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Duke Preston

Duke Preston
No. 75, 60, 69
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-12) June 12, 1982
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Games played: 59
Games started: 20
Fumble recoveries: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Raymond Newton "Duke" Preston, III (born June 12, 1982 in San Diego, California) is a former American football Center (American football). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois.

Preston has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Ray Preston.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Buffalo Bills 3.1
    • Green Bay Packers 3.2
    • Dallas Cowboys 3.3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Preston graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, where he practiced football and baseball.

College career

Preston played college football at the University of Illinois. He was a three-year starter at center and only allowed one sack in his last two seasons.

Professional career

Buffalo Bills

Preston was selected in the fourth round (122nd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played in all 16 games in the 2005 season,[1] starting one game for the injured Chris Villarrial and playing on special teams. In 2006, Preston appeared in all 16 games for the Bills while starting in 8 of the contests.[2] In 2007, Preston failed to start in any games for the Bills, but made appearances in 13 of the clubs 16 games.[3] In his final season with the Bills (2008), Preston started 11 games, all at center, sharing time with Melvin Fowler. He has also played some guard and right tackle for the Bills making appearances in 15 of the teams 16 contests. In 2009, Preston and Fowler were replaced by Geoff Hangartner.

During the four years Preston spent with the Bills, he appeared in 59 of the teams 64 contests while getting a starting nod in 20 of them. After the 2008 season, Preston became an unrestricted free agent.

Green Bay Packers

Preston was signed by the Green Bay Packers on March 30, 2009.[4] He was informed of his release on August 25.[5]

Dallas Cowboys

Preston signed with the Dallas Cowboys on August 26, 2009, declining offers from the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.[6] He was released on October 10, to make room for Chauncey Washington who was signed from the practice squad. He was re-signed on October 12, after Washington was waived. During the season, he was declared inactive in 15 regular season games and 2 playoff games.

On May 8, 2010, Preston announced that he would retire from football, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

Personal life

His father, Raymond Preston, was a standout football player at Syracuse University, and had a nine-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. He has one sister Casie currently living and teaching in Indianapolis.

References

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/2005_roster.htm
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/2006_roster.htm
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/2007_roster.htm
  4. ^ http://www.packers.com/news/releases/2009/03/30/3/ Packers Sign Free Agent Duke Preston
  5. ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Wells-staying-put-Pack-to-release-Preston.html
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/tompelissero/status/3564324635

External links

  • Buffalo Bills bio
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