Jason Pinkston

Jason Pinkston

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Jason Pinkston at Pitt in 2010
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Position: Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-05) September 5, 1987
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Baldwin High School (Pennsylvania)
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • SI, Rivals.com Second Team All-American (2009)
  • First Team All-Big East by Coaches (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 25
Games started: 24
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason R. Pinkston (born September 5, 1987) is a former American football offensive guard, who played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He is also the cousin of Todd Pinkston, a former NFL wide receiver.

Collegiate career

During his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh season in 2009, Pinkston was named first team All-Big East and a second team All-American by SI.com and Rivals.com.[1] During his senior season in 2010, he was named to the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy watch lists. As a 2011 NFL draft prospect, Pinkston was considered one of the best offensive linemen in the 2010 senior class.[2]

Professional career

Pinkston was selected in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Pinkston started all 16 games for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie after guard Eric Steinbach was injured in training camp. Pinkston started the 2012 season as the Browns starting left guard, but was injured during the regular season and was found to have a blood clot in his lung, the Browns placed him on injured reserve. He reached an injury settlement with the Browns on August 5, 2014, stating his intention to retire because of recent health issues.[3]


  1. "Player Bio: Jason Pinkston". PittsburghPanthers.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  2. "2011 OT Draft Prospects". CBS Sports. July 21, 2010.
  3. Breech, John. "Browns OL Jason Pinkston, 26, expected to retire due to blood clots". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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