Jeff Backus
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Backus in September 2012
No. 76
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1977-09-21) September 21, 1977 (age 45)
Midland, Michigan
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
College:Michigan (1996–2000)
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:191
Games started:191
Player stats at

Jeffrey Carl Backus (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan. He was drafted with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and played his entire 12-year career for the team.

High school career

Backus attended Norcross High School and was a standout in football and baseball.[1] He spent his freshman year at Marist School in Dunwoody before returning to Norcross, where he played his middle school years. In football, as a senior, he was a USA Today All-America selection, and was chosen by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club as the Gwinnett Touchdown Club's Lineman of the Year.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
310 lb
(141 kg)
5.37 s 1.87 s 3.11 s 4.67 s 8.40 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
8 ft 3 in
(2.51 m)
25 reps
All measurables were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[2] See also the scouting report.

In July 2001, Jeff Backus signed a $7 million 5-year contract with the Lions, including a $3.2 million signing bonus. In July 2006, Jeff Backus signed a $40 million 6-year contract with the Lions. On November 22, 2012, Backus' streak of starting and playing in 186 consecutive games ended due to injury. On March 14, 2013, Backus retired.[3]

Post-playing career

Backus became a part-time coaching intern with the Detroit Lions after his retirement from playing football.[4]


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  3. ^ Jeff Backus retires after 12 seasons
  4. ^ Birkett, Dave (May 30, 2013). "Lions glad Jeff Backus is sticking around to coach". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved June 8, 2013.