James Looney

James Looney (born May 15, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California.[1]

James Looney
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Looney with Cal at the 2015 Armed Forces Bowl
No. 49 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1995-05-15) May 15, 1995 (age 25)
Lake Worth, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Worth
(Lake Worth, Florida)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Looney initially started his collegiate career at Wake Forest in 2013 and appeared in six games. He transferred to Cal in 2014 and had to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules. In 2015, he started in 11 games and appeared in 12 games. He recorded 35 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery. In 2016, he started all 12 games and recorded 54 tackles, one forced fumble, 3.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss (−38 yards), one fumble recovery, and two quarterback hurries. In his final collegiate season in 2017, he started all 12 games and recorded 41 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Looney was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[3] He signed his rookie contract on May 7, 2018.[4] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] He was promoted to the active roster on November 24, 2018.[7]

On August 31, 2019, Looney was waived by the Packers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] On December 6, 2019, the Packers switched Looney over to tight end.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on January 21, 2020.[11]


  1. ^ "Cal draft prospect James Looney embraces his 'cuckoo' alter ego". March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "James Looney Biography". calbears.com. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Packers draft DL James Looney in the seventh round". Packers.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Packers sign six draft picks". Packers.com. May 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. September 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Packers sign eight players to practice squad". Packers.com. September 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Packers sign Looney to active roster, place Perry on IR". Packers.com. November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. August 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "Packers sign 10 players to practice squad". Packers.com. September 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Packers moving athletic DL James Looney to TE". Packers Wire. December 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Packers sign 10 free agents". Packers.com. January 21, 2020.

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