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Gino Gradkowski
G/C #66
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
25
College:
Delaware
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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3
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0
Career Stats
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TOTAL 32 16
2013 BAL 16 16
2012 BAL 16 0

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update

TRANSACTIONS

Gino Gradkowski was selected by the Ravens with their first pick in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER

• Started all 16 games at center in his second NFL season (2013)
• Started at center (his first-career NFL start) and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, who set career highs in passing attempts (62) and completions (34), while throwing for 362 yards (14th-career 300-plus-yard game) and 2 TDs at Den. (9/5/13)
• Played in all 16 regular season games and all four postseason contests, both from scrimmage and on special teams during his rookie season in 2012

2013: (16/16) Started all 16 games at center, helping QB Joe Flacco set career highs in attempts (614), completions (362) and passing yards (3,912)
• Started at center and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 65.4% of his passes (17 of 26) for 273 yards and a TD, including 2 60-plus-yard completions (60-yarder to Torrey Smith and a 66-yard TD pass to Jacoby Jones), in the 19-3 win in game 11 vs. NYJ (11/24)
• Started at center and helped protect Flacco, allowing him to surpass the 20,000-yard career passing mark and helped the Ravens rush for 174 yards and 1 TD, including a season-high 131 (and 1 TD) by RB Ray Rice in game 10 at Chi. (11/17)
• Started at center, helping the Ravens total 384 yards, including 133 and 2 TDs rushing in the 26-23 victory in game 5 at Mia. (10/6)
• Started at center (his first-career NFL start) and helped protect Flacco, who set career highs in passing attempts (62) and completions (34), while throwing for 362 yards (franchise-record 14th-career 300-plus-yard game) and 2 TDs, in game 1 at Den. (9/5)

2012: (16/0, 4/0) Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) and post the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice
• Saw extended action at center, helping the Ravens outgain the Bengals 352 to 189, including 206 yards and 2 TDs rushing, in game 16 at Cin. (12/30)
• Saw action on special teams and recorded a KOR for 12 yards in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16)
• Saw action on special teams and had a key block, paving the way for P Sam Koch to score a TD on a fake FGA in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Saw action on special teams in games 2-8
• Saw action in his first-career NFL game in the 44-13 victory in game 1 vs. Cin. (9/10)
• Saw action on special teams in all four playoff games

COLLEGE: Started all 37 games over three seasons at Delaware following his transfer from West Virginia in 2009...Saw action at LG, RG and center, helping the Blue Hens to a 25-12 record...Earned first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The Sports Network and American Football Coaches Association (2011)...Was also a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association (2010-11) and second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s College Football (2010-11)... Served as a co-captain and started all 11 games (eight at LG and three at center) for the Blue Hens, helping the team to a 7-4 record as a senior in 2011...Became the first UD offensive lineman to earn back-to-back first-team All-CAA honors since Conway Hayman in 1968-69...Helped the offense finish fifth in the conference in rushing offense, averaging 165.5 yards per game...Led an offensive line that paved the way for RB Andrew Pierce to rush for 1,279 yards and 16 TDs, which ranked third and second in the CAA, respectively...Earned first-team All-CAA honors after starting every game at LG as a junior in 2010...Led UD to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the FCS National Championship game...Played a key role on the offensive line that helped the squad rank second in the CAA for total offense (401.8 ypg)...Helped pave the way for CAA Rookie of the Year RB Andrew Pierce (1,655 yards rushing and 17 TDs) and CAA Offensive Player of the Year QB Pat Devlin (3,032 passing yards and 22 TDs)...Started all 11 games at RG in his first season at Delaware, helping the team to a 6-5 record in 2009...Helped the Blue Hens average 355.0 yards per game of total offense and 243.4 passing yards per game, which ranked second in the CAA...Saw action in one game in 2008 as a redshirt freshman for West Virginia... Transferred to Delaware following the season...Redshirted as a true freshman and practiced on the offensive line for the Mountaineers team that defeated Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl in 2007...Majored in history at Delaware.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Prepped at Seton-La Salle (PA) HS...Played as a two-way lineman in football and as a center in basketball...Was a four-year starter and two year captain who helped team to the 2004 district title... Earned All-State honors in his junior and senior seasons... Named to the All-Conference team twice and as an All- WPIAL District selection twice...His brother, Bruce, was a standout QB, three-year starter and All-MAC selection at Toledo and is a nine-year NFL veteran, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006-07), Cleveland Browns (2008), Oakland Raiders (2009-10), Cincinnati Bengals (2011- 12) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-14).

COMMUNITY: Advocate and supporter of Special Olympics Maryland...Volunteered at the Special Olympics Summer Games in the Bocce and Track & Field events and attended a fundraising breakfast in Nov. 2013 to help bring awareness to the organization…Involved with promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation, by participating in an assembly at Woodbridge Elementary School (Baltimore, MD) and the Hometown Huddle Ravens TEAM Challenge… The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness…Supports several team and player initiatives, including the Spring Football Festival at M&T Bank Stadium, the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party and Lardarius Webb’s Celebrity Softball Tournament.

 

 

Download 2011 Bio Update

TRANSACTIONS

Gino Gradkowski was selected by the Ravens with their first pick in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER

• Started all 16 games at center in his second NFL season (2013)
• Started at center (his first-career NFL start) and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, who set career highs in passing attempts (62) and completions (34), while throwing for 362 yards (14th-career 300-plus-yard game) and 2 TDs at Den. (9/5/13)
• Played in all 16 regular season games and all four postseason contests, both from scrimmage and on special teams during his rookie season in 2012

2013: (16/16) Started all 16 games at center, helping QB Joe Flacco set career highs in attempts (614), completions (362) and passing yards (3,912)
• Started at center and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 65.4% of his passes (17 of 26) for 273 yards and a TD, including 2 60-plus-yard completions (60-yarder to Torrey Smith and a 66-yard TD pass to Jacoby Jones), in the 19-3 win in game 11 vs. NYJ (11/24)
• Started at center and helped protect Flacco, allowing him to surpass the 20,000-yard career passing mark and helped the Ravens rush for 174 yards and 1 TD, including a season-high 131 (and 1 TD) by RB Ray Rice in game 10 at Chi. (11/17)
• Started at center, helping the Ravens total 384 yards, including 133 and 2 TDs rushing in the 26-23 victory in game 5 at Mia. (10/6)
• Started at center (his first-career NFL start) and helped protect Flacco, who set career highs in passing attempts (62) and completions (34), while throwing for 362 yards (franchise-record 14th-career 300-plus-yard game) and 2 TDs, in game 1 at Den. (9/5)

2012: (16/0, 4/0) Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) and post the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice
• Saw extended action at center, helping the Ravens outgain the Bengals 352 to 189, including 206 yards and 2 TDs rushing, in game 16 at Cin. (12/30)
• Saw action on special teams and recorded a KOR for 12 yards in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16)
• Saw action on special teams and had a key block, paving the way for P Sam Koch to score a TD on a fake FGA in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Saw action on special teams in games 2-8
• Saw action in his first-career NFL game in the 44-13 victory in game 1 vs. Cin. (9/10)
• Saw action on special teams in all four playoff games

COLLEGE: Started all 37 games over three seasons at Delaware following his transfer from West Virginia in 2009...Saw action at LG, RG and center, helping the Blue Hens to a 25-12 record...Earned first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The Sports Network and American Football Coaches Association (2011)...Was also a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association (2010-11) and second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s College Football (2010-11)... Served as a co-captain and started all 11 games (eight at LG and three at center) for the Blue Hens, helping the team to a 7-4 record as a senior in 2011...Became the first UD offensive lineman to earn back-to-back first-team All-CAA honors since Conway Hayman in 1968-69...Helped the offense finish fifth in the conference in rushing offense, averaging 165.5 yards per game...Led an offensive line that paved the way for RB Andrew Pierce to rush for 1,279 yards and 16 TDs, which ranked third and second in the CAA, respectively...Earned first-team All-CAA honors after starting every game at LG as a junior in 2010...Led UD to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the FCS National Championship game...Played a key role on the offensive line that helped the squad rank second in the CAA for total offense (401.8 ypg)...Helped pave the way for CAA Rookie of the Year RB Andrew Pierce (1,655 yards rushing and 17 TDs) and CAA Offensive Player of the Year QB Pat Devlin (3,032 passing yards and 22 TDs)...Started all 11 games at RG in his first season at Delaware, helping the team to a 6-5 record in 2009...Helped the Blue Hens average 355.0 yards per game of total offense and 243.4 passing yards per game, which ranked second in the CAA...Saw action in one game in 2008 as a redshirt freshman for West Virginia... Transferred to Delaware following the season...Redshirted as a true freshman and practiced on the offensive line for the Mountaineers team that defeated Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl in 2007...Majored in history at Delaware.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Prepped at Seton-La Salle (PA) HS...Played as a two-way lineman in football and as a center in basketball...Was a four-year starter and two year captain who helped team to the 2004 district title... Earned All-State honors in his junior and senior seasons... Named to the All-Conference team twice and as an All- WPIAL District selection twice...His brother, Bruce, was a standout QB, three-year starter and All-MAC selection at Toledo and is a nine-year NFL veteran, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006-07), Cleveland Browns (2008), Oakland Raiders (2009-10), Cincinnati Bengals (2011- 12) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-14).

COMMUNITY: Advocate and supporter of Special Olympics Maryland...Volunteered at the Special Olympics Summer Games in the Bocce and Track & Field events and attended a fundraising breakfast in Nov. 2013 to help bring awareness to the organization…Involved with promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation, by participating in an assembly at Woodbridge Elementary School (Baltimore, MD) and the Hometown Huddle Ravens TEAM Challenge… The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness…Supports several team and player initiatives, including the Spring Football Festival at M&T Bank Stadium, the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party and Lardarius Webb’s Celebrity Softball Tournament.

 

 

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