5 things to know about Browns center JC Tretter

The Browns added center JC Tretter on Thursday as the newest member of their offensive line.

Here's five things to know about the former Packers standout.

1. The basics

Tretter, 26, spent the past four seasons in Green Bay, starting all seven games at center last year before undergoing surgery to repair a sprained MCL. He started three games and played in all 16 the previous season, splitting time with injured center Corey Linsley. He's played in 31 total games.

2. Versatile

Tretter, a fourth-round pick in 2013, has played mostly center but proven to be a versatile player over the course of his career. He started at left tackle against Washington in the 2015 playoffs, protecting star quarterback Aaron Rodgers' blindside. Tretter has also played right and left guard.

3. Big Red

Tretter was a two-year starter at Cornell who came to campus as a 238-pound tight end. He left Ithaca as a 300-pound All-American tackle with 40 games and 20 starts under his belt.

4. No, not *that *Akron

Tretter hails from Akron…..New York, less than 30 miles east of Buffalo.

5. Basketballer

Tretter, a two-sport star at Akron Central High School playing football and basketball, was named the Western New York Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 28 points and 17 rebounds a game.

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