Will Poehls

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Will Poehls
No. 69 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 27)
Chandler, Arizona
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Chandler (Chandler, Arizona)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

William Robert Poehls (born November 27, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Montana.

Early years[edit]

Attended Chandler (Ariz.) High School and earned three letters in both football and wrestling and was a team captain in both sports. Was a 5A first-team All-State and All-Region selection as a senior and All-Region as a junior. Had a record of 16-2 as a heavyweight wrestler his junior season. His good friends Donald Holy, Nathan Grimm, Michael Johnson and Tyler Johnson were his inspiration while playing flag football in a local recreation league.

College career[edit]

Poehls was a two-year starter at Montana who played in 45 career games with 27 starts. He played in a reserve role as a freshman and played in all 14 games and started in two as a sophomore. As a junior, he started in all 11 games at right guard. As a senior, started in all 13 games for the 10-3 Grizzlies at right guard and was a second team All-Big Sky Conference selection. He majored in sociology at Montana.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans signed Poehls as a rookie free agent on May 16, 2014 to provide competition at the offensive tackle position.[1] The 6-foot-8-inch, 334-pounder is a physical lineman who is capable of playing both tackle spots. The Montana product spent the entirety of his first two campaigns on the Titans’ practice squad. On September 2, 2016, Poehls was released by the Titans as part of final roster cuts.[2]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On September 19, 2016, Poehls was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[3] He was released by the Bills on October 27, 2016.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On November 2, 2016, Poehls was signed to the Bears' practice squad.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 3, 2017.[6] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On September 3, 2017, Poehls was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Poehls was waived by the Jaguars.[9]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On December 31, 2018, Poehls signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[10]


  1. ^ "Bio for Will Poehls". titansonline.com. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2016). "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look". TitansOnline.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Bills make practice squad add". Blogs.BuffaloBills.com.
  4. ^ "Bills sign OT Ola to practice squad". Blogs.BuffaloBills.com. October 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bears Sign OL William Poehls To Practice Squad". November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 3, 2017). "Bears sign 8 to reserve/futures deals". ChicagoBears.com.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". ChicagoBears.com.
  8. ^ "Jaguars claim five players off waivers". Jaguars.com. September 3, 2017.
  9. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". Jaguars.com.
  10. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Sign T William Poehls To Reserve/Future Deal". Colts.com. December 31, 2018.

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