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Dennis Landolt
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Landolt signs autographs at Penn State's 2008 Blue & White game, April 19, 2008.
No. 76     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Burlington, New Jersey
Career information
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*New York Giants ( 2010)*
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-Big Ten (2009)
  • Third Team AP All-American (2009)

Dennis Patrick Landolt (born October 15, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at the Pennsylvania State University.

Landolt has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Jets.

Early yearsEdit

Landolt graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey in 2004.[1]

He was the first freshman to start at Holy Cross in more than 10 years and made 45 consecutive starts in his career.[1] He was named first-team all-state by the Newark Star-Ledger, having not allowed a sack in three seasons.[1] He made 60 tackles and eight sacks on defense as a senior. Landolt was an All-East selection that year and Rivals.com rated him the nation's No. 19 offensive tackle in 2004.[2] Landolt was also a standout wrestler, finishing third in the New Jersey state championships as a senior.[1]

His brother Kevin also played at Holy Cross and went on to play in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaquars.[3]

College careerEdit

Landolt redshirted his freshman season in 2005. In 2006, he would play in six games, backing up All-American Levi Brown. Landolt earned the starting right tackle job in 2007, starting all 13 games.[1] In 2008 Landolt started every game at right tackle for the second consecutive season. Penn State ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing, total offense, and scoring offense that season.[1] The Nittany Lions led the Big Ten Conference in total and scoring offense, and were second in rushing and third in passing offense.[1] Landolt was key in helping Penn State lead the Big Ten and rank fourth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed.[1]

He was first team All-Big Ten choice in 2009, and an Associated Press third team All-American. Penn State finished second in the Big Ten in total offense that season, and allowed only 17 sacks in 13 games.[4] Landolt was invited to play in the 2010 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas following his senior season.[4][5]

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics (supply chain and information systems) in 2009.[1]

Professional careerEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Landolt played in the 4th Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, on February 6, 2010.[4] He and teammate Josh Hull trained in preparation for the 2010 NFL Draft at TEST in Martinsville, New Jersey.[6]

New York GiantsEdit

On Sunday April 25, 2010, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. He was waived by the Giants on September 4, 2010. He re-signed to the New York Giants practice squad on September 15, 2010. He was waived again on October 19, 2010.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

The San Francisco 49ers signed Landolt to their practice squad on December 21, 2010.[7]

New York JetsEdit

Landolt was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on January 12, 2011.[8] Following the completion of the Jets' season, Landolt signed a future contract with the team on January 25, 2011.[9] He was waived on September 2.[10] Landolt was signed to the Jets' practice squad on October 4, 2011.[11] He was released on October 18.[12] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 31.[13]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Landolt had a stint on the practice squad but was released on October 1, 2011.

New York Jets (second stint)Edit

Landolt was waived from the active roster on September 24, 2012.[14] He was signed to their practice squad on September 27, 2012.[15] Landolt was released on October 30, 2012.[16] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 28, 2012.[17] Landolt was released on December 29, 2012.[18] He signed a future/reserve contract on December 31, 2012.[19] Landolt was released on August 13, 2013 following an injury.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Player Bio: #73 Dennis Landolt". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/landolt_dennis00.html.
  2. "Dennis Landolt". Rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Dennis-Landolt-26987. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  3. Narducci, Marc. "Dennis Landolt tries to make N.Y. Giants", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 2010. Accessed August 8, 2019. "The recent NFL draft wasn't the most memorable experience for Dennis Landolt, but the Penn State offensive tackle and former Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey selection from Holy Cross got over things pretty quickly.... His brother Kevin, also a star at Holy Cross, was a fourth-round draft choice of Jacksonville in 1999, and played one NFL season. Fame in the NFL can be fleeting."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Trio of Nittany Lions Set to Play in Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2010-01-30. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/013010aad.html.
  5. "Hull joins all-star roster". Centre Daily Times. 2010-01-27. http://www.centredaily.com/540/story/1754361.html.[dead link]
  6. Bauer, Nate (2010-02-11). "Hull training hard for Combine success". rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=rivals-357638&prov=rivals&type=lgns.
  7. Barrows, Matt (2010-12-21). "Niners sign strong-legged Mountain Lions kicker". The Sacramento Bee. http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2010/12/niners-sign-str.html.
  8. Orr, Conor (January 12, 2011). "Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says shoulder is 'best it's felt in 3-4 weeks'". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/01/jets_qb_mark_sanchez_says_shou.html.
  9. Caplan, Adam (January 25, 2011). "Jets re-sign four players". NFL Buzz. http://nflbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/nflbuzz/jets_re_sign_four_players/4033762.
  10. Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2011/09/jets-trim-roster-to-53-make-two-trades.
  11. Mehta, Manish (October 4, 2011). "Sources: Jets pass on OLB Tully Banta-Cain and OL Shaun O'Hara for now". New York Daily News. http://iloveny.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2011/10/sources-jets-pass-on-olb-tully-banta-cain-and-ol-shaun-ohara-for-now.
  12. Star-Ledger Staff (October 18, 2011). "Jets waive Martin Tevaseu and release Dennis Landolt from practice squad". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on October 19, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/62XTKKsDl?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/10/jets_waive_martin_tevaseu_and.html. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  13. Lange, Randy (October 31, 2011). "Jets Return from Bye, Announce Transactions". New York Jets. http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2011/10/31/jets-return-from-bye-announce-transactions/.
  14. Orr, Conor (24 September 2012). "Bryan Thomas, re-signed by Jets, said he was upset after being cut". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/09/bryan_thomas_re-signed_by_jets.html.
  15. Orr, Conor (27 September 2012). "Jets won't ask Kyle Wilson to be Darrelle Revis". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/09/jets_wont_ask_kyle_wilson_to_b.html#incart_river.
  16. Orr, Conor (30 October 2012). "Jets waive RB Jonathan Grimes and DT Daniel Muir". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/10/jets_waive_rb_jonathan_grimes.html.
  17. Lange, Randy (28 November 2012). "WR Mardy Gilyard Signed to Active Roster". New York Jets. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/WR-Mardy-Gilyard-Signed-to-Active-Roster/11c721f5-0f39-4170-a05a-6396e577e97e.
  18. "New York Jets Transactions". National Football League. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121231065458/http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/transactions?team=NYJ. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  19. "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. 31 December 2012. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/Jets-Sign-8-to-ReserveFuture-Contracts/08b2de34-1956-49a8-90c2-4be6b36ba779.
  20. "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6IqvUoeMx?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/team/transactions.html. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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