Kyle Juszczyk is a fullback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Harvard, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
In the 2012 season, he led the Harvard Crimson with 52 receptions for 706 yards and eight TDs. Juszczyk was invited and participated in the Senior Bowl and finished with four carries for nine yards used primarily out of the H-back position for the North team. His great season also earned him an East-West Shrine Game invitee. The talented fullback was also voted First team All-America by Associated Press and First team All-America by American Football Coaches Association. (AFCA)
A fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Juszczyk was asked to transition from the tight end/H-Back position he played at Harvard to fullback in the NFL. The transition was aided by the Ravens’ release of three-time Pro Bowler Vonte Leach, which gave Juszczyk the opportunity to take the bulk of the snaps.
The Medina, Ohio native graduated Harvard as the program’s all-time leader among tight ends in receptions (125, sixth all-time), receiving yards (1,576, seventh all-time) and touchdown receptions (22, third all-time).
Juszczyk saw action in all 16 games (14 starts) and netted 19 receptions for 182 yards and 1 TD in 2014 with the Ravens. Juszczyk also helped the Ravens establish franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409). He posted his first-career reception (finished the game with 3 catches for 54 yards) and his first-career TD (9-yarder) in the 23-21 victory at Cleveland. (9/21/14)
Entering the regular season in 2016, Juszczyk was the Baltimore Raven’s de facto starter at fullback. In the season-opener against the Buffalo Bills, he caught two passes for 22 receiving yards and had one carry for two yards as the Ravens won 13-7. On October 2, 2016, Juszczyk caught a career-high six passes for 56 receiving yards as the Baltimore loss to the Oakland Raiders 27-28. On January 20th, 2016, it was announced that he was elected as an original selection to his first Pro Bowl. On December 25, 2016, Juszczyk scored his first career rushing touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished the Ravens’ 27-31 loss to the Steelers with two carries for 15 rushing yards and a touchdown while catching two passes for 10 receiving yards.
On March 9, 2017, Juszczyk signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers, the biggest contract ever for a fullback in NFL history. On September 10, 2017, in his 49ers debut, Juszczyk had two receptions for 17 yards in the season opening 23–3 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
The featured size 10.5 white and silver nike huarache cleats were worn by Kyle Juszczyk in 2017 Training Camp as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. The Pro Bowler has signed both cleats and added “2017 TC” to the left one. The cleats show good wear with a rip in the right cleat!!