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Jim Pyne

Jim Pyne
No. 60, 61, 71, 73
Position: Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-11-23) November 23, 1971
Place of birth: Milford, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Wallingford (CT) Choate Rosemay Hall
College: Virginia Tech
NFL draft: 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 200
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 81
Games started: 73
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

James M. Pyne (born November 23, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for Virginia Tech, and earned All-American honors. Drafted late in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft, Pyne became a reliable starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Pyne was born in Milford, Massachusetts.[1] He attended Milford High School and Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut,[2] and played high school football for the Milford Scarlet Hawks and the Choate Wild Boars.

College career

Pyne attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and played for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team from 1990 to 1993. As a senior in 1993, he was selected as a unanimous All-American, becoming Virginia Tech's first player ever to do so,[3] and was also awarded the Dudley Award, which is given to the Commonwealth of Virginia's outstanding player of the year.[4] He was a finalist for both the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy. Virginia Tech retired his number (#73); it is one of only four football numbers retired by the school in over 100 years of football. He was named to the Big East Conferences All-time team at the turn of the century. The offensive line meeting room at Virginia Tech has been named in his honor. He has been inducted to Virginia Tech's Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Professional career

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Pyne in seventh round (200th pick overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft,[5] and he played four of his nine professional seasons with the Buccaneers as a left guard, starting in 38 of his 42 appearances from 1995 to 1997.[6][7] In 1998 he went to Detroit to play with the Lions and started 16 games at center.[8] In 1999 he became the first overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 expansion draft.[9] In Cleveland he was a starter for two seasons at left guard before injuring his knee. He was named the team MVP by the Akron Browns backers and named the teams top offensive lineman by the touchdown club. He was also elected team captain while with the Browns. He was named three times to Muscle and Fitnesses' NFL all strength team. He finished his career with the NFC East division champion Philadelphia Eagles in 2001.[1][10]

Personal

Pyne's father, Brown University and is a businessman.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Jim Pyne. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Jim Pyne. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Five Named to Tech Hall of Fame". Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 2004-08-08. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Virginia Tech's Pyne collects Dudley award". The Free Lance-Star. Associated Press. 1993-12-03. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Jim Pyne. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Cobb, Mike (1998-02-22). "Bucs Lose Lineman Pyne to Lions". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  8. ^ "Browns decide to build with no-name guys". Reading Eagle. 1999-02-10. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  9. ^ "Browns Get Pick of the NFL Leftovers". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 1999-02-10. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  10. ^ "2001 Philadelphia Eagles Starters & Roster". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  11. ^ "Pyne rejects pay cut and gets cut". The Vindicator. Associated Press. 2001-08-23. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  12. ^ Hughes, Jed (August 4, 2003). "Pyne didn’t follow a playbook on way to NASCAR executive suite". sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 

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