Players

Joe Vellano
DT #94
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
Age:
28
College:
Maryland
Hometown:
Clifton Park, NY
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 63 24 39 3.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2017 ATL 3 0 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 NE 5 1 6 3 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NE 16 8 54 20 34 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
3 @DET W 30-26 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF L 17-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 MIA L 17-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent on May 3, 2013.

Signed by New England to the practice squad on October 8, 2014.

Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on January 17, 2015.

Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 25, 2015.

Signed by Indianapolis to the practice squad on December 22,2015.

Signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Jan. 26, 2016.

Signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on September 6, 2016.

2016 (Falcons)

Saw action in the NFC championship game and Super Bowl LI, totaling two tackles (one solo).

TRANSACTIONS

Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent on May 3, 2013.

Signed by New England to the practice squad on October 8, 2014.

Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on January 17, 2015.

Signed by New England to the practice squad on September 25, 2015.

Signed by Indianapolis to the practice squad on December 22,2015.

Signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Jan. 26, 2016.

Signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on September 6, 2016.

2016 (Falcons)

Saw action in the NFC championship game and Super Bowl LI, totaling two tackles (one solo).

CAREER

Started the 2015 season with New England and was released prior to the start of the regular season. Had brief stints on the Patriots and Indianapolis practice squads.

Made the active roster out of training camp and played in the first five games of the season with one start before being released and brought back to the practice squad for the rest of the regular season in 2014.

Signed to the 53 - man roster from the practice squad prior to the AFC Championship game vs. Indianapolis (1/18). Played as a reserve and made one tackle. Was inactive in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1).

Recorded his first sack of the season at Kansas City (9/29), taking down Alex Smith for a loss of four yards in the Patriots red zone, helping limit the Chiefs to a field goal try.

Played in all 16 regular-season games with eight starts and totaled 48 tackles, two sacks, one pass defense and one fumble recovery.

Appeared in both playoff contests as a reserve and tallied five tackles and his first career postseason sack.

Made his first NFL appearance in the season opener at Buffalo (9/8) and contributed two tackles.

Replaced Vince Wilfork at defensive tackle at Atlanta (9/29) after Wilfork left with an injury and did not return. Finished with three tackles and his first career sack for a 7 - yard loss. Started the next eight games in place of Wilfork.

Made his first career start at defensive tackle at Cincinnati (10/6) and registered four tackles.

Compiled a career-high nine tackles at N.Y. Jets (10/20).

Recovered a first - quarter fumble vs. Pittsburgh (11/3), the first of his career.

Notched his second career sack at Miami (12/15).

Appeared in his first career playoff game vs. Indianapolis (1/11) and posted one sack to go along with five tackles.

COLLEGE

Played defensive tackle as a sophomore and junior before being moved to end as a senior at Maryland.

Selected as a team captain in 2011 and 2012.

Was All-ACC first-team as a senior in 2012 after finishing with 61 total tackles and six sacks.

Had a career-high of 94 total tackles as a junior in 2011 and was named an All-American and a consensus first team All-ACC choice.

After redshirting in 2008, played in five games as a reserve in 2009 before earning a starting position as a sophomore in 2010.

PERSONAL

Born Oct. 30, 1988.

Father, Paul, was a first team Kodak AFCA All-American at Maryland.

First father-son All-America combo at same school in ACC history.

Member of the National Honor Society in high school.

Majored in family science at Maryland.