American Football Database
John Malecki
No. 62     Pittsburgh Steelers
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-26) May 26, 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School: Murrysville (PA) Franklin
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 298 lb (135 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2012 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     1
Games started     0

John Malecki (born May 26, 1988) is an American football offensive guard who is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He signed with the Tennessee Titans as a undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

College career

He played college football at Pittsburgh. He was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.[1] After the 2008 season, He was selected as the Pittsburgh Panthers Most Improved Offensive Player.[1]

Professional career

Tennessee Titans

On April 26, 2010, Malecki signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent.[2] On August 10, 2010, he was released.[3]

Cleveland Browns

On August 13, 2010, Malecki signed with the Cleveland Browns.[4][5] On August 31, he was released.[6]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On October 26, 2010, Malecki signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the practice squad.[7] After spending the 2010 season on the practice squad, he was re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 4, 2011 to a futures contract.[8]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On August 7, 2011, Malecki signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[9] On September 2, 2011, he was released.[10] On September 4, 2011, he was signed to the practice squad.[11]

Washington Redskins

On October 19, 2011, Malecki was signed with the Washington Redskins to join their practice squad.[12] On October 26, 2011, he was released from the practice squad.[13]

Return to the Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 18, 2012, Malecki was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to a future contract.[14] On August 31, 2012, he was released.[15] On September 1, 2012, he was signed to the practice squad.[16] On October 20, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster.[17] On October 27, he was waived after the team promoted safety Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith to the active roster.[18] On October 30, Malecki was re-signed to the practice squad.[19] On November 26, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster.[20]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pittsburgh Panthers Profile".
  2. "Titans Agree to Terms With 15 Undrafted Free Agents". Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  3. "John Malecki released by Titans". Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  4. "Browns add lineman John Malecki". Retrieved August 13, 2010,.
  5. "Browns sign OL John Malecki, waive TE Joel Gamble". Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  6. "Browns waived Four". Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  7. "Bucs add Malecki and Overbay to practice squad". Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  8. "Bucs sign eight free agents to "futures" contracts". Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  9. "Former Pitt Lineman John Malecki Signs With Pittsburgh Steelers". Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  10. "Steelers begin roster cuts". Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  11. "Steelers Announce Practice Squad". Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  12. "Redskins Promote Hurt From Practice Squad". Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  13. "Redskins sign TE Byrd, OL Compas". Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  14. "Steelers Sign Practice Squad Players McCoy, Malecki & Bryant To Future Contracts". Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  15. "Steelers Reduce Roster to 53". Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  16. "Steelers Sign 8 Players To Practice Squad". Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  17. "Steelers Promote John Malecki to Active Roster; Release Corbin Bryant". Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  18. "Steelers safety DaMon Cromartie-Smith added to roster". Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  19. "Steelers Sign Malecki & McCoy To Practice Squad, Release Bryant". Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  20. "David DeCastro activated by Pittsburgh Steelers". Retrieved November 26, 2012.

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