Joaquin Gonzalez (American football)

For other persons bearing a similar name, see Joaquin Gonzalez (disambiguation).
Joaquin Gonzalez
No. 73, 74
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-09-07) September 7, 1979
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 46
Games Started: 14

Joaquin Antonio Gonzalez (born September 7, 1979) is a former professional National Football League offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts.

In college, he played alongside Bryant McKinnie on the offensive line, protecting for quarterback Ken Dorsey during the Miami Hurricanes' national championship season in 2001. He is fondly remembered for reminding his team to dominate at all times during the 2001 season, and only rarely did they not do it.[1]

High school years

Gonzalez attended Columbus High School in Miami, Florida and was a student, a letterman in football and track and field, and as a senior, he was also named Columbus' Student Athlete of the Year and was a recipient of the President's Education Award. In football, as a senior, he was named as his team's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and was an Honorable Mention All-Dade County selection. Gonzalez graduated from Columbus High School in 1997.


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