Bob Brotzki
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Personal information
Born: (1962-12-24) December 24, 1962 (age 58)
Sandusky, Ohio
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:281 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Mary Central Catholic (OH)
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 9 / Pick: 228
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-East (1985)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:18
Player stats at · PFR

Robert John Brotzki (born December 24, 1962) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Syracuse University.

Early years

Brotzki attended St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Sandusky, Ohio, where he played as a tight end. He received All-state honors as a senior. He accepted a football scholarship from Syracuse University.

As a freshman, he was named the starter at tight end. He was limited with an injury for most of the season, while finishing fifth on the team with 15 receptions for 131 yards and no touchdowns. As a junior, he was switched to the offensive line and was named the starter at left tackle. He recorded 45 consecutive starts during his college career.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Brotzki was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round (228th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was moved to offensive guard, before being placed on the injured reserve list with a back injury on August 29.[1] He was activated on November 7. He appeared in 2 games as a backup.

In 1987, he was moved in training camp to left tackle, while Chris Hinton's recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he had in June.[2] He also was tried at center. He missed the season opener and games from weeks 3 through 5.

In 1988, he was a backup offensive tackle in training camp, before announcing his retirement. He re-signed with the team on September 22.[3] He played in one game before being waived on September 28, to make room for guard Ron Solt.[4]

Dallas Cowboys

On October 19, 1988, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He appeared in 7 games and was declared inactive for 2 contests.

Atlanta Falcons

On February 21, 1989, he was signed in Plan B free agency by the Atlanta Falcons.[5] He was released on September 4.[6]

Personal life

After football, he was the tight end assistant football coach for two years (2007-2008) at Robert Morris College. In 2009, he was the Director of Player Development at Syracuse University.[7] From 2010 to 2015, he was the Assistant Athletics Director for Player Development.


  1. ^ "Colt Notes". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Colts looking to beat up on Lions Tonight". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Falcons Sign Brotzki". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Falcons Keep 4 Free Agents On Roster". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Marrone hires Brotzki as director of player development". Retrieved April 30, 2020.