Letroy Guion NFL Bio

Learn more about Vikings fifth-round draft choice Letroy Guion, a defensive tackle from Florida State, with his official NFL bio.

OVERVIEW

After starting just 14 games during his three years with the Seminoles, it was a great surprise to FSU coaches when Guion announced after the Motor City Bowl that he would bypass his senior season and declare for the 2008 NFL Draft. He was part of the school's academic cheating scandal that saw 36 football players ruled ineligible for postseason action. With just 66 tackles to his credit over 32 games, his resume does not give professional teams much to base their evaluation on.

Considering his pedestrian performance at the NFL Combine, Guion might have been better served returning to school in 2008. If he had returned to the team, he was expected to fill the leadership void on the defensive front seven caused by the graduation of fellow defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.

Guion attended Bradford High School, lettering four times in football, as he helped lead his team to the state semifinals in each of his last three years. He was named the Gainesville Sun Player of the Year as a senior, adding All-State first-team and All-Area honors following his junior and senior seasons.

Guion participated in the Cali-Florida Bowl with several members of Florida State's 2005 signing class. He was the Class 2A Mr. Football runner-up as a senior, when he totaled 131 tackles, 21 stops for minus yardage, 12 sacks and forced 11 fumbles.

The defensive tackle chose Florida State over scholarship offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa and Florida. He appeared in eight games on defense and two more on special teams as a true freshman in 2005, earning his first career start vs. The Citadel at left defensive tackle. He went on to post 10 tackles (3 solos) with a pair of stops for losses.

Guion appeared in 12 games in 2006, seeing limited action early in the season before taking over left defensive tackle chores for the Seminoles' final five games. He posted 25 tackles (10 solos) and assisted on a sack while producing four stops for losses and a forced fumble.

As a junior, Guion earned eight midseason starting assignments at left tackle, replacing an injured Fluellen in the lineup. He finished ninth on the team with 31 tackles (17 solos), including a sack and 6.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He also broke up one pass and recovered two fumbles.

CAREER NOTES

A late signee by Florida State in 2005, Guion would go on to start 14 of 32 games he appeared in, recording 66 tackles (30 solos) with 1.5 sacks for minus-5 yards and 12.5 stops for losses of 35 yards...Registered two quarterback pressures with a pair of fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a pass deflection.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Bradford (Fla.) High School, lettering four times in football, as he helped lead his team to the state semifinals in each of his last three years...Named the Gainesville Sun Player of the Year as a senior, adding All-State first-team and All-Area honors following his junior and senior seasons...Participated in the Cali-Florida Bowl with several members of Florida State's 2005 signing class...Was the Class 2A Mr. Football runner-up as a senior, when he totaled 131 tackles, 21 stops for minus yardage, 12 sacks and forced 11 fumbles.


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