Robert Brewster
No. 79     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-30) July 30, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Ball State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Dallas Cowboys ( 2009)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× All-MAC (2007, 2008)
Games played     1
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Robert Brewster (born July 30, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ball State University.

Early yearsEdit

Brewster attended Wyoming High School and lettered three times in football. As a senior, he received All-state, All-city, Cincinnati Hills League Offensive Player of the Year and "Tremendous 26" Division Ill Player of the Year honors. He also practiced basketball.

He accepted a football scholarship from Ball State University. As a true freshman, he started the first 4 games at right tackle, before being moved to right guard for the rest of the season. As a sophomore, he was named the regular starter at right tackle, allowing just 2 sacks and one quarterback pressure on 373 pass plays.

As a junior, he blocked for an offense that set school records in total offense (5,640 yards) and passing yards (3,704 yards). In 2008, he helped Ball State achieve 12 straight wins and a national ranking for the first time in school history.[1] He was penalized just once and allowed only 2.5 sacks and one quarterback pressure on 405 pass plays. He was a four-year starter and received first-team All-Mid-American Conference accolades in 2007 and 2008.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Brewster was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (75th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was placed on the injured reserve list after he tore a pectoral muscle during post-minicamp workouts.

On October 15, 2010, during a 1-7 start, the Cowboys decided to release him due to a lack of production and to make room for wide receiver Jesse Holley.[2] After his release he was signed to the team's practice squad,[3] before being released on July 27, 2011.[4]

His problems were never helped by the fact that he followed a string of unsuccessful offensive lineman selections, made by the team in the first rounds of the draft: Al Johnson (2003), Jacob Rogers (2004), Stephen Peterman (2004) and James Marten (2007).

Kansas City CommandEdit

On December 30, 2011, Brewster signed with the Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League. In 2012, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the sixth game against the San Jose SaberCats.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Despite being out of football, on December 29, 2011, the NFL suspended Brewster one year after violating the league's policy on banned substances.[6] Brewster still resides in Dallas, Texas with his family.


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