Overview
Kraig Urbik is a offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him with the 79th pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Urbik played four seasons of college football at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a second-team All Big Ten as a junior and senior. Urbik is 6-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 332 pounds. His last name is pronounced ER-bick.
Prep Career
At Hudson High School in Wisconsin, Urbik was PrepStar All-American and one of the top 55 players in the Midwest according to SuperPrep as a senior, and was First-Team all-state (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). He also lettered in football, basketball and track, placing fifth in shot put at the Division 1 state meet as a senior.
College Career
Urbik took a redshirt year in 2004. In 2005, he started all 13 games at right tackle, becoming the first Wisconsin freshman to start at tackle since Chris McIntosh in 1996. In 2006, he started all 13 games, moving from right tackle to right guard. In 2007, he started all 13 games (First 10 at RG, last three at RT) and was named second-team All Big Ten. In 2008, he was named second-team All Big Ten after starting 10 of 12 games. He started 45 straight games before a knee injury forced him to miss two games. Urbik played in the 2009 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
NFL Career
Urbik was selected in the third round (79th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the 2009 season, Urbik signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh.
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