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Joe Berger
G #61
Height:
6-5
Weight:
305
Age:
32
College:
Michigan Tech
Hometown:
Newyago, MI
Experience:
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 83 29
2013 MIN 16 2
2012 MIN 16 0
2011 MIN 13 7
2010 MIA 15 14
2009 MIA 16 6
2008 DAL 3 0
2007 DAL 1 0
2006 DAL 0 0
2006 MIA 0 0
2005 MIA 3 0

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2005 (3/0-Mia), 2006 (0/0-Mia/Dall), 2007 (3/0-Dall), 2008 (5/0-Dall), 2009 (16/6-Mia), 2010 (15/14-Mia), 2011 (13/7-Minn), 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/2). Total- 87/29, 1/0 (45/9, 1/0-Minn; 34/20-Mia; 8/0-Dall).

• Proven veteran lineman with ability to play multiple interior line positions as well as special teams.

• Was the 3rd player drafted from Michigan Tech when he was selected in 6th round of 2005 Draft by Carolina.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in mechanical engineering...Has been active in community outreach during his career...Married to Abigail.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2005 (3/0-Mia), 2006 (0/0-Mia/Dall), 2007 (3/0-Dall), 2008 (5/0-Dall), 2009 (16/6-Mia), 2010 (15/14-Mia), 2011 (13/7-Minn), 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/2). Total- 87/29, 1/0 (45/9, 1/0-Minn; 34/20-Mia; 8/0-Dall).

• Proven veteran lineman with ability to play multiple interior line positions as well as special teams.

• Was the 3rd player drafted from Michigan Tech when he was selected in 6th round of 2005 Draft by Carolina.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in mechanical engineering...Has been active in community outreach during his career...Married to Abigail.

PRO Has appeared in all 32 games making 2 starts the past 2 seasons for Vikings...Acquired by Vikings on 9/12/11, the day after the regular season opener...Spent 2011 preseason and training camp with Miami...Signed as an unrestricted free agent on 2/27/09 by Miami from Dallas...Spent final part of 2006 season, 2007 and 2008 seasons with Dallas after being claimed off waivers by Dallas from Miami on 11/24/06...Saw action in final 3 games as a rookie with Miami in 2005 after spending opening 11 games of season inactive...Joined Miami after being signed off Carolina practice squad on 9/7/05...Was waived in Carolina’s final roster cuts on 9/3/05 and signed to Panthers practice squad the following day before being signed by Miami to 53-man roster...Spent training camp and preseason with Carolina in 2005 after being drafted in 6th round (#183).

2013 Appeared in all 16 games, starting 2, contributing on specials teams and providing depth along the offensive line...Started at LG and RG in place of injured starters Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco...Played a vital role on kickoff return unit that helped rookie WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson set team records for return yards, return average and return TDs.

2012 Played in all 16 game and his 1st career playoff action in Wild Card game at Green Bay (1/5/13)...Primarily played on special teams but saw action on offensive line vs. Tennessee (10/7) and vs. Detroit (11/11)...Regular on KO return unit that ranked among NFL leaders in KO return average and was tied for 3rd in the NFL with 6 KO returns of 40+ yards on the season.

2011 Saw time in 13 games with 7 starts...Started at C, RG and LG during season, opening 1 game at C, 4 at RG and 2 at LG...Started 1st game of season at C vs. Green Bay (10/23), the 1st start of rookie QB Christian Ponder’s career...Saw 1st extended action of season at Chicago (10/16), replacing injured starter John Sullivan at C in the 2nd half...Started 4-game span at RG in place of starter Anthony Herrera, the 1st of the 4 games coming at Carolina (10/30)...Started in final 2 games of season at LG in place of starter Steve Hutchinson...Signed by Vikings on 9/12, a day after the season opener at San Diego...Spent training camp and preseason with Miami.

2010 Saw time in 15 games with Miami with career-high 14 starts at C...Started opening 9 games of the season...Missed lone game of season vs. Chicago (11/18) with knee injury.

2009 Started final 6 games of season at C...Earned 1st career start at Buffalo (11/29)...Played in all 16 games.

2008 Saw time on special teams for Dallas in opening 5 games of the season...Inactive for the final 11 games.

2007 Played in 1 game during season in regular season finale at Washington (12/30)...Inactive for 13 games...Dressed but did not play in 2 games...Was inactive for playoff game.

2006 Spent time with Miami and Dallas during season...Was inactive for all 16 games during season between the 2 clubs...Inactive in 11 games with Miami and 5 with Dallas after being claimed off waivers from Miami on 11/24.

2005 Saw action in 3 games as a rookie with Miami, each of the final 3 contests...Inactive in 12 games for the Dolphins...Signed off Carolina practice squad to Miami’s 53-man roster in Week 1 of season on 9/7...Waived following preseason by Carolina and signed to Panthers practice squad the following day on 9/4...Originally drafted in 6th round (#183) by Carolina.

COLLEGE Was a 28-game starter at Michigan Tech at RT...Earned 1st-Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference honors as a junior and senior...Earned Jim Langer Award as the most valuable offensive lineman in the Cactus Bowl, the Division II all-star game...Started 3 games as a redshirt freshman in 2001 at LT.

PREP Earned All-Conference honors and Academic All-State as a senior...Played 2 seasons of football at Newaygo High in Michigan...Served as team captain as a senior.