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Nick Mangold
No. 74
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: January 13 1984 (1984-01-13) (age 40)
Place of birth: Centerville, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2006 NFL Draft / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2006 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (20082011, 2013, 2015)
  • 1× First team All-Pro selection (2009, 2010)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2011)
  • PFF All Pro (2007, 2008, 2014)
  • First-team All-American (2005)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2010
Games played 164
Games started 164
Stats at

Nick Mangold (born January 13, 1984 in Centerville, Ohio) is an American former football center. He was with the New York Jets, being drafted 29th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Ohio State University. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

High school years[]

Mangold attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio, where he was a letterman in football, wrestling, and track & field. In football, he was a three-year starter on both offense and defense and as a senior, he garnered All-Ohio honors. He played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College career[]

At Ohio State, Mangold was a three-year starter, taking over for injured Alex Stepanovich in his sophomore year, and earned All-Big Ten honors as both a senior and junior.

Professional career[]

2006 NFL Draft[]

After a "tremendous performance" at the 2006 Senior Bowl, Mangold was widely regarded as the top center available in the 2006 NFL Draft, ahead of 2005 Outland and Rimington Trophy winner Greg Eslinger. He was selected in the first round (29th overall) by the New York Jets, which had already used their No. 1 pick on offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson in an effort to rebuild their offensive line. It marked the first time that a team drafted two offensive linemen in the first round since the 1975 NFL Draft, when the Los Angeles Rams took Dennis Harrah and Doug France. Mangold was the only center picked in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, and the highest Ohio State Buckeye center selected since Gordon Appleby went 26th overall in 1945.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 12 in 300 lb 5.05 s 1.72 s 2.95 s 4.40 s 7.48 s 27 12 in 8 ft 8 in 24 rep
All values from NFL Combine[6]

New York Jets[]

Replacing Kevin Mawae at center, Mangold had a good rookie season, allowing only 0.5 sacks, committed only 3 penalties and made all the line calls. Mangold was considered to be the best prospect at center in the last 15 years according to NFL draft expert Mike Mayock. Mangold was so impressive he garnered some Rookie of the year talks, an honor that is not usually mentioned about centers.

Mangold has been a Pro Bowl selection in 2008 and 2009, and has been part of an offensive line that has started the same players for 32 games—the longest current streak among NFL offensive lines—it is regarded as one of the league's best in run blocking. In 2010, Mangold wanted to restructure his contract with the team however he was admittedly disappointed with pace of the contract talks. On August 24, 2010, Mangold signed a seven-year $55 million contract with $22.5 million guaranteed. By signing this contract, Mangold became the highest paid center in the NFL.

During Week 2 of the 2011 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mangold left the game with an apparent ankle injury. Mangold eventually returned during Week 5 against the Patriots. He finished the 2011 season by starting 14 games and was named a Pro Bowl selection for the fourth time.

In Week 7 of the 2016 season, Mangold injured his ankle and missed the next four games. He returned in Week 13 against the Colts before re-injuring his ankle. He was placed on injured reserve on December 8, 2016, ending his season.

On February 25, 2017, Mangold was released by the Jets after 11 seasons with the team. The team was coming off a poor season and entering a rebuilding mode and wanted to offload Mangold's salary.

On April 17, 2018, after sitting out the entire 2017 season, Mangold announced his retirement, signing a one-day contract with New York to officially retire as a Jet.


Mangold was born to Vernon and Therese Mangold. Mangold is the oldest of four children as he has three sisters, Kelley, Holley and Maggey. Mangold's sister, Holley, was an offensive lineman for the Alter High School Football Team. The team was state runner-up in 2006, and won the state championship in 2008 and 2009.

He hails from the same hometown as fellow Ohio State alums Mike Nugent and A. J. Hawk. Mangold and Nugent were later teammates on the New York Jets. Mangold married Jennifer Richmond, his high school sweetheart, in April of 2007, and they currently live in Chatham, NJ. Mangold has participated in various charitable events throughout his career.

Mangold appeared on the Wrap Up Show on Howard100 after the broadcast of the Howard Stern Show on April 30, 2009.

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