Greg Little
No. 75 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-04) November 4, 1997 (age 24)
Allen, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Allen (TX)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC First Team (2018)
  • All-SEC Second Team (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:14
Games started:6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Gregory Little (born November 4, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.

High school career

A native of Allen, Texas, Little attended Allen High School, where he was a three-year starter on the offensive line. Blocking for quarterback Kyler Murray, Little helped Allen to back-to-back 16–0 seasons and 6A Division 1 UIL state championships in 2013 and 2014. In Little's senior season, Allen went undefeated again until they were upset by Sam Ehlinger's Austin Westlake team in the state championship semifinals.[1]

Regarded as a five-star recruit, Little was ranked as the No. 2 prospect overall, behind Rashan Gary, in the class of 2016 by ESPN.[2] After his junior season, Little verbally committed to Texas A&M, who had signed Allen quarterback Kyler Murray, only to decommit a few days later.[3] Little eventually chose Ole Miss over scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, and others.

College career

In his true freshman year at Ole Miss, Little played in every game with five starts at left tackle, where he replaced Laremy Tunsil.[4] On December 10, 2018, Little declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

Little was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round with the 37th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[6] He played in four games, starting three at left tackle, before being placed on injured reserve on December 14, 2019.[7] He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp on July 28, 2020,[8] and was moved back to the active roster four days later.[9]

Little was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 7, 2020,[10] and activated two days later.[11] In 2020, he started three games at left tackle before being placed on injured reserve on December 17, 2020.[12]

Miami Dolphins

On August 17, 2021, Little was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a 2022 seventh-round pick.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on November 17, 2021.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Westlake snaps Allen's 57-game winning streak to reach state final". Austin American-Statesman. December 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gregory Little - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN".
  3. ^ "O-lineman Greg Little, No. 2 in ESPN 300, decommits from Texas A&M". ESPN.com. July 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Morales, Antonio (April 7, 2017). "A lighter Greg Little proves better for Ole Miss". The Clarion-Ledger.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Rob (December 10, 2018). "Greg Little Declares for 2019 NFL Draft, Will Skip Senior Year at Ole Miss". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Henson, Max (April 26, 2019). "Panthers draft Greg Little in second round". Panthers.com.
  7. ^ Henson, Max (December 14, 2019). "Chris Hogan returns to active roster; Greg Little lands on injured reserve". Panthers.com.
  8. ^ Simmons, Myles (July 28, 2020). "Michael Palardy out for season, Panthers make several roster moves". Panthers.com. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 1, 2020). "Panthers waive five, reduce roster to 80". Panthers.com. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  10. ^ Gantt, Darin (December 7, 2020). "Panthers place eight players on reserve/COVID list". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  11. ^ Weaver, Tim (December 9, 2020). "Panthers activate OT Greg Little from COVID-19 list, designate LB to return from IR". USAToday.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  12. ^ Bryan, Will (December 17, 2020). "Greg Little placed on reserve/injured list". Panthers.com.
  13. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 17, 2021). "Panthers put Troy Pride Jr. on IR, trade Greg Little". Panthers.com.
  14. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves - Week 11". MiamiDolphins.com. November 17, 2021.