Adam Treu

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Adam Treu
Date of birth: (1974-06-24) June 24, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth: Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
Position(s): Center
Long snapper
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 300 lb (140 kg)
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3
Organizations
As player:
1997-2006 Oakland Raiders
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Adam Treu (born June 24, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska) was a center in the NFL. He walked on to University of Nebraska-Lincoln after playing at Pius X High School in Lincoln. He won back-to-back National Championships with the Cornhuskers in 1994 and 1995 playing left tackle and performing all the long snapping duties. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 3rd round (72nd overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Raider center[edit]

From 1997 to 2003, Treu was the reserve center behind Barret Robbins, but when Robbbins was injured during the 2001 NFL season, Treu capably filled his place during 14 games. Oakland scored 399 points (24.9 points/game), 4th of 31 teams in the NFL and won the AFC west for the second year in a row. In the 2001-02 NFL playoffs, the offensive line, composed of Treu, Steve Wisniewski and Frank Middleton at guard, Barry Sims and Lincoln Kennedy at tackle, pulverized the New York Jets's defense with 215 yards on the ground and 287 yards in the air in a wild card game, but lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round, the infamous (from Oakland's viewpoint) Tuck rule game when Tom Brady was judged not to have fumbled.

Despite Treu's success, Robbins regained his starting position the following year, up to the day before Super Bowl XXXVII, when reported missing, then found in a sorry state. Treu started Super Bowl XXXVII in his place, but the Raiders had little success against a very strong Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Robbins regained his starting position during the 2003 NFL season, then was released after testing positive for steroid use.

During the 2004 NFL season, Treu became the 6th starting center in Raider history, starting all 16 games, but then started only 10 the following year, replaced by Jake Grove who handled the starting duties for the Raiders with 5-11 and 4-12 won-lost records. In his final year, 2006, he became the reserve center again after Grove replaced him. In November 2006, Treu suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon against the San Diego Chargers and went on injured reserve. After a 10 season professional career, Treu retired in July 2007.

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