Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021.
Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021…Played in 42 games with 39 starts over four seasons (2016-18, 2020) at Wisconsin, opening contests at left guard (24 games), left tackle (14 games) and right guard (one game)…Medically retired from football following the 2018 season before returning to Wisconsin for the 2020 season…Started all seven games for the Badgers as a senior in 2020, opening contests at LG (four), LT (two) and RG (one)…Played 437 snaps on the season, the third most among Wisconsin players…Posted career-best grades from Pro Football Focus in pass blocking (78.4) and run blocking (72.2) while helping the Badgers rank No. 3 in the nation and No. 1 among Power Five teams in PFF's pass-blocking rating (95.0)…Protected QB Graham Mertz as he connected on 20 of 21 passes for 248 yards and five TDs with no INTs in a 45-7 win vs. Illinois (Oct. 23)…Helped the Badgers record 468 yards of total offense at Michigan (Nov. 14), including a season-high 341 rushing yards and five TDs on 51 carries (6.7 avg.) as they featured four players with 65-plus rushing yards…Started all 12 games he appeared in at LT as a junior in 2018…Part of a rushing attack that led the Big Ten and ranked No. 6 nationally with an average of 273.4 yards per game…Helped the Badgers average 6.2 yards per rushing attempt, good for No. 4 in the country…Blocked for Doak Walker Award winner and unanimous first-team All-America RB Jonathan Taylor, who led the nation with 2,194 rushing yards…Helped Taylor record five games with 200-plus rushing yards on the season…Part of a Badger offense that gained 568 total yards vs. New Mexico (Sept. 8), the team's highest total since Sept. 10, 2016, vs. Akron (586)…Opened holes as Taylor racked up a career-high 321 rushing yards and three TDs at Purdue (Nov. 17)…Played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2017, making 12 starts at LG…Helped the Badgers win a school-record 13 games and a Big Ten West Division title as they finished with a No. 7 ranking in the year-end poll by The Associated Press…Paved the way as Taylor set a Football Bowl Subdivision freshman rushing record with 1,977 yards and was named a Doak Walker Award finalist…Part of an offensive line that allowed only 1.5 sacks per game, No. 1 in the Big Ten…Helped the Badgers rank No. 2 in the Big Ten in rushing offense (222.9 ypg) and No. 3 in total offense (415.0 ypg)…Made room for Taylor to rush for 223 yards and three TDs on 26 attempts (8.6 avg.) vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 9), making him the fourth true freshman in school history to post 200 rushing yards in a single game…Protected QB Alex Hornibrook as he set career highs in completions (18), passing yards (256) and passing TDs (four) at BYU (Sept. 16) while establishing a new school single-game completion-percentage record (94.7 pct.)…Blocked as Taylor ran for a season-high 249 yards and two TDs on 25 carries (10.0 avg.) at Nebraska (Oct. 7), the third-highest rushing total ever posted against the Cornhuskers…Part of a Badger offense that posted a 39:52 time of possession in a 34-24 win vs. No. 11 Miami in the Capitol One Orange Bowl (Dec. 30)…Appeared in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2016, starting eight at LG while missing four contests with injury…Helped Wisconsin rush for 203.1 yards per game, No. 3 in the Big Ten…Made his collegiate debut in the Lambeau Field College Classic vs. No. 5 Louisiana State (Sept. 3)…Notched his first career start vs. Akron (Sept. 10), lining up at LG…Earned his degree in life science communications…Received the Joe Thomas Award as Wisconsin's top high school offensive lineman as a senior at Seymour (Wis.) High School near Green Bay…Also named the Bay Conference Lineman of the Year as a senior…Was a two-time first-team all-state selection (2013-14) by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and AP…Helped Seymour advance to the quarterfinals of the WIAA Division 3 state playoffs as a junior and senior…Also played hockey while in high school…Given name Jon Paul Dietzen; born in Appleton, Wis.
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