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Geron Christian Sr. (born September 10, 1996) is an American football offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Geron Christian
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Christian in 2018
No. 74 – Washington Redskins
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-10) September 10, 1996 (age 22)
Ocala, Florida
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Ocala (FL) Trinity Catholic
College:Louisville
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:2
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Christian graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala, Florida in 2015 after transferring from West Port High School, also located in Ocala.[1] Along with football, he also played basketball. Christian originally committed to play football for the Miami Hurricanes but later flipped his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals.[2]

College careerEdit

Christian played college football for Louisville from 2015 to 2017, starting all 39 games of his career since joining the team as a true freshman.[3] After his junior season in 2017, he declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.[4]

Professional careerEdit

On January 3, 2018, Christian announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[5] He elected to enter the draft although the NFL's underclass advisory committee told him he would probably not be selected in the first or second round.[6] Christian attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and chose to only perform the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, 10-yard dash, bench press, and positional drills. On March 29, 2018, he participated at Louisville's pro day, but opted to stand on the majority of his combine numbers and only performed the bench press (22 reps). He also attended pre-draft visits and private workouts with the New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and Denver Broncos.[7][8] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Christian was projected to be a fourth round pick by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts.[9] He was ranked the fourth best offensive tackle in the draft by Scouts Inc., was ranked the 10th best offensive tackle by Sports Illustrated, and was ranked the 11th best offensive tackle prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com.[10][11]

External video
  Geron Christian's NFL Combine Workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
298 lb
(135 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
10 34 in
(0.27 m)
5.33 s 1.83 s 3.08 s 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

The Washington Redskins selected Christian in the third round (74th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Christian was the seventh offensive tackle drafted in 2018.[13]

External video
  Redskins draft Geron Christian 74th overall

On June 24, 2018, the Washington Redskins signed Christian to a four-year, $3.74 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $968,992.[14][15] He played in two games before suffering a torn MCL in Week 10. He was placed on injured reserve on November 13, 2018.[16][17]

PersonalEdit

Christian is younger brother of tight end Gerald Christian, who was Mr. Irrelevant of the 2015 NFL Draft and was selected by the Arizona Cardinals.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet Ocala Trinity Catholic OT Geron Christian". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Geron Christian Commits to Louisville". Cardinal Sports Zone. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Louisville Athletics - Geron Christian - 2017 Football". Louisville Athletics. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Louisville football junior OT Geron Christian to declare for 2018 NFL draft". Courier Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Rutherford, Mike (January 4, 2018). "Louisville OL Geron Christian declares for the NFL Draft". cardchronicle.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Detroit Lions host Louisville OT Geron Christian on pre-draft visit". freep.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Hickey, Kevin (April 18, 2018). "Giants host Louisville OT Geron Christian on pre-draft visit". giantswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Denver Broncos: Geron Christian, Foley Fatukasi hosted for draft visit". predominantlyorange.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "*Geron Christian, DS #11 OT, Louisville". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "NFL Geron Christian-ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "The 2018 NFL Draft Big Board, Vol. 2". si.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Geron Christian". National Football League. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Washington Redskins Select Geron Christian in the 3rd Round". HogsHaven.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  14. ^ Czarda, Stephen (June 14, 2018). "Redskins Sign Tackle Geron Christian Sr". Redskins.com.
  15. ^ "Spotrac.com: Geron Christian contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (November 13, 2018). "Washington activates Joshua Holsey from non-football injury list, places Geron Christian on IR". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  17. ^ "Redskins Place Geron Christian Sr. On Injured Reserve". Redskins.com. November 13, 2018.
  18. ^ Meister, Jake (July 18, 2018). "Seven Things We've Learned About Geron Christian Sr". Redskins.com. Retrieved August 4, 2019.

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