Players

Kevin Zeitler
OL #70
Height:
6-4
Weight:
315
Age:
27
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

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6
GS
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 78 77
2017 CLE 6 6
2016 CIN 16 16
2015 CIN 16 16
2014 CIN 12 12
2013 CIN 12 11
2012 CIN 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 PIT L 18-21
2 @BAL L 10-24
3 @IND L 28-31
4 CIN L 7-31
5 NYJ L 14-17
6 @HOU L 17-33

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (27th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 9, 2017.

At a Glance:

Last name is pronounced ZITE-ler.

He helped the Bengals to two division titles and four postseason appearances during his five seasons in Cincinnati.

Joined the Browns as one of the top unrestricted free agents in the 2016 class. 

Seasonal Reviews:

2016: Started all 16 games at RG…(10/23) vs. Cle.: Part of an offense that gained 559 yards on the day, including 271 on the ground…(10/30) vs. Was.: Helped the running game to 152 yards rushing and a season-high three TDs…(12/11) at Cle.: Helped open running lanes for a 213-yard effort.

2015: Started all 16 games at RG…Member of an offensive line that blocked for 100-plus rushing yards in 10 games and held opponents without a sack in five games…(9/27) at Bal.: Helped in pass protection, allowing time for QB Andy Dalton to throw for a career-high 383 yards…Also marked the first game in franchise history with more than 300 passing yards and four rushing TDs.

2014: Started 12 games, missing four with calf injuries…Contributed to an offensive line unit that did not allow a sack until the fourth week of the season and ranked third in the league in sacks allowed with 23 on the year…(12/14) at Cle.: Helped the offense to 244 rushing yards, the most rushing yards in a game for the Bengals since 253 yards in Week 12 of 2004.

2013: Started 11 of 12 games played…Missed four games with a foot injury...Contributed to the Cincinnati offense ranking tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense…(10/27) vs. NYJ: Member of the offense line that limited the Jets to one sack for two yards on the day, as Dalton threw for a career-high 5 TDs.

2012: Started every game of his rookie season…Helped open running lanes for BenJarvus Green-Ellis to rush for 100 yards or more four time over a five-game span…(11/25) vs. Oak.: Aid the Bengals’ rushing attack to a season-high 221 yards on the ground.

College: Played in 43 career games at Wisconsin, including 36 starts…Earned All-America first-team honors as a senior…Helped the Badgers to back-to-back Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl berths in his junior and senior seasons…Based on team film study, did not allow a sack in his collegiate career…Majored in kinesiology.

Personal: Last name is pronounced ZITE-ler…Native of Waukesha, Wis…Married to Sara…Brother, Eric, played football at Wisconsin Lutheran College, while youngest brother, Matt, is currently on the team…High School: Attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wis…Starter for team that finished 13-1 twice…Named Little Ten Conference Linemen of the Year as a senior…Also lettered in wrestling…Member of National Honor Society…Hobbies/Interest: Enjoys working out in his free time, noting he would be a personal trainer or coach if not for football…Relishes any movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio…Listens to whatever is on the radio.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (27th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 9, 2017.

At a Glance:

Last name is pronounced ZITE-ler.

He helped the Bengals to two division titles and four postseason appearances during his five seasons in Cincinnati.

Joined the Browns as one of the top unrestricted free agents in the 2016 class. 

Seasonal Reviews:

2016: Started all 16 games at RG…(10/23) vs. Cle.: Part of an offense that gained 559 yards on the day, including 271 on the ground…(10/30) vs. Was.: Helped the running game to 152 yards rushing and a season-high three TDs…(12/11) at Cle.: Helped open running lanes for a 213-yard effort.

2015: Started all 16 games at RG…Member of an offensive line that blocked for 100-plus rushing yards in 10 games and held opponents without a sack in five games…(9/27) at Bal.: Helped in pass protection, allowing time for QB Andy Dalton to throw for a career-high 383 yards…Also marked the first game in franchise history with more than 300 passing yards and four rushing TDs.

2014: Started 12 games, missing four with calf injuries…Contributed to an offensive line unit that did not allow a sack until the fourth week of the season and ranked third in the league in sacks allowed with 23 on the year…(12/14) at Cle.: Helped the offense to 244 rushing yards, the most rushing yards in a game for the Bengals since 253 yards in Week 12 of 2004.

2013: Started 11 of 12 games played…Missed four games with a foot injury...Contributed to the Cincinnati offense ranking tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense…(10/27) vs. NYJ: Member of the offense line that limited the Jets to one sack for two yards on the day, as Dalton threw for a career-high 5 TDs.

2012: Started every game of his rookie season…Helped open running lanes for BenJarvus Green-Ellis to rush for 100 yards or more four time over a five-game span…(11/25) vs. Oak.: Aid the Bengals’ rushing attack to a season-high 221 yards on the ground.

College: Played in 43 career games at Wisconsin, including 36 starts…Earned All-America first-team honors as a senior…Helped the Badgers to back-to-back Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl berths in his junior and senior seasons…Based on team film study, did not allow a sack in his collegiate career…Majored in kinesiology.

Personal: Last name is pronounced ZITE-ler…Native of Waukesha, Wis…Married to Sara…Brother, Eric, played football at Wisconsin Lutheran College, while youngest brother, Matt, is currently on the team…High School: Attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wis…Starter for team that finished 13-1 twice…Named Little Ten Conference Linemen of the Year as a senior…Also lettered in wrestling…Member of National Honor Society…Hobbies/Interest: Enjoys working out in his free time, noting he would be a personal trainer or coach if not for football…Relishes any movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio…Listens to whatever is on the radio.

 

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