Adam Goldberg (American football)
|Tackle / Guard|
|Date of birth:August 12, 1980|
|Place of birth: Edina, Minnesota|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011
Adam David Goldberg (born August 12, 1980) is an American football offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Wyoming.
Goldberg was born in Edina, Minnesota. It was reported that he was raised in his mother's Christian faith and that his father is Jewish. Jewish Sports Review indicated that he did not meet its criteria of self-identification in 2008, but that he considered himself Jewish as of 2010.
At Edina High School, Goldberg was a Second Team All-State and All-Metro selection his senior season. He played both offensive and defensive line. His senior season, he recorded 95 tackles (19 solo) and 76 assists.
Goldberg is a University of Wyoming graduate. He became only the third junior in University of Wyoming football history to be elected a team captain when he was voted a captain by his teammates in the spring of 2001. He was Honorable Mention All-America and two-time First-team All-Mountain West Conference. He started 44 of 45 career games. He graduated with a finance degree.
Goldberg spent 2003 season on Minnesota Vikings. practice squad. In 2004 he started the last six games of the season and two postseason contests. In 2005 he started 12 games at right tackle.
St. Louis Rams
On September 2, 2006, the Vikings traded Goldberg to the St. Louis Rams for the seventh-round selection (209th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. In 2006 he played in final 15 games of the season with two starts for the Rams.
The following season, 2007, he played in four games with two starts before being placed on reserve/injured list with a left knee injury suffered in Week 4. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Goldberg was re-signed by the Rams on March 20, 2009, to a two-year $1.8 million contract.
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