Jon Feliciano

American football player (born 1992)

American football player
Jon Feliciano
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Feliciano with the Oakland Raiders in 2016
No. 55 – San Francisco 49ers
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 32)
East Meadow, New York, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Western (Davie, Florida)
College:Miami (FL) (2010–2014)
NFL draft:2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 128
Career history
  • Oakland Raiders (2015–2018)
  • Buffalo Bills (2019–2021)
  • New York Giants (2022)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:113
Games started:61
Player stats at PFR

Jon Feliciano (born February 10, 1992) is an American football guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami.[1][2]

Early life

Feliciano was born in East Meadow, New York. Jon’s father Rafael Feliciano, a former MTA bus driver is of Puerto Rican descent, while his mother is of Sicilian descent. Jon along with his Mom and younger brother moved to South Florida in the mid-90s. As a child, Feliciano was more interested in designing and playing video games and basketball than in football.

In the early 2000s, Jon and his family moved to Davie, Florida where he eventually enrolled at Western High School, playing basketball and football.

Throughout his adolescence, Feliciano’s mother’s battle with cancer, spotty employment, and his brother’s health challenges caused a great deal of financial and emotional strain on the family. In 2008, his mother returned to New York while Feliciano willingly remained in Davie to complete his high school career. Throughout these formative years, Feliciano dealt with periods of homelessness and hunger.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit and number 19 offensive guard by, he was also considered a three-star prospect by and ranked as the 55th best offensive tackle in the nation.[3] Feliciano was also named to First-team All-Broward by Sun Sentinel.[3] Despite having received offers from the University of Akron, Florida International University and San Diego State University, to name a few, Feliciano’s heart was set on being a Hurricane. Encouraged by his best friend Sean Cole and accompanied by his coach Rashad West, Feliciano attended the 2008 University of Miami spring scrimmage with his highlight tape in hand. Catching the eye of coach Tommie Robinson, he was given a scholarship to play for the University of Miami.[2]

College career

Feliciano sat out his true freshman season, participating on the practice squad. Officially joining the team in 2011, he played in 10 games, starting eight of them. He finished that season with the overall grade of 84%. Feliciano allowed zero sacks on the season.[3]

In 2012, he started all 12 games at left guard. Feliciano anchored an offensive line that paved way for the third-best passing offense (295.4) and fifth-best total offense (440.2) in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He closed the season earning All-ACC honorable mention from the ACSMA.[3]

Feliciano started all 13 games during the 2013 season, making 11 starts at left guard and two starts at right tackle. He once again helped anchor an offensive line that paved way for Hurricanes offense that averaged 425.8 yards of total offense and 33.8 points per game. Feliciano once again earned All-ACC honorable mention from the ACSMA.[3]

In May 2014, Feliciano graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.[4]

In his final season with the Hurricanes, Feliciano started 12 games, splitting time between left guard, left tackle, and right tackle. He made his final collegiate career start in the ‘Duck Commander Independence Bowl’ against South Carolina, helping lead the Hurricane offense to 422 total yards.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+78 in
(1.93 m)
323 lb
(147 kg)
32+38 in
(0.82 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
5.32 s 1.89 s 3.09 s 4.74 s 26.5 in
(0.67 m)
8 ft 1 in
(2.46 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[5][6]

Oakland Raiders

Feliciano was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round, 128th overall, in the 2015 NFL draft.[7]

On December 22, 2017, Feliciano was placed on injured reserve.[8]

In 2018, Feliciano played in 13 games, starting four at left guard in place of an injured Kelechi Osemele. He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018 with a calf injury.[9]

Buffalo Bills

On March 13, 2019, Feliciano signed a two-year $8 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.[10]

In 2019, Feliciano started all 16 games at right guard for the Bills.[11] Feliciano also earned his first Pro Bowl ballot mention.

After suffering a shoulder injury and torn pectoral muscle, Feliciano's 2020 season started when activated on October 27.[12] He had nine starts. Feliciano earned his second Pro Bowl ballot mention and was the Bills' 2020 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.  

On March 14, 2021, Feliciano signed a three-year, $17 million contract extension with the Bills.[13]

Feliciano entered the 2021 season as the Bills starting left guard. He was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2021 with a calf injury.[14] He was activated on December 11.[15]

Feliciano was released by the Bills on March 9, 2022.[16]

New York Giants

On March 16, 2022, Feliciano signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants.[17]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 21, 2023, Feliciano signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[18] On May 18, the 49ers announced that Feliciano would be deployed as a guard in 2023.[19] Feliciano was a starter in Super Bowl LVIII. The 49ers lost to the Chiefs 25–22 in overtime.[20]

On March 18, 2024, Feliciano re-signed with the 49ers.[21]


  1. ^ "Former Hurricane Jon Feliciano Preparing For NFL Draft". CBS Miami. March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Adelson, Andrea (October 13, 2014). "Feliciano has found his way home". Retrieved February 18, 2024.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Jon Feliciano - Football". University of Miami Athletics. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Andrea Canales (October 13, 2017). "Jon Feliciano's remarkable journey to the Silver and Black". ABC7 San Francisco. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jon Feliciano Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "2015 Draft Scout Jon Feliciano, Miami NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  7. ^ "Raiders Select G Jon Feliciano in 4th Round". May 2, 2015. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". December 22, 2017. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 12.11.18". December 11, 2018. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Brown, Chris (March 13, 2019). "Offense dominates Bills initial wave of 2019 free agent additions".
  11. ^ "Buffalo Bills Stats at". Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  12. ^ "Bills activate guard Jon Feliciano and promote linebacker Andre Smith". October 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "Bills agree to terms with Jon Feliciano on a contract extension". March 14, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bills announced these roster moves before the Jaguars game in Week 9". November 6, 2021.
  15. ^ "Bills activate Jon Feliciano from injured reserve; 3 players elevated for Sunday's game". December 11, 2021.
  16. ^ "Bills released offensive lineman Jon Feliciano". March 9, 2022.
  17. ^ Eisen, Michael (March 16, 2022). "Giants sign free agent Jon Feliciano to play center".
  18. ^ "49ers Sign OL Jon Feliciano to a One-Year Deal". March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  19. ^ "49ers planning to use Jon Feliciano at guard". Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  20. ^ "Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - February 11th, 2024". Retrieved February 18, 2024.
  21. ^ "49ers Sign DL Floyd and Four Additional Free Agents; Re-Sign OL". March 18, 2024.

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