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Eugene Amano
C #54
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
College:
Southeast Missouri State
Experience:
9

Biography

PRO: Amano is in his ninth NFL season and has been extremely durable having played in all but four games during his career.  A strong player with quick feet, he has experience at guard and center at both the college and pro levels.  Amano has started 29 games at center over the last two seasons and 31 games at left guard from 2008-2009.  In his first four seasons in the NFL, he served primarily as a reserve at both center and guard.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2011, Amano started all 16 games and was a member of group that allowed just 24 sacks, which tied for the second-lowest total in the NFL.
• In 2010, Amano was a part of an offensive front that allowed 27 sacks, which tied for sixth-fewest in the NFL.  The unit also paved the way for Chris Johnson to finish fourth in the NFL with 1,364 rushing yards.
• In 2009, Amano was a member of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL’s second-best rushing attack (162.0 yards per game) and opened holes for Chris Johnson who became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards.  Also, part of an offensive front that allowed just 16 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL.
• As senior at SE Missouri State, Amano won 1-AA Dave Rimington Award, given annually to top center in college football at each level of competition. 

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Amano spent a June weekend in 2012 in the presence of some distinguished company in Washington, D.C., where he talked football with the president of the Philippines.  Amano, who was born in Manila, Philippines, attended a luncheon for Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. He sat at the head table with Aquino and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
• Although he was born in the Philippines, Amano lived in the United States from the time he was two months old.  His mother, Aida, a nurse, and his father, Eugene, who served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, were stationed in the Philippines when he was born but then moved to San Diego.
• Amano was honored with his own day by the council members of National City, Calif.  June 1, 2010 was proclaimed Eugene Amano Day in his hometown.
• During recent offseasons, the Amano Family Foundation has held free football camps for the youth of National City, Calif.
• Amano developed The Amano Family Foundation in San Diego to benefit inner-city youth. 
• Amano’s younger brother, Fred, played defensive tackle at San Diego State.  The brothers work out frequently together during the offseason.  Their older sister, Allison, is an assistant buyer in San Diego.
• In May 2006, Amano received his degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State.  After entering the NFL 27 credit hours shy of his diploma, he completed his schooling through online courses, independent study and an internship during the 2006 offseason with the Franklin (Tenn.) Police Department in which he worked with detectives on the squad’s drug task force.
• Because he had yet to receive a scholarship offer late in his senior year of high school, Amano planned to walk on to the football team at either San Diego State or the University of New Mexico.  But when a coach from Southeast Missouri State called one of Amano’s high school coaches inquiring about junior college players in the San Diego area, Amano’s coach tried to sell him on Amano playing for the 1-AA school. When the SE Missouri State coaching staff finally saw Amano’s game film, they called and offered him a scholarship without even flying him in for an official visit.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• A native of Manila, Philippines, Amano was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• Played every game in college, starting every contest from midway through his freshman year through his senior campaign.  Began career as guard before transitioning to center as junior. 
• As senior, won 1-AA Dave Rimington Award, given annually to top center in college football at each level of competition.  Also named first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, The NFL Draft Report and Football Gazette.
• Named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference sophomore and junior seasons.
• Also served as long snapper for final three seasons.
• Majored in criminal justice at SE Missouri State.

PERSONAL: 
• Married to Frances Santos, the couple splits time between Nashville and San Diego, Calif.
• Attended Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.) HS, where he was an all-conference performer as an offensive and defensive lineman during his senior season. Was a three-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball and track.
• Would like to pursue a career as a federal agent or with the FBI when his playing days are over.
• List of favorites: (movies) “Star Wars,”  “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers”; (TV shows) “Lost,” “The Simpsons,” “Real World” and “Seinfeld”; (actress) Angelina Jolie; (music artists) John Legend; (sports hero) David Robinson; (video games) Nintendo Wii, Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football; (vacation getaway) Las Vegas; (school subject) history; and (kind of food) Mexican food and food from the Philippines.
• Born Eugene Philip Amano in Manila, Philippines, on March 1, 1982.

PRO: Amano is in his ninth NFL season and has been extremely durable having played in all but four games during his career.  A strong player with quick feet, he has experience at guard and center at both the college and pro levels.  Amano has started 29 games at center over the last two seasons and 31 games at left guard from 2008-2009.  In his first four seasons in the NFL, he served primarily as a reserve at both center and guard.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2011, Amano started all 16 games and was a member of group that allowed just 24 sacks, which tied for the second-lowest total in the NFL.
• In 2010, Amano was a part of an offensive front that allowed 27 sacks, which tied for sixth-fewest in the NFL.  The unit also paved the way for Chris Johnson to finish fourth in the NFL with 1,364 rushing yards.
• In 2009, Amano was a member of an offensive line that blocked for the NFL’s second-best rushing attack (162.0 yards per game) and opened holes for Chris Johnson who became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards.  Also, part of an offensive front that allowed just 16 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL.
• As senior at SE Missouri State, Amano won 1-AA Dave Rimington Award, given annually to top center in college football at each level of competition. 

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Amano spent a June weekend in 2012 in the presence of some distinguished company in Washington, D.C., where he talked football with the president of the Philippines.  Amano, who was born in Manila, Philippines, attended a luncheon for Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. He sat at the head table with Aquino and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
• Although he was born in the Philippines, Amano lived in the United States from the time he was two months old.  His mother, Aida, a nurse, and his father, Eugene, who served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, were stationed in the Philippines when he was born but then moved to San Diego.
• Amano was honored with his own day by the council members of National City, Calif.  June 1, 2010 was proclaimed Eugene Amano Day in his hometown.
• During recent offseasons, the Amano Family Foundation has held free football camps for the youth of National City, Calif.
• Amano developed The Amano Family Foundation in San Diego to benefit inner-city youth. 
• Amano’s younger brother, Fred, played defensive tackle at San Diego State.  The brothers work out frequently together during the offseason.  Their older sister, Allison, is an assistant buyer in San Diego.
• In May 2006, Amano received his degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State.  After entering the NFL 27 credit hours shy of his diploma, he completed his schooling through online courses, independent study and an internship during the 2006 offseason with the Franklin (Tenn.) Police Department in which he worked with detectives on the squad’s drug task force.
• Because he had yet to receive a scholarship offer late in his senior year of high school, Amano planned to walk on to the football team at either San Diego State or the University of New Mexico.  But when a coach from Southeast Missouri State called one of Amano’s high school coaches inquiring about junior college players in the San Diego area, Amano’s coach tried to sell him on Amano playing for the 1-AA school. When the SE Missouri State coaching staff finally saw Amano’s game film, they called and offered him a scholarship without even flying him in for an official visit.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• A native of Manila, Philippines, Amano was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• Played every game in college, starting every contest from midway through his freshman year through his senior campaign.  Began career as guard before transitioning to center as junior. 
• As senior, won 1-AA Dave Rimington Award, given annually to top center in college football at each level of competition.  Also named first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, The NFL Draft Report and Football Gazette.
• Named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference sophomore and junior seasons.
• Also served as long snapper for final three seasons.
• Majored in criminal justice at SE Missouri State.

PERSONAL: 
• Married to Frances Santos, the couple splits time between Nashville and San Diego, Calif.
• Attended Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.) HS, where he was an all-conference performer as an offensive and defensive lineman during his senior season. Was a three-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball and track.
• Would like to pursue a career as a federal agent or with the FBI when his playing days are over.
• List of favorites: (movies) “Star Wars,”  “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers”; (TV shows) “Lost,” “The Simpsons,” “Real World” and “Seinfeld”; (actress) Angelina Jolie; (music artists) John Legend; (sports hero) David Robinson; (video games) Nintendo Wii, Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football; (vacation getaway) Las Vegas; (school subject) history; and (kind of food) Mexican food and food from the Philippines.
• Born Eugene Philip Amano in Manila, Philippines, on March 1, 1982.

 
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 124 68
2011 TEN 16 16
2010 TEN 13 13
2009 TEN 16 15
2008 TEN 16 16
2007 TEN 16 5
2006 TEN 16 1
2005 TEN 16 0
2004 TEN 15 2

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