Rich Baldinger
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-12-31) December 31, 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 10 / Pick: 270
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants (1982–1983)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     157
Games started     107
Fumble recoveries     4
Stats at

Richard L. Baldinger (born December 31, 1959 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player. An offensive lineman, he played twelve seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since retiring as a player, Baldinger has served as a color commentator for CBS (2004–06) and Big Ten Network (2007).

His younger brother Gary Baldinger was his teammate with the Chiefs and also played at Wake Forest. His other brother Brian Baldinger also played in the NFL and was a commentator for Fox.

Like his brothers, he graduated from Massapequa High School.[1]


  1. Mifflin, Lawrie; and Katz, Michael. "SCOUTING; N.F.L. Brothers", The New York Times, September 7, 1982. Accessed January 3, 2017. "Brian Baldinger said the best was yet to come. The youngest Baldinger brother, Gary, 18, was all-state at Massapequa High School and is now a freshman at Wake Forest."

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