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Ted Karras

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Height: 
6-4

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305

Age

24
Illinois
2 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Ted Karras was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (221st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. 

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Biography

PRONOUNCED CARE-us

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Ted Karras was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (221st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/1, 3/0)

  • Appeared in all 16 regular-season games with one start at right guard. Also played on special teams.
  • Started at right guard in the season-opening win at Arizona (9/11), alternating with Shaq Mason.
  • Played on special teams in all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl LI.

COLLEGE

  • Made 43 career starts along the offensive line at Illinois.
  • Was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree: third team in 2015 and honorable mention in 2014.
  • Was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2012, 2014 & 2015).
  • Was a team captain as a senior in 2015 and was the team's Illini Warrior Effort Award winner.
  • Named All-Big Ten third team by the media and All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches as a senior in 2015.
  • Illini Warrior Effort Award winner.
  • Named Honorable mention All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honoree as a junior in 2014. 
  • Played at right guard in every game as a sophomore in 2013 but the season-opener against Southern Illinois, which he missed due to injury, starting 10 games.
  • Earned Illinois Point Award as top Offensive Lineman at annual postseason banquet.
  • Started at right guard in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
  • Redshirted the 2011 season.

EXTRA POINTS

  • Ted Karras became the seventh member of his family to play football in the Big Ten, including his great-uncle, Alex Karras, who won the Outland Trophy as a defensive tackle at Iowa and was named to the Pro Bowl four times in the NFL with the Detroit Lions before going into acting, including a starring role in the 1980s sitcom "Webster".
    • Grandfather, Ted Karras, played defensive tackle at Indiana and five of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, helping Bears to 1963 World Championship.
    • Father, Ted Karras Jr. (now the coach at Walsh University), was a defensive tackle at Northwestern and played briefly with the Washington Redskins.
    • Great-uncle, Paul Karras, played at Iowa; great-uncle, Lou Karras, played at Purdue and three seasons with the Washington Redskins; uncle, Tony Karras, played at Northwestern.

PERSONAL

  • Earned bachelor's degree in communication from Illinois in December 2014 and was enrolled in the recreation, sport and tourism master's program.

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Recent Games

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17@MIAW 35-14
16NYJW 41-3
15@DENW 16-3
14BALW 30-23
13LAW 26-10
12@NYJW 22-17
11@SFW 30-17
10SEAL 24-31
8@BUFW 41-25
7@PITW 27-16
6CINW 35-17
5@CLEW 33-13
4BUFL 0-16
3HOUW 27-0
2MIAW 31-24
1@ARIW 23-21
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