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Kraig Urbik (born September 23, 1985) is a former American football offensive guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin after graduating from Hudson High School, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.

Kraig Urbik
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Urbik with the Buffalo Bills in 2014
No. 60
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:334 lb (151 kg)
Career information
High school:Hudson (WI)
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:100
Games started:63
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

College awards and honorsEdit

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Urbik was considered one of the top guard prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft.[9]

Urbik was selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his rookie season, he remained largely inactive, losing the top backup guard position to rookie Ramon Foster. Urbik was waived on September 3, 2010.

Buffalo BillsEdit

Urbik was claimed off waivers on September 5, 2010.

Urbik was slated to start at right guard for them in 2012.[10] The Bills signed Urbik to a four-year contract extension which locks him up through 2016 and is worth $13.3 million, including a $3.5 million signing bonus for the 2012 season.[11]

Urbik agreed to a pay cut in an effort to stay with the team on March 17, 2015.[12]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On March 22, 2016, Urbik signed with the Miami Dolphins.[13]

He entered training camp competing with Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner, Jermon Bushrod, and Laremy Tunsil for the starting offensive guard positions. Urbik was named the Dolphins' third-string right guard and center to begin the season.[14]

On September 29, 2016, Urbik had his first start of the season during a 7–22 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. On December 17, 2016, he received his first start at center against the New York Jets after Mike Pouncey was placed on injured-reserve for the remainder of the season on December 13, 2016.[15]

On August 26, 2017, Urbik was released by the Dolphins with an injury settlement after suffering a knee injury.[16]

RetirementEdit

On March 8, 2018, Urbik announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TSN's 2005 SEC All-Freshman Team". Archived from the original on June 26, 2006.
  2. ^ "Rivals.com 2005 Freshman All-America First Team". Archived from the original on April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2007 Football All-Conference Teams and Individual Honors". Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  4. ^ "2007 All-Big Ten teams".
  5. ^ "Rivals.com 2007 All-Big Ten First Team".
  6. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2008 Football All-Conference Teams And Individual Honors". Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  7. ^ "Rivals.com 2008 All-Big Ten".
  8. ^ "ESPN.com's 2008 All-America Team".
  9. ^ "Kraig Urbik, DS #4 OG, Wisconsin".
  10. ^ http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/OL-Urbik-Rinehart-re-sign/4774ff18-df5d-46dc-a107-e8261ef987ad
  11. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8760239/kraig-urbik-buffalo-bills-sign-4-year-contract-extension
  12. ^ Urbik takes pay cut with Bills
  13. ^ "Dolphins add guard depth with signing of Kraig Urbik". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ourlads.com: Miami Dolphin's Depth Chart". ourlads.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "NFL Player Profile: Kraig Urbik". NFL.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (August 26, 2017). "Dolphins reach injury settlement with Kraig Urbik". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  17. ^ "Former Bills offensive lineman Kraig Urbik announces retirement". BuffaloNews.com. March 8, 2018.

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