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Tyler Ott
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Ott in the 2018 NFL season.
No. 69 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 28)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Jenks (Jenks, Oklahoma)
College:Harvard
Undrafted:2014
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2014 2015)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played:20
Total tackles:3
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Tyler Ott (born February 28, 1992) is an American football long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played high school football at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma, and college football at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Early yearsEdit

Tyler Ott was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 28, 1992 to Dan and Laurie (now Applekamp) Ott. He attended grade school in the Jenks Public School system, and would go on to attend Jenks High School.[1]

While attending Jenks High School, Ott was a three-year letter winner in football, basketball and track and field. During his high school career, he was a three-year captain in football, and a senior captain in basketball and track and field. He threw shot put and discus in track and field, and ended his career with personal records of 50 feet 2 inches in shot put and 148 feet 9 inches in discus.[2] He would play in three football state championships, winning one in 2007 defeating Tulsa Union High School 42-24.

He played tight end and long snapper for Jenks High School, and finished his high school football career with 47 catches, 771 total receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns.[1]

College careerEdit

Ott played college football at Harvard University, was the team's tight end and long snapper all four years. Though he spent his first year at Harvard as a blocking tight end, he would emerge as the team's primary long snapper his sophomore year, and made his first catch as a tight end against Columbia in his junior season. In his senior season, he became one of the two starting tight ends in Harvard's two tight end offense. Following his senior season, Tyler was invited to play in the Senior Bowl after finishing the year with 15 receptions, 188 yards and four touchdowns. On October 28, 2013, he was named National Tight End of the Week by College performance awards, after catching three touchdowns in Harvard's triple overtime loss to Princeton. His three touchdowns against Princeton tied Harvard's record for single game touchdown receptions.[1]

He graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Environmental Science & Public Policy. While at Harvard, he lived in Dunster House with house masters Roger B. Porter and Ann Porter.[1]

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

The New England Patriots signed Ott as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2014.[3] He was released by the Patriots on August 17, 2014.[4] The Patriots re-signed Ott on March 4, 2015.[5] Ott was released by the team on May 5, 2015.[6]

St. Louis RamsEdit

On May 12, 2015, Ott signed with the St. Louis Rams after a minicamp tryout.[7] He was released on September 1, 2015.[8]

New York Giants Edit

On December 31, 2015, the New York Giants signed Ott to the active roster, after long snappers Zak DeOssie and Danny Aiken suffered season-ending injuries.[9] Ott became the first Harvard Crimson football player to play for the Giants.[10] On August 30, 2016, he was waived by the Giants.[11] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 19, 2016.[12] He was released by the Giants on October 25, 2016.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On November 22, 2016, Ott was signed to the Bengals practice squad.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on November 26, 2016.[14] He was released on December 20, 2016.[15]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On January 3, 2017, Ott signed with the Seattle Seahawks to take the place of the injured Nolan Frese.[16]

On August 1, 2019, Ott signed a new four-year contract with the Seahawks.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/2013-14/bios/ott_tyler_uq7d
  2. "Tyler Ott Track & Field Profile" http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=1291335 Retrieved January 8, 2016
  3. "New England Patriots: Tyler Ott". http://prod.www.patriots.clubs.nfl.com/team/roster/Tyler-Ott/e7fe1c2a-74ed-4e58-b408-a5bc3c6fc315. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  4. "Patriots re-sign rookie TE Justin Jones; Release rookie LS Tyler Ott". https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-re-sign-rookie-te-justin-jones-release-rookie-ls-tyler-ott-200506. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  5. "Harvard's Tyler Ott signs with Patriots". http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4778702/harvards-tyler-ott-signs-with-patriots. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. "Patriots release CB Alfonzo Dennard, LS Tyler Ott and LB Deontae Skinner". https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-release-cb-alfonzo-dennard-ls-tyler-ott-and-lb-deontae-skinner-228701. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  7. "Rams add receiver Daniel Rodriguez, long snapper Tyler Ott". Pro Football Talk. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/13/rams-add-receiver-daniel-rodriguez-long-snapper-tyler-ott/. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  8. "St. Louis Rams cut 13 players, including cornerback who punched Dez Bryant". http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/177135/st-louis-rams-cut-13-players-including-cornerback-who-punched-dez-bryant. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  9. "Giants sign 2 players after LB J.T. Thomas and long snapper Danny Aiken head to injured reserve". http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2015/12/giants_sign_2_players_after_lb_jt_thomas_and_long.html. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  10. Eisen, Michael (December 31, 2015). "Giants place LB J.T. Thomas, LS Danny Aiken on IR". https://www.giants.com/news/giants-place-lb-j-t-thomas-ls-danny-aiken-on-ir-16616625. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  11. Eisen, Michael (August 30, 2016). "Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Archived from the original on August 23, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170823071720/https://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-announce-first-round-of-roster-cuts/ba500404-bd0c-4b38-8df3-904858c6d669.
  12. "Giants Waive DB Doran Grant From Practice Squad, Sign LS Tyler Ott". http://nfltraderumors.co/giants-waive-db-doran-grant-practice-squad-sign-ls-tyler-ott/.
  13. Marcum, Jason (November 22, 2016). "Brandon Thompson cleared to practice; Bengals sign Tyler Ott to practice squad". http://www.cincyjungle.com/2016/11/22/13718072/brandon-thompson-activated-pup-bengals-sign-tyler-ott-practice-squad.
  14. Marcum, Jason (November 26, 2016). "Bengals activate Cedric Peerman, sign Tyler Ott; Derron Smith ruled out vs Ravens". http://www.cincyjungle.com/2016/11/26/13752830/bengals-activate-cedric-peerman-sign-tyler-ott-derron-smith-out-vs-ravens.
  15. "Bengals waive long snapper Tyler Ott". December 20, 2016. http://www.wlwt.com/article/bengals-waive-long-snapper-tyler-ott/8521323.
  16. Boyle, John (January 3, 2017). "Seahawks Place Long Snapper Nolan Frese on Injured Reserve, Sign Long Snapper Tyler Ott". https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-place-long-snapper-nolan-frese-on-injured-reserve-sign-long-snap-180226. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  17. "Seahawks long snapper Ott signs contract extension". Kitsap Sun. August 1, 2019. https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/sports/2019/08/01/seahawks-ott-signs-contract-extension/1892165001/.

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