Nick Kaczur

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Nick Kaczur is a National Football League (NFL) offensive tackle for the New England Patriots. He was born on July 28, 1979, in Brantford, Ontario. He is "6-4" and weighs 310 pounds.

High School

Kaczur was the Brantford, (Ontario) Collegiate Institute football MVP in both his junior and senior seasons. Starting at offensive line he was voted the school's best lineman for four straight years and was also rated as Ontario's best prep lineman.

College Football Career

Attended the University of Toledo and played offensive tackle for the Toledo Rockets from 2001 through 2004. In his four years with the team he started 51 games. Also, Kaczur was named an All-Mid America Conference player each of his years with the team.

In his freshman season he started at left tackle and was named by the Sporting News as a third-team Freshman All-America. He was the first Toledo rookie to start at on the Rockets offensive since 1972... In his 2002 sophomore season he was a leader in an offense that finished fifth in the nation in total offense. In his junior and senior seasons he continued to lead the Rockets offensive line and started every game at tackle even though he suffered a left shoulder and neck injure in 2003.

Canadian Football League (CFL)

The CFL Toronto Argonauts Football Club drafted Kaczur in the first round of the 2005 CFL Draft with the 9th overall pick. He did not sign a contract with the team.

NFL career

In 2005 the New England Patriots drafted Nick Kaczur in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he started 11 games with the Patriots and played in 14. He made his first NFL start at offensive tackle on November 2, 2005 vs the San Diego Chargers... In 2006 Kaczur started 9 and played in 11 games with the Patriots. He also started all 3 of the Patriots 2006 postseason games at right tackle.

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