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Kyle Wachholtz
Date of birth: (1972-05-17) May 17, 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth: Norco, California
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback, Tight end
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Organizations
Playing stats at NFL.com

Kyle Wachholtz (born May 17, 1972 in Norco, California) was a 7th round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1996 NFL Draft. Wachholtz won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers against the New England Patriots. He played college football at USC.[1]

College career Edit

Attending USC,[2] Wachholtz recorded 13 career touchdown passes against 4 interceptions, he had a college QBR of 139.2. After being academically ineligible to play at points of his career, Wachholtz split time with Brad Otton as a senior. [3] Wachholtz was the more physical quarterback of the two.[4] However, Wachholtz did not play a single snap in the 1996 Rose Bowl.

Professional career Edit

Wachholtz was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1996 NFL Draft (7th round, 240th overall).[5] He was cut by the Packers in 1996 final cuts.[6] On the practice quad later that year, he was converted to a tight end by the Packers. He was promoted to the active roster for Super Bowl XXXI.[7] After a back injury while playing on the practice squad in 1997, he was cut by the Packers in mid-1998.[8] He then tried to play with the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe, but failed his physical.[9]

Post-career life Edit

Wachholtz re-enrolled at USC after ending his playing career. Since then, he has had a variety of jobs, most notably in online mortgaging.[9]

References Edit

  1. "Kyle Wachholtz". http://www.nfl.com/player/kylewachholtz/2503481/profile.
  2. "Sports | Usc Lands 3 Quarterbacks, Including Head Coach's Son | Seattle Times Newspaper". http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910207&slug=1264877.
  3. Klein, Gary (August 27, 2013). "Timeshare Combos" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/27/sports/la-sp-0827-usc-kessler-wittek-20130827.
  4. GUSTKEY, EARL (September 27, 1995). "Standing Tall : Wachholtz Doesn't Start, but He's Starting to Impress" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/1995-09-27/sports/sp-50456_1_kyle-wachholtz.
  5. "Kyle Wachholtz". https://insider.espn.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/22739.
  6. Press, Associated (August 26, 1996). "PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : Peete Expected to Play in Eagle Opener" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/1996-08-26/sports/sp-37850_1_rodney-peete.
  7. Press-Enterprise, JERRY SOIFER | Special to The. "Super Bowl, super hurt" (in en). Press Enterprise. http://www.pe.com/articles/wachholtz-622216-packers-season.html.
  8. Press-Enterprise, JERRY SOIFER | Special to The. "Super Bowl, super hurt" (in en). Press Enterprise. http://www.pe.com/articles/wachholtz-622216-packers-season.html?page=2.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "For Wachholtz, time with Packers was joyful, painful". http://archive.jsonline.com/sports/packers/for-wachholtz-time-with-packers-was-joyful-painful-7f6hgjl-167120395.html.

External linksEdit

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