Rob Zatechka
No. 73     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-12-01) December 1, 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth: Lansing, Michigan
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 128
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1995 1998)
Career highlights and awards
* Draddy Trophy (1994)
Games Played     47
Games Started     9
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Robert Brett Zatechka (born December 1, 1971) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska. In college, he won both the Draddy Trophy and a Walter Byers Scholarship.[1] He was the first Giant draft pick to sign after the 1995 draft.[2]

After his playing days ended, he slimmed down from 320 pounds (150 kg; 23 st) to 260 pounds (120 kg; 19 st) before returning to school at Omaha, Nebraska's University of Nebraska Medical Center.[3] Zatechka graduated medical school in 2000, completed a residency in anesthesia at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and is currently practicing in Omaha.


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