first-best offensive guard in the draft. Folkerts was not invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
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|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). Folkerts was cut by the Saints on August 27.
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.
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.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
On October 13, 2015, Folkerts was signed by the 49ers' practice squad.
St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams Edit
Carolina Panthers (second stint)Edit
San Antonio Commanders (AAF)Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ken Corbitt (September 7, 2011). "Folkerts the protector on WU's line". www.cjonline.com. The Topeka Capital-Journal. http://cjonline.com/sports/football/2011-09-07/folkerts-protector-wus-line. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ "MIAA Announces 2011 All-Conference Football Team (FHSU’s Whitehill, Kosjer 1st Team)". www.hayspost.com. Hays Post. November 15, 2011. http://www.hayspost.com/2011/11/15/miaa-announces-2011-all-conference-football-team-fhsus-whitehill-kosjer-1st-team/. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ "Four Ichabods Named d2football.com All-Americans". www.wibw.com. Gray Television, Inc.. January 19, 2012. http://www.wibw.com/sports/headlines/Four_Ichabods_Named_d2footballcom_All-Americans_137699933.html. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Brian Folkerts, DS #51 OG, Washburn". www.NFLDraftScout.com. The Sports Xchange. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=104312&draftyear=2012&genpos=OG. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ Ken Corbitt (May 1, 2012). "WU's Folkerts marches into NFL with Saints". www.cjonline.com. The Topeka Capital-Journal. http://cjonline.com/sports/2012-05-01/wus-folkerts-marches-nfl-saints. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ "WU product Folkerts cut by Saints". www.cjonline.com. The Topeka Capital-Journal. August 27, 2012. http://cjonline.com/sports/2012-08-27/wu-product-folkerts-cut-saints. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ "SaberCats FB Brian Folkerts Joins Carolina Panthers". www.thesanjosesabercats.com. San Jose SaberCats. May 17, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150927224118/http://thesanjosesabercats.com/sabercats-fb-brian-folkerts-joins-carolina-panthers/. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- ↑ Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/bcee285e-92df-41f4-96d8-ba007606b705. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- ↑ Lyons, Joe (November 17, 2015). "Rams report: Team makes multiple moves to fill out roster". STLToday.com. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report/rams-report-team-makes-multiple-moves-to-fill-out-roster/article_f2ff5792-2fa7-5608-be6c-59a60641955c.html. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- ↑ Bain, Nate (August 30, 2016). "Rams Announce First Round of Roster Cuts". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170805061520/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Announce-First-Round-of-Roster-Cuts/78082875-d44d-4bf9-a96e-8eaf2e3277dd.
- ↑ "Panthers sign Brian Folkerts, waive Tyrus Thompson". August 12, 2017. http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-Brian-Folkerts-waive-Tyrus-Thompson/77ad0b75-c820-4fc3-9cb0-0fefe1139177.
- ↑ Strickland, Bryan (September 1, 2017). "Panthers reduce roster to 77". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170920201032/https://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/04544b8e-4a01-4568-9141-9ed61d2d4c51.