Cory Procter (born October 18, 1982) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. He played college football at the University of Montana.

Cory Procter
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No. 71
Position:Guard / Center
Personal information
Born: (1982-10-18) October 18, 1982 (age 37)
Gig Harbor, Washington
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Gig Harbor
(Gig Harbor, Washington)
College:Montana
Undrafted:2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:32
Games started:13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Procter attended Gig Harbor High School and was a letterman in football and wrestling. In football, he was twice named the team MVP and as a senior, he earned All-League offensive lineman, All-Area, All-State, and All-Northwest honors. In wrestling, he was twice named the team MVP.

He accepted a football scholarship to play for the University of Montana, where he became a four-year starter with 42 consecutive starts (47 total). He started 5 games at right tackle as a freshman, because of injuries on the offensive line and contributed to the team winning the Division I-AA National Championship. As a sophomore, he was moved to left guard. As a junior and senior, he returned to play right tackle.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Procter was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions after the 2005 NFL Draft on April 28.[1] He was waived and later signed to the team's practice squad on September 4.[2]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On November 30, 2005, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the Detroit Lions' practice squad.[3] He was activated for the last 2 games of the season, but he did not see any playing time.

In 2006, he was declared inactive in all of the games, while being a backup at guard and center. In 2007, he played in all 16 games as part of the special teams units and started 2 contests at center in place of Andre Gurode who had a knee injury.

In 2008, he started 11 games at left guard in place of an injured Kyle Kosier, but didn't fair well with the extended playing time, specially against power rushers.[4] He was waived on May 16, 2010.[5]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On May 24, 2010, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent,[6] reuniting with former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, who was the team's Executive Vice President of Football Operations. He was released on September 5.[7] On September 9, he was re-signed to replace center Jake Grove.[8] On November 20, he was placed on the injured reserve list after rupturing the patellar tendon in his left knee during the tenth game against the Chicago Bears.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Procter was the drummer for the metal band Free Reign, a project also involving Cowboys linemen Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis.[10] He has also appeared on the VH1 reality show Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cowboys release lineman Noll, sign rookie OL Procter". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cowboys retain center/guard Procter". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cowboys release lineman Procter". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dolphins sign lineman Cory Procter to deal". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Dolphins' Will Allen put on IR". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dolphins cut Jake Grove". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rapid Reaction: Bears 16, Dolphins 0". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Free Reign album coming this fall". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Corey Procto goes to 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp'". Retrieved February 19, 2018.