Jared Veldheer

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Jared Veldheer

At a game in Denver in October 2010.
No. 68     Oakland Raiders
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Forest Hills Northern
College: Hillsdale
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFCA first-team All-America honors (2009)
  • AFCA first-team All-Region honors (2009)
  • Sporting News Division II Preseason All-American honors (2009)
  • First-team All-GLIAC honors (2008)
  • Hillsdale's Offensive Lineman of the Year (2008, 2007)
  • Offensive Player of the Week (Week of September 21, 2008)
  • Second-team All-GLIAC honors (2007)
  • Offensive Freshman of the Year honors (2006)
  • All-Conference honors (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Games played32
Games started27
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Jared Veldheer

At a game in Denver in October 2010.
No. 68     Oakland Raiders
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Forest Hills Northern
College: Hillsdale
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFCA first-team All-America honors (2009)
  • AFCA first-team All-Region honors (2009)
  • Sporting News Division II Preseason All-American honors (2009)
  • First-team All-GLIAC honors (2008)
  • Hillsdale's Offensive Lineman of the Year (2008, 2007)
  • Offensive Player of the Week (Week of September 21, 2008)
  • Second-team All-GLIAC honors (2007)
  • Offensive Freshman of the Year honors (2006)
  • All-Conference honors (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Games played32
Games started27
Stats at NFL.com

Jared Veldheer (born June 14, 1987) is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Raiders in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, after playing college football at Hillsdale.

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Early life and college

Veldheer was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Jim and Mary Veldheer and graduated from Forest Hills Northern High School in 2005. In high school, Veldheer was named Most Valuable Lineman and played two years of varsity basketball, and his high school football coach Brent Myers graduated from Hillsdale College, the NCAA Division II college that Veldheer would attend. In 2008, Veldheer was co-captain of the Hillsdale Chargers football team. After the 2009 season, the American Football Coaches Association named him First-Team All-American. Veldheer is an alumnus of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.[1]

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Veldheer was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (69th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. At the conclusion of the 2010 preseason, he was named Oakland's starting center, beating out veteran Samson Satele.[2] However, after the first game, Veldheer was moved back to offensive tackle, replaced at center by Satele for the rest of the season, and began sharing time with veteran Mario Henderson.[3] By midseason, Veldheer had supplanted Henderson to become the Raiders' full-time starting left tackle.[4] On opening day of the 2011 NFL season, he started at left tackle next to rookie Stefen Wisniewski and the offensive line cleared the way for 190 rushing yards and a victory over the Denver Broncos. In Week 11 of the 2011 NFL season, playing against Minnesota Vikings he prevented Jared Allen, who had a league-leading total of 13.5 sacks coming into the game, from having a sack, although Veldheer was flagged once during the game for a holding penalty when Allen had the corner.

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