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Wayne Douglas "Doug" Legursky II (born June 9, 1986) is a former American football center. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Marshall.

Doug Legursky
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Legursky with the Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 64, 59, 57
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1986-06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 33)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Beckley (WV) Woodrow Wilson
College:Marshall
Undrafted:2008
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015 season
Games played:75
Games started:30
Player stats at NFL.com

Legursky has also played for the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers.

High school careerEdit

He played at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. The 2003 Hunt Award Winner as the best lineman in the state of West Virginia, was awarded to Legursky. On September 4, 2009, Legursky was inducted to the Woodrow Wilson Football Hall Of Fame.

College careerEdit

He set 2 Marshall weight room records for the squat (705 lbs.) and the hang clean (430 lbs.) as a three-year starter at Marshall.

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Legursky signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in April 28, 2008. He was released on June 28 but re-signed the following day. Legursky was released by the team during final cuts on August 30, but re-signed to the team's practice squad on October 1 after guard Kendall Simmons was placed on injured reserve.

Legursky replaced Pouncey during the Steelers's 24-19 AFC Championship Game win on January 23, 2011. Legursky started his very first game at center in Super Bowl XLV due to Pro Bowl rookie Maurkice Pouncey's ankle injury. Although Legursky fumbled a snap to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the goal line resulting in a Jets safety, he helped RB Rashard Mendenhall run for a playoff career-high 121 yards and one touchdown.[1] The Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.[2] After not being re-signed by the Steelers after the 2010-2011 season, Legursky became an unrestricted free agent.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On June 5, 2013, Legursky signed with the Buffalo Bills.[3]

San Diego ChargersEdit

On September 11, 2014, Legursky signed with the San Diego Chargers. He replaced Nick Hardwick, who had been injured and out for the rest of the season.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)Edit

On August 25, 2015, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers had re-signed Legursky.[5] He was released on September 5, 2015 but re-signed the next day after Maurkice Pouncey was placed on injured reserve.[6][7]

Post-RetirementEdit

In 2017, Legursky served as the offensive line coach at Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ News Service, ESPN (February 4, 2011). "Pouncey out, Legursky to Start". ESPN. ESPN.com. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "C-G Doug Legursky signed by Bills". Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Adam Schefter [@AdamSchefter] (September 11, 2014). "With Nick Hardwick out for the year, Chargers plan to sign former Steelers and Bills OL Doug Legursky" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/8974675-74/legursky-steelers-center
  6. ^ "Steelers reduce roster to 53 players; sign cornerback Ross Cockrell". Steelers.com. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Steelers place Maurkice Pouncey on Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List". Steelers.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2017.

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