PLAYER
Cyrus Kouandjio
OT #62
Height:
6-7
Weight:
322
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Cameroon
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 26 7
2017 DEN 1 0
2016 BUF 12 5
2015 BUF 12 2
2014 BUF 1 0

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Biography

Joins the Lions after spending his first three seasons (2014-16) with the Buffalo Bills where he played in 25 games with seven starts. Entered the NFL in 2014 after being drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: KWAN-jo

TRANSACTIONS

  • Placed on Non-Football/Active Injury list on July 25, 2017.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on June 15, 2017.
  • Released by the Bills on May 24, 2017.
  • Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (44th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO

Joins the Lions after spending his first three seasons (2014-16) with the Buffalo Bills where he played in 25 games with seven starts. Entered the NFL in 2014 after being drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2016: Played in 12 games (five starts) for Buffalo. Helped pave the way for an offense that finished first in rushing yards (2,630) and rushing touchdowns (29) for a second-consecutive season.

  • Started at left tackle in a Week 3 victory over the Cardinals (9/25). Helped the offense rush for 208 yards in the contest.
  • Started at left tackle in a Week 15 victory over the Browns and helped the offense gain 451 total yards, including 280 rushing yards.
  • Started at left tackle for a second-straight week against the Dolphins. Helped the offense amass 589 total yards.

2015: Appeared in 12 games with two starts. A part of a Bills offense that finished first in rushing yards (2,432) and rushing touchdowns (19).

  • Made his first-career start at right tackle in Week 7 at Jacksonville (10/25).
  • Started his first-career game at left tackle in Week 16 against Dallas (12/27). Helped the offense finish with 408 total yards, including 236 rushing yards.

2014: Appeared in one game during his rookie season against the Chiefs in Week 10 (11/9).

COLLEGE

Spent three seasons at the University of Alabama (2011-13), where he appeared in 35 games (27 starts) and won two National Championships (2012-12) during that time span.

2013: Anchored an offensive line that helped the team rush for 28 total touchdowns, 2,673 yards on the season, including 100 rushing yards in nine different contests.

  • Earned First Team All-America and First Team All-Southeastern Conference.
  • Named an Outland Trophy semifinalist, the annual award given to college football’s top interior offensive lineman.

2012: Named the starting left tackle as a sophomore and started all 14 games at left tackle. Helped the Crimson Tide win its second-straight National Championship.

  • Blocked for 10 separate 100-yard rushing performances by the Crimson Tide.

2011: Played in the first eight games of his freshman year before being sidelined with an injury.

  • Won a National Championship over Louisiana State.

PERSONAL

Attended DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) High School.

  • Son of Georgette and Jean-Claude Kouandjio.
  • Played alongside his older brother, Arie, at Alabama.
  • Native of Cameroon and moved to the United States at the age of five.

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