Rob Zatechka

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Rob Zatechka
Date of birth: (1971-12-01) December 1, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth: Lansing, Michigan
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 128
As player:
1995-1998 New York Giants
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1994 Draddy Trophy
Career stats
Playing stats at

Robert Brett Zatechka (born December 1, 1971 in Lansing, Michigan) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska. In college, he won both the Draddy Trophy and a Walter Byers Scholarship.[1] He was the first Giant draft pick to sign after the 1995 draft.[2]

After his playing days ended, he slimmed down from 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) 320 pounds (150 kg; 23 st) to just 260 pounds (120 kg; 19 st) before returning to school at Omaha, Nebraska's University of Nebraska Medical Center.[3] Zatechka graduated medical school in 2000, completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as well, and is currently practicing in Omaha, NE.


  1. ^ "Previous Walter Byers Scholars". The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Mike (1995-07-06). "PRO FOOTBALL; No Delay of Game Now On Giants' Draft Picks". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Medical students unveil Match Day destinations". University of Nebraska Medical Center. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2008-01-26.