PLAYER
Tim Lelito
G #63
Height:
6-3
Weight:
335
Age:
28
College:
Grand Valley State
Hometown:
Saint Clair, MI
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

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1
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0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 64 24
2017 DET 1 0
2016 NO 16 7
2015 NO 15 13
2014 NO 16 2
2013 NO 16 2
Recent Games
WKOppResult
4 @MIN W 14-7
5 CAR L 24-27
6 @NO L 38-52

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Biography

Comes to the Lions after most recently spending the 2017 preseason with the Tennessee Titans. Prior to Tennessee, he played four seasons (2013-16) with the New Orleans Saints, where he started in 24 games. He entered the NFL in 2013 with the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on September 26, 2017.
  • Released by the Titans on September 4, 2017.
  • Signed by the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2017.
  • Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Saints on April 21, 2016.
  • Signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 28, 2013.

PRO

Comes to the Lions after most recently spending the 2017 preseason with the Tennessee Titans. Prior to Tennessee, he played four seasons (2013-16) with the New Orleans Saints, where he started in 24 games. He entered the NFL in 2013 with the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent.

2017: Spent the preseason as a member of the Tennessee Titans before being released and then signed by the Lions after Week 3 of the regular season.

2016: Saw action in 16 games with seven starts for the Saints, displaying versatility with starts at left guard, center and jumbo tight end.

2015: Appeared in 15 games and made 13 starts, missing one contest due to a shoulder injury. Started the first nine games of the season at left guard.

  • Started at left guard and helped the offense net 537 total yards against Jacksonville (12/27).

2014: Played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season and made two starts at center.

  • Made his first-career start at center and was part of an offense that notched 193 rushing yards and 495 total net yards against Green Bay (10/26).

2013:  Saw action in all 16 regular season games his rookie year with two starts at right guard. Played on special teams in the Saints’ two postseason contests.

  • Made his first NFL start at right guard, blocking for an offense that posted 104 rushing yards and 423 total net yards against Arizona (9/22).

COLLEGE

Started all 46 games he played in on the offensive line for Grand Valley State over his four-year career and was a two-time first-team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.

2012: Started all 11 games as a senior. Part of an offensive line that helped the Lakers rank second in both total offense with 474.4 average yards per game, and scoring offense with 41.9 points per game.

  • Named the GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year, First-Team All-GLIAC as well as GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.

2011: Started in all 11 games as a junior. Helped GVSU lead the GLIAC in average rushing yards per game with 226.6, total offense with 467.5 average yards per game and scoring offense with 42.4 points.

  • First-Team All-GLIAC selection and named GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.

2010: Appeared and started in all 13 games for the Lakers. Key contributor on an offensive line that finished 14th in average rushing yards per game with 216.3 and 17th in total offense with 437.6 yards per game.

2009: Missed the first four games of the season recovering from a knee injury but started the final 11 games of the year as a freshman.

PERSONAL

Attended St. Clair (Mich.) High School.

  • Majored in physical education with an emphasis on sports management and leadership.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Top 10 Defensive Plays

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 defensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Bye week comes at right time

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Tori Petry recaps the highlights of the week in sixty seconds on 0 to 60 presented by Comerica Bank.

  • Top 10 Offensive Plays

    Posted Oct 19, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 offensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Inside look at player workouts and recovery

    Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Head strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash Jr. and team performance dietician Sarah Snyder take Tori Petry through a day in the life of post-game day recovery, presented by Kroger.

  • Ebron on becoming an explosive offense

    Posted Oct 17, 2017

    TE Eric Ebron talks about how he thinks the offense can turn it around after the bye week and about how explosive the offense can become.

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