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Buck Ortega
free agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-22) November 22, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (Fla.)
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2008 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2006)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Inactive
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at NFL.com

Buck Ortega (born November 22, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Ortega has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins.

Personal lifeEdit

His wife is Emily Ortega. Buck has a younger brother named Caleb.

Buck played college football at the University of Miami. At UM he played quarterback, tight end and special teams.

Buck played his high school football at Gulliver Prep in Miami, Florida. At Gulliver he played with deceased former NFL Star Sean Taylor. These two future NFL players led Gulliver to the 2000 2A State Football championship.

Following his time at the University of Miami, Buck played for the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and finally the New Orleans Saints. Buck played tight end and special teams for the New Orleans Saints during their Super Bowl Championship season.[citation needed]

His father, Ralph Ortega, played at the University of Florida, where he is enshrined among the hundred greatest players in that program's history as well as being selected to the hundred greatest player's in Florida High School football history after an impressive career at Coral Gables High School.

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