Jared Retkofsky
No. 61
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 40)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Texas Christian
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:11
Total tackles:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jared Michael Retkofsky (born March 16, 1983) is a former American football long snapper. He played college football at Texas Christian University and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

Retkofsky earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII over the Arizona Cardinals. He was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks, as well as the New York Sentinels and Hartford Colonials of the United Football League (UFL).

In 2015, he played for the Central Texas Wolf Pack of the National Public Safety Football League.

Professional career

As a free agent during the 2008 regular season, Retkofsky worked as a furniture mover.[1]

He was re-signed by the Steelers on October 28 after long snapper Greg Warren was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Retkofsky served as the Steelers' long snapper through the rest of the regular season and playoffs as the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII that year. Retkofsky was waived by the Steelers on April 30, after suffering a broken shoulder from a non-football related incident.

He then played for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.[2] Following the completion of the inaugural UFL season, Retkofsky returned to working for a moving company before being signed again by the Steelers.[2]

Retkofsky re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 21, 2009, replacing Greg Warren for the second straight season due to a torn ACL.[3]


  1. ^ Robinson, Alan. "Former sofa lifter now Steelers long snapper", The Associated Press, November 1, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Kaboly, Mark (December 24, 2009). "Steelers snapper Retkofsky moving on up". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  3. ^ Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette (December 22, 2009). "Steelers sign receiver Galloway and long-snapper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 24, 2009.