Rocky Freitas

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Rocky Freitas
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1945-09-07) September 7, 1945 (age 73)
Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
As player:
As administrator:
  • Hawaii (2012) (interim athletic director)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

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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