Lucas George Petitgout
(born June 16
in Milford, Delaware
) is an American football offensive tackle
who is currently a free agent
. He was drafted by the New York Giants
19th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft
. He played college football
at Notre Dame
Petitgout has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Petitgout attended Sussex Central HS in Georgetown, DE, where he played defensive line and tight end for the football team.
Petitgout attended the University of Notre Dame
and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was a Football News All-Independent first team selection, and registered 74 knockdown blocks.
New York Giants
The New York Giants
picked Petitgout in the 1999 NFL Draft
, the 19th pick overall.
Thrust into a starting role immediately upon being drafted, Luke played left guard and right tackle before settling as the Giant's left tackle in 2002. He was bothered by back problems in 2003 and 2004. He broke his leg midway through the 06' season. On February 12, 2007, he was released by the Giants.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Petitgout signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
in March of 2007. Petitgout started out the 2007 season
as the Buccaneers' starter at left tackle, but tore his ACL
in week 4 against the Carolina Panthers
. This injury led to Petitgout being placed on injured reserve
, ending his 2007 season. The Bucs released him on August 16, 2008. The NFL suspended Petitgout for the first 4 games of the 2008 season. The suspension was for violation of the league's substance abuse policy.