Brett Romberg

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Brett Romberg
Brett Romberg 2008.jpg
Romberg (#65) in 2008
No. 65, 66
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-10-10) October 10, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school: Belle River (ON)
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2006 for the St. Louis Rams
Last played in 2011 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 44
Games started 18
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Brett Christopher Romberg (born October 10, 1979) is an American football center who last played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami, earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the outstanding college center. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2003, and has also played for the St. Louis Rams. He is currently a free agent

Early years[edit]

Romberg was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He started his football career in the ninth grade playing for the Belle River District High School football team.

College career[edit]

Romberg attended the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 1999 to 2002. As senior in 2002, he was distinguished as the best center in the nation when he was awarded the Dave Rimington Trophy and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at center.[1]

With Romberg at center, the Hurricanes won 35 of 37 games, one BCS National Championship (2001), three Big East Conference championships (2000, 2001, 2002), a Sugar Bowl (2001) and a Rose Bowl (2002).

Romberg never allowed a quarterback sack at center and was part of an offensive line that helped produce three 1,000-yard rushers (James Jackson, Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee), a quarterback (Ken Dorsey) who set every major Hurricanes career passing record and an offense that averaged more than 465 yards per game for the balance of his three years as the starting center.

Professional career[edit]

After a stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Romberg became the starting center for the St. Louis Rams for a brief time in 2008, replacing Andy McCollum, but he was replaced in 2009 by Jason Brown. In 2009, Romberg was a reserve offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons. He was released by the Falcons on September 4, 2010.

Due to an injury to starting center Todd McClure, the Falcons re-signed Romberg on August 30, 2011. However, he was released during final cuts on September 3, but was re-signed on September 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012.

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