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Rob Waldrop
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Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-12-01) December 1, 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
High School: Scottsdale (AZ) Horizon
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 276 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 1994 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Last played in 1997 for the Toronto Argonauts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Robert F. Waldrop (born December 1, 1971) is a former American college and professional gridiron football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the University of Arizona Wildcats, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He played professionally for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, and the Memphis Mad Dogs and Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Early yearsEdit

Waldrop was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] He attended Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona,[2] where he played for the Horizon Huskies high school football team.

College careerEdit

While attending the University of Arizona, Waldrop played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 1990 to 1993. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1992 and 1993. He was also the recipient of the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in the country, the Nagurski Award as the best defensive player, and United Press International's Lineman of the Year award. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.[3]

Professional careerEdit

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Waldrop in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Chiefs in three regular season games in 1994.[5] He played for the CFL's Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995, and for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 1996 and 1997. He gained his greatest recognition with the Argos, when he was a member of their back-to-back Grey Cup championship teams in 1996 and 1997, and was selected as a CFL All-Star in both years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Football League, Historical Players, Rob Waldrop. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Rob Waldrop. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  3. College Football Hall of Fame, Rob Waldrop. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  4. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Rob Waldrop. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
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