Louis Vasquez
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Vasquez with the Denver Broncos
No. 65
Personal information
Born: (1987-04-11) April 11, 1987 (age 36)
Corsicana, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Corsicana (TX)
College:Texas Tech
NFL draft:2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:102
Games started:101
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Louis Nicolas Vasquez[1] (born April 11, 1987) is an American former professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early life

Vasquez is of Mexican American descent. He attended Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas, a rural town located approx. 60 miles southeast of Dallas.[2]

College career

College awards and honors

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Vasquez bench pressed 225 pounds 39 times. His 39 repetitions were the highest of any participant at the combine.[7] Vasquez was drafted in the third round (78th overall) by the San Diego Chargers.[8]

During the Chargers' training camp, Vasquez competed for the right guard starting position with veteran Kynan Forney. Vasquez won the job, and Forney (who was dealing with a neck injury at the time)[9] was later released from the team. Vasquez became the sole rookie in the starting lineup.[10] he remained at right guard during his tenure with San Diego

Denver Broncos

Vasquez signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos on March 12, 2013.[11]

Vasquez was selected to be in the 2014 Pro Bowl after not allowing a single sack in 2013. He could not play due to the Broncos’ appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. On February 7, 2016, Vasquez 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.[12]

Vasquez was released by the team on March 8, 2016.[13]

After Vasquez's release, The Denver Post published a story that explained, "Vasquez, 28, was the Broncos' starter at right guard for the past three seasons. He was released to save the team salary cap space. The Broncos did not approach him about restructuring his contract. Vasquez was an All-Pro in 2013, but over the past two seasons, struggled with nagging injuries and shifting positions. His power blocking prowess was not a great fit in Broncos coach Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme."[14]


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