Jeff Rohrer

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Jeff Rohrer
No. 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-12-25) December 25, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Mira Costa High School
College: Yale
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 83
Sacks: 7.5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Jeffrey Charles Rohrer (born December 25, 1958 in Inglewood, California) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for Yale University and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

After playing football at Mira Costa High School, he went on to attend Yale University. In 1981 as a senior, he led the team with 136 tackles (71 solo) and received first team All-Ivy League and All-New England honors.[1]

That team won the Ivy League championship, tying Dartmouth College with a 9-1 overall record, was also briefly ranked in the nation’s top 20 and three of its players were selected in the 1982 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Rohrer was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft, which at the time was considered a reach by the media.[3] He spent his first three years playing special teams, until earning the right outside linebacker job in 1985.

In 1986 he was the Cowboys second leading tackler. In 1987, he was the team's third leading tackler and led the linebackers with four sacks. During training camp in 1988, he was hospitalized with disc problems in his lower back, which required season ending surgery.[4]

In 1989 with the arrival of head coach Jimmy Johnson, he was released before the season started, as part of a youth movement.[5] During his time with the Cowboys, he was considered a tough and outspoken player.[6]

Personal life[edit]

After football he became a producer for television commercials. He is currently Executive Producer/Partner at Mrs. Bond, a Los Angeles-based commercial production company.[7]


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