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Fernando Velasco

Date of birth : 1985-02-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Harris, N.Y.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-17

PRO:
Fernando Velasco spent the majority of his first two years with the Titans on the practice squad. Providing depth at the center and guard positions, he will battle in 2010 to become one of the primary reserves on the offensive line.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• After spending a season and a half on the practice squad, Velasco made his first regular season appearance at San Francisco on Nov. 8, 2009.

TITANS TIDBITS:
• Velasco enjoys bowling, watching movies and playing basketball in his spare time.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Wrens, Ga., native was originally signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2008.
• Waived on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed to the practice squad on Aug. 31, 2008.
• Re-signed as a free agent by the Titans on Jan. 12, 2009.
• Waived on Sept. 5, 2009 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6, 2009.
• Signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Nov. 7, 2009.
• Waived on on Nov. 14, 2009 and signed to the practice squad on Nov. 17, 2009.
• Signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Dec. 30, 2009.

COLLEGE:
• Played 50 games with 26 starts at Georgia.
• As a senior (2007), started all 13 games at center and received All-SEC second-team honors.
• As a junior (2006), started all 13 games at strong-side offensive guard.
• Played 12 games in both freshman (2004) and sophomore (2005) seasons.
• Received degree in health and physical education.

PERSONAL:

• Single, splits time between Nashville and Wrens, Ga.
• Was four-year letterman as defensive tackle and offensive tackle at Jefferson County High School in Wrens, Ga. Selected to Georgia All-State team as senior.
• Also played basketball two years in high school.
• List of favorites: (movie) “Life”; (TV show) “Family Matters”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (food) fried chicken; (vacation spot) Miami; (school subject) math; (car) Cadillac Escalade; (video game) Madden NFL; and (author) Joel Osteen.
• Born Fernando Antonio Velasco on Feb. 22, 1985 in Harris, N.Y.


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