Nick Allegretti
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Allegretti with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019
No. 73 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-21) April 21, 1996 (age 26)
Frankfort, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Lincoln-Way East (IL)
College:Illinois
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 216
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2021
Games played:39
Games started:9
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Nick Allegretti (born April 21, 1996) is an American football guard for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois.

Early years

Allegretti attended Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.[1] While there, he played for both the school's football and wrestling programs. As an offensive lineman, he was an all-state selection twice, and was a state finalist in wrestling.[1]

College career

Allegretti played as an offensive lineman for the Illinois Fighting Illini, starting as a freshman in the 2014 season.[2] He remained with the Illinois program for the entirety of his collegiate career, with the 2018 season being his last with the team. He redshirted his first season at Illinois. Afterwards, he would play in 48 consecutive games, including as a starter in the last 36 games of his collegiate career.[1][3]

Professional career

Allegretti was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round with the 216th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] Allegretti played seven games during his rookie season of 2019.[5] He won Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31–20.[6]

He scored his first touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 16, 2022.

References

  1. ^ a b c Baranek, Tony (April 30, 2019). "Daily double: Long day of waiting through NFL draft ends happily for Nick Allegretti and Chris Slayton". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Wagner, Joey (October 26, 2018). "Illinois to battle Maryland for first time in program history". Journal Gazette & Times-Courier. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Wagner, Joey (March 12, 2019). "Illini's Allegretti gets ex-Bear Kreutz's help in chasing NFL dream". The Pantagraph. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Conner, Matt (April 27, 2019). "Kansas City Chiefs add offensive lineman Nick Allegretti with final pick". FanSided. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nick Allegretti 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Shook, Nick (February 2, 2020). "Chiefs rally once again to defeat 49ers, win SB LIV". NFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2020.