Rocky Freitas

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Rocky Freitas
Date of birth (1945-09-07) September 7, 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Oregon State
NFL draft 1967 / Round: 3 / Pick 73
Career history
As player
1968–1977 Detroit Lions
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1

Rockne Crowningburg "Rocky" Freitas (born September 7, 1945) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven-year career that lasted from 1968 to 1978 in the National Football League.

Freitas played college football at Oregon State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1972 season. His son Makoa was selected in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Freitas is currently the Chancellor at the University of Hawaii–West Oahu (UHWO). In November 2010, he was instrumental in negotiating a move of the UH football team from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West Conference, which is to take place before the 2012 season.[1] Freitas is a former chancellor of Hawaii Community College in Hilo, Hawaii.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lewis, Ferd (20 November 2010). "The man behind the plan". Honolulu Star Advertiser. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 

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