Brenden Stai

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Brenden Stai
No. 68, 66
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-03-30) March 30, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Anaheim (CA) Esperanza
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2002
Games played: 105
Games started: 96
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Brenden Michael Stai (born March 30, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Nebraska, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Stai was born in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] He graduated from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California,[2] where he played for the Esperanza Aztecs high school football team.

College career[edit]

He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and played for coach Tom Osborne's Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1991 to 1994. As a senior in 1994, Stai was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and was a key member of the Cornhuskers' team that defeated the Miami Hurricanes 24–17 in the Orange Bowl to win a consensus national championship.

Professional career[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (91st pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[3] and he played for the Steelers from 1995 to 1999.[1] Stai earned an AFC Championship with Pittsburgh in 1995; the Steelers presented all players with a ring to commemorate the achievement. Stai's ring was stolen in 2000 during a move to Jacksonville; the ring was returned to Stai in 2009 after someone attempted to sell it to Cash4Gold.com.[4]

In eight NFL seasons, Stai appeared in 105 regular season games and started 96 of them.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Brenden Stai. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Brenden Stai. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Associated Press, "Stolen AFC ring returned to owner nine years later," ESPN (March 10, 2009). Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Brenden Stai. Retrieved February 6, 2012.

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