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 77   Nick Kaczur   T
  Height: 6-4   Weight: 315
  Year: 6   Yrs/Pat: 6
  Acquired: D3b-05 (100th overall)
  School: Toledo
  Born: Jul 28, 1979    

Career Transactions

Nick Kaczur was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (100th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/20/05) ... Placed on injured reserve with a back injury (10/12/10).



Career Statistics

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Career Highlights

Career GP/GS (Playoffs): 68/62 (8/7)

  • Kaczur has started 62 of 68 regular-season games in his five-year NFL career and has also started seven career playoff contests.
  • In 2008, Kaczur started 14 games at right tackle as part of an offensive line that was a part of the best rushing season for the Patriots in more than 20 years in terms of rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and average yards per carry.
  • The Patriots' offense has finished ranked among the top 10 in offense five of his six NFL seasons: 2005 (7), 2007 (1), 2008 (5), 2009 (3), 2010 (8).


2010 Season

2010 (0/0, 0/0)

  • Was inactive due to injury for the first four games of the season due to a back injury suffered during training camp before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 12, 2010.


2009 Season

2009 (14/13, 1/0)

  • Played in 14 games, making 13 starts at right tackle and was part of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (18) by a Patriots line since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Part of a Patriots’ line that powered the offense to 619 net yards, setting a franchise record, in a 59-0 victory vs. Tennessee (10/18).
  • Inactive at Buffalo (12/20) and vs. Jacksonville (12/27) due to an injury.
  • Played but did not start in the season-finale at Houston (1/3) and in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).


2008 Season

2008 (14/14)

  • Started 14 games at right tackle as part of an offensive line that led the Patriots to 356 first downs in 2008, the second highest total in franchise history.
  • Was a part of the best rushing season for the Patriots in more than 20 years, totaling 2,278 rushing yards (sixth in team history and the most since 1985), 21 rushing touchdowns (tied for fourth in team history and the most since 1981) and an average of 4.4 yards per carry (fifth in team history and the best since 1983).
  • Helped the Patriots rank fifth in the NFL in total offense, averaging 365.4 yards per game - the third-best yards per game average in franchise history.
  • Helped the Patriots record a franchise-best three games with 500 or more total net yards, with the team’s 530 total net yards at Miami (11/23) standing as the second highest total for any game in franchise history.
     


2007 Season

2007 (15/15, 3/3)

  • Set career highs for games and games started with 15 at right tackle in 2007.
  • Played in every game except for the regular-season finale.
  • Was part of a Patriots offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks, the fewest for the franchise in 30 years. Helped the Patriots set all-time records for points scored (589) as Tom Brady set an NFL record with 50 touchdown passes.
  • Started at right tackle and contributed to a group that didn’t allow a sack of quarterback Tom Brady in 28 pass attempts at the N.Y. Jets (9/9).
  • Started at right tackle and contributed to an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack in 41 dropbacks at Buffalo (11/18).
  • Part of a line that didn’t allow a quarterback sack in 46 pass attempts against Pittsburgh (12/9).


2006 Season

2006 (11/9, 3/3)

  • Started nine of 11 games at right tackle as a second year player.
  • Helped pave the way for the Patriots to record 1,969 rushing yards, the team’s second highest total in the last 18 years.
  • At Cincinnati (10/1), was a member of an offensive front that opened holes for Patriots ball carriers to gain 238 rushing yards on 41 carries, marking New England’s highest team rushing total in 13 seasons.
  • Started at right tackle in a wild card playoff game against the Jets (1/7). Member of an offensive front that allowed Patriots rushers to gain 158 rushing yards on 38 carries (4.2 avg.).
  • Part of an offensive line that allowed just two sacks despite 51 pass attempts in the divisional playoffs at San Diego (1/14). San Diego entered the game as the league leader in sacks.
     


2005 Season

2005 (14/11, 1/1)

  • Started 11 of the final 13 games of the season at left tackle.
  • Made his NFL debut against Oakland (9/8).
  • Made his first career NFL start at left tackle against San Diego (10/2).
  • Saw significant action as a reserve at right tackle and left tackle in his first career game against Oakland (9/8). Member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 38 pass attempts.
  • Made his first career NFL start at left tackle against San Diego (10/2) in place of an injured Matt Light.
  • Started at left tackle and was a member of an offensive line that opened holes for Patriots’ rushers to gain 118 yards on the ground against Jacksonville (1/7).


College

  • First four-time All-Mid America Conference player in Toledo history.
  • Third team freshman All-America choice by The Sporting News.
  • Started 51 games in his career at Toledo.
  • Named first-team All-Mid American Conference for the third consecutive season as a senior in 2004. Leader of an offensive line that powered the 11th-ranked offense in the country (459.2 yards per game).
     


Personal

  • Nicholas Jesse Kaczur was born the son of Peter and Janet Kaczur on July 28, 1979.
  • A native of Brantford, Ontario, hometown of Wayne Gretzky.
  • Attended Brantford (Ontario) Collegiate Institute.
  • Voted as high school’s best lineman for four consecutive years and was the offensive MVP in his junior and senior years.
  • Rated as the best prep lineman in Ontario coming out of high school.
  • Played in the Canadian Junior Football league in 1999.
  • Worked construction for two years before entering college.
  • Was a recreation and leisure studies major at Toledo.


Extra Points

  • Nick is a native of Brantford, Ontario, also home to hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.
  • Nick was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2005 CFL Draft.