Yosh Nijman

Yosuah Hesdy Nijman (born September 15, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Yosh Nijman
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Nijman at Packers training camp in 2019
No. 73 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 (age 25)
Orange, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:314 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbia (Maplewood, New Jersey)
College:Virginia Tech
Undrafted:2019
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:16
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early yearsEdit

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Nijman was raised in nearby Maplewood and played prep football at Columbia High School.[1]

Professional careerEdit

After playing four years at Virginia Tech, Nijman was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2019.[2] He was waived on August 31[3] and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4] On November 26, he was promoted to the active roster;[5] however, on December 21, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering an elbow injury that would keep him out for the rest of the season.[6]

Nijman made the Packers' 53-man roster in 2020,[7] playing mostly on special teams.[8] He signed an exclusive-rights free agent tender with the Packers on May 6, 2021.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yosuah Nijman, Virginia Tech Hokies football. Retrieved October 25, 2020. "Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.; High School: Columbia... Born in Orange, New Jersey"
  2. ^ "Packers sign 11 rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Packers sign 10 players to practice squad". Packers.com. September 1, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Huber, Bill (September 1, 2019). "Packers Promote Nijman to 53-Man Roster". Packers.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Williams, Charean (December 21, 2019). "Packers place Yosh Nijman on injured reserve, sign John Leglue". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  7. ^ Spofford, Mike (September 5, 2020). "Here's the Packers' initial 53-man roster". Packers.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Yosuah Nijman Stats". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  9. ^ "2021 NFL Transactions: Signings – May". NFL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  10. ^ "Yosh Nijman signs tender". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved May 6, 2021.

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