|No. 74, 61, 62|
|Date of birth:December 24, 1962|
|Place of birth: Sandusky, Ohio|
|NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 9 / Pick: 228|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Indianapolis Colts ( 1986– 1988)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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]
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. He was activated on November 5.
In 1988, he was a backup offensive tackle in training camp, before announcing his retirement. He re-signed with the team on September 22. He played in one game before being waived on September 28, to make room for guard Ron Solt. He was a versatile reserve player during his time with the Colts.
Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]
Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Colt Notes". https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/106220357/. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Colts looking to beat up on Lions Tonight". https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/105940164/. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Transactions". https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/105950743/. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Transactions". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1988&dat=19880929&id=wGciAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9KwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4002,2608946&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Falcons Sign Brotzki". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19890222&id=U24sAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Us4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5090,2389323&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Falcons Keep 4 Free Agents On Roster". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=19890905&id=9WUvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lDUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6338,926707&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Marrone hires Brotzki as director of player development". https://cnycentral.com/sports/college/marrone-hires-brotzki-as-director-of-player-development?id=278068. Retrieved April 30, 2018.