Broncos sign tackle Mark Baniewicz

The Denver Broncos signed free agent tackle Mark Baniewicz, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday

Mar. 3, 2003 - Baniewicz was out of football in 2002 after spending the entire 2001 season on Jacksonvilleís injured reserve list. Drafted in the seventh round (247th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by Jacksonville, The 6-6, 304-pound Baniewicz spent the first 10 games of that season on the active roster before being placed on injured reserve. In those 10 weeks, he dressed on four occasions but did not see any action.

A four-year letterman and three-year starter at Syracuse, Baniewicz was a two-time GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American and graduated in 1999 with a degree in finance. He played left tackle, grading 84.1 percent for blocking consistency, as he registered 59 knockdowns for an offense that generated 3,694 total yards. Baniewicz was an all-Big East selection his senior year, and participated in the Senior Bowl.

Born March 24, 1977 in Fairport, N.Y., Baniewicz was a Super Prep Blue Chip and Prep Football Report All-American at Fairport High School. He lettered twice in football and basketball, and added another letter in baseball. His full name is Mark Jeffrey Baniewicz.

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