Chad Rinehart

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Chad Rinehart
Chad Rinehart 2013.JPG
Rinehart in 2013.
No. 78     San Diego Chargers
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-04) May 4, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Boone, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Boone (IA)
College: Northern Iowa
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 96
Debuted in 2009 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-Gateway (2005–2007)
  • Second-team All-American (2006)
  • First-team All-American (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 42
Games started 31
Stats at NFL.com

Chad Rinehart (born May 4, 1985) is an American football guard for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round with the 96th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Iowa. Rinehart has also been a member of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Early years[edit]

Rinehart played high school football at Boone High School in Boone, Iowa, where he also played the cello in the school orchestra.

College career[edit]

Rinehart played college football at Northern Iowa.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins drafted Rinehart in the third round, 96th overall, of the 2008 NFL Draft.[1] Rinehart signed a four-year contract with the team on July 10, 2008.[1]

He suffered a broken fibula after being rolled up on by Anthony Spencer against the Dallas Cowboys on November 22, 2009.[2] Rinehart returned from the injury and began to improve[3] however the Redskins decided to part ways with the veteran on September 4, 2010, during the final round of roster cuts prior to the start of the season.[4]

New York Jets[edit]

On September 29, 2010, the New York Jets signed Rinehart to their practice squad following the promotion of wide receiver Patrick Turner.[5] Rinehart was released from New York's practice squad on October 13, 2010.[6]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On October 18, 2010, the Buffalo Bills signed Rinehart to their practice squad.[7] Rinehart was promoted to the active roster on December 7, 2010 after Kraig Urbik suffered a season-ending knee injury.[8] Rinehart played at guard in 2011 and also filled in at center. He was tendered in April 2012.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On March 13, 2013, Rinehart signed with the San Diego Chargers.[9] The Chargers re-signed him to a two-year, $6 million contract on March 10, 2014.[10]

Arrest[edit]

On January 20, 2010 at 2:00 A.M., Rinehart was arrested on public intoxication charges in Cedar Falls, Iowa after he pulled on a locked door at Mojo's Pizza House, thus triggering an alarm, and refused to take a breath test.[11] Rinehart was later released from jail via court order.[11] Rinehart was found guilty of the charge in June 2010 and was ordered to pay a $195 fine.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boren, Cindy (July 10, 2008), "Rinehart Agrees to Terms (With Updates)", The Washington Post (The Washington Post Company), archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved September 29, 2010 
  2. ^ Associated Press (November 22, 2009), Betts injures knee; Rinehart breaks leg, ESPN, archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved September 29, 2010 
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (June 14, 2010), Rinehart Is Bouncing Back From Leg Injury, Washington Redskins, archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved November 15, 2010 
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (September 4, 2010), Redskins' Roster At 53 After Parker, 18 Others Released, Washington Redskins, archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved November 15, 2010 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (September 29, 2010), Omon, Rinehart Added to Practice Squad, New York Jets, archived from the original on October 9, 2010, retrieved October 9, 2010 
  6. ^ Jets Public Relations Department (October 13, 2010), Practice Squad: Wallace Signed, Rinehart Cut, New York Jets, archived from the original on October 13, 2010, retrieved October 13, 2010 
  7. ^ Brown, Chris (October 18, 2010), Bills add OL to practice squad, Buffalo Bills, archived from the original on October 19, 2010, retrieved October 19, 2010 
  8. ^ Bills place G Urbik on I.R.; promote Rinehart, Yahoo! Sports, December 7, 2010, archived from the original on January 2, 2010, retrieved January 2, 2010 
  9. ^ Chargers, guard Chad Rinehart agree to deal
  10. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 10, 2014). "Chad Rinehart, San Diego Chargers strike 2-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (January 19, 2010), Guard facing public intoxication charges, ESPN, archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved September 29, 2010 
  12. ^ Reinitz, Jeff (June 22, 2010), "NFL's Rinehart convicted of public intoxication", The Courier (Waterloo-Cedar Falls) (Lee Enterprises), archived from the original on November 15, 2010, retrieved September 29, 2010 

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