- New York Jets (since 2006)
- 3 × All-Pro selection ( 2009, 2010, 2011)
- 4 × Pro Bowl selection (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Nick Mangold ( born January 13, 1984 in Centerville, Ohio) is an American professional American football player at the position of the center. He plays for the New York Jets in the National Football League ( NFL).
Mangold has played in high school American football, but was also a successful wrestler and athlete. For his athletic achievements, he was honored by his school several times. In football sport he came in both the Defense, as well as on offense at different positions are used. After finishing school Mangold got a place to study at the Ohio State University and played for their football team from 2002 to 2005 as a center. In the first year, he was first a substitute behind the starting center of the Ohio State Buckeyes. In the second year he was due to an injury of the root player take over the position and held this post until 2005. Mangold played with his team in four bowl games. His team was able to win all the games. In 2002, he won the national college football championship with his team.
Nick Mangold was drafted by the Jets in 2006 in the first round to 29th place. Even in his rookie year, he was able to establish itself as a starter on the position of a center. With his quarterback Chad Pennington he succeeded in the same year of making the play -offs, where they failed at an early stage, however, the New England Patriots at 37:16. Pennington, who could deny only nine games due to injury in 2007, left the Jets after this season and was replaced by Brett Favre. Mangold maintained its root position. The Jets won nine of their 16 games, one making the play -offs but did not succeed. 2009 took over the office of Mark Sanchez starting quarterback and the Jets qualified once again for the Play Offs. The team from New York City failed only in the AFC Championship game to the Indianapolis Colts with 30:17. Before the start of the new season Mangold signed then a new, valid for seven years, contract with the Jets. The shortly after taking off 2010 season finally went for Mangold and the Jets as successful as the last. First Mangold was selected to the Pro Bowl and the Jets reached the play-offs. There they forced their way again to the AFC Championship Game before and failed, this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mangold played three times in the Pro Bowl, the final game of the best players of the season and was twice elected to the All Pro.