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Howard Barbieri
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Height:
6-5
Weight:
300
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
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TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011...released by Texans on Sept. 3, 2011...signed to Texans' practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011.

COLLEGE:
• Anchored the O-line for RU at center, while starting all 12 games of the 2010 season despite hurting his left knee during ’10 spring practice.
• Went from scout team player out of high school to senior team captain.
• Played every position on the offensive line including tight end during his career.
• Started 10-of-13 games in ’09 — the first two games at left guard and the final eight at right guard
• Earned a scholarship in ’08 when he played all 13 games, starting three at left guard, and saw action inside and outside.
• Appeared in 10 games in ’07 — was a reserve lineman, changing his jersey number to No. 84 midway through the season when he was used as a blocking tight end.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011...released by Texans on Sept. 3, 2011...signed to Texans' practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011.

COLLEGE:
• Anchored the O-line for RU at center, while starting all 12 games of the 2010 season despite hurting his left knee during ’10 spring practice.
• Went from scout team player out of high school to senior team captain.
• Played every position on the offensive line including tight end during his career.
• Started 10-of-13 games in ’09 — the first two games at left guard and the final eight at right guard
• Earned a scholarship in ’08 when he played all 13 games, starting three at left guard, and saw action inside and outside.
• Appeared in 10 games in ’07 — was a reserve lineman, changing his jersey number to No. 84 midway through the season when he was used as a blocking tight end.

PERSONAL:
• Also threw the discus as a New Jersey prep. Turned down a Division I-AA scholarship offer to walk on at Rutgers and redshirted in 2006.
• Earned a scholarship in ’08 when he played all 13 games, starting three at left guard, and saw action inside and outside.

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