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3 things to know about Bills 6th-round pick OL Luke Tenuta


1. Versatile offensive lineman

New Bills offensive tackle Luke Tenuta knows how to play multiple positions. The Virginia Tech product started in 11 games at left tackle in 2021 and nine games at right tackle in 2020. In his career, he started in 14 games at right tackle, 12 games at left tackle and played in 34 total games.

In 2020, Tenuta was a part of an offensive line that helped produce an average of 240.1 rushing yards per game, which was the best in the ACC.

Tenuta earned All-ACC honorable mention in 2021 and was named to the All-ACC Third Team in 2020.

The offensive lineman also stands tall at 6'8" and weighs 319 pounds.

Virginia Tech offensive lineman Luke Tenuta runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

2. Family of athletes

Tenuta comes from a family of athletes. His father, Jon, played defensive back at Virginia (1978-80) and got into coaching right after. He has coached in college football for 40 years. Jon is currently a defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Breakers.

The offensive lineman has two older brothers, and both are involved in sports as well. Zach is the defensive coordinator at Norfolk State University and Matt plays baseball professionally for Monterrey Sultans. Matt was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2012 with the 763rd overall pick.

Tenuta's mother, Dori, played college basketball at Virginia.

Virginia Tech offensive lineman Luke Tenuta (69) plays against Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

3. Bills ties

Tenuta's father, Jon, has been a college football coach since 1981 and is still coaching today. He's coached at schools like Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Ohio State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, NC State, Cincinnati and more.

During his coaching days at Ohio State from 1996 to 2000, Jon overlapped with a couple former Bills players. He was the defensive backs coach when Antoine Winfield and Nate Clements played for Ohio State.

Winfield played for the Bills from 1999 to 2003 and Clements played for Buffalo from 2001 to 2006.

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