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Louis Vasquez biography

Date of birth : 1987-04-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Corsicana, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-20
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Louis N. Vasquez (born April 11, 1987 in Corsicana, Texas) is an Mexican-American football offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers. He played college football for Texas Tech.

An All-Rookie Team selection by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers Association, Vasquez was a great addition to the Chargers in 2009. A third-round draft pick who played in a spread offense at Texas Tech, Vasquez quickly adapted to the nuances of the Chargers' pro-set offense and started 15 games at right guard, including the team's Divisional Playoff game against the New York Jets. Vasquez was a key cog in the offense, helping the Chargers to the No. 2 seed in the playoffs while winning 11-straight to close the regular-season. During that win streak, with Vasquez in the starting lineup for every game, the offensive line combined to allow just 11 sacks in 347 pass plays.

Vasquez, whose first name is pronounced LEW-iss, is one of only a handful of Mexican-American players in the NFL, and he also has Aztec Indian heritage on both sides of his family. He's also a rarity in his own family as his father stands 5-foot-5, his mother 5-foot-3 and Vasquez is 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds. He hails from a family with a steep and rich boxing background, including his grandfather, after whom he is named. Vasquez has done plenty of boxing himself and other hobbies include fishing, trap shooting and spending time with family and friends.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick (78) by Chargers, April 26, 2009...signed four-year contract, July 25.

2009: ALL-Rookie by PFW and PFWA...started first-career game on ESPN’s MNF Sept. 14 at OAK...inj. ankle vs. Raiders and INA Weeks 2-3...blocked for season-high 203 rush yards in 32-3 win at DEN Nov. 22 for first-place in AFC West.

COLLEGE: As junior, DNA sack while helping Texas Tech lead nation in passing...offense scored second-most points (40.9 ppg) and racked up second-most yards (529.6 ypg) in nation in '07...played at Texas Tech from 2005-08...majored in general studies.

PERSONAL: Born in Corsicana, Texas...one of Texas’ top prep offensive linemen at Corsicana HS.

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