Kellen Diesch

American football player (born 2000)
American football player
Kellen Diesch
No. 72 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-23) August 23, 1997 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Byron Nelson
(Trophy Club, Texas)
College:Texas A&M (2016–2019)
Arizona State (2020–2021)
Undrafted:2022
Career history
  • Miami Dolphins (2022)*
  • Chicago Bears (2022–2023)*
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kellen Diesch (DEESH;[1] born August 23, 1997)[2] is an American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M and Arizona State.

Early life

Diesch grew up in Trophy Club, Texas and attended Byron Nelson High School.[3]

College career

Diesch began his college career at Texas A&M and redshirted his true freshman season. He played mostly as a reserve over the next three seasons. Diesch announced he would be leaving the program with the intent to transfer after his redshirt junior year.[4]

Diesch transferred to Arizona State as a graduate transfer.[5] He became a starter in his first season with the Sun Devils. Diesch decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and return to Arizona State for a second season. He was named second-team All-Pac-12 Conference in his final season.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 7+18 in
(2.01 m)
301 lb
(137 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.89 s 1.68 s 2.85 s 4.43 s 7.77 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
25 reps
Sources:[7][8]

Miami Dolphins

Diesch was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2022, shortly after the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft.[9] He was waived on August 30, 2022.[10]

Chicago Bears

On September 1, 2022, Diesch was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 9, 2023.[12] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[13]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On August 31, 2023, Diesch signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad.[14] On January 17, 2024, he signed a reserve/futures contract with the Steelers.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Player Name Pronunciations". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
  2. ^ "Kellen Diesch Offensive Tackle Arizona State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report".
  3. ^ "Texas A&M lands commitment from four-star Byron Nelson OL Kellen Diesch". The Dallas Morning News. November 8, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  4. ^ "BREAKING: Texas A&M OT Kellen Diesch to Enter Transfer Portal". SI.com. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "Arizona State football lands transfer Kellen Diesch from Texas A&M". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft: Which Arizona State players might hear their names called?". The Arizona Republic. April 27, 2022. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  7. ^ "Kellen Diesch Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  8. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Kellen Diesch, Arizona State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  9. ^ "These 5 undrafted players could impact Miami Dolphins". Palm Beach Post. May 1, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "Dolphins make roster moves". MiamiDolphins.com. August 30, 2022.
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears put Harry on IR, sign two to practice squad". ChicagoBears.com.
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 9, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears sign 7 to 2023 reserve/future contracts". ChicagoBears.com.
  13. ^ "Roster Moves: Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". ChicagoBears.com. August 29, 2023.
  14. ^ kate.magdziuk (2023-08-31). "Desmond King officially signs, Steelers add to the practice squad". Behind the Steel Curtain. Retrieved 2023-09-01.
  15. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 17, 2024). "Steelers sign 17 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

External links

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  • Arizona State Sun Devils bio
  • Texas A&M Aggies bio
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