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Position:  Offensive tackle
Name  Jeff Backus
Spouse  Regan Backus
College:  Michigan
40 yard dash time  5.37 seconds

Weight:  310 lb (141 kg)
Height  1.96 m
Role  American football tackle
Children  Harper Backus
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Date of birth:  (1977-09-21) September 21, 1977 (age 38)
NFL draft:  2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Education  Norcross High School, University of Michigan
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Place of birth:  Midland, Michigan

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Jeffrey Carl Backus (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan. He was drafted with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and played his entire 12-year career for the team.


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High school career

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Backus attended Norcross High School (Norcross, Georgia), and was a standout in football and baseball. He spent his freshman year at Marist School in Dunwoody before returning to Norcross, where he played his middle school years. In football, as a senior, he was a USA Today All-America selection, and was chosen by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club as the Gwinnett Touchdown Club's Lineman of the Year.

Professional career

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In July 2001, Jeff Backus signed a $7 million 5-year contract with the Lions, including a $3.2 million signing bonus. On July 2006, Jeff Backus signed a $40 million 6-year contract with the Lions. On November 22, 2012, Backus' streak of starting and playing in 186 consecutive games ended due to injury. On March 14, 2013, Backus retired.

Post-playing career

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Backus became a part-time coaching intern with the Detroit Lions after his retirement from playing football.


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