|Linebacker / Long snapper|
|Date of birth:May 18, 1977|
|Place of birth: Puerto Rico|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)|
|College: Montana State|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Tennessee Titans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
High school career[edit | edit source]
Ken Amato attended Braddock High School in Miami, Florida. He was a Dade County All-Star Team member in football, and also participated in volleyball and in track and field as a high jumper. Amato learned to long snap in his last year playing Pop Warner football, but he did not do it again until college.
College career[edit | edit source]
Amato attended Moorpark Junior College for two years, then transferred to Montana State University. He served as the longsnapper all four years. As a sophomore, he won All-Conference honors. As a junior, he played defensive end and linebacker, and posted 48 tackles and 2.5 sacks. As a senior, he had 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 41 tackles.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
After being released on two separate occasions by the Carolina Panthers, Amato signed with the Titans on August 12, 2003. He played as longsnapper in every regular season game for Tennessee that season, also serving on special teams.
Family[edit | edit source]
Amato’s father, Paul, is Italian-Irish and his mother, Isora Gotay, is from Puerto Rico. Amato married his wife Sandi in July of 2004. The couple resides in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have a daughter named Jazlyn (born May-6-2007).
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