Casey Rabach

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Casey Rabach
Casey Rabach.jpg
Rabach during Redskins training camp.
No. 61
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-09-24) September 24, 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Sturgeon Bay (WI)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92
Debuted in 2002 for the Baltimore Ravens
Last played in 2010 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played 137
Games started 118
Stats at NFL.com

Casey Edward Rabach (/rəˈbɑːk/; born September 24, 1977) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

He has also played for the Washington Redskins.

In 2011, Rabach was brought back by Baltimore, but couldn't sign since he failed his physical.

Early life[edit]

Rabach attended Sturgeon Bay High School in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and then played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Rabach was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. By the 2003 season he was the starting center for the team.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Before the 2005 NFL season, he left Baltimore as a free agent for the Washington Redskins.[1] He immediately became the starting center for the Redskins in the second year of Joe Gibbs' return as head coach the second time around. Rabach replaced Cory Raymer, a year he started all 16 games and Washington had a 10-6 won-lost record with Mark Brunell at quarterback, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a wild card game of the 2005-06 NFL playoffs, though with a miserable 120 yards of total offense, before losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. Since then, he has returned to the playoffs only once, in the 2007-08 NFL playoffs, still with Gibbs as head coach but with Jason Campbell as the starting quarterback in the regular season, when they lost to the Seattle Seahawks again with Todd Collins replacing Campbell, this time in a wild card game.

Overall, Rabach has started 79 of 80 regular season games and 3 post-season games since joining the Redskins. Rabach signed a three-year contract with them on March, 2010, worth $12.3 million. He is the longest incumbent at starting center of the Redskins since Jeff Bostic, who maintained his position from 1981 to 1993 and before him Len Hauss from 1964 to 1977.

On July 28, 2011, he was released.

Attempted Return to the Baltimore Ravens[edit]

In the 2011 offseason, it was reported that the Baltimore Ravens had resigned Case Rabach to add center depth behind the aging Matt Birk. However, Rabach failed his physical, so could not sign. The Ravens ended up bringing former Pro Bowler Andre Gurode to back up Birk. [2]

Personal[edit]

Rabach is the cousin of brothers Chris Greisen, a former NFL and current Arena Football League player, and Nick Greisen, who last played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos. He and his wife, Nicole, were married on February 16, 2002 and have two children; daughter Alana and son Porter.

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