Archie Roberts (American football)

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Archie Roberts
Date of birth (1942-11-04) November 4, 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth Holyoke, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Columbia
AFL draft 1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 51
Drafted by New York Jets[1]
Career history
As player
1967 AFL Miami Dolphins
Career stats
Pass attempts 10
Pass completions 5
Completion percentage 50%
TD-INT 0-1
Yards 11
QB Rating 16.7

Arthur J. Roberts[2] (born November 4, 1942)[3] is a retired cardiac surgeon and former collegiate and professional football player. He played at Columbia University.[4] He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1965 American Football League (AFL) draft by the New York Jets. In 1967, he was traded to the AFL Miami Dolphins,[5] playing only one game with the team, in the final minutes of a 41-0 loss.[6]

Roberts subsequently became a cardiac surgeon after graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.[7][8] He performed over 4,000 open-heart operations before retiring.[8] He founded the New Jersey-based[2] Living Heart Foundation in 2001.[8][2]

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  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "About LHF". Living Heart Foundation. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Archie Roberts". Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (October 10, 1963). "Yale's Antidote for Columbia Is the 'Archie Roberts Defense'". New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Roberts Traded To Miami Team". Hartford Courant. September 27, 1967. 
  6. ^ Schonbrun, Zach (November 1, 2015). "It May Be Just Academic, but Fitzpatrick Is Near a Hall of Famer's Record". New York Times. 
  7. ^ Valenti, John (January 10, 1990). "Heart Of A Lion Ex-Columbia quarterback and shortstop Archie Roberts is a distinguished cardiac surgeon who rarely dwells on his glorious athletic past". Newsday. 
  8. ^ a b c Livingston, Bill (January 5, 2013). "Archie Roberts did not make much of a mark with the Cleveland Browns, but made an indelible mark on the NFL". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 

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