Nico Siragusa

Nicolas Angel Siragusa (born May 10, 1994) is an American football offensive guard who plays for the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL. He played college football at San Diego State, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Nico Siragusa
No. 56 – Los Angeles Wildcats
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-10) May 10, 1994 (age 26)
San Diego, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Chula Vista (CA) Mater Dei
College:San Diego State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-American (2016)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

High school careerEdit

A native of San Diego, Siragusa attended Mater Dei High School in Chula Vista, California, where he only played two years of varsity football after playing baseball and basketball during his freshman and second years.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Siragusa was ranked as the No. 102 offensive tackle in a 2012 class highlighted by D. J. Humphries and Andrus Peat.[1] Siragusa committed to his home-town San Diego State Aztecs over offers from Fresno State, New Mexico State, San José State, and others.

College careerEdit

Siragusa was a four-year starter at San Diego State. On November 14, 2016, it was announced that Siragusa had accepted an invitation to appear in the 2017 Senior Bowl.[2] He attended the Senior Bowl, but suffered a thumb injury on the first day of practice that sidelined him for the rest of the week and the Reese's Senior Bowl game.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
319 lb
(145 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
10 58 in
(0.27 m)
5.35 s 1.83 s 3.04 s 4.56 s 7.71 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Baltimore RavensEdit

The Baltimore Ravens selected Siragusa in the fourth round (122nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the sixth guard and eighth interior offensive lineman, as well as one of three San Diego State products (along with Donnel Pumphrey and Damontae Kazee) selected in 2017.[5][6]

On May 5, 2017, the Baltimore Ravens signed Siragusa to a four-year, $3.02 million contract, including a $628,379 signing bonus.[7] However, during a training camp practice on August 1, Siragusa tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL. He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2017, ending his rookie season before it began.[8][9]

On September 1, 2018, the Ravens waived Siragusa during final roster cuts and resigned him to the practice squad the next day.[10][11]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On December 12, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Siragusa off the Ravens' practice squad and added him to their active roster after placing Byron Bell on injured reserve.[12] He was waived on April 29, 2019.[13]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On June 4, 2019, Siragusa signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[14] He was waived on July 24, 2019.[15]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On August 1, 2019, Siragusa signed with the Buffalo Bills, but was waived nine days later.[16][17]

Los Angeles WildcatsEdit

Siragusa was drafted in the 6th round in phase two in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Los Angeles Wildcats.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Despite his surname and the team that drafted him, Nico is not related to former Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa.[19] His parents are Ramon and Dianne Siragusa.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 ESPN Top Offensive tackles". ESPN.
  2. ^ "Prospects who have accepted invites to 2017 Senior Bowl". National Football League. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Austin Gayle (February 16, 2017). "SDSU's Nico Siragusa good to go for combine, speaks to Aztecs' bright future". Fox Sports. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Nick Siragusa". National Football League. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ravens draft Nico Siragusa". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 29, 2017). "Round 4 (No. 122): Ravens Select Offensive Guard Nico Siragusa". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Spotrac.com: Nick Siragusa contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2017). "Ravens Announce 24 Roster Moves, Have 13 More To Make". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 1, 2017). "Reports: Rookie Nico Siragusa Tears Multiple Knee Ligaments". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2018). "Ravens Make Final Cuts to 53 Players". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  11. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 2, 2018). "Ravens Assemble Their 2018 Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  12. ^ "Packers Sign G Nico Siragusa". Packers.com. December 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. April 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Colts Sign Guard Nico Siragusa; Place Center Javon Patterson On Injured Reserve". Colts.com. June 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "Colts Sign C Daniel Munyer, RB Aca'Cedric Ware; Place RB Spencer Ware On PUP List, Activate WR Daurice Fountain". Colts.com. July 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (August 1, 2019). "Bills use open roster spot, sign guard Nico Siragusa". BuffaloBills.com.
  17. ^ Brown, Chris (August 10, 2019). "Bills sign CB Captain Munnerlyn, OL Demetrius Rhaney and, DT Roderick Young". BuffaloBills.com.
  18. ^ "OFFENSIVE LINEMEN DRAFT TRACKER". XFL.com. October 15, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "16 for '16: Top prospects from outside Power 5". National Football League.
  20. ^ "Father taught SDSU's Siragusa to fight on". U-T San Diego.

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