Bill Nagy

Bill Nagy (born October 26, 1987) is a former American football center and guard who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin. He was also a member of the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

Bill Nagy
No. 61
Position:Center / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1987-10-26) October 26, 1987
Orem, Utah
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Hudson (Hudson, Ohio)
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 252
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:4
Games Started:4
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Nagy attended Hudson High School, where he was a three-time all-conference and a two-time all-state selection at guard in football. He also earned two letters in baseball and one in basketball.

He started only three games at right guard during his first three years at the University of Wisconsin. In 2009, he only played in three games after suffering an off the field injury in a moped accident. As a senior, he started eight of Wisconsin's thirteen games at three different positions (guard, center and tight end).

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Nagy was selected in the seventh round (252nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.[1] After starting four games at left guard in his rookie season, he suffered a fractured ankle while playing against the New England Patriots and was placed on the injured reserve list on October 18.

During the first week of training camp in 2012, he suffered a severe sprain on the same ankle he had fractured the previous season. On August 14, he was waived/injured with the intention of placing him on the injured reserve list.[2]

Detroit Lions

On August 16, 2012, the Detroit Lions claimed him off waivers, knowing he would have to spend the remainder of the season on the injured reserve list.[3] On July 24, 2013, he was released after not being able to recover from his ankle injury.[4]

Personal life

Nagy served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2015, he joined the University of Wisconsin football coaching staff.


  1. "Cowboys close draft with OL Nagy". ESPN. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  2. Auping, Jonathan. "Two Ankle Injuries Have Defined Nagy's Career With Cowboys". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. O'Hara, Mike (March 29, 2013). "Bill Nagy's unexpected road to Detroit has resulted in big opportunity". Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. "Detroit Lions release oft-injured guard Bill Nagy". Detroit Free Press. July 25, 2013.
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