Rob Fredrickson
No. 53, 59
Personal information
Born: (1971-05-13) May 13, 1971 (age 53)
St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Joseph
College:Michigan State
NFL draft:1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Robert J. Fredrickson (born May 13, 1971) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, and Arizona Cardinals. He attended Michigan State University and was a 4-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and earned All-American honors. He was selected in the first round of the 1994 NFL draft by the Raiders.[1] Fredrickson was selected to the NFL All-Rookie 1st Team in 1994. He played linebacker for the Lions in 1998 and signed as a free agent with the Cardinals in 1999. He holds the modern-era Cardinals record for most tackles in a game with 22 vs. the New York Jets in 1999. He retired from the NFL in 2003.

Fredrickson continues to be active in the Phoenix community and is a member of the Phoenix charitable volunteer group, The Thunderbirds. As hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Thunderbirds raised a record $13.2 million ($13,254,334) for local charities through proceeds from the 2019 tournament. The Thunderbirds and the Waste Management Phoenix Open have raised more than $81 million ($81,672,224) for local charities since 2010 when Waste Management became title sponsor. In its history, dating back to 1932, The Thunderbirds and the Phoenix Open have raised more than $147 million ($147,718,790) for charities in Arizona.


  1. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 31, 2023.