Sebastian Vollmer   #76 T

Height: 6-8   Weight: 320   Age: 30

Born: 7/10/1984 Dusseldorf Germany

College: Houston

Experience: 6th season

High School: Quirinus Gymnasium [Kaarst, Germany]

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Draft 2009

Pick No.58

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 26 (58)

Pick Analysis: Vollmer is one of the more unusual stories in this year's draft class. He did not start playing football until he was 14 years old, but still helped his German prep school win two national championships.

U.S. college coaches lined up to sign Vollmer after he appeared in the 2004 Global Junior Championships in San Diego. Vollmer spoke almost no English when he signed with Houston.

He started out as a 250-pound tight end before growing into a first-team All-Conference USA left tackle as a senior. Although he missed the 2006 season with major back surgery and will turn 25 in July, Vollmer's upside, size and athleticism means he'll be selected sometime mid-afternoon Sunday on draft weekend.

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