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Adam Bisnowaty

Adam Bisnowaty

Adam Bisnowaty (born December 14, 1993) is an American football tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers as a four-year starter at left tackle, and was First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference his last two seasons.

Adam Bisnowaty
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1993-12-14)December 14, 1993
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Fox Chapel Area High School
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 200
Career history
  • New York Giants (2017)
  • Detroit Lions (2018)*
  • Carolina Panthers (2018)*
  • Minnesota Vikings (2018)*
  • Washington Redskins (2019)*
  • Denver Broncos (2019)*
  • Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:1
Games started:1
Player stats at **NFL.com [40] **
Games played:1
Games started:1
Player stats at **NFL.com [40] **

Early life

Bisnowaty was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is Jewish.[1][2] His parents are Miron and Randi Bisnowaty, and he has a sister.[3] His father is Israeli-born, grew up in Rishon LeZion, served in the Agaf HaModi'in (the military intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces), and came to the United States at the age of 27.[4][5][6] Adam's paternal grandmother is a Holocaust survivor who escaped the Nazis by hiding in the woods in Poland.[4]

Bisnowaty said: "I have a deep connection with Israel, my two parents are Jewish, my father is from Israel, and a large part of my family still lives there."[6] He has a large Hebrew tattoo on his left arm, which translates to "I am what I am," which in the Old Testament God said to Moses when Moses asked what to call him.[7][4]

Growing up, he preferred basketball, baseball, and wrestling to football.[8] In seventh grade, he weighed 210 pounds (95 kg), and in eighth grade he weighed 245 pounds (111 kg), and with his size his attention soon shifted to football.[9][8]

High school career

At Fox Chapel Area High School in Pennsylvania, Bisnowaty played offensive guard and tackle, was ranked the country's # 19 recruit by Rivals, and was a four-star recruit.[3][10][11][12][13] He was named Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA, and all-conference at defensive tackle.[3] He also competed in wrestling for the high school, and in track and field—throwing discus, javelin, and shot put (for which he holds the school record at 43' 7").[3][8][14]

College career

Bisnowaty played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers, choosing them over Florida and 12 other offers.[10][11] He earned an undergraduate degree from Pittsburgh in communications in 2015, and a master's degree in health and fitness.[10][11][15]

In 2012, he redshirted.[11] Subsequently, Bisnowaty was a four-year starter at left tackle.[11] He was named to the Jewish Sports Review 2014 College Football All-America Offensive Team.[16] He was a First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection in each of his final seasons, and was named to the All-ACC Academic team for four consecutive years.[11] As a senior in 2016 he started every game at left tackle.[12] He finished his college career with 43 starts in 45 games.[3]

In the NFL combine, he was measured as 77⅝ inches tall, weighing 304 pounds (138 kg), with an arm length of 33.88 inches, and a hand size of 11.38 inches.[17] His scores were 40-yard dash: 5.23 seconds, bench press: 23 reps (225 lb), vertical leap: 29.5 inches, broad jump: 96 inches, 20-yard shuttle: 4.90 seconds, and three-cone drill: 8.02 seconds.[17]

Professional career

New York Giants

Bisnowaty was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round, 200th overall, of the 2017 NFL Draft.[18] The Giants traded up seven spots to draft him.[12][19] He signed with the team in May 2017, on a four-year deal worth $2.5 million with a $147,000 signing bonus.[20] In June 2017, Giants' offensive line coach Mike Solari said: "It's still early. Right now, we got him at right tackle. But he has versatility, he could go to guard."[21] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Giants' practice squad the next day.[22][23] He was promoted to the active roster on December 30, 2017.[24] The following day, he was the starting right tackle for the Giants in his NFL debut.[25]

On May 14, 2018, Bisnowaty was waived by the Giants.[26]

Detroit Lions

On May 15, 2018, Bisnowaty was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[27] He was waived on July 31, 2018.[28]

Carolina Panthers

On August 1, 2018, Bisnowaty was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[29] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[30]

Minnesota Vikings

On October 23, 2018, Bisnowaty was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[31] He reunited with college teammate Brian O'Neill. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2019.[32] He was waived on May 8, 2019.[33]

Washington Redskins

On May 23, 2019, Bisnowaty signed with the Washington Redskins, but was waived five days later.[34]

Denver Broncos

On August 9, 2019, Bisnowaty was signed by the Denver Broncos.[35] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[36]

See also

  • List of select Jewish football players


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