Vinny Ciurciu life and biography

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Vinny Ciurciu biography

Date of birth : 1980-05-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hackensack, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Detroit Lions, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Vinny Ciurciu is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Boston College.

2010: Backup linebacker and on special teams.

* Appeared in first game at New York Giants (10/17). Filled in at linebacker near end of game for injured LB Zack Follett.
* Recorded two special teams tackles agains the New York Jets (11/7).
* Season-high three special teams tackles at Buffalo (11/14).

2009: Signed to Detroit’s active roster October 22. Was signed primarily as special teamer and to add depth at linebacker. Made seven tackles on special teams in nine games played.

* Saw time on special teams and recorded a solo stop in first game as a Lion vs. St. Louis (11/1).
* Was inactive at Seattle (11/8).


* Signed by the Detroit Lions October 14, 2010.
* Released by the Lions September 4, 2010.
* Re-Signed by the Lions March 11, 2010.
* Signed by the Lions October 22, 2009.
* Signed by the New England Patriots May 4, 2009 and released by the Patriots September 4, 2009.
* Released by the Minnesota Vikings March 3, 2009
* Signed by the Vikings March 3, 2007.
* Re-signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad December 5, 2003 and was signed to Panthers’ active roster December 20, 2003.
* Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 8, 2003 off the Panthers practice squad. Released by the Buccaneers December 2, 2003.
* Released by the Carolina Panthers August 31, 2003 before being re-signed to the Panthers’ practice squad September 3, 2003.
* Originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers May 2, 2003.

PRO: Ciurciu (church-chew) is a key special teams contributor and backup linebacker. He has appeared in 100 games (six starts) during his career.

* Has tallied 40 career tackles (29 solo) and 74 special teams tackles.
* In 2007, Ciurciu tied for second among Vikings with 12 special teams tackles despite missing three games with injuries. Ciurciu appeared in 27 regular season games, totaling 20 tackles on special teams and was released March 3, 2009.
* Ciurciu spent his first three seasons (2003-06) of his career with Carolina, spending time on the practice squad and active roster. In 2006 he tied for first among the Panthers with a career-best 17 special teams tackles and played in all 16 games. In 2005 he ranked tied for third on the team with 12 special teams stops.
* His best season to date came in 2004 while with the Panthers when Ciurciu played in all 16 games and started in four for an injured Dan Morgan at middle linebacker and registered a career high 31 tackles (23 solo).
* In 2003, Ciurciu had a brief stint in Tampa Bay after the Buccaneers signed Ciurciu off the Panthers’ practice squad to their active roster and saw action in eight games on special teams. Played in four playoff games and appeared in Super Bowl XXXVII for the Panthers.

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