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Adam Goldberg
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No. 73     St. Louis Rams
Tackle / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-12) August 12, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Edina, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2004 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MWC (2000)
  • 2× First-team All-MWC (2001–2002)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011
Games played     107
Games started     64
Fumble recoveries     2
Stats at NFL.com

Adam David Goldberg (born August 12, 1980) is an American football offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Wyoming.

Early yearsEdit

Goldberg was born in Edina, Minnesota. It was reported that he was raised in his mother's Christian faith and that his father is Jewish. Jewish Sports Review indicated that he did not meet its criteria of self-identification in 2008, but that he considered himself Jewish as of 2010.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

At Edina High School, Goldberg was a Second Team All-State and All-Metro selection his senior season. He played both offensive and defensive line. His senior season, he recorded 95 tackles (19 solo) and 76 assists.

College careerEdit

Goldberg is a University of Wyoming graduate. He became only the third junior in University of Wyoming football history to be elected a team captain when he was voted a captain by his teammates in the spring of 2001. He was Honorable Mention All-America and two-time First-team All-Mountain West Conference. He started 44 of 45 career games. He graduated with a finance degree.

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Goldberg spent 2003 season on Minnesota Vikings. practice squad. In 2004 he started the last six games of the season and two postseason contests. In 2005 he started 12 games at right tackle.

St. Louis RamsEdit

On September 2, 2006, the Vikings traded Goldberg to the St. Louis Rams for the seventh-round selection (209th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.[11] In 2006 he played in final 15 games of the season with two starts for the Rams.

The following season, 2007, he played in four games with two starts before being placed on reserve/injured list with a left knee injury suffered in Week 4. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Goldberg was re-signed by the Rams on March 20, 2009, to a two-year $1.8 million contract.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ron Kaplan (November 26, 2008). "NFL Update » Kaplan’s Korner on Jews and Sports". New Jersey Jewish News. http://njjewishnews.com/kaplanskorner/2008/11/26/nfl-update/. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  2. "Injuries ground familiar Jewish NFLers". Canadian Jewish News. http://www.cjnews.com/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15419&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=73. Retrieved March 13, 2013.[dead link]
  3. Jewish Sports Review, September/October 2010, Vol. 7, Issue 81
  4. Laurie Rozakis (2007). The Portable Jewish Mother: Guilt, Food, And...When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren?. Adams Media. ISBN 1-59869-341-7. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  5. "On To The Next One: Adam Goldberg". Business Insider. May 31, 2011. http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-05-31/sports/30091912_1_drew-rosenhaus-sports-agent-blog-nfl-draft. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  6. Ungar, Batya (November 14, 2008). Tenacious D. Tablet Magazine. http://www.tabletmag.com/news-and-politics/3322/tenacious-d/. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  7. Matt DeFaveri (August 2, 2012). "Jews in football". Cleveland Jewish News. http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/sports/article_f95120b0-dcba-11e1-b1b5-001a4bcf887a.html. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  8. Jeremy Fine (February 10, 2011). "‘The Great Rabbino’ reviews the year for NFL’s Jewish players… “it was okay”". Jewishworldnews.org. http://jewishworldnews.org/2011/02/10/the-great-rabbino-reviews-the-year-for-nfls-jewish-players-it-was-okay/. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  9. Jeremy Fine (February 8, 2011). "Jewish NFL Player of the Year". Jewish Journal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_great_rabbino/item/jewish_nfl_player_of_the_year_39110203. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  10. "Jews in Sports: Current Football Players (2011)". Jewish Virtual Library. 2011. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/footballcurrent.html. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  11. Pasquarelli, Len (November 17, 2006). "Rams hope Goldberg can fill Pace's shoes at left tackle". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2666030. Retrieved April 23, 2008.
  12. Caplan, Adam. (March 22, 2009). OL Re-Signs With STL Scout.com. Retrieved May 3, 2009.

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