Robert J. Fredrickson (born May 13, 1971) is a former National Football League linebacker who played 9 seasons for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, and Arizona Cardinals. Rob attended Michigan State University and was a 4-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and earned All-American honors. Rob Fredrickson was drafted in the 1st round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders. Rob was selected to the NFL All-Rookie 1st Team in 1994. Rob played Linebacker for the Detroit Lions in 1998 and signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 1999. Rob Fredrickson holds the modern-era Arizona Cardinals record for most tackles in a game with 22 tackles vs. the New York Jets in 1999. Rob retired from the NFL in 2003.
Rob Fredrickson continues to be active in the Phoenix community and is a member of the Phoenix charitable volunteer group, The Thunderbirds. As hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Thunderbirds raised a record $13.2 million ($13,254,334) for local charities through proceeds from the 2019 tournament. The Thunderbirds and the Waste Management Phoenix Open have raised more than $81 million ($81,672,224) for local charities since 2010 when Waste Management became title sponsor. In its history, dating back to 1932, The Thunderbirds and the Phoenix Open have raised more than $147 million ($147,718,790) for charities in Arizona.