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Will Poehls
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Career information
College: Montana
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2014 2016)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

William Robert Poehls (born November 27, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Montana.

Early yearsEdit

Attended Chandler (Ariz.) High School and earned three letters in both football and wrestling and was a team captain in both sports. Was a 5A first-team All-State and All-Region selection as a senior and All-Region as a junior. Had a record of 16-2 as a heavyweight wrestler his junior season. His good friends Donald Holy, Nathan Grimm, Michael Johnson and Tyler Johnson were his inspiration while playing flag football in a local recreation league.

College careerEdit

Poehls was a two-year starter at Montana who played in 45 career games with 27 starts. He played in a reserve role as a freshman and played in all 14 games and started in two as a sophomore. As a junior, he started in all 11 games at right guard. As a senior, started in all 13 games for the 10-3 Grizzlies at right guard and was a second team All-Big Sky Conference selection. He majored in sociology at Montana.

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

The Tennessee Titans signed Poehls as a rookie free agent on May 16, 2014 to provide competition at the offensive tackle position.[1] The 6-foot-8-inch, 334-pounder is a physical lineman who is capable of playing both tackle spots. The Montana product spent the entirety of his first two campaigns on the Titans’ practice squad. On September 2, 2016, Poehls was released by the Titans as part of final roster cuts.[2]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On September 19, 2016, Poehls was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[3] He was released by the Bills on October 27, 2016.[4]

Chicago BearsEdit

On November 2, 2016, Poehls was signed to the Bears' practice squad.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 3, 2017.[6] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 3, 2017, Poehls was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Poehls was waived by the Jaguars.[9]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On December 31, 2018, Poehls signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[10] He was waived on July 30, 2019.[11]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On July 31, 2019, Poehls was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[12] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bio for Will Poehls". titansonline.com. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  2. Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2016). "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look". Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170807023144/http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-4/Titans-Down-to-53-Players-A-Position-by-Position-Look/628127bc-7013-4906-a04d-bd1f9e8ce8fa.
  3. "Bills make practice squad add". http://blogs.buffalobills.com/2016/09/19/bills-make-practice-squad-add/.
  4. "Bills sign OT Ola to practice squad". October 27, 2016. http://blogs.buffalobills.com/2016/10/27/bills-sign-ot-ola-to-practice-squad/.
  5. "Bears Sign OL William Poehls To Practice Squad". November 2, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/bears-sign-ol-william-poehls-practice-squad/.
  6. Mayer, Larry (January 3, 2017). "Bears sign 8 to reserve/futures deals". https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-sign-8-to-reserve-futures-deals-18390493.
  7. Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL’s 53-man roster limit". https://web.archive.org/web/20180407195353/http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-reach-NFL%E2%80%99s-53-man-roster-limit/b7be2dbe-3ca1-44db-854c-c477b0c70377.
  8. "Jaguars claim five players off waivers". September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171105151457/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-claim-five-players-off-waivers/e47673c7-dd94-49ad-b822-483e832b4998.
  9. Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-reduction-jaguars-move-to-53-players.
  10. "Roster Move: Colts Sign T William Poehls To Reserve/Future Deal". December 31, 2018. https://www.colts.com/news/roster-move-colts-sign-t-william-poehls-to-reserve-future-deal.
  11. "Colts Sign WR Roger Lewis, G Ian Silberman". July 30, 2019. https://www.colts.com/news/colts-sign-wr-roger-lewis-g-ian-silberman.
  12. "Bucs Make Roster Moves On Day Off". July 31, 2019. https://www.pewterreport.com/bucs-make-roster-moves-on-day-off/.
  13. Smith, Scott (August 30, 2019). "Bucs Move Toward 53-Man Roster with 21 Moves". https://www.buccaneers.com/news/bucs-21-roster-moves-near-53-man-roster-2019-preseason. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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