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Tim Lelito
G/C #68
Height:
6-4
Weight:
315
Age:
28
College:
Grand Valley State
Hometown:
St. Clair, Mich.
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

G
16
GS
7

Biography

 

PRO: Originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft out of Grand Valley State, and proved he could handle the jump from Division II to the NFL as he earned a roster spot out of training camp. Lelito has appeared in 63 games since with three starts at center, 12 at left guard, four at right guard and five at tight end. In 2016, he appeared in all 16 contests with seven starts. Possessing the versatility to play either guard or center, Lelito made starts at both position in 2016 in addition to five starts along the offensive line at jumbo tight end.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
• Hosts “Lelito’s Legacy” skills camps each year for kids in his hometown of St. Clair, Mich. The camp helps young athletes participate in football without the financial burden that it can bring by paying for facets such as equipment and transportation.
• Participated as a coach in the Louisiana Legislature’s 2015 “Truce For The Troops” charity flag football game, helping raise over $20,000 for the families of four national guardsmen who lost their lives in a plane crash.
• Visited with students at Morris Jeff (La.) Community School as part of the Saints’ Rotolo’s Literacy Program.
• At age four Lelito and his younger brother, Jeffrey, were legally adopted and raised by their grandparents.
• Earned a dual-scholarship to Grand Valley State in both football and track.
• Qualified for the NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus.
• In his free time, Lelito enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
• The Rochester, Mich. native signed with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent on April 28, 2013.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 23, 2017.

COLLEGE:
• Started all 46 games he played in for Grand Valley State over his four-year career and was a two-time first-team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.
• As a senior (2012), started all 11 games. Was part of an offensive line that helped the Lakers rank second in both total offense with 474.4 average yards per game, and scoring offense with 41.9 points per game. Named the GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year, First-Team All-GLIAC as well as GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• As a junior (2011), started all 11 games. Helped GVSU lead the GLIAC in average rushing yards per game with 226.6, total offense with 467.5 average yards per game and scoring offense with 42.4 points. First-Team All-GLIAC selection and named GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• As a sophomore (2010), started all 13 games. Key contributor of an offensive line that ranked eighth nationall in sacks allowed with 0.92, 14th in average rushing yards per game with 216.3 and 17th in total offense with 437.6 yards per game.
• As a freshman (2009), missed the first four games of the season recovering from a knee injury but started the final 11 games of the year. Helped the offense rank ninth in average rushing yards per game with 237.3, 11th in total offense with 455.1 yards per game and 12th in scoring with 36.8 points per game. GVSU also ranked third nationally in sacks allowed per game with 0.57.
• Missed the entire 2008 season after breaking his ankle in preseason.
• Redshirted in 2007 but participated for Grand Valley State University’s track and field team. Qualified for the NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus.

PERSONAL:  
• Attended St. Clair (Mich.) High School where he was named a Detroit Free Press All-State honoree and earned AP All-State honors as a junior and senior.
• Two-time Macomb Area Conference and All-Metro East selection.
• Lettered in both track and field and basketball.
• Grandson of Tim and Ardis Lelito.

• Son of Jeff Inwood and Helen Rich.
• Majored in physical education with an emphasis on sports management and leadership.
• Follow Lelito on Twitter and Instagram at @timlelito68.
• Born Tim Scott Lelito on July 21, 1989 in Rochester, Mich.

 

PRO: Originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft out of Grand Valley State, and proved he could handle the jump from Division II to the NFL as he earned a roster spot out of training camp. Lelito has appeared in 63 games since with three starts at center, 12 at left guard, four at right guard and five at tight end. In 2016, he appeared in all 16 contests with seven starts. Possessing the versatility to play either guard or center, Lelito made starts at both position in 2016 in addition to five starts along the offensive line at jumbo tight end.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
• Hosts “Lelito’s Legacy” skills camps each year for kids in his hometown of St. Clair, Mich. The camp helps young athletes participate in football without the financial burden that it can bring by paying for facets such as equipment and transportation.
• Participated as a coach in the Louisiana Legislature’s 2015 “Truce For The Troops” charity flag football game, helping raise over $20,000 for the families of four national guardsmen who lost their lives in a plane crash.
• Visited with students at Morris Jeff (La.) Community School as part of the Saints’ Rotolo’s Literacy Program.
• At age four Lelito and his younger brother, Jeffrey, were legally adopted and raised by their grandparents.
• Earned a dual-scholarship to Grand Valley State in both football and track.
• Qualified for the NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus.
• In his free time, Lelito enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
• The Rochester, Mich. native signed with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent on April 28, 2013.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 23, 2017.

COLLEGE:
• Started all 46 games he played in for Grand Valley State over his four-year career and was a two-time first-team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.
• As a senior (2012), started all 11 games. Was part of an offensive line that helped the Lakers rank second in both total offense with 474.4 average yards per game, and scoring offense with 41.9 points per game. Named the GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year, First-Team All-GLIAC as well as GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• As a junior (2011), started all 11 games. Helped GVSU lead the GLIAC in average rushing yards per game with 226.6, total offense with 467.5 average yards per game and scoring offense with 42.4 points. First-Team All-GLIAC selection and named GVSU Offensive Lineman of the Year.
• As a sophomore (2010), started all 13 games. Key contributor of an offensive line that ranked eighth nationall in sacks allowed with 0.92, 14th in average rushing yards per game with 216.3 and 17th in total offense with 437.6 yards per game.
• As a freshman (2009), missed the first four games of the season recovering from a knee injury but started the final 11 games of the year. Helped the offense rank ninth in average rushing yards per game with 237.3, 11th in total offense with 455.1 yards per game and 12th in scoring with 36.8 points per game. GVSU also ranked third nationally in sacks allowed per game with 0.57.
• Missed the entire 2008 season after breaking his ankle in preseason.
• Redshirted in 2007 but participated for Grand Valley State University’s track and field team. Qualified for the NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus.

PERSONAL:  
• Attended St. Clair (Mich.) High School where he was named a Detroit Free Press All-State honoree and earned AP All-State honors as a junior and senior.
• Two-time Macomb Area Conference and All-Metro East selection.
• Lettered in both track and field and basketball.
• Grandson of Tim and Ardis Lelito.

• Son of Jeff Inwood and Helen Rich.
• Majored in physical education with an emphasis on sports management and leadership.
• Follow Lelito on Twitter and Instagram at @timlelito68.
• Born Tim Scott Lelito on July 21, 1989 in Rochester, Mich.

 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 63 24
2016 NO 16 7
2015 NO 15 13
2014 NO 16 2
2013 NO 16 2

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