FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons today signed defensive lineman Dan Klecko to a reserve/future contract.
Klecko, 5-11, 275 pounds, was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 63 career games (six starts), the Temple graduate has totaled five sacks for 33 yards, one fumble recovery, two rushes for five yards and 10 receptions for 56 yards with one touchdown. Serving as the Patriots fullback for two seasons (2003-04), he won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX before being released following the 2006 training camp.
Shortly after his release from New England, Klecko was signed by the Indianapolis Colts where he served mostly as a defensive lineman. Klecko also filled in at fullback and scored his first career touchdown against Miami on December 31, 2006 en route to the Colts winning Super Bowl XLI, the third Super Bowl of his career. Following his release from Indianapolis in November of 2007, Klecko was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. He served in both the defensive tackle and fullback positions until his release on September 5, 2009.