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Pedro Sosa
No. --     Hartford Colonials
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-06) February 6, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Union City, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Rutgers
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-Big East (2006–2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played     --
Games started     --
Fumble recoveries     --
Stats at NFL.com

Pedro Sosa (born February 6, 1984 in Union City, New Jersey) is an American football offensive tackle for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Rutgers.

Sosa has also been a member of the Las Vegas Locomotives.

Early yearsEdit

Sosa did not give up a sack in two years as a starter and was named first-team All-State and All-Hudson County by the Star-Ledger.

College careerEdit

Sosa decided to spurn numerous traditional college football powers to stay home and attend Rutgers. Stepping into the starting lineup as a sophomore, Sosa made an immediate impact for Rutgers at his left tackle position, paving the way with Jeremy Zuttah and Cameron Stephenson for Ray Rice's successful debut as a freshman, the school's first 1000-yard rushing season since 1994. Versus Louisville, Sosa was able to successfully end Elvis Dumervil's sack streak.

2006 saw Sosa be named second-team all-conference by the Big East, as both Rutgers and Ray Rice managed to top their 2005 seasons. The line only gave up eight sacks all season, the fewest in all of Division I-A football, and helped propel Brian Leonard to his NFL career. Sosa held Pitt defensive end Joe Clermond in check, and in the 2006 Texas Bowl vs. Kansas State, held all-Big 12 Conference end Ian Campbell sackless.

In 2007, Sosa had been named to the Outland Trophy watchlist along with his bookend Zuttah, and won preseason all-conference selections by Athlon and Street & Smith's. Sosa continued his strong play in 2007, blanking all-Big East defensive end George Selvie, in addition to Jameel McClain, Johnny Dingle, and Angelo Craig. This was in spite of dealing with a nagging knee injury that caused him to miss several games, which limited his level of participation in the NFL Combine and his Pro Day. He was considered a prospect for the 2008 NFL Draft, but a knee injury suffered during his senior season prevented Sosa from being drafted.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

On July 22, 2008, Sosa worked out for the Miami Dolphins but left without a contract offer. He was eventually signed by the team on August 25[1] and assigned No. 78.

Las Vegas LocomotivesEdit

Sosa was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League on August 31, 2009.

ReferencesEdit

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