Bob Brotzki
No. 74, 61, 62     
Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-12-24) December 24, 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth: Sandusky, Ohio
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 9 / Pick: 228
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 1986 1988)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     18
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Robert John Brotzki (born December 24, 1962) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Syracuse University.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Brotzki attended St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Sandusky, Ohio, where he played as a tight end. He accepted a football scholarship from Syracuse University.

As a freshman, he was named the starter at tight end, finishing fifth on the team with 15 receptions for 131 yards and no touchdowns. As a sophomore, he was switched to offensive tackle and was named the starter at left tackle. He recorded 45 consecutive starts during his college career.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

Brotzki was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round (228th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was moved to offensive guard, before being placed on the injured reserve list with a back injury on August 30.[1] He was activated on November 5.

In 1987, he was moved in training camp to left tackle, while Chris Hinton's recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he had in June.[2] He also was tried at center.

In 1988, he was a backup offensive tackle in training camp, before announcing his retirement. He re-signed with the team on September 22.[3] He played in one game before being waived on September 28, to make room for guard Ron Solt.[4] He was a versatile reserve player during his time with the Colts.

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

On October 19, 1988, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He appeared in 7 games and was declared inactive for 2 contests.

Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]

On February 21, 1989, he was signed in Plan B free agency by the Atlanta Falcons.[5] He was released on September 4.[6]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

After football, he was the tight end assistant football coach for two years (2007-2008) at Robert Morris College. In 2009, he was the Director of Player Development at Syracuse University. From 2010 to 2015, he was the Assistant Athletics Director for Player Development.[7]

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