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Phil Trautwein
No. --     San Diego Chargers
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-04-16) April 16, 1986 (age 36)
Place of birth: Voorhees Township, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2009)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-SEC (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2010
Games played     4
Games started     0
Stats at

Phillip Charles Trautwein (born April 16, 1986) is an American professional football player who is an offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League (NFL). Trautwein played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of two BCS National Championship teams. Thereafter, he has played professionally for the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints of the NFL.

Early years

Trautwein was born and raised in Voorhees Township, New Jersey.[1] He attended Eastern High School in Voorhees Township, and he played for the Eastern Vikings high school football team. Trautwein earned second-team all-conference football honors following his junior season. He also excelled in wrestling, and graduated with a 3.7 gradepoint average in 2004.

College career

Trautwein accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football teams from 2004 to 2008.[2] As a freshman in 2004, Trautwein was a reserve offensive tackle seeing action in six games. The next season, 2005, he played in all twelve games, making his first career start as a tight end against Florida State. Following the 2006, he was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Fall Academic Honor Roll and received second-team All-SEC honors after starting all fourteen games for the Gators at left tackle. He sat out the 2007 season with a stress fracture in his foot. As a senior in 2008, he started all twelve games at left tackle and was a first-team All-SEC selection at tackle for the second time in two years; both seasons he was All-SEC, the Gators were the consensus BCS Champions. Trautwein graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in 2007 and a master's degree in 2008.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-5¾ * 308 lb * 5.36 * 1.84 * 3.00 * X X 27 in. * 8'02" ** 23 * X

(* represents Florida Pro Day) [3][4]

St. Louis Rams

On April 27, 2009, Trautwein was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. On June 12, 2009 Trautwein's younger sister, Sarah, died in a car accident. On August 5, 2009 Trautwein was waived by the St. Louis Rams.

Cleveland Browns

On August 6, 2009 Trautwein was claimed off of waivers by the Cleveland Browns. On October 7, 2009 Trautwein was waived by the Cleveland Browns.

St. Louis Rams

The Rams signed Trautwein to their 53-man roster in October 2009 after being waived by the Browns. On September 5, 2011 he was released with an injury settlement.[5]

New Orleans Saints

The Saints signed Trautwein to their practice squad on November 23, 2011. Phil Trautwein was re-signed on January 18, 2012.

See also


  1. Antonya English, "Markings of a champion," St. Petersburg Times (August 31, 2007). Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  2. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 89, 97, 99, 103, 125, 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. CBS Sports
  4. Trautwein
  5. "Saints Announce Practice Squad". 5 September 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.


  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

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