Tony Bergstrom

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Tony Bergstrom
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Bergstrom with the Houston Texans in 2016
No. 62 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 34)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Skyline (Millcreek, Utah)
College:Utah
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:82
Games started:21
Player stats at NFL.com

Steven Anthony "Tony" Bergstrom (born August 6, 1986) is an American football center for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah, and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, and Washington Redskins.

High school career[edit]

Bergstrom was a three-year starter and team captain on the powerhouse Skyline Eagles football team. It was there he gained the nickname, "The Man with the Silver Biceps." In 2002 and 2003 the Eagles made the state finals and in 2004 they were Regional champions and made the state semi-finals. Bergstrom was All-State and Region 3 Player of the Year in 2004 as well as the Eagles' Most Valuable Player. Throughout his high school career Bergstrom won many athletic and academic awards and nominations, including being a three-year High Honor Roll, an Academic All State, earning a College Board AP Scholar Award and being a National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2004 Scholar-Leader-Athlete nominee. Bergstrom was also a three-year letterman in basketball and a two-year letterman in track and field.[1]

College career[edit]

2008[edit]

Bergstrom enrolled with the University of Utah in 2005 before departing on a LDS Church mission.[1] He returned to school for the 2008 spring semester. He played in 10 games and started at left tackle against University of Nevada-Las Vegas, finishing with three knockdowns, two cuts and a pancake block. He also recorded two knockdowns and two cuts against Weber State and a pancake block against San Diego State. Bergstrom also saw action on special teams and was named Academic All-MWC and to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.[1]

2009[edit]

Bergstrom became the starting right tackle in 2009, leading the offensive line in total plays with 816 during the regular season. The coaches graded him at 81% on the year, with 662 wins of his 816 plays. He had 29 cuts and 12 pancake blocks for the season. His nine cuts against San Diego State was the best by a Ute all season and his highest grade of the year in a single game was 95% against fierce rivals BYU. He was also an Academic All-MWC.[1]

2010[edit]

Bergstrom again started every game at right tackle and again led the offensive line in total plays with 584 in the 10 graded games. He did not allow a sack all season and he graded out at 84% on the season, winning 485 of his 584 plays. He had 14 cuts and two pancake blocks for the season. He again dominated San Diego State, winning 61-of-70 plays. He was voted to the Second-Team All-MWC.[1]

2011[edit]

In 2011, Utah transferred to the Pac-12 conference and Bergstrom as team captain continued as the starting right tackle. He started in all 12 of the games he was fit, missing most of the rivalry game against BYU and the entire Washington game due to a knee injury. He led the Utes with an overall grade of 85% on the season, winning 546 of his 639 plays during the regular season. He was the best-graded Ute linemen in 6 games; earning 88% against Montana State, 91% against Oregon State University, 85% against University of Pittsburgh, 90% against University of California-Los Angeles, 89% against Washington State University and tied for the best grade with 92% against University of Colorado. He was named to the First-Team All-Pac-12 at the end of the season.[1]

Bergstrom played 48 career games at Utah, starting 38 at right tackle.

2012 Senior Bowl[edit]

Bergstrom was invited to the 2012 Senior Bowl. He played as a guard, the first time in his career that he has ever played the position.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

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 5 38 in
(1.97 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
5.19 s 1.81 s 4.84 s 7.95 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
32 reps
All values from NFL combine

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Bergstrom in 2012 with the Raiders.

Bergstrom was drafted 95th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.[2] As the Raiders had traded their first, second and third round picks in the draft, Bergstrom became their first pick at the end of the third round when he was taken with the Raiders' compensatory selection awarded to them for the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha in the 2011 Free Agency period.

Although a tackle throughout his college career, Bergstrom was drafted as a guard by the Raiders. Former Assistant Offensive Line Coach and former All-Pro guard Steve Wisniewski, who watched and interview Bergstrom at the 2012 Senior Bowl has been credited with discovering him.[3]

Houston Texans[edit]

Bergstrom signed with the Houston Texans on March 9, 2016.[4]

On April 13, 2017, he was released by the Texans.[5]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On May 3, 2017, Bergstrom signed with the Arizona Cardinals.[6]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On September 1, 2017 the Cardinals traded Bergstrom to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional 2018 seventh round draft pick.[7] He was released by the Ravens on October 19, 2017, but was re-signed two days later.[8][9] He was released again on October 23, 2017.[10]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Bergstrom in a game against the New York Jets

On October 25, 2017, Bergstrom signed with the Washington Redskins.[11] He played in 13 games in 2017, starting three at center. On April 16, 2018, Bergstrom re-signed with the team.[12] He played in 13 games in 2018, starting 8. On April 24, 2019, Bergstrom re-signed with the Redskins.[13]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On October 27, 2020, Bergstrom was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f University of Utah Athletics. "Tony Begstrom Profile". utahutes.cstv.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Associated Press (April 27, 2012). "Raiders close Round 3 of NFL draft by taking Tony Bergstrom". NFL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  3. ^ Damien, Levi (April 27, 2012). "Raiders draft pick Bergstrom a Wisniewski offensive guard discovery". silverandblackpride.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Texans add veteran offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom". Houston Chronicle. March 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Texans release Bergstrom, waive Rivers". HoustonTexans.com. April 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (May 3, 2017). "Tony Bergstrom Added To Cardinals' O-Line". AZCardinals.com.
  7. ^ Urban, Darren (September 1, 2017). "Tony Bergstrom Traded To Ravens". AZCardinals.com.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 19, 2017). "Ravens Bring Back WR Griff Whalen, Waive OL Tony Bergstrom". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 21, 2017). "Ravens Bring Back Tony Bergstrom For Offensive Line Depth". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  10. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 23, 2017). "Ravens Sign Former Second-Round Tight End". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018.
  11. ^ Czarda, Stephen (October 25, 2017). "Redskins Sign Offensive Lineman Tony Bergstrom". Redskins.com.
  12. ^ Czarda, Stephen (April 16, 2018). "Redskins Re-Sign Offensive Lineman Tony Bergstrom". Redskins.com.
  13. ^ "Redskins Re-Sign OL Tony Bergstrom". Redskins.com. April 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. October 27, 2020.

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