Casey Wiegmann life and biography

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Casey Wiegmann biography

Date of birth : 1973-07-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Parkersburg, Iowa
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Kansas Chiefs, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Casey Wiegmann born July 20, 1973 in Parkersburg, Iowa is an American football center for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1996. He played college football at Iowa.

Wiegmann has also played for the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.

Wiegmann's Career


Pro Career: Veteran center rejoined the Chiefs as a free agent on March 12th ... Spent the past two seasons with Denver, where he earned his initial Pro Bowl berth following the 2008 campaign ... Returns to home to Kansas City where he spent the 2001-07 seasons ... Has started 143 consecutive games over the last nine years ... Owns an unbelievable streak of 9,078 straight offensive snaps played for the Chiefs and Broncos dating back to a contest vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23/01) ... Earned six consecutive berths on USA Today’s All-Joe Team during his first stint in Kansas City, a squad that annually recognizes the NFL’s best blue-collar players ... Finished second in the AP’s All-Pro voting at center in 2002 ... One of four current NFL performers to hail from Iowa’s epicenter of future NFL players – Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa (pop. 1,804) – joining C Brad Meester (Jacksonville), DE Jared DeVries (Detroit) and DE Aaron Kampman (Jacksonville). All four played for the late Ed Thomas, who was named the NFL’s High School Coach of the Year in 2003 ... Was part of a Kansas City offensive front that saw all five players open at the same positions for 32 consecutive games in 2002-03 ... Has played in a total of 195 games (168 starts), including one start at right guard with Chicago ... Started 111 straight games during his first tour of duty with the Chiefs ... Owns two career kickoff returns for 10 yards ... Prior to joining the Chiefs in 2001, spent time on the active rosters of Chicago (’97-00), the N.Y. Jets (’96-97) and Indianapolis (’96) ... Began his NFL career on the Colts practice squad in ’96, before eventually being promoted to that club’s active roster.

Games Played/Games Started: 1996 IND (0/0), 1996 NYJ (0/0), 1997 NYJ (3/0), 1997 CHI (1/0), 1998 CHI (16/15), 1999 CHI (16/0), 2000 CHI (16/10), 2001 KC (15/15), 2002 KC (16/16), 2003 KC (16/16), 2004 KC (16/16), 2005 KC (16/16), 2006 KC (16/16), 2007 KC (16/16), 2008 DEN (16/16), 2009 DEN (16/16) — 195/168. Playoffs: 2003 KC (1/1), 2006 (1/1) — 2/2.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (3/12/10) ... Released by Denver (2/23/10) ... Re-signed with Denver (6/17/09) ... Signed as an unrestricted free agent with Denver from Kansas City (3/20/08) ... Re-signed with Kansas City (9/17/04) ... Signed with Kansas City as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago (3/15/01) ... Signed with Chicago (9/24/97) ... Released by the N.Y. Jets (9/22/97) ... Claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Jets from Indianapolis (10/29/96) ... Signed by Indianapolis from the practice squad (10/15/96) ... Added to the Indianapolis practice squad (9/23/96) ... Released by Indianapolis (9/22/96) ... Signed by Indianapolis from the practice squad (9/10/96) ... Added to the Indianapolis practice squad (8/27/96) ... Released by Indianapolis (8/25/96) ... Signed as a rookie free agent with Indianapolis (4/26/96).

Denver (2008-09): Started all 32 games at center.

2009: Started all 16 games at center ... Played every offensive snap for the eighth straight season ... Voted captain by his teammates.

2008: Opened all 16 games at center ... Earned his first Pro Bowl invitation ... Part of an offensive line that allowed a franchise single season-low 12.0 sacks, tying for first in the NFL ... Played all 1,019 offensive snaps.

Kansas City (2001-07): Started 111 games at center and opened two playoff contests.

2007: Started 16 games at center ... Named to his sixth straight USA Today All-Joe Team ... Opened his 100th consecutive game at center vs. Jacksonville (10/7).

2006: Started 16 games at center ... Named to his fifth consecutive USA Today All-Joe Team ... Part of an offensive front that helped RB Larry Johnson set a franchise record with 1,789 rushing yards ... Started at center in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).

2005: Opened all 16 contests at center for a fourth straight season, earning his fourth consecutive berth on the USA  Today All-Joe Team ... Helped the Chiefs average 387.0 yards of total offense, the best mark in the NFL ... Part of an offensive line that sparked RB Larry Johnson to a 211-yard performance at Houston (11/20) ... Opened his 100th career game vs. Denver (12/4) ... Helped Johnson accumulate 201 rushing yards vs. Cincinnati (1/1/06).

2004: Opened all 16 contests at center for a third straight season, earning his third consecutive berth on the USA  Today All-Joe Team ... Helped the Chiefs lead the NFL in total offense for the first time in team history (418.4 ypg) ... Part of an offense that produced an NFL single-game record eight rushing TDs vs. Atlanta (10/24).

2003: Started at center in all 16 games for the second consecutive year, earning a spot on the USA Today All-Joe Team for the second straight season ... Helped spring RB Priest Holmes for a then-NFL record 27 rushing TDs on the season.

2002: Started at center in all 16 games for the first time in his career ... Was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team for his efforts ... Anchored an offensive line that helped RB Priest Holmes rack up 1,615 rushing yards as the Chiefs led the league in scoring (29.2 ppg) and ranked second in total offense (375.0 ypg).

2001: Started the club’s final 15 games at center after missing the opener following appendectomy surgery ... Opened plenty of holes for RB Priest Holmes to amass a league-high 1,555 rushing yards ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/9) due to an appendectomy which was performed on August 27th ... Started his first game in a Chiefs uniform vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23).

Chicago (1997-00): Saw duty in 49 games (25 starts) in over three full seasons with the Bears ... Played in 48 regular season games with Chicago from ’98-00 ... Returned two kickoffs for 10 yards.

2000: Played in all 16 games for the third straight year ... Started 10 games, opening nine contests at center and one at right guard ... Backed up C Olin Kreutz for the season’s first three games before moving back into the starting lineup vs. Detroit (9/24) ... Also opened at Green Bay (10/1), vs. New Orleans (10/8) and vs. Minnesota (10/15) ... Started at right guard at Philadelphia (10/22) ... Worked behind Kruetz at center for the next three games before starting the club’s final five contests.

1999: Played in all 16 contests ... Served as the club’s backup center and played on special teams ... Had a two-yard kickoff return vs. Seattle (9/19).

1998: Saw action at center in all 16 games (15 starts) and also contributed on special teams ... Initial NFL start came vs. Jacksonville (9/6) ... Started every game except vs. Green Bay (12/27).

1997: Saw reserve action in one contest ... Was claimed off waivers on September 24th after being released by the Jets the previous day ... Was inactive at Dallas (9/28) and for the next nine games with a shoulder injury ... Was active but did not play at St. Louis (12/14) ... Saw his first action in a Bears uniform at Tampa Bay (12/21).

N.Y. Jets (1996-97): Saw duty in three games for the Jets on special teams.

1997: Saw duty in three games ... First regular season NFL action came at Seattle (8/31) ... Also played vs. Buffalo (9/7) and at New England (9/14) ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/21) before being waived the following day.

1996: Claimed off waivers from Indianapolis on October 29th ... Was inactive vs. New England (11/10) and at Indianapolis (11/17) ... Active, but did not play at Buffalo (11/24) ... Was inactive vs. Houston (12/1), at New England (12/8) and vs. Philadelphia (12/14) ... Active, but did not play vs. Miami (12/22).

Indianapolis (1996): Spent the first two weeks of the regular season on the club’s practice squad ... Was promoted to the 53-man roster on September 10th ... Did not play vs. Dallas (9/15) and was subsequently placed back on the practice squad on September 23rd ... Promoted back to the active roster on October 15th, but did not play vs. New England (10/20) or at Washington (10/27) ... Was released on October 28th.

College: Started 27 career games as a center at Iowa, including every contest of his senior campaign ... One of four co-captains for the Hawkeyes as a senior when he collected All-Big Ten honorable mention honors ... Was named the team’s co-MVP and won the Offensive Coaches Hustle Award ... Started eight games as a junior missing two due to injury ... Finished his sophomore season having started the first four games and final three games at center, missing five games due to injury ... Played in five games as a freshman ... Honor roll student majored in Sociology at Iowa.

Personal


• A three-sport letterman (football, baseball, basketball) at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa.
• Played C, DE, K and P as a prep under legendary coach Ed Thomas and established a school record with 17.0 career sacks.
• Has served as an intern for the Legacy Financial Group during the 2005-06 off-seasons.
• Served as co-chairman for the Chiefs First Downs for Down Syndrome program which raises $250,000 annually based on the production of the Chiefs offensive line.
• Nominated Thomas for the 2003 NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Thomas was named a finalist and received $5,000 for the school.
• Wiegmann’s mother Brenda was featured in a 2003 ESPN piece by Kenny Mayne highlighting the football tradition in Parkersburg, Iowa.
• Full name: Casey Peter Wiegmann (pronounced WIG-man).
• Married, wife Danni with a son Bo and the couple is expecting their second child.
Additional Stats: Has two kickoff returns – one for eight yards at Arizona (10/11/98) and one for two yards vs. Seattle (9/19/99).
Streaks and Milestones: Has started 143 consecutive games at center dating back to a contest vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23/01).

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