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Doug Legursky
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No. 64     Pittsburgh Steelers
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Frankfurt, Germany
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Marshall
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     50
Games started     17
Stats at NFL.com

Wayne Douglas "Doug" Legursky (born June 9, 1986 in Frankfurt, Germany) is an American football center and right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Marshall.

High-SchoolEdit

He played at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. The 2003 Hunt Award Winner as the best lineman in the state of West Virginia, was awarded to Legursky. On September 4, 2009, Legursky was inducted to the Woodrow Wilson Football Hall Of Fame.

CollegeEdit

He set 2 Marshall weight room records for the squat (705 lbs.) and the hang clean (430 lbs.) as a three year starter at Marshall.

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Legursky signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in April 28, 2007. He was released on June 28 but re-signed the following day. Legursky was released by the team during final cuts on August 30, but re-signed to the team's practice squad on October 1 after guard Kendall Simmons was placed on injured reserve.

Legursky started his very first game at center in Super Bowl XLV due to Pro Bowl Rookie Center Maurkice Pouncey's ankle injury. Legursky replaced Pouncey during the Steelers's 24-19 AFC Championship Game win on January 23, 2011. Although Legursky fumbled a snap to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the goal line resulting in a Jets safety, he helped RB Rashard Mendenhall run for a playoff career-high 121 yards and one touchdown.[1] The Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-25 in the Super Bowl.

ReferencesEdit

  1. News Service, ESPN (February 4, 2011). "Pouncey out, Legursky to Start". ESPN (ESPN.com). http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=6090999. Retrieved February 4, 2011.

External linksEdit

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