Pro Highlights

  • Saw the most significant action of his career in 2015, appearing in all 16 games with three starts at center in place of an injured Corey Linsley. Also started one postseason contest, opening at left tackle in place of an injured David Bakhtiari.
  • Has seen game action at center, left guard and both tackle spots during his NFL career.
  • Was on track to be the starting center in 2014, opening at that position for the first three preseason contests that year, but sustained a knee injury vs. Oakland (Aug. 22) that would sideline him for the first half of the season. Played in the final eight regular-season games and both playoff contests.
  • Spent the majority of his rookie campaign in 2013 on reserve/physically unable to perform after sustaining a significant ankle injury during the first practice of Organized Team Activities in the spring.
  • Returned to practice on Nov. 19 and was activated to the 53-man roster leading up to Green Bay’s Week 15 contest at Dallas. Was a gameday inactive for the final three regular-season games and the team’s playoff contest in ’13.
  • Selected by Green Bay with the second of three picks in the fourth round (No. 122 overall), the first player from Cornell to be drafted by the Packers since E Stan Intihar (1956, 18th round).


A four-year letterman and a two-year starter for the Big Red, he grew from a 238-pound freshman tight end to a 300-pound All-American left tackle during his time on campus…Appeared in 40 games with 20 starts during his career, with all of the starts coming in his final two seasons…Earned his degree in industrial labor relations…Senior season (2012): Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors following the season, becoming the first Big Red offensive lineman to earn the acclaim since Kevin Boothe in 2005…Was also named a first-team FCS All-American by The NFL Draft Report, becoming just the third OL in school history to be named to a first team by any publication…Picked up third-team All-America honors from both the Beyond Sports College Network and The Sports Network…Started all 10 games at LT, serving as the lead protector for a prolific passing attack that led the conference and ranked third in the nation with a school-record 3,748 passing yards on the season…The unit produced eight 300-yard passing games and averaged 430.6 total yards and 26.5 points per contest…Was credited by the coaching staff as having recorded 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and 120 knockdowns while also not being charged with a sack during the season…Junior season (2011): Assumed starting LT duties after making the full-time switch from TE…Earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting all 10 games for an offense that led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation in passing (341.5 ypg)…The unit also ranked 26th in the FCS in total offense (409.0 ypg) and set a school record with 3,415 passing yards on the season…Part of a protection unit that allowed QB Jeff Matthews time to complete 250 of 368 attempts for a school- and conference-record 3,412 yards with 25 TDs and 11 INTs…Was credited with 10 TD-resulting blocks and 94 knockdowns, while only being charged with one of the 30 sacks the line surrendered during the season…Sophomore season (2010): Appeared in all 10 games at TE and also contributed on special teams…Caught a career-high four passes for 62 yards (15.5 avg.) and his only career TD…Also added four tackles on the coverage units…Had a punt return that went for 6 yards and a 14-yard kickoff return during the season…Posted a career-high two catches for 36 yards (18.0 avg.) at Columbia (Nov. 13), including his first career TD reception on a 27-yard grab…Freshman season (2009): Earned his first letter as a true freshman, appearing in all 10 games on special teams and also in spot duty on offense…Finished with one catch for 18 yards.


Given name Joseph Carl Tretter Jr. …Nicknamed “JC”…Born in Batavia, N.Y. …Single…Credits his father, Joe, who lettered as a TE at Hobart (N.Y.) College (1980-83), as having the biggest influence on him as an athlete…Also has three uncles who played college football, including Dave Tretter, who played RB at Cornell (1975, 1977), Bob Tretter, who was a QB at Hobart College in New York (1979-82), and Bill Tretter, who was a DE/P at the University of Rochester and still ranks in the top 10 in every major career statistical punting category in school history…High school: A two-sport standout at Akron (N.Y.) Central High School, he lettered three times in football and all four years in basketball...Appeared as a QB, RB, WR and DE at different times during his football career, being named first-team All-Section 6C North League following each of his three seasons…Also earned the Western New York Class C Defensive Player of the Year award and was named a second-team all-state selection as a senior…Was named the team’s Most Valuable Player following both his junior and senior seasons, when he was also a team captain…Also excelled in basketball, graduating as Akron Central’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder…Was a four-year starter and three-time All-Niagara-Orleans League first-team selection in basketball…Was named the Western New York Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 28 points and 17 rebounds per game…Community involvement: Has participated in the Mike & Jessica McCarthy Golf Invitational in Madison, Wis. …Residence: Akron, N.Y.