Ben Sobieski

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Ben Sobieski
No. 64
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-05-03) May 3, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Mahtomedi Senior High School
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 1
Games Started: 0

Benjamin James Sobieski (born May 3, 1979) is a former American football player. He attended Mahtomedi Senior High School and the University of Iowa before being drafted in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft (number 151 overall) by the Buffalo Bills.

A Parade and SuperPrep All-American who also lettered in track and hockey,[1] Sobieski's career was hampered by injuries.[2][3][4][5] He spent six years at Iowa under two head coaches (Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz),[6] missing both the 1999 and 2000 seasons due to shoulder injuries.[7]

After being released by Buffalo,[8] Sobieski was signed to the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers.[9] He was brought up to the regular team, but never played due to injury.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN DraftTracker, ESPN, 2003-04-26, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  2. ^ Patriots release last player picked in '05 draft, ESPN, 2005-08-09, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  3. ^ Wright returns after breaking down at Dolphins camp, ESPN, 2005-07-31, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  4. ^ Transactions, The New York Times, 2004-10-13, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  5. ^ Transactions, The New York Times, 2005-08-09, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  6. ^ Maly, Ron (2003), Tales from the Iowa Sidelines, Sports Publishing LLC, pp. 50–52, ISBN 1-58261-574-8 
  7. ^ Thursday Roundup - Bills sign 5th-round pick Sobieski, Sports Illustrated, 2003-06-20, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  8. ^ Transactions, The New York Times, 2004-09-06, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  9. ^ San Francisco 49ers Transactions - 2005, ESPN, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  10. ^ Crumpacker, John (2006-08-11), 49ers anticipate fresh start, San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  11. ^ Crumpacker, John (2006-08-20), For one last day, Rice back with red and gold, San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2008-12-03 

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