Pete Brock (American football)
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|Date of birth||July 14, 1954|
|Place of birth||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|NFL draft||1976 / Round: 1/Pick 12|
|1976–1987||New England Patriots|
Peter Anthony Brock (born July 14, 1954, Portland, Oregon) was a center and guard who played twelve professional seasons with the National Football League's New England Patriots. Brock attended the University of Colorado. His younger brother Stan played with the Colorado Buffaloes and in the NFL. Pete played against Stan in the Patriots' 38-27 win over the Saints at the Superdome on December 21, 1980.
He played left tackle, long snapper, tight end and wing back during the same series of downs in the Patriots' 27-7 victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on 10-14-79. He was awarded the game ball as his tore his cartilage in his knee early in the game but played the entire game in the Patriots 17-6 win over the Miami Dolphins at Sullivan Stadium on 11-13-83. Pete was the starting center 78 times, starting left guard 3 times, starting left tackle 6 times and the starting right guard once in the 154 regular season games that he played for the New England Patriots. He wore #58.
He recovered a fumble by Doug Beaudoin in the Patriots' 48-17 rout of the Oakland Raiders at Schaefer Stadium on 10-03-76. Pete recovered a fumble by Horace Ivory in the Patriots' 23-14 victory over the Denver Broncos at Schaefer on 09-29-80. He pounced on a fumble by Steve Grogan in their 29-28 loss to the Baltimore Colts at Schaefer on 09-06-81. Pete fell on a fumble by Matt Cavanaugh in their 10-7 loss to the Browns at Cleveland Stadium on 11-21-82. Pete recovered a fumble by Steve Grogan in their 31-24 loss to the New York Jets at Sullivan Stadium on 10-12-86.
He earned the nickname "Deep Threat" when he caught a 6-yard TD pass from Steve Grogan in the Patriots 38-24 win over the New York Jets at Shea Stadium on November 21, 1976. Brock Brock won the Ed Block Courage Award in 1985. He currently works as the President of the New England Patriots Alumni and announces college football games. He has his own segment called "Brock's Breakdown" as part of the pre-game show on 98.5 FM, the Sports Hub in Boston; in 2001 he also replaced Gino Cappelletti as color analyst on the Patriots' radio network for the first eight games of that season because of illness to Cappelletti. He also is the head of the Patriots alumni association and very active in the community. If you ever see the patriots alumni truck on the roadways. The great Pete Brock is usually behind the wheel.
- Profile, pro-football-reference.com; accessed December 1, 2015.