Players

John Greco
OL #77
Height:
6-4
Weight:
318
Age:
31
College:
Toledo
Hometown:
Youngstown, Ohio
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2015):

G
14
GS
14
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 99 58
2015 CLE 14 14
2014 CLE 16 16
2013 CLE 14 14
2012 CLE 14 10
2011 CLE 15 0
2010 STL 6 0
2009 STL 11 3
2008 STL 9 1
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @NYJ L 10-31
2 TEN W 28-14
3 OAK L 20-27
4 @SD L 27-30
5 @BAL W 33-30
6 DEN L 23-26
7 @STL L 6-24
8 ARI L 20-34
9 @CIN L 10-31
10 @PIT L 9-30
12 BAL L 27-33
13 CIN L 3-37
14 SF W 24-10
15 @SEA L 13-30

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by St. Louis Rams in third round (65th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Traded by Rams to Cleveland Browns for conditional 2012 seventh-round selection, July 31, 2011.

At a Glance:

Last name is pronounced GRECK-oh.

Played high school (Boardman High School), college (Toledo) and professional (Browns) football in Ohio. Grew up a Browns fan.

Signed a five-year contract extension prior to the start of the 2013 season.

Previously worked at General Electric in Akron where he swept up broken light bulbs.

Loves to cook at home and collects cookbooks. Competed in a cooking challenge with teammate Joel Bitonio and celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Carla Hall in 2014.

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Started all 16 games (15 at RG, one at C)...Did not miss an offensive snap...Helped Browns record 17 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the NFL, and rush for more than 150 yards in five games…(10/12) vs. Pit.: In 31-10 victory, started at RG and shifted to C in the second quarter, following an injury to Alex Mack, marking his first career snaps at center…(10/19) at Jax.: Made first career start at C.

2013: Started 14 games, 13 at LG and one at RG...Played every offensive snap at LG from Weeks 1-13 before sustaining knee injury at NE (12/8)…(12/29) at Pit.: Returned from knee injury, started at RG in season finale.

2012: Played in 14 games including 10 starts at LG…Part of a line that helped pave the way for Trent Richardson who rushed for 950 yards, 11 touchdowns and 1,317 total yards from scrimmage – all of which were Browns rookie records.

2011: Appeared in 15 games in a reserve role…Used primarily on special teams and short yardage situations…(10/16) at Oak.: Saw most extensive action of the season as he took over at RG for an injured Shawn Lauvao (knee) in the second quarter and played the remainder of the contest.

2010: Saw action in six games at RG…In Weeks 5-7, helped blocking efforts as Steven Jackson topped the 100-yard rushing mark in three consecutive contests.

2009: Appeared in 11 games with three starts…Part of an offensive line that helped Steven Jackson amass 1,738 yards from scrimmage, the second most in the NFC.

2008: Saw action in nine games with one start…(9/14) vs. NYG: Made NFL debut on special teams…(12/28) at Atl.: Earned first NFL start.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of Toledo (2004-07)…Three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, earning the honor in each of this final three seasons…Started 49 consecutive games, including his final 36 at left tackle…As a senior, helped the Rockets lead the MAC in rushing (208.5 yards per game) and total offense (447.8 yards per game)…Majored in marketing.

Personal: Given name is John Patrick Greco…Last name is pronounced GRECK-oh...Native of Youngstown, Ohio…Grew up a Browns fan…Married wife, Jodi, during the 2014 offseason…High School: Attended Boardman High School…Earned first team All-Conference and second team All-Region honors as a senior…Also lettered in basketball…Community Involvement: Does a lot of charitable work at the Potential Development School for Autism in Youngstown…Named the American Legion Man of the Year in 2014…Founded the “Greco’s Mission” season ticket program which provides tickets, apparel and food for the Heart Reach Ministry…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys golfing…Loves to cook at home and collects cookbooks…Competed in a cooking challenge with teammate Joel Bitonio and celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Carla Hall in 2014…Previously worked at General Electric in Akron, where he swept up broken light bulbs.

Career Transactions: Selected by St. Louis Rams in third round (65th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Traded by Rams to Cleveland Browns for conditional 2012 seventh-round selection, July 31, 2011.

At a Glance:

Last name is pronounced GRECK-oh.

Played high school (Boardman High School), college (Toledo) and professional (Browns) football in Ohio. Grew up a Browns fan.

Signed a five-year contract extension prior to the start of the 2013 season.

Previously worked at General Electric in Akron where he swept up broken light bulbs.

Loves to cook at home and collects cookbooks. Competed in a cooking challenge with teammate Joel Bitonio and celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Carla Hall in 2014.

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Started all 16 games (15 at RG, one at C)...Did not miss an offensive snap...Helped Browns record 17 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the NFL, and rush for more than 150 yards in five games…(10/12) vs. Pit.: In 31-10 victory, started at RG and shifted to C in the second quarter, following an injury to Alex Mack, marking his first career snaps at center…(10/19) at Jax.: Made first career start at C.

2013: Started 14 games, 13 at LG and one at RG...Played every offensive snap at LG from Weeks 1-13 before sustaining knee injury at NE (12/8)…(12/29) at Pit.: Returned from knee injury, started at RG in season finale.

2012: Played in 14 games including 10 starts at LG…Part of a line that helped pave the way for Trent Richardson who rushed for 950 yards, 11 touchdowns and 1,317 total yards from scrimmage – all of which were Browns rookie records.

2011: Appeared in 15 games in a reserve role…Used primarily on special teams and short yardage situations…(10/16) at Oak.: Saw most extensive action of the season as he took over at RG for an injured Shawn Lauvao (knee) in the second quarter and played the remainder of the contest.

2010: Saw action in six games at RG…In Weeks 5-7, helped blocking efforts as Steven Jackson topped the 100-yard rushing mark in three consecutive contests.

2009: Appeared in 11 games with three starts…Part of an offensive line that helped Steven Jackson amass 1,738 yards from scrimmage, the second most in the NFC.

2008: Saw action in nine games with one start…(9/14) vs. NYG: Made NFL debut on special teams…(12/28) at Atl.: Earned first NFL start.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of Toledo (2004-07)…Three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, earning the honor in each of this final three seasons…Started 49 consecutive games, including his final 36 at left tackle…As a senior, helped the Rockets lead the MAC in rushing (208.5 yards per game) and total offense (447.8 yards per game)…Majored in marketing.

Personal: Given name is John Patrick Greco…Last name is pronounced GRECK-oh...Native of Youngstown, Ohio…Grew up a Browns fan…Married wife, Jodi, during the 2014 offseason…High School: Attended Boardman High School…Earned first team All-Conference and second team All-Region honors as a senior…Also lettered in basketball…Community Involvement: Does a lot of charitable work at the Potential Development School for Autism in Youngstown…Named the American Legion Man of the Year in 2014…Founded the “Greco’s Mission” season ticket program which provides tickets, apparel and food for the Heart Reach Ministry…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys golfing…Loves to cook at home and collects cookbooks…Competed in a cooking challenge with teammate Joel Bitonio and celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Carla Hall in 2014…Previously worked at General Electric in Akron, where he swept up broken light bulbs.

 

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