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James Ferentz

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Height: 
6-2

Weight:

285

Age

27
Iowa
2 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Ferentz, 27, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos (2015-16). The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Houston Texans out of Iowa in 2014 and spent his entire first season on the Houston practice squad. He was released by Houston on Sept. 5, 2015 and claimed off waivers by Denver on Sept. 6, 2015. Ferentz played in 14 games on offense and on special teams for Denver in 2014 and played in one postseason game during the Broncos’ run to the Super Bowl 50 title, seeing action against New England in the AFC Championship Game.

Biography

PRONOUNCED FAIR-ins

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

James Ferentz was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on May 18, 2017 ... Originally signed by Houston as a rookie free agent (5/16/14) ... Released by Houston (8/30/14) ... Signed by Houston to the practice squad (9/1/14) ... Released by Houston (9/5/15) ... Claimed off waivers and awarded to Denver from Houston (9/6/15) ... Signed by Denver as a free agent (4/10/17) ... Released by Denver (5/10/17).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (7/0 - Denver)

  • Appeared in seven games on offense and special teams as a reserve.
  • Was active but did not play in nine games.

2015 (14/0, 1/0 - Denver)

  • Played in 14 regular-season games, seeing action on offense and special teams.
  • Appeared in one postseason contest and was active but did not play in two others, including Super Bowl 50.
  • Was active, but did not play at Detroit (9/27) and vs. New England (11/29).
  • Made his postseason debut in the AFC Championship game vs. New England (1/24).
  • Made his NFL debut vs. Baltimore (9/13).

2014 (0/0 - Houston)

  • Joined the Texans as a rookie free agent and spent his rookie season on the Houston practice squad.

COLLEGE

  • Started 38-of-39 games played at the University of Iowa, opening 38 consecutive games during his last three seasons (2010-12).
  • Named to the Rimington Trophy (nation's top center) preseason watch list prior to his junior and senior seasons.
  • Chosen as a second team All-Big Ten Conference selection by league coaches following his senior campaign.
  • Started all 13 games and was named honorable-mention All-Big Ten as a junior.

PERSONAL

  • Named first-team all-state as a junior and senior at Iowa City (Iowa) High School, where he helped his team advance to the state playoffs three consecutive years. 
  • Lettered four times in wrestling.
  • Father, Kirk, is the University of Iowa's head football coach and his brother, Brian, is the current offensive coordinator for the Hawkeyes and former member of the Patriots coaching staff.

Stats

Career Stats

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2016DEN70
2015DEN140
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Recent Games

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17OAKW 24-6
16@KCL 10-33
15NEL 3-16
14@TENL 10-13
13@JAXW 20-10
12KCL 27-30
10@NOW 25-23
9@OAKL 20-30
8SDW 27-19
7HOUW 27-9
6@SDL 13-21
5ATLL 16-23
4@TBW 27-7
3@CINW 29-17
2INDW 34-20
1CARW 21-20
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