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Kitt O'Brien
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O'Brien in 2017.
No. 77 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 30)
Walton, Indiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Walton (IN) Lewis Cass
College:Ball State
Undrafted:2013
Career history
* Cleveland Gladiators (20132014)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kitt O'Brien (born April 29, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Ball State University, and signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

College careerEdit

O'Brien played college football for the Ball State Cardinals, appearing in 40 games and starting 36.[1] He was an integral piece of the offensive line in 2011, as the Ball State offensive line allowed only 11 sacks all season, 12th lowest in the NCAA.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

O'Brien was not drafted in 2013. He was invited to attend training camp with the New York Giants, but did not sign.[2] He then signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL). O'Brien played in 5 games with the Gladiators in 2013, 18 games in 2014 and 16 games in 2015.[2][3]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 7, 2015, O'Brien signed with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL), after Ben Heenan was waived.[4] O'Brien was waived by the Colts the following day,[5] and re-signed with the Colts on August 10.[6] He was released on September 5, at the end of the preseason.[7] On October 31, O'Brien signed to the Colts practice squad.[8] He was released on November 10.[9] O'Brien was again signed to the practice squad on December 29.[10]

On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts as part of final roster cuts.[11] He was signed to the Colts' practice squad on December 15, 2016.[12]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

O'Brien signed with the Cleveland Browns on July 30, 2017.[13] He was waived on September 1, 2017, during roster cutdowns.[14]

Birmingham IronEdit

In November 2018, O'Brien signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.[15]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On April 5, 2019, O'Brien signed with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.[16] He was placed on injured reserve on August 30, 2019.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Indianapolis Colts: Kitt O'Brien". Colts.com. http://www.colts.com/team/roster/Kitt-O'Brien/c94a09e9-0f7e-4250-87df-d6a66943a179. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kitt O'Brien - Cleveland Gladiators". clevelandgladiators.com. http://www.clevelandgladiators.com/team/roster/kitt-obrien. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  3. "Cleveland Gladiators". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170911005322/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=stats&year=2015&report=CLE. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. August 7, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/08/07/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-95/. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. August 8, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/08/08/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-96/. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. August 10, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/08/10/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-97/. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  7. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. September 5, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/09/05/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-102/. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  8. "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad move". blogs.colts.com. October 31, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/10/31/indianapolis-colts-make-practice-squad-move-6/. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  9. "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad moves". colts.com. November 10, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/11/10/indianapolis-colts-make-practice-squad-moves-5/. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  10. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. December 29, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/12/29/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-130/. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  11. Bowen, Kevin (September 3, 2016). "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20170814143331/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Make-Final-Cuts-Assemble-53-Man-Roster/37b970e3-453c-4747-a62d-5e74c9161c02.
  12. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". December 15, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/12/15/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-180/.
  13. "Browns sign OL Kitt O'Brien". July 30, 2017. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-OL-Kitt-OBrien/be56ed7f-aada-4d3e-a8d5-743e1f064e2f.
  14. "Browns reduce roster to 65". September 1, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180313182329/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-reduce-roster-to-65/32007e2d-6e64-41c2-867d-3b1be2879e16.
  15. Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham Iron adds players from Alabama, UAB, South Alabama". https://www.al.com/sports/2018/11/birmingham-iron-adds-players-from-alabama-uab-south-alabama.html. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  16. Strickland, Bryan (April 5, 2019). "Panthers sign two O-linemen from Alliance of American Football". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-sign-two-o-linemen-from-alliance-of-american-football.
  17. Henson, Max (August 30, 2019). "Panthers announce first wave of 2019 roster cuts". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-announce-first-wave-of-2019-roster-cuts-artis-payne-corn-elder. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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