|No. 17 – Cleveland Browns|
|Born:||March 17, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||222 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Downingtown East (Lionville, Pennsylvania)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Kyle Lauletta (born March 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Richmond and was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.
Lauletta attended the East campus of Downingtown High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and was the starting quarterback for the Cougars football team for his last two years. He came from a family of football players; his father Joe and uncle Lex played quarterback and punter for Navy, respectively, and two of his brothers have also been quarterbacks for Downington East. In his first start, he threw for 400 yards and ran for two touchdowns against the defending state champions. He also played lacrosse. Despite his accolades in high school, an off-season injury and bad luck largely prevented any premium FBS schools from recruiting Lauletta, and he eventually chose to attend Richmond.
Lauletta played at Richmond from 2013 to 2017. He tore his ACL in 2016 on a quarterback scramble after leading Richmond to an 8–2 record at the time, but recovered and played all games in 2017, his best statistical season. During his collegiate career, he threw for a school-record 10,465 yards and 73 touchdowns. Lauletta was invited to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl, in which he threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns and was named the game's MVP.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 2+5⁄8 in
|4.81 s||1.67 s||2.78 s||4.07 s||6.95 s||31 in
|9 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Draft|
New York Giants
Lauletta was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The pick used to acquire him was traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Jason Pierre-Paul.
On October 30, 2018, Lauletta was arrested in Weehawken, New Jersey, after being pulled over in his Jaguar on the way to Giants team practice. He was charged with eluding police, a third-degree crime; obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest, motor vehicle charges for reckless driving, disregarding an officer's directions, an improper turn in a marked traffic lane and failure to remain in a marked lane. Lauletta had previously been charged with reckless driving in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2017 and found guilty of failure to obey a highway sign.
Lauletta made his first NFL appearance on December 9 in relief of Eli Manning in a 40–16 victory against the Washington Redskins. He threw five incompletions and threw an interception to Mason Foster in the fourth quarter, for a passer rating of 0.0. He appeared in one other game, Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys as a blocker, in the 2018 season.
Lauletta was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.
Lauletta signed with the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on September 1, 2019. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on January 6, 2020. He was waived on August 17, 2020.
Lauletta was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on September 2, 2020. Three days later on September 5, 2020, Lauletta was waived by the Falcons and re-signed to the practice squad. He was released on September 22.
Lauletta was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Browns on January 18, 2021.
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- "Falcons claim lineman, fill out most of practice squad". AJC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
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- "Browns sign QB Kyle Lauletta to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 16, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
- "Browns sign 14 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 18, 2021.