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James Ferentz
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Ferentz with the Denver Broncos in 2015
No. 66 – New England Patriots
Position: Center
Personal information
Born: (1989-06-05) June 5, 1989 (age 28)
Iowa City, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Iowa City (IA)
College: Iowa
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played: 21
Games started: 0
Player stats at

James Ferentz (born June 5, 1989) is an American football center for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Iowa. He has also played for the Denver Broncos.

High school career[edit]

Ferentz played football at Iowa City High School in Iowa City, Iowa.[1] He also wrestled earning second place at the Iowa high school wrestling tournament his senior year.

College career[edit]

Ferentz attended and played college football at Iowa from 2008–2012. He was named second team All-Big Ten while at the University of Iowa.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Ferentz was signed by the Houston Texans on May 16, 2014.[3] He was waived by the Texans on August 30, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Texans on December 30, 2014.[6]

On September 5, 2015, Ferentz was waived by the Texans.[7]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On September 6, 2015, the Denver Broncos claimed Ferentz off waivers.[8] In the 2015 regular season, he played in 13 games.[9] On February 7, 2016, Ferentz was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[10] In the 2016 season, he appeared in six games for the Broncos.[11]

On May 10, 2017, Ferentz was released by the Broncos.[12]

New England Patriots[edit]

On May 18, 2017, Ferentz signed with the New England Patriots.[13] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 6, 2018.[16]

Personal life[edit]

James Ferentz is the son of Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz.[17]


  1. ^ "A guardian of the legacy". Iowa Now. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Transactions: Free Agent Signings". May 16, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Texans make roster moves". August 30, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Texans sign 10 to practice squad". August 31, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Texans sign nine to reserve/futures contracts". December 30, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ "The Texans 53-man roster is set". September 5, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  8. ^ Legwold, Jeff (September 6, 2015). "Montee Ball one of two players waived after Broncos' additions". Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "James Ferentz 2015 Game Log". Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  10. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "James Ferentz 2016 Game Log". Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  12. ^ Keilberman, Zack (May 10, 2017). "Report: Broncos release OL James Ferentz". 
  13. ^ "Patriots make a series of transactions". May 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Patriots sign nine to the practice squad". September 3, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Patriots sign 10 free agents". February 6, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Ferentz-Belichick connection continues as Patriots sign free-agent lineman". NBC Sports Boston. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 

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